Lauren Cohan (born November 30, 1982]) is an American actress. Her most recognized roles to date are that of the role of Bela Talbot on Supernatural and her role as the British Vampire, Rose on The Vampire Diaries.
Lauren was born in Philadelphia and lived in Cherry Hill Township, New Jersey during her childhood before moving to the United Kingdom. Lauren graduated from the University of Winchester / King Alfred's College where she studied Drama and English Literature, before touring with a theatre company she co-founded at the University. Lauren then split her time and work between London and Los Angeles, working on several films as well as some non-commercial projects.
Cohan's major movie debut was the 2005 film Casanova as Sister Beatrice. In 2006, she starred in the sequel to National Lampoon's Van Wilder, National Lampoon's Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj playing the role of Charlotte Higginson. Her next role was in the 2007 film Float. She also starred in season 3 of the television series Supernatural as Bela Talbot. She recently guest starred in CSI: NY and played the part of a wealthy man's daughter in the web-series 'Previously on Point Dume'. In February 2010 was cast in Death Race: Frankenstein Lives, which co stars Sean Bean and Danny Trejo. She is known for playing Rose, a 500 year old vampire in The Vampire Diaries. In February, she joined the television series Chuck in a recurring role playing Vivian Volkoff, a "charming, sophisticated socialite" from Somerset, England, and the daughter of primary villain, Alexei Volkoff.