NAME: Lauren Andrews
FAMILY: Shane Andrews (Brother)
ARRIVED AT WATERLOO ROAD: Series 4, Episode 6
PORTRAYED BY: Darcey Isa
Lauren is Sambuca Kelly’s best mate. Her parents own and run ‘The Coffee Stop’ a bustling café in town, where Lauren has helped out at weekends for as long as she can remember, using her money on the latest looks and hair products – always eager to look older than her fourteen years. The youngest of four children – all her siblings being much older brothers – she learnt at a young age to be a gobby little cow as it was the only way of being heard above her brothers and cope in such a testosterone filled environment. However, underneath the lippiness, Lauren can be pretty impressionable and easily led.
When Sam first arrived at Waterloo Road Lauren hated her and her family on sight – snootily writing them off as a bunch of skags. She soon learned there’s a lot more to Sam than meets the eye and the two became firm friends. She now tries never to judge any book by its cover … but when someone’s hair is a crime against fashion it can be very tricky…