Who is Lauryn McClain?
American actress and singer Lauryn Alisa McClain was born under the zodiac sign Capricorn on 9 January 1997, in Decatur, Georgia USA. She has 15 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Bailey, one of the main characters in the 2019 horror thriller movie “Haunt”, which also starred Will Brittain and Katie Stevens, and was written and directed by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck. It follows a group of friends who’ve decided to enter a haunted house on Halloween; the film was nominated for two awards.
Education and early life
Lauryn was raised in Decatur alongside her younger sister China Anne and older sister Sierra, by their mother Shontell who’s a singer-songwriter and screenwriter, and father Michael McClain who’s a music producer; Lauryn’s sisters are also singers and actresses, and the girls are together members of the music group Thriii (pronounced ‘three’).
Lauryn fell in love with acting at a quite an early age, and was only eight when she appeared in her first movie, playing Youth in Children’s Choir in the 2005 adventure family drama “The Gospel”, which starred Idris Elba, Nona Gaye and Boris Kodjoe, and was written and directed by Rob Hardy. It follows the life of a successful young R&B singer; the film was nominated for four awards. Lauryn’s been active in the film industry ever since.
She also grew up being passionate about dancing and was 13 when she taught herself pointe. Lauryn matriculated in 2015 and then remained focused on acting rather than attending college.
Roles in movies
Lauryn played a supporting character in the 2007 romantic drama “Daddy’s Little Girls”, which stared Tracee Ellis Ross, Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union, and was written and directed by Tyler Perry. It follows a car mechanic who’s trying to win custody over his children now that his former girlfriend (their mother) has begun dating a drug dealer, and the film was nominated for only a single award.
In 2008, Lauryn starred as Faye in the short drama “Six Blocks Wide”, and the year 2011 saw her appear in her sister’s music video “China Anne McClain: Calling All the Monsters”; in 2012, she starred in two music videos: “McClain Sisters: Rise” and “McClain Sisters: The Great Divide”.
The year 2016 saw Lauryn play Emma in the romantic comedy “BearCity 3”, which starred Gerald McCullouch, Stephen Guarino and Brian Keane, and was written and directed by Douglas Langway. It follows a group of friends who’ve gone camping, and the film won two awards.
Lauryn’s since appeared in two music videos: the 2020 “Thriii Feat Messenger: My Sanity” and the 2021 “Thriii Feat Messenger: Calling All the Monsters”.
Roles in TV series
Lauryn’s debut TV series role was playing Malia Ann Obama in a 2008 episode of the musical comedy talk-show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, which stars Guillermo Rodriguez, Cleto and the Cletones and Jimmy Kimmel, and has been airing since 2003; it features Jimmy interviewing celebrities and acting in short comedy scenes, and the show has won eight of its 94 award nominations.
Lauryn’s following role came in 2012, when cast to appear in the episode “ChANTs of a Lifetime” of the family comedy “A. N. T. Farm”, which starred Jake Short, Sierra McCormick and China Anne McClain, and was created by Dan Signer. It follows a gifted girl who’s begun attending her high school’s program for advanced children, it aired from 2011 through 2014, and won seven of its 19 award nominations.
In 2016 and 2017, Lauryn voiced Freddie in seven episodes of the popular animated family comedy “Descendants: Wicked World”, which starred Sarah Jeffery, Sofia Carson and Dove Cameron, and follows the adventures of villain children Carlos, Jay, Evie and Mal; the series was nominated for a 2016 Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Animated Show.
The year 2018 saw Lauryn play Janelle Baker in 10 episodes of the musical “Step Up: High Water”, which starred Carlito Olivero, Ne-Yo and Terrence Green, and was created by Holly Sorensen. It follows the lives of a group of students and teachers from High Water Performing Arts School, the series aired from 2018 through 2022 and won three awards.
Lauryn’s only other TV series role has been playing Ashley in the 2023 episode “Open” of the action thriller “9-1-1: Lone Star”.
Lauryn composed the main title theme for the series “A. N. T. Farm”.
She received special thanks for the 2020 documentary movie “To Escape the Haunt”.
Lauryn’s most recent talk-show appearance has been in “Home & Family”.
Love life and relationships
Lauryn prefers not to speak about her love life and thus not many details about it have been disclosed.
Her secrecy has led some of her fans to believe that she’s lesbian, with several claiming to have seen Lauryn and her girlfriend spending time together in public; Lauryn hasn’t addressed the rumors but these are unlikely to be true as she’s a deeply religious Christian and often goes to church with her family.
There are also some who believe that she’s today in a long-term relationship with a non-celebrity American man, however, this also remains unconfirmed.
Lauryn seems to be single as of December 2023, doesn’t have children and hasn’t married.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Lauryn enjoys being active on Instagram and over 700,000 people are following her on the network today, while she’s shared more than 1,200 pictures and videos; most feature her during her everyday life, whether she’s spending time with her mother and sisters, shooting for her TV series and movies, or relaxing in nature.
Lauryn loves tattoos and her arms are nearly entirely inked.
She enjoys wearing costumes and painting her face, which is why Halloween’s her favorite holiday.
Lauryn’s passionate about dancing, and occasionally takes lessons.
She’s a huge lover of animals and has featured her pet dog Peach in some of her Instagram content.
One of Lauryn’s favorite actresses is Kerry Washington, and a couple of her favorite films are “Django Unchained”, “Night Catches Us” and “Our Song”.
Age, height and net worth
Lauryn’s age is 26. She’s 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, weighs around 110lbs (50kgs), and has brown eyes and hair.
Lauryn’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of December 2023.