Today in Black Jewish History Month, Lauren London.
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Lauren Nicole London is an American 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 shows90210 and Entourage. Along with her acting career, London is also a spokesmodel for the Sean John women’s collection.
London was born in Los Angeles, California to an African American mother and a Jewish father. After attending Palisades High School, Lauren was home schooled, giving her time to audition for films, music videos and commercials. Lauren London dated rapper Lil Wayne on and off for about 5 years. On September 9, 2009, Lauren gave birth to a baby boy named Kameron Carter, son of rapper Lil Wayne.
London had made appearances in music videos by artists such as Tyrese, 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 show90210, originally thought to be a possible romantic interest of Tristan Wilds’ character Dixon Wilson. London’s next film role was the character Ivy in the 2009 release Next Day Air. The same year, she played the character Cammy Alcott in the Chris Columbus film I Love You Beth Cooper. London has appeared on the cover of such magazines as Jewel and King as well.
London is returning to films since the birth of her son. She will appeared in Tyler Perry’s new movieMadea’s Big Happy Family, which is scheduled to be released on April 22, 2011. She will play Renee, Bow Wow’s girlfriend as been reported.
This is Black Jewish History Month at Manishtana’s Musings.