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Lauren Nicole London (born December 5, 1984) is an Americanmarker film and television actress, model, and occasional music video actress. Beginning her career in music videos and later transitioning into film and television, London earned recognition for her performances in the film ATL as well as the television shows 90210 and Entourage. Along with her acting career, London is also a spokesmodel for the Sean John women's collection.

Life and career

London was born in Los Angelesmarker, Californiamarker to an African American mother and a Caucasian Jewish father. London's love for acting began to develop while she was still in junior high, though she was homeschooled from her sophomore to senior years in high school. London began her career making appearances in music videos by artists such as Ludacris, Pharrell, and Snoop Dogg. Her breakout year came in 2006, where she made her television debut in the "Everybody Hates Funerals" episode of the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. That same year, London landed her first film role as well, playing hip hop artist T.I.'s romantic lead in the film ATL. For her work, London was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the year's Black Movie Awards. In 2007, London landed a role on the HBO comedy series Entourage, playing the character Turtle's (Jerry Ferrara) love interest. Later, based on her performance in ATL, London was given her role in 2007's This Christmas without having to audition. London, along with pop/R&B singers Cassie and Asia Nitollano, became one of the spokesmodels for the Sean John women's collection in 2007 as well. In 2008, London landed the role of the character Christina in the first season of the show 90210. Originally thought to be a possible romantic interest of Tristan Wilds' character Dixon Wilson, London's character turned out to be a bisexual, when it was revealed in the episode "Hello, Goodbye, Amen" that she had a girlfriend. London's next film role was the character Ivy in the 2009 release Next Day Air. The same year, she played the character Cammy Kotts in the Chris Columbus-helmed film I Love You Beth Cooper.

London has appeared on the cover of such magazines as Jewel and King as well.London gave birth to a son with Lil Wayne on September 9, 2009, named Lennox Samuel Ari.

Filmography

Year Film Role
2004 Soul Plane woman in chair (in deleted scene only; found on the DVD)
2006 ATL New New
2007 This Christmas Melanie 'Mel' Whitfield
2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper Cammy Kotts
2009 Next Day Air Ivy


Television appearances

In her acting career, London has performed in relatively small roles in episodes for a number of television shows. This list includes appearances in various episodes of shows, while excluding appearances as herself on talk shows, interview shows, ceremonies, and the like.
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Everybody Hates Chris Monay 1 episode
2007 Entourage Kelly 2 episodes
2008–2009 90210 Christina Worthy 3 episodes


Music videos

Year Song Artists
2002 "From tha Chuuuch to da Palace" Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell
"Frontin" Pharrell
"Signs of Love Makin'" Tyrese
2003 "Stand Up" Ludacris feat. Shawnna
2004 "Drop It Like It's Hot" Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell
2006 "That Girl" Pharrell feat. Charlie Wilson and Snoop Dogg
"What You Know" T.I.
2007 "Drivin' Me Wild" Common feat. Lily Allen
2008 "Miss Independent" Ne-Yo


Awards and nominations

Year Organization Award Film Result
2006 Black Movie Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role ATL


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