Lauren Hays was born on the 21st May 1968 in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. She is an actress, singer, radio talk show host and former model. She was raised in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting, modelling and radio careers. She is mostly famous for acting in made for television movies such as The Great Bikini Off-Road Adventure and television shows such as Hotel Erotica, Sexcetera, and Thrills. She has also had more mainstream guest appearances on television shows such as Renegade, The Young and the Restless, Silk Stalkings and Married… with Children. After moving on from her acting career she hosted the Lauren & Gretchen Show on KSLX radio in Los Angeles for three years. She is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee where she is recording her first CD. She uses the name "Laura Lynn" as a singer. She has appeared in Playboy twice, neither time as the Playmate of the Month, once in 1994 and the second time in 1999. When asked to describe most of her film roles she said they were classed as "erotica". At various times she has used the names Lori Baker, Laura L. Dean, Lauren Hayes, Laura Lynn and Lauren Hays Thorsen during her career so far.