Lauren McGibbon was born in Vancouver to Mary-Lou Brien, a choreographer and dance teacher, and Alex McGibbon, an I.A.T.S.E theatre crew sound engineer. Coming from a family that worked in entertainment, Lauren had a rebellious phase in university and received a Bachelor of arts degree in English Literature and History with hopes of one day practicing law, but the performance bug kept biting and 2009 and began doing stand-up comedy and studying acting with Kate Twa at Railtown Actors Studio.
The next ten years saw Lauren studying and performing improv up and down the Pacific West Coast. She was a Main Stage Ensemble member at Vancouver Theatrsports until 2020, did countless sketch and improv shows developing comedy chops and discovering a deep passion for storytelling. Lauren’s film and acting career began in 2014 and since then she's appeared in numerous projects including Army of One, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Trial and Error, Love Guaranteed, The Right One and Netflix’s upcoming original series Scaredy Cats.