Lauren Weedman is an award winning comedic actress, playwright and author. Her new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone Who is NOT OKAY, was published by Plume in March 2016. Her first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman's Body, a collection of comedic essays, was named by Kirkus Review as a top ten Indie book for 2007. She has written and performed 9 solo plays including Homecoming, Amsterdam, If Ornaments Had Lips, Huu, Rash, Wreckage, Bust, and No… You Shut Up, which was commissioned by Boise Contemporary Theater. More recently, she created and performed The People’s Republic of Portland for Portland Center Stage. Her television credits include The Daily Show, True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm, New Girl, Arrested Development, Looking, and Hung. Film credits include Imagine That, Date Night, A Five Year Engagement, and The Gambler. Lauren is the host of the popular Moth storytelling slam in Santa Monica.