Lauren Lopez (born March 8, 1986) is an actress, singer and dancer based in Los Angeles, California. She is most notable for her work with the American musical theatre company Team StarKid, which she is a founding member of. A clip of her singing "I Don't Really Wanna Do The Work Today" from Firebringer went viral in 2016.

Since its founding in 2009, she has worked with Team StarKid on ten original musicals, two national tours, two reunion concerts, partnerships with The Second City & Improv Olympic (iO) in Chicago, as well as appearances in Germany, London, Ireland and all over the United States. The company has reached over 200 million total views on YouTube. In addition to performing, Lopez did additional choreography in The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals. She reprised her role as Son in The Trail to Oregon in its 2015 off-Broadway run in New York.

Besides her work with StarKid, she has worked frequently with the comedy trio, the Tin Can Bros. The trio are also members of StarKid, and Lopez has worked with them in YouTube sketches, an improv show, in four live stage shows, two short films, and an upcoming 10 episode film series. In addition to performing, she choreographed their musical Spies Are Forever. She reprised her role as Esther in The Solve It Squad in its 2018 off-Broadway run in New York.

She wrote a cookbook titled These Treats Don't Suck in 2013. It contains gluten-free, dairy-free recipes.

Lauren lives in Los Angeles with her fiancé (!!!) Joey Richter and their chihuahua Diane. They have also fostered several other dogs at various times. On July 20, 2020 the pair announced their engagement via Instagram, confirming they had been in a relationship for eight years.[1][2]

Early Life and Education[edit | edit source]

Lopez was born in Royal Oak, Michigan to a Jewish mother and Mexican father. She has an older brother. Lopez started competitive dancing when she was 3 years old and that was initially what she wanted to do when she grew up. Lopez got into theatre when she was a sophomore in high school to get her mother to stop nagging her to try it. She was cast as an understudy and maid in The Importance of Being Earnest that year. After that show, Lopez decided she wanted to continue to act in her school's plays and musicals. However, the moment she knew she wanted to be an actor was after seeing Medea (play), which Fiona Shaw starred in.

She was a goth in high school.

In 2009, she graduated from the BFA Acting program at the University of Michigan. She originally thought of herself as more of a dramatic actress before she started to get into comedy and character acting.

StarKid[edit | edit source]

Lopez met the members of what is now StarKid while collaborating on plays through Basement Arts, the university's student-run theatre organization. Their first play was based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, in which she played Frodo Baggins. The show succeeded in developing a working relationship among the StarKids-to-be because at that point, there was no concept that they were in some sort of troupe — they were just friends with each other in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance. Lopez then played Tanya Freemont in Little White Lie, an online series available to watch on YouTube that Darren Criss and Meredith Stephian were also in. 

In her senior year (2009), she was part of A Very Potter Musical (then known as Harry Potter the Musical) which sold out its four performances at UMich. At one point, Lopez was considered as Hermione Granger, before inevitably being cast as Draco Malfoy. A recorded version of the show that was posted on YouTube for family members to watch went viral and StarKid Productions was inevitably created, named after one of Lopez's lines in the show. She and Matt Lang, one of StarKid's founders and writers, went into a classroom and "pranced around, throwing insults and trying to find out what Draco's movements would be." One of her characterization choices was Draco rolling around on the floor, which made her a fan favourite. Lopez thought of it as Draco would "try to strike poses but he didn't know when to stop (because he's an idiot) so he had to keep following through until he got to something that he thought looked cool but it ended up looking completely idiotic."

Since then, Lopez has been in every StarKid show with the exceptions of Me and My Dick, and Ani. She went on both national tours, the SPACE Tour and the Apocalyptour.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Lopez announced in an Instagram post in 2017 that she has dealt with clinical depression since she was 20 years old. She adopted her chihuahua Diane (last name Lopez, sometimes Lopez-Richter) in 2016, and does volunteer work with A Purposeful Rescue in Los Angeles. She is very passionate about animal rights, and about people getting pets from rescue shelters. Lopez enjoys doing puzzles and is an avid baker. She is also a Hufflepuff - you may FIND that to be interesting. She is a large fan of the Real Housewives franchise. On July 20 2020, she announced her engagement to Joey on Instagram, stating that they have been together for eight years.

StarKid roles[edit | edit source]

Year Production Role
2009 Little White Lie Tanya Freemont
2009 A Very Potter Musical Draco Malfoy
2010 A Very Potter Sequel
2012 A Very Potter Senior Year
2011 Starship Taz


2012 Holy Musical B@man! Commissioner Gordon

Calendar Man

2013 Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier Monkey
2014 The Trail to Oregon! Son
2016 Firebringer Zazzalil
2018 The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals Emma Perkins
2019 Black Friday Linda Monroe

Emma Perkins

Filmography[edit | edit source]


Year Character Production Company
2009 Draco Malfoy A Very Potter Musical Team StarKid
2010 Draco Malfoy A Very Potter Sequel Team StarKid
2011 Bugette Bugington / Taz / Ensemble Starship Team StarKid
2012 Commissioner Gordon / Calendar Man Holy Musical B@man! Team StarKid
2013 Cast Airport for Birds Team StarKid + The Second City
2013 Draco Malfoy A Very Potter Senior Year Team StarKid
2013 Monkey / Ensemble Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier Team StarKid
2013 Sharon The Moms: Fannypackin' Heat
2013 Saint Monica / Mother Teresa The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
2013 Cast 1Night 2Last 3Ever Team StarKid + The Second City
2015 Son (name varies)/ Fire/ BabyKiller The Trail to Oregon! Team StarKid
2016 Cast Yes, I am Afraid of the Dark! Team Starkid
2016 Cynthia Houston / Curt's Mom / Ensemble Spies Are Forever Tin Can Brothers
2016 Trish/Kat The Power of Prom
2016 Zazzalil Firebringer Team StarKid
2017 Cast Choose Our Destiny: Improv Adventure Tin Can Brothers
2017 Esther (last name varies) The Solve It Squad Tin Can Brothers
2017 Caliban The Tempest Hollywood Fringe Festival
2018 Emma Perkins The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals Team StarKid
2019 Cast We Didn't Mean to Kill Our Guest Tin Can Brothers
2019 Cast Spoopy Broadway Shitty Broadway
2019 Linda Monroe / Emma Perkins Black Friday Team StarKid
2020 Cast We Didn't Mean to Kill Our Guest 2: No One's Dying This Time! Tin Can Brothers


Year Character Production
2006 Lauren The Spiral Project
2009 Katherine Passenger Seat
2009 Tanya Freemont Little White Lie
2012 Cast World's Worst Musical
2012 Cameo Struck By Lightning
2015 Princess Allegro Muzzled The Musical
2016 Kelly Trackstock Inside the Extras Studio
2016 George Eliot Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party
2018 Computer Sona
2019 TV Executive What If No One Had Heard Of Jerry Seinfeld?
2020 Agnes Florentine Wayward Guide for the Untrained Eye
Unknown Amber McMillan Stellar People


Year Role Production Company
2011 Production Associate Starship Team Starkid
2013 Co-Writer, Co-Producer The Moms: Fannypackin' Heat
2016 Choreographer Spies Are Forever Tin Can Brothers
2017 First Assistant Director Flop Stoppers Tin Can Brothers
2018 Choreographer "Let's Not Talk About That"

Special Skills[edit | edit source]

This page previously had a "Special Skills" section that was filled with things including "wearing wigs" "BEING A FUCKING QUEEN" "playing boys" and one very special one that said "editing her own wiki page" Then somebody deleted it, so here is a new section and let's fill it up!

Lauren, if you ever see this again, thank so much for being so constantly amazing! This list wouldn’t be here without you so we hope you like it! It’s thought that Lauren sometimes edits this page, as you’ll see further on in this list with the three items in bold. I’d like to mention it’s probably best that no-one decides to edit this list posing as Lauren. It could be damaging if you impersonate her or if you say rude things whilst pretending to be her. Sorry, for the rant, but that’s really the only rule for this list!

  • -buying the best birthday present for Joey Richter
  • -worshiping wiggly
  • -Looking INCREDIBLE in a wedding dress in the future (if she so chooses)
  • -Eating four corndogs every morning at 10:30am (SO WHAT)
  • -being a t-rex
  • -Literally inventing fire
  • -dancing queen
  • -putting drugs in a dog to take to the moon
  • -being adorable
  • -having rare little know anxiety disorders
  • - playing rich blonde people who need to be loved
  • -rolling around on the floor
  • being Peyton on royalties
  • - Hating Zoey, Nora, Clivesdale, Becky, Harry Potter, Curt, Robots, peeing sitting down, tending to the home, not talking about sports, Megagirl, Jemilla, gingers, Mudloods (continue the list guys)
  • - Starting a pot farm
  • - Learning Calculus (Calculus is tough)
  • - Calling coworkers out for not working
  • - Having so many special skills that having a special skill isn't even special anymore (WE STAN) (IT IS SPECIAL)
  • - Making Spears
  • - Being in Brîgädôñ (Pronounced brig-a-doon with a weird accent) in high school and fucking KILLING IT
  • - Being the Hatchetfield Bee
  • - Managing to look like a boy and tricking millions of people successfully
  • - Having Four Beautiful Blonde Boys
  • - Having curly hair?? we love ur curly hair lauren
  • - Having us all want to kiss. her. toe. (bc we ADORE her)
  • - Skinny Dipping!
  • - Rolling on the floor
  • - Baking Banana Treat and then telling us she'll give us a recipe but it doesn't work so she can't (But now she’s made one that works 🤞🤞🤞🤞) (they are DENSE, once again DENSE)
  • - Having literally the funniest Instagram stories
  • - using the potty
  • - being the best dog mom
  • - putting everything (guns, scorpions, grass, etc) in her mouth
  • - watching things bounce
  • - not doing work
  • - bringing fire to humanity
  • - setting mammoths on fire
  • - having a little d
  • - making a new sexuality just by existing - We had decided on Lopezbian before someone deleted it >:(
  • - being the LATTE HOTTE
  • - playing fire (possibly one of the most iconic roles to date)
  • - being in a kingdom where everyone is white
  • - being hot (which she owes all to her hot parents)
  • - creating home-made dark-marks
  • - accidentally turning off the light
  • -fulfilling her dreams with a fake moustache
  • - fostering dogs
  • - naming dogs
  • - Singing while wearing vampire fangs, and still being FUCKING AMAZING
  • - becoming a different person when her hair is curled
  • - editing her own wiki page
  • - telling idiotas to mirame and escuchame
  • - usually playing little boys but sometimes playing women pretending to be men
  • - making polvorones
  • - being a gluten free icon!
  • - being so kind to all dogs everywhere
  • - being a really good dancer!
  • - boy toy (need I say more?)
  • - having an urban Dictionary day (7th October) (national slap ass day?) (It's roll on the floor like Lauren Lopez day)
  • - lip reading (what an icon)
  • - seeing what you all have written about her ;)
  • being a talented singer, actress and dancer, and making everyone adore her, especially Joey, WHO IS A GODDAMN LUCKY MAN WHO MAKES ME JEALOUS (honestly StarKid is my life right now and you all mean so much to me despite the fact none of you know I exist 😂💕)
  • - Not wearing seatbelts
  • - Making "damn good coffee" that she spit in.
  • - Writing Cheques
  • - Shopping.... I mean being a mother
  • - Killing people with Exacto knives
  • - running a successful cult (YOU KNOW SHE DOESN'T LIKE THAT WORD. Its an exciting new religion that she started)
  • - demanding our love and worship too
  • - bringing about the birth of a God.
  • - sacrificing the sporty kids
  • - the brown boots (they made a comeback)
  • - looking completely different in a wig
  • - drawing
  • - doing impressions (specifically of people from boston)
  • - robbing T.G.I. Fridays
  • - performing human sacrifice on one of her best friends to appease a Mayan God
  • - being a Starkid
  • - being a meme (aka going viral on vine)
  • - becoming one with a monkey puppet
  • - being Dobby’s son
  • - lamenting that one time she drowned a litter of Dobby's young, her... brothers?
  • - defining what a cabbage patch kid is
  • - figured out a way to stop climate change by burning everything
  • -killing baby animals and their families
  • - being a hot latina goddess
  • - baking in the God damn quarantine
  • - Being the most beautiful, amazing, funny, talented person alive.
  • - Playing prepubescent teenage boys
  • - Not permitting people to touch
  • -dancing during Hermione can’t draw
  • - Being a racist who despises gingers, mud bloods and hates Gryffindor house.
  • - Having coronavirus
  • - Apologising for saying she had coronavirus
  • - Going viral (but not with corona seriously she's really sorry for bringing that up)
  • - Knowing it wasn’t just a right wing conspiracy theory and she was right all along.
  • - Being a woman(izer)
  • - Not being able to compete with squirrels (The bastards)
  • - Singing (which is a no brainier)
  • - Having the best Gale Weathers bangs I’ve ever seen
  • - Getting a boob job purely for the sake of hocus pocus
  • - Walking it off
  • - Disliking peeing sitting down, tending to the home and not talking about sporting
  • - Suprising us by being a woman all along
  • - Having many children with many men (probably Ted, Gary and Gerald)
  • - Not letting Gerald in 1000 feet of a ’seenabon’ (thanks to the person who corrected me, I made a schwoopsie)
  • - Staring into the face of god
  • - Meeting God (and finding out he had nothing nice to say about you)
  • - Running over Kevin but still being a more likeable character than Sammi
  • - Getting signatures (for the Save Calvin Foundation)
  • - Misprinting
  • - Talking in many different accents
  • - Killing three buffalos against her will, even a baby
  • - Being in love with Hermione Granger
  • - Shouting out holidays in Spanish when she’s scared
  • - Asking why her mommy had to die
  • - noticing that everyone in the kingdom’s white
  • - Telling Achmed he has a clean and purt ass (my lord)
  • - Being the chair of the Hatchetfield Boating Society
  • - Cutting her own hair
  • - Reciting the rap from Footloose (also the entire 'Barbie Birthday Party' on VHS from 1994)
  • - Liking musicals, but not thinking about the implications
  • - Carrying her Biology Professor’s groceries for him
  • - Tricking Jemilla using master dancing techniques, then being kind of into it
  • - Being the prophet
  • - Being on the phone with Gerald the whole time
  • - Not putting Gerald on speakerphone because no-one wants to hear what he has to say.
  • - Baking everyone cookies to welcome herself into the band
  • - Just wanting to be invited to the party
  • - Being a villain and still being a more likeable character than Sammi.
  • - Having a good redemption arc
  • - Wearing a diaper
  • - Shooting Agent Curt Mega without knowing if he has a bullet-proof vest on and then continuing singing as if nothing happened
  • - Walking amongst the shrubs
  • - Being on ambien
  • - Trying to lace the seams of T-Shirts with her drugs
  • - Being called Malloy by Lord Voldemort
  • - Being in a relationship with Miss Explorer
  • - Wishing Owen hadn’t died
  • - Having a salad but then realising she has a child instead
  • - Having Becky Barnes accosting her
  • - Being married to a doctor that does RHEEEEEEENOPLASTY
  • - Having a child called River
  • - Having a recurring dream where a Carnival Cruise Ship is outside her house and all her friends are on it but she can’t run to catch up with them.
  • - Wearing wigs better than most of us wear shoes
  • - Having range
  • - Wanting Bug to come to her nest so she could tear off his head and let her larvae devour his body
  • - Dying to save Bug
  • - Going to Pigfarts so she can ride around on Rumbleroar‘s back
  • - Making a gift for Bug out of her own filth (generous and a recycling queen)
  • - Being in the Smoke Club, and not out.
  • - Being your black coffee gal
  • - Having to watch her professor perform a song and not dying of embarrassment.
  • - Marching their death
  • - Announcing that the city’s crime rates are at an all time low, then firing into the air.
  • - Being Esther and Cynthia in the same wig
  • - Not being able to compete with squirrels
  • - Not being scared of the storm
  • - Being a good climber
  • - Forcing Gerald to call the cops on Becky Barnes
  • - Owning a Rag Phone™
  • -her INCREDIBLE and underrated performance in passenger seat
  • - Trying to murder Fester
  • - Liking pastel, which is worse than being a serial killer
  • - Having the most expensive yabbos
  • - Summoning sensual inter-dimensional beings into her house (who won't leave)
  • - Not really wanting to do the work today
  • - Being Supermegafoxyawesomehot
  • - Wanting Hermione Granger (And a rocket ship)
  • - ability to shop
  • - being a mother (to 4 beautiful blonde boys) And apparently a brown haired girl now
  • - being a mother (to dogs)
  • - describing dogs as amazing (but also dirty)
  • - being very sad that someone keeps deleting this section, but always laughing at what you've written😘

^^Lauren if that was you thank you for being so snazzy and amazing, you are a queen for even looking at your own wiki page!

  • - Having the literal voice of a goddess
  • - Having one of the best laughs in the entire world
  • - Smelling really nice...maybe...
  • - I bet she smells nice
  • - Making me want to be adopted as her fifth beautiful blond boy, even though I’m a girl with brown hair, and I can not be the only one who wants this. (You're not the only one.) (Definitely not the only one.) (Lauren if you see this will you adopt me?) (Will you adopt me too?) (Please?) (yea me too)
  • - Making everyone who sees her fall in love
  • - ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ That’s all we need to say (No, we’re never going to have enough to say)
  • - Having a neverending Special Skills list. Because she's Worth It.
  • - Dying of dysentary
  • - Not wanting to kill the ox family
  • - Using her apron to stop Donald Tr*mp from being reelected
  • - being really good at puppetry (puppetry is hard)
  • - Wanting to kill the bread-seller because raisins
  • - having the only 10 year brow redemption arc that matters
  • - Not labelling her relationship with Paul
  • - being a cute lil’ barista
  • - Still being intimate with Paul
  • - Being the beautiful, funny, sassy idol that she is
  • - Being truly, truly behind the prince
  • - Being a little gay for Cassandra
  • - Working at Jesus camp even though she’s underage (Wait... how old do you have to be to work at Jesus camp?) (Not Jesus camp but I was a camp counselor at 14)
  • - Having a Patreon (seriously, if you can afford it, go subscribe to Lauren’s Patreon)
  • - Curing my depression
  • - Birthing dogs
  • - Not dying in Hatchetfield
  • - Dying in Clivesdale
  • - Being an amazing icon who should never ever change or all of us will cry ;,(
  • - Being a huge inspiration
  • - Transcending time and space to own an iPhone 11 in 2018
  • - Breaking into her own living room in a wig to film a music video
  • - Being scarily good at readin lips/ the whisper challenge
  • -Not singing when she gets a tip
  • -leading a magnificent cult
  • -being in a K-Mart commercial
  • -both being and deserving a ten (because she's worth it)
  • -Actually let's be honest, she's an 11 at least
  • -Inventing new, exciting religions
  • -Disliking the word “cult”
  • -Having this kooky, reclusive biology professor
  • -Making quarantine themed Passover jokes
  • -Watching Wizards of Waverly Place
  • -Fucking seeing him
  • -Shading Harry's sweater
  • -Cutting in line
  • -Falling in love, falling in love, falling in love with Hermione Granger
  • -Being a big baby childish jerk
  • -Loving and fearing her father less than her mother
  • -seducing Jemilla (and the entire audience)
  • -being seven and male
  • -spitting blood in the faces of people she's about to kiss
  • -having a girlfriend with a boyfriend
  • -not dying in Hatchetfield
  • -being the cHAMPION THIS TIME
  • -not really wanting to do the work today
  • -disagreeing and saying you won't last five minutes at P I G F A R T S
  • -stealing your favorite drawing
  • -having the last girl she'd ask to the Yule Ball be that Hermione Granger, not even if they were the last two people on Earth and she looked absolutely stunning in her ballgown so that every time she looked at her she got butterflies in her tummy . . . not even then
  • -Not knowing what a cabbage patch kid even is
  • -Carrying round a massive water bottle (massive means a literal GALLON) at homecoming then having Ali Gordon (definitely Ali and not Lauren) break it
  • -Getting engaged to Joey Ritcher. (Congrats you guys.)
  • -Pulling an extensive 8 year long con (Congratulations!!!)
  • -Getting married in front of her fiancé and her stage-wife's husband. (Congrats!!)
  • Executing the ultimate power move perfectly by announcing the she and Joey have been dating for 8 years WITH THEIR FRICKEN ENGAGEMENT HOLY HECK CONGRATS I STILL CRY ABOUT IT RANDOMLY
  • -Being into a relationship with Jemilla
  • -Being too perfect for this world
  • -Throwing her shoe out the wagon and just kinda watching it bounce
  • -Putting things in her mouth
  • -Just being in general an amazing,talented, awesome queen who deserves the world :)
  • -Eating literally everything she's come across. (Except gluten... that guy jumped back out... he knew the rules, he played the game... she respects him for that.)
  • -Setting her zapper to pew PEW PEW!
  • -Setting everyone know that Hogwarts has gone to the dogs.
  • -Waiting to let her father hear about THIS.
  • -Baking a lot, making us all jealous of her baking skillz :0
  • -Rather paying full price for vitamins when she's ready (so F*CK YOU) (go watch the TGWDLM 4th of Julivestream if you haven't, it's really funny)
  • - Inspiring and bringing joy to hundreds of thousands of people
  • - Becoming the Bandit Queen
  • - Making me love her more than i love myself oops
  • -Being extremely hilarious
  • -having the greatest wizard career
  • -Going to fucking mars
  • -Being absolutely adored by everyone to the point where her list of special skills is colossal
  • -Having a special skills list that's so long it takes 7 and a half minutes to read outloud.
  • -Wanting what everybody else wants, to be loved
  • -Sitting on her a$$, watching the TV and making a ton of mistakes (although the last one can't be true because she is literally perfect)
  • Creating the best 1 minute Quarantine Hit of 2020
  • ^^lauren if thats really you, congrats on your engagement! and yes that definitely is the best 1min quarantine hit :)
  • Having some dope ass eyebrows
  • Telling River to HOLD IT LIKE A MAN
  • Wanting to go to Pigfarts, but can’t do it because can’t buy NASA when her parents die
  • having a home with a refrigerator
  • Trying to k*ll fans on mondays with Joey (they're at an 8 week streak)
  • having a patreon (I wanna join so badly!!!!!) (omg me too aaaa)
  • hello its me a person and I just wanted to say that one of Lauren Lopez's special skills is being AWESOME. I am aware that it has already been said (I just spent the past 5 minutes scrolling through the skills), but just wanted to reiterate. we're all on the same page here! have a wonderful day if ur reading this, go drink some water (or tea I fucking love tea) or a gluten free treat because Lauren is a gluten free icon!!!!!!!!!! thanks for warming my Lauren Lopez fan heart with this list
  • not having time for the pitch of obviously the best musical there ever was
  • Hating cupcakes with a burning passion. Just eat cake. Just a normal slice of cake.
  • Getting a MALI BUH BAR BEH (That's exactly what she does XD)
  • Saying firm as a stone because it's firm as a stone it's firm as a stone it's firm as a stone-
  • Making me question my sexuality everyday
  • Never freaking missing in any of her Insta sketches. (Seriously, they're so fucking funny)
  • According to youtube auto subtitles, Clark refers to her as a "hot latina Gus." So congratulations, Lauren has been upgraded from goddess to Gus.

Just being fucking AWESOME


Is she...The Latte Hotte? DAMN RIGHT SHE IS. awesome(No, that's the crabby barista who wON'T SING WHEN I TIP HER) (the Depresso Espresso, if you will) (Ok but is Nora the latte hottay because Ted thought she looked like Charlotte?)<-- I alw thought it was Zoey, but that makes alot of sense) (No let's be real Lauren's the latte hotte)(<~~ agreed)

(Ok but kudos to the person who put the dashes by every single skill. (or maybe no one did and it was just there)) Nah there were dashes but there weren’t the funny squares, if that was you you're amazing‘ I did some of the funny squares and it’s not super amazing you just highlight it all and press the funny squarinator button.

I'm just some random person on the internet, but if you are thinking of deleting this, don't ruin these little things that make people smile.

^PREACH some random person on the internet!!!!! :)

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