Lauren Ashley Smith is an actor, improviser, and writer who has studied under Armando Diaz at the Magnet Theater since 2007. In addition to improvising with the house team, Grappler, Lauren also performs with the Story Pirates, a group of professional actors who take kids' stories and turn them into a widely-acclaimed musical sketch comedy shows for kids and adults. When she's not performing, Lauren works as a segment producer for VH1 and her voice, writing, and TV producing skills can be heard and seen in various news segments and shows on the channel. Lauren holds a B.A. in American Studies from Dickinson College.