Lauren London AKA L-Boogie is one of the very talented American models, actresses, plus a TV personality. She got limelight after she appeared in music videos of some renowned personalities.
The 5 feet 2 inches tall actress’ major breakthrough, however, came when she played the role of Erin “New New” Garnett in the 2006 movie entitled ATL. For her performance as a supporting role, Lauren was even nominated for a Black Movie Award.
Well, today, we are here to talk about everything that we know about this very skilled model plus actress, Lauren London. So, keep reading to know more!
Lauren London’s Early Life!
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Lauren London was born on the 5th of December 1984. Her birth name is Lauren Nicole London. Lauren’s father is an Ashkenazi Jewish whereas her mother is an African-American.
Due to her mixed-ethnicity, she had a lighter skin color, due to which she suffered from an identity crisis. Nonetheless, she accepted the fact about it and started to love both sides of her.
Unfortunately, her parents divorced while she was just three years old. Following that, she was taken care of by her mother. As for her father, he used to visit her in the summer and sent her to summer camps.
As for her education, Lauren was mostly homeschooled. But, before she was homeschooled, she was enrolled in Palisades Charter High School.
Is Lauren London Married?
The American actress Lauren London was once briefly in a relationship with the famous American rapper and songwriter, Lil Wayne. The duo knew each other from their teenage years—Lauren first met Lil Wayne when she was just 15 years old.
Their relationship only initiated after some years and soon they became very close. Later on, they even got engaged and settled down together. However, their relationship wasn’t very stable as their dating status was constantly changing. Soon, the same thing became the reason behind their separation.
Just after some months of their split, there came the news that Lauren was pregnant with Lil Wayne’s child. On the 9th of September 2009, she gave birth to a son, Kameron Samuel Ari Carter. Despite their separation, Lauren and Lil Wayne decided to co-parent their son and continued to take care of him.
Later, in May of 2011, Lauren came up about her relationship with Lil Wayne. She said that their relationship was on and off many times and they even tried to revive it. But, it didn’t work and they parted ways. In addition to that, she mentioned her former partner is a loving and intelligent person who will always be a dear friend to her.
Lauren London’s Relationship With Nipsey Hussle – Birth of Child, Death, and More!
After her relationship with the American rapper, Lil Wayne ended, Lauren London started to date another professional rapper, Ermias Asghedom, also known as Nipsey Hussle. Lauren and Nipsey’s dating life initiated in 2013.
Adding more happiness to their relationship, the duo was blessed with a son named Kross Ermias Asghedom on the 31st of August 2016. Since then, their bond seemed to escalate into a whole new level.
Few years after the birth of their child, there were rumors that Nipsey and Lauren got engaged in a private ceremony. The rumors became stronger after the couple did an engagement photoshoot. Moreover, many sources had even confirmed the news about their engagement. However, the speculation about the engagement was turned down by TMZ, as they confirmed that Lauren and Nipsey weren’t engaged and they did the photoshoot for a spread in GQ Magazine. In addition to that, neither Lauren nor Nipsey confirmed the rumors.
Nevertheless, as time passed, it was very sure that the duo of Lauren and Nipsey would not only be engaged but also share the wedding vows. Their relationship was very strong and they were happy with each other. But little did we know that their relationship would end in such a terrible way.
On a regular day of 31 March 2019, Nipsey Hussle was shot when he was outside of his Marathon clothing store in Los Angeles. He was immediately rushed to the hospital, but, by the time he reached the hospital, he was already dead.
The news of Nipsey’s murder shocked the whole hip hop community across the world and the news left Lauren in utmost shock and misery.
On 31st March 2020, Nipsey’s one year death anniversary, Lauren took to her Instagram handle and share a very emotional post remembering her late partner and showcasing how much she loves her even after his tragic death.
Lauren Reflects on Partner’s Death and Gun Violence on Red Table Talk!
Recently, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Lauren London was a guest of Will Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith’s special Facebook talk show, Red Table Talk. There, she spoke about how gun violence turned her life around. Erica Ford and two survivors of gun violence, Rain Stippec, and Dani Robinson were also part of the chat.
While talking about the first time, she was affected by gun violence, she revealed that it was around LA while she was growing up.
In high school, a lot of the boys were in gangs, and I remember that a lot of our friends, by Summertime they were gone. They had transitioned from gun violence.Lauren London talks about gun violence on Red Table Talk!
London also revealed that it was traumatizing to always be on guard though, as a 16 years old teen, during a party. While talking about her partner, she shared that though her partner’s not here, she gets to meet a plethora of people that he had inspired.
He’s touching people still, and I find that when I run into people that tell me how he’s changed their lives, what they’re doing with their life right now, like, it fills me up.Lauren London talks about the lives her partner changed!
Please do note that this episode was recorded way before the Coronavirus crisis started and the killing of George Floyd.
Lauren London’s Career in the Entertainment Industry – Movies & TV Shows
Lauren London’s career in the entertainment field began when she played in the 2003 short video, Pharrell Ft. Jay-Z: Frontin’. Later, in 2004, she was chosen to appear in Snoop Dogg’s music video entitled Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell Williams: Drop It Like It’s Hot.
It was, however, only two years later when Lauren got her first chance in the mainstream entertainment industry. In 2006, she portrayed the role of Monay in the hit TV series, Everybody Hates Chris. However, she didn’t get much limelight as her role in it was very small.
Lauren’s breakthrough came when she played in her debut film, ATL, in 2006. After that, she got calls from a number of directors to play in their respective TV series and movies. As of now, she has more than 20 acting credits to her name.
Some of her TV series credits include 2007’s Entourage (played as Kelly), 2008-09’s 90210 (played as Christina Worthy), 2011’s Reed Between the Lines (played as Jentrey), 2011-12’s Single Ladies (played as Shelley), 2013-15’s The Game (played as Keira Whitaker), 2017’s Rebel (played as Kim), and 2019’s Games People Play (played as Vanessa King).
The movies in which she has appeared in are 2007’s This Christmas (Melanie ‘Mel’ Whitfield), 2009’s Next Day Air (Ivy), 2009’s I Love You, Beth Cooper (Cammy), 2011’s Madea’s Big Happy Family (played as Renee), 2013’s Baggage Claim (Sheree), 2016’s The Perfect Match (Ginger), and 2018’s Always & 4Ever (Tammy).
In 2014, she was nominated for a Hollywood Award, for her role in 2013’s movie Baggage Claim, during the Acapulco Black Film Festival.
Lauren London’s Net Worth – How Much Does The American Actress Earn?
Throughout her lifespan, Lauren London has been involved in different sectors of the entertainment industry. She has been a model, appeared in numerous music videos of some very popular rappers/singers, and played in a number of TV shows and movies.
With that in consideration, it’s sure that she has been able to accumulate a good amount of money. Well, as of 2020, the American actress and model, Lauren London has garnered a healthy net worth amounting to $8 million. As for her late partner, he was thought to be worth around $8 million – $12 million at the time of his death. Well, to tell you the truth, he earned $11 million in just 2018/2019.
While we’re at it, let’s check out the box office collection and budget of the movies, she’s appeared in, shall we?
|Film||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|ATL (2006)||$7 million||$21.2 million|
|This Christmas (2007)||$13 million||$49.8 million|
|I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)||$18 million||$16.4 million|
|Next Day Air (2009)||$3 million||$10.03 million|
|Good Hair (2009)||–||$4.029 million|
|Madea’s Big Happy (2011)||$25 million||$54.2 million|
|Baggage Claim (2013)||$8.5 million||$22.5 million|
|The Perfect Match (2016)||$5 million||$10.4 million|
|Always & 4Ever (2018)||–||$104,871|
What is Lauren London Doing Now?
As the world is currently suffering from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many celebrities have already postponed all of their major works. Well, the same thing is done by the American Actress, Lauren London.
She seems to be happy at home, playing, and staying with her two sons. On her recent Instagram post of 10 May 2020, she flaunted the picture of her two sons, on the occasion of Mother’s Day, and said that it’s an honor to be the mother of her children.
Before all of the things were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Lauren was busy with the post-production works of her new movie/TV series named, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse. In it, she plays the role of Pam Kelly.
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