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Lauren Felice Collins (born August 29, 1986 in Thornhill, Ontario) is a Canadian actress who portrayed Paige Michalchuk on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Lauren Collins also took part in Toronto's production of 'The Vagina Monologues' in March 2007. She lives in Toronto, Ontario and is of Jewish heritage. Some of her recent work includes Picture This! with co-star Ashley Tisdale, and Shenae Grimes, her former Degrassi co-star, Life With Derek, as Kendra, and many other hit movies and shows. She played a parodied version of Paige in a Shane Dawson video, parodying Degrassi. Her more recent roles include Alicia on The N's hit show, The Best Years and Tiffani in Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure, where she co-starred with Tisdale again. Lauren hosted seasons 4 through 6 of the popular MTV Canada show, 1 Girl 5 Gays.
- She is a Virgo.
- Lauren's fans are very important to her.
- The song that would describe Lauren's life is Lauryn Hill's Everything is Everything.
- The issue that Lauren feels strongly about is eating disorders in teens.
- Lauren's style icons include Sienna Miller, the Olsen twins, Selma Blair and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
- Lauren's favorite book is Catcher in the Rye.
- Lauren's favorite movie is Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
- Her favorite place is either New York City or Hawaii.
- Lauren has been a member of Characters Theater Troupe, a children's community theater company, for over five years.
- During her hiatus from Degrassi in 2006, Lauren trekked across Israel on a 10-day kibbutz and chatting about her career while surrounded by a busload of other young adults. This is trip called Birthright that offers free treks to the country for Jews in their late teens and early twenties.
- She has her belly button pierced.
- Lauren enjoys shopping, reading, musical theater, and recently began following hockey.
- If Lauren wasn't an actress, she would like to be a casting director.
- Lauren is close friends with Stacey Farber, Adamo Ruggiero, Andrea Lewis, and Deanna Casaluce.
- Lauren is allergic to nuts.
- Lauren has the same birthday as the late Michael Jackson.
- She used to share an apartment with Adamo Ruggiero and Stacey Farber.
- She recently dyed her hair from blonde to brunette.
- She was friends with Jake Epstein before they worked together on Degrassi.
- In the 2015 interview Straight Talk with Adamo Ruggiero, she said that the end of Paige and Marco's friendship was her least favourite Degrassi moment.
- She worked with Shane Kippel, Michael Seater and Kit Weyman in both Degrassi and Life with Derek.
- She worked with Jake Epstein and Aubrey Graham in both Degrassi and Charlie Bartlett.
- She worked with Ryan Cooley and Daniel Clark in both Degrassi and I Was a Sixth Grade Alien.
- On August 29th, 2017, she got engaged.
- On 27th October, 2018, she got married.
- On March 6th, 2020, she gave birth to a baby boy named Charlie Sebastian Malen.
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