Lauren Branning

Lauren's a ball of emotions, complications and attitudes. She thinks she's a total, straightforward, say-it-how-I-see-it kind of girl.

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First appearance:
3rd July 2006
5 Albert Square
Waitress at Beales

Strangers and acquaintances see a bolshie, argumentative, party girl. Her best mate, Whit, gets her more than most, but even she thinks that Lauren's lived a charmed life.

Life hasn't been easy for Lauren. She's seen her parents split, get back together, argue, cheat, and split again as many times as you've had cold breakfasts. She took the full emotional toll of her mum's cancer, without the support of anyone else. Since then, Lauren's drinking became a problem, and she stole married man Jake from his wife, Sadie.

Played by Jacqueline Jossa