Lauren Swickard is an American-born actress, producer and writer, possibly best known for her appearances in the films “A California Christmas” and its sequel “A California Christmas: City Lights.”
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Lorynn York – aka Lauren Swickard – was born under the Gemini zodiac sign on 29 May 1993, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is 29 years old as of early 2023. She is the daughter of the teacher and technology entrepreneur Michael York, and his wife Linda Berry York, who is a housewife. She’s the older sister of the model Sarah York, with whom she was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Swickard attended a local elementary and high school. She later matriculated to the Ohio University where she enrolled into The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She grew up with an interest in dancing, and trained at the prestigious School of American Ballet (SAB). After completing her training, Lauren performed with the Cincinnati Ballet Company, and the Cincinnati native also attended the Chautauqua Institute in New York, where she received additional training.
Facts and Hobbies
The “A California Christmas” starlet was born Lorynn York, but officially changed her name to Lauren Swickard after exchanging vows with Josh Swickard.
She is an outdoorsy person who likes traveling, and has toured many US states as well as other international destinations.
Lauren enjoys spending summers suntanning at the beach with her husband. She also loves ice skating during winter, as seen on her social media platforms.
She is also an animal lover who has kept a white dog named Mina.
— Lauren Swickard (@Lauren_Swickard) January 26, 2017
Moreover, she likes wearing shades, and has a huge collection of designer sunglasses.
In her spare time, the multi-talented entertainer enjoys watching and listening to musicals – her favorite is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton.”
TV and Film Appearances
Lauren began her acting career in 2011, with thea minor role of Heather in the short film “Lilly’s Curse”; in the early phase of her career, the actress was mostly cast for minor and uncredited roles, but between 2012 and 2014, she appeared in 11 episodes of the series “Social Path”, and concurrently played Kara in an episode of the ABC sci-fi sitcom, “The Neighbors” in 2013. Lauren’s following roles were in the films “Babysitter’s Black Book” and “Christmas at Rosemont” both in 2015. She’s also credited with her roles as Lorynn and Danielle in the series “Roommates” (2016) and “Dear White People” (2017) respectively.
Swickard played Ariel in the Dylan Trussell and David Dinetz-directed action-comedy film “Airplane Mode” in 2019, and Tracy Peterson in the Netflix movie “Roped” in 2020. In the same year, her fame skyrocketed for her praised portrayal of Callie in the Shaun Paul Piccinino-directed Christmas film “A California Christmas,” a role she reprised in the second installment of the film entitled “A California Christmas: City Lights” in 2021. Lauren recently appeared in the 2022 HBO Max film “Holiday Harmony.”
Writing and Producing Careers
Lauren produced her first film, “A California Christmas” in 2020, which was followed by “A California Christmas: City Lights” in the year that followed. In 2022, she produced four movies including the comedy “I Believe in Santa” and the short film “A Brother Story.” The actress also served as the writer of the aforementioned films “A California Christmas” and its sequel. She will write and produce five episodes of the series “Casa Grande” in 2023.
Social Media Presence
Lauren goes by the username @laurenswickard on Instagram and has over 170,000 followers, and through which the actress connects with her fans, and is friends with several famous Instagram personalities including Katrina Scott, Jessica Michel Serfaty, and actress Kaley Cuoco, among others.
Lauren met her husband-to-be, the American model and actor Josh Swickard, during the filming of the movie “Roped” in 2017. They began dating shortly afterward, and Josh eventually popped the question while they were on a tour in Colorado in 2018. The couple walked the aisle in the presence of family and friends on 6 July 2019., and on 2 April 2021, they were blessed with a daughter they named Savanna Kaye. Lauren and Josh have shared the screen in various projects including “A California Christmas.” They are seemingly much in love, and like posting their pictures together on social media.
Swickard follows the Christianity religion.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Swickard is of White ethnicity and has a pair of hazel eyes and long dark brown hair. She is slimly built, weighs approximately 110lbs (50kgs), is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, and her vital statistics are 34-28-38; she wears shoe size 6(US). The actress has inked a tattoo of an anchor on one of her forearms.
Lauren has made a name for herself and accumulated a good sum, thanks to her success in the American showbiz industry – she’s reportedly worth around $5 million as of 2023. On the other hand, her husband is worth around $3 million. The couple is seemingly leading a lavish lifestyle, and owns a luxury home and several high-end cars.
Who Is Lauren Swickard’s Husband, Josh?
The American model and actor, who is perhaps best known for his appearance in the ABC daytime TV soap opera “General Hospital,” was born Joshua Swickard under the Cancer zodiac sign on 4 July 1992 in Quincy, Illinois, and is 31 years old as of 2023. He was brought up in a tight-knit Christian family by his father, Bob Swickard, who is a senior pastor, and his wife Gina Swickard who is a vocal coach. Raised alongside his three sisters, he attended Glenwood High School in Chatham, Illinois, and matriculated to the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Josh is signed with Los Angeles’ Wilhelmina Models and has appeared on the covers of several publications including Q Magazine and Oh Lala Magazine. He made his acting debut with a guest appearance in an episode of the comedy series “K.C. Undercover” in 2015, and thereafter landed the recurring role of Todd in the second, third and fourth seasons of the comedy series “Liv and Maddie.” 2018 saw Josh cast for the main role of Harrison Chase in the soap opera “General Hospital,” which is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American telenovela. Josh has also appeared in the films “Roped,” “A California Christmas” and its sequel, and most recently in the HBO Max 2022 film “Hollywood Christmas.”