Lauren Fortgang lives in NYC where she currently works as an actor and voiceover artist. Born in Wilmington, DE she spent her early years in rural towns throughout northern California. Following training at A.C.T.’s Young Conservatory in San Francisco, she attended Fordham University: College at Lincoln Center, where she majored in theater. Her curiosity for tapping into varied niches of the industry has afforded her a broad career spectrum, both in and out of the 'spotlight' as actor, singer, spokesperson, audiobook narrator, producer, and, on the odd occasion, costume designer.
Television credits include roles on Law and Order (NBC), Law and Order: SVU (NBC), and Important Things with Demetri Martin (Comedy Central). Her work in independent films has been showcased in a variety of festivals, including Queens World Film Festival, NYTVF, Breckenridge Festival of Film and NewFest, and she’s performed theatrically at the New York International Fringe Festival, LaMama (50th Anniversary Season), and The Flea.
Commercial credits consist of national on-camera and voiceover campaigns for Google, Ikea, NY Lottery, Walmart, TJ Maxx and Woolite. She’s given voice to a number of video game characters (MTG; Starfinder; GTA:Liberty City), educational materials, and long-form journalism for Apple News+. She performs regularly as an audiobook narrator.
As narrator, Lauren has worked with a vast roster of premier publishers featuring Audible Studios, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Blackstone Publishing, Hachette, Harper, Scholastic, and beyond. To date, she has voiced nearly 400 unabridged titles across multiple genres including works by Neil deGrasse Tyson, James Patterson, Joan Didion, Leigh Bardugo, Louisa May Alcott, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Candace Bushnell, Ann M. Martin, R.L. Stine and Brené Brown.
Lauren is both an Audie Award and multiple-Earphones Award winner whose work has been recognized by Audiofile Magazine, the Audio Publishers Association (APA), the American Library Association (ALA) and Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), School Library Journal, Library Journal, USA Today, Market Watch, Bustle, Forbes, Slate, Paste, and Publisher's Weekly.
An indiscriminate hobbyist, she’s often occupied with any number of crafty passions, runs in ragtag trivia circles, and makes every effort to outmaneuver regular attempts on her life, as part of a long-standing D&D campaign.
She lives in Brooklyn with her beau and one beefy resident cat.
Proud member of SAG-AFTRA