At her young age, Lauren McNamara is already showing signs of things to come in her acting career. In 2019 alone, the child star bagged 3 nominations at the Young Entertainer Awards in the categories: Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film; Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV movie, and Best Young Ensemble.
Although Lauren didn’t win any personal gong that night, her skills as a talented actress have never been in doubt.
Here, we cover 10 basic facts about Lauren McNamara that will interest you.
1. Lauren McNamara Age
Lauren is a Canadian-born actress. Surprisingly, the young actress and her guardians are keeping her private life private.
Many would expect Lauren and her team to leverage her rising popularity, but it appears they are convinced developing her talent in a paparazzi-free environment is the right option for her. This decision enables the young actress to enjoy her teenage years without the fear of putting a front for society.
Information regarding the age of Lauren McNamara is unknown. After some digging, we can correctly assume that Lauren was born between 2004 and 2005.
On March 10, 2020, Lauren posted a picture of herself driving on her Instagram page. As a Canadian, the legal age for driving is between 15 and 16 years.
One thing we are sure of is, as Lauren becomes more recognized by the general public, new information with regards to her life will be made available by her publicity team.
2. Lauren McNamara Started with TV Commercials At A Young Age.
Long before she graced the big screens, Lauren featured in TV commercials. She booked her first commercial audition for Coldwell Banker, followed quickly by an international commercial for Tourism Jamaica.
It was during the nine-day commercial shoot in Jamaica that Lauren decided that she wanted to go into acting full-time.
3. Lauren McNamara Coming of Age
Lauren’s first role as an actress was in 2013 and this was after she transitioned to film and TV. She got the opportunity to play the role of ‘Young Cassidy’ in the Vic Starin directed movie, “A Sister’s Nightmare”. Lauren McNamara at a young age got to work alongside established acts like Peyton List, Natasha Henstridge, and Kelly Rutherford in the movie.
4. First Award
Lauren got nominated in 3 categories in 2019, at the Young Entertainer Awards. She got the nod for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film; Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV movie, and Best Young Ensemble.
The Young Entertainer Awards Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created to provide a positive incentive for young entertainers to help perfect their skills, to build a strong foundation of confidence that will benefit them
The nominations came as a result of her roles in the 2018 movies; Aliens Ate My Homework and Welcome to Christmas.
The only award she won that day was the Best Young Ensemble alongside her “Aliens Ate My Homework” co-stars: Jaden Greig, Lauren Mcnamara, Christian Convery, Sean Quan, and Carmela Nossa Guizzo.
5. Favorite Actor
During an interview in 2019, Lauren revealed that the one person she hopes to act with someday is Emma Watson. This isn’t surprising considering the fact that Emma Watson rose to fame at a very young age when she portrayed Hermione Granger in the famous Harry Potter series.
Lauren McNamara is at the age where she can easily emulate the success Emma Watson had early in her career. While this may hinge on her being cast in a movie as good as Harry Potter, one thing is certain, she has the needed talent to pull the role into perfection.
6. She Lives A Quiet Life
Lauren has stayed away from any form of controversy in her short career. She doesn’t court the media except during the promotion rounds for her movies.
Even her social media page doesn’t raise any red flags has she always posts child-friendly pictures on her Instagram.
Talking about Instagram, with the little we can glimpse from her page, we can assume Lauren lives on a farm or close to one. When she is not taking pictures with her co-stars and family, she is taking pictures with farm animals and looks totally attuned to them.
7. Movie Credits
Many ascribe the number 7 to mean perfection, and that is the total number of credits attached to Lauren.
As at the time of writing this post, Lauren has only featured in 7 known works. Lauren’s first feature came in the 2013 movie, The Sister’s Nightmare. Afterward, she featured in Summer of Dreams (2016), where she played the character, Natalie.
A year later, in 2017, Lauren appeared in the romance flick, “Falling for Vermont”, where she played the role of Emily Callan. In all, 2018 seems to be her most fruitful year till death. She got a part in Aliens Ate My Homework which earned the actress her first award. She also featured in the movies, Weddings of Dreams and Welcome to Christmas.
So far in 2020, the actress has appeared in Hearts of Winter where she portrayed the character, Zoe.
8. She Has A Heart Of Gold
On October 26, 2019, Lauren McNamara showed maturity beyond her years when she donated buildings to residents of El Salvador. Although no one would judge her if she spent her summer on a beach, soaking in golden rays of sunlight with her friends, instead, she chose to help the needy. Lauren is also known for her warmth and has a track record of having a chumming relationship with her co-stars.
9. Grandfather’s Death
In what can be regarded as one of the saddest days in her life, Lauren lost her grandfather on April 18, 2019. In the post announcing his death, Lauren posted a childhood picture with her grandfather accompanied by the words, “I’ll love you forever”.
10. She Loves Being Active
Lauren McNamara loves being active, her Instagram page is littered with pictures of her surfing and horse-riding.
When Lauren is not filming she enjoys traveling with her family and hanging out with her friends. Sports play a big role in her off-screen time; Soccer, Wakeboarding, and Wake Surfing being her favorites.
Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, and Regina King have one thing in common; they all started out as child actors and grew to have very successful careers, something Lauren will want to emulate. Lauren McNamara is, maybe, two to three movies away from becoming a major fixture of Hollywood movies.