As a native Atlantan, Lauren Williams was born in the heart of the city into the renowned Williams family, highly regarded for their work in community service, civil rights and philanthropy.
Guided by her entrepreneurial parents, Lauren was encouraged to pursue her educational and artistic passions with enthusiasm. She developed a budding talent for performing at an early age and began ballet at the tender age of three.
Throughout her entire primary educational career, Lauren attended the esteemed Woodward Academy while learning the ropes of her family's various businesses. Upon graduating, she went on to continue her development at Spelman University, though ultimately taking a hiatus to focus on her personal journey.
In 2008, the lure of the entertainment world called. Lauren was asked to step in to assist with her sister, Porsha Williams budding TV and lifestyle empire, starting with her first season on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." The sisters then became business partner in many ventures including Naked Lingerie, Body by Porsha, and Go naked hair. Lauren now serves as COO and co-owner of Go Naked Hair, a beauty and lifestyle company that she shares with Porsha. As COO, Lauren oversees the operations, promotions, branding and financial management of the successful brand.
Over the better part of a decade, Lauren's quick wit, natural charisma and authenticity made her beloved by fans of Housewives, with numerous appearances on the show.
Her growing social media appeal is due largely to her successfully building genuine connections with her followers. Lauren fearlessly addresses a myriad of topics, including anxiety, "mommying", co-parenting, and her therapy journey. In 2016, Lauren's passion to surged deeper into health and wellness after giving birth to her daughter Baleigh, who was born under 6 pounds at a time when Lauren's mother was going through chemotherapy. Lauren actively shares her health and wellness journey on her social media followers while advocating for eliminating hunger and homelessness, assistance for single mothers, mental health, and the March of Dimes.