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Lauren Abbott

Casting Assistant

Lauren started working with Simon Casting this week as a Casting Assistant. She will be assisting Cassidy on Chicago Fire as well as some other exciting upcoming projects. After graduating from The New School with a BFA in Film, she moved to Chicago to start pursuing her dreams in the best industry on the planet! She has previously worked with 4Star Casting, Big Mouth Talent and Saturday Night Live. She is a movie fanatic with a special love for all things A24. When she isn’t working, she can be found making pasta recipes or attending concerts. She is very excited to be working with the Casting Mafia and can’t wait to see what her future holds as a member of the squad!

Casting Advice

Get out of your head! Allow yourself to be in the moment and ENJOY it.

Fun Facts

Mafia Family Nickname:

Lauren “The Persuader” Abbott

Celebrity Crush:

Hmm… right now it’s Miles Teller because I just saw Top Gun.

When I’m not casting, I’m:

At a concert, traveling, or online shopping.

When I grow up I want to be:


Idea I wish I thought up first:

Music Festivals

If I could set up another branch of Simon Casting, it would be in:

Palm Springs!

The award-winning film/series I haven’t written yet:

A diner where every booth has it’s own storyline you follow along with. But they all started at the same place on the same day, the diner. It would have a This is Us feel, just as emotionally charged too!