Lauren’s hit, The Queen of Versailles, premiered at Sundance earning her the prestigious Best Director, U.S. Documentary Award, and was acquired by Magnolia Pictures. The film opened nationally in July 2012 to critical acclaim and later garnered Lauren numerous awards including DGA nomination for Best Director. Lauren is the first individual female director to garner a DGA Commercial Director of the Year nomination and earlier this year Lauren won the Emmy for Outstanding Commercial of the year for #LikeAGirl. #LikeAGirl, which became a cultural phenomenon with over 200 Million views on Youtube has been awarded an astounding 200+ awards including
14 Lions at the Cannes Festival; and was ranked Best of the Year in TV/Film by Ad Age. Lauren made her directing debut with her highly acclaimed film Thin, which was featured at Sundance 2006 and won Best Documentary at the London Film Festival. Her next film, kids + money, a documentary short premiered at Sundance and was acquired by HBO.
Lauren is also a renowned photographer, named by American Photo as one of its "Top 25 Photographers Now”. She has published three books of photography: Fast Forward, Girl Culture, and Thin.