Lauren Fortgang lives in NYC where she currently works as an actor and voiceover artist. Born in DE, she alternated between the metropolis of Wilmington and a rural upbringing in a variety of northern California towns. She had early training at A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory and is a graduate of Fordham University: College at Lincoln Center, where she majored in theater. Her curiosity for finding new niches in the industry has afforded her a broad career spectrum, both in and out of the spotlight as actor, singer, spokesperson audiobook narrator, podcaster, and even costume designer.
Television credits include roles on Law and Order (NBC), Law and Order: SVU (NBC), and Important Things with Demetri Martin (Comedy Central). Recent theatrical endeavors include Creation Production Company productions of Escape (LaMama E.T.C. - 50th anniversary season) and Laughing Pictures (The Flea).
Lauren has worked with a delightful smattering of companies - in a variety of capacities - headed by Fordham alumni and professors, and hopes to continue collaborating with this network of artists and friends, as with Chris Bester's recent Bronxville. She's especially inspired by independently helmed projects, such as Astoria, Queens and The Sunnyside Murders, both of which were featured at a variety of festivals, including Queens World Film Festival, NYTVF, Breckenridge Festival of Film and NewFest.
Her commercial gigs cover national on-camera and voiceover spots for Google, Ikea, Walmart, TJ Maxx, and Woolite. She's voiced material spanning from video games to textbooks, including recent roles in Magic: The Gathering Arena (Wizards of the Coast), and works regularly as an audiobook narrator for a roster of publishers featuring Audible, Hachette, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, Scholastic, Harper and beyond. To date, she has given voice to nearly 300 unabridged titles and some 200 segments for monthly programming. Lauren is an Audie Award and Earphones Award winner whose work has been recognized by Audiofile Magazine, the Audio Publishers Association (APA), the American Library Association (ALA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), School Library Journal, Library Journal, USA Today, Market Watch, Bustle, Forbes, and Publisher's Weekly.
A hobbyist-extraordinaire, she (at any given moment) might fancy herself a seamstress, gardener, knitter, or chef and played coed touch football seasonally for 10 years.
Finally, no bio would be complete without noting the enormity of gratitude owed her parents for enabling freedom of imagination and a bottomless well of encouragement during the ups and (more importantly) the downs. A couple of folks 'having your back' for a lifetime is no small thing...
Lauren lives in Brooklyn with her beau, one resident cat, and one determined foster, and is permanently covered in cat hair. She is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.