Siblings Michael Socha
Nephews Elis Michael Socha
Name Lauren Socha
|Full Name Lauren Marie Socha|
Born 9 June 1990 (age 25) (1990-06-09) Derby, Derbyshire, England
Residence Derby, Derbyshire, England
Known for Comedy-drama television series Misfits
Relatives Michael Socha (brother)
Parents Robert Socha, Kathleen Socha
Education Burton & South Derbyshire College, Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy
Movies and TV shows Misfits, The Unloved, Celebrity Big Brother, Scummy Man, The Child
Similar People Antonia Thomas, Nathan Stewart‑Jarrett, Iwan Rheon, Michael Socha, Robert Sheehan
Lauren socha wins supporting actress bafta in 2011
Lauren Marie Socha (born 9 June 1990) is an English actress. She rose to prominence during her role as Kelly Bailey in the E4 comedy-drama television series Misfits, for which she won a BAFTA TV Award in the Best Supporting Actress category. She is also known for her role in the Channel 4 television film The Unloved, directed by Samantha Morton as part of her directorial debut.
- Lauren socha wins supporting actress bafta in 2011
- Lauren socha wins best supporting actress bafta 22 05 11
- Early life
- Personal life
Lauren socha wins best supporting actress bafta 22 05 11
Socha was born in Derby, Derbyshire to Robert and Kathleen (née Lyons) Socha. Her mother is English and her father is Portuguese. She has an older brother, Michael Socha, also an actor. She attended St. George's RC Primary School, Burton College and St. Benedict's Catholic School and Performing Arts College, Derby. She trained at the Central Junior Television Workshop based in Nottingham.
Socha was first recognised by agents and casting directors when she attended a local drama workshop, having been inspired by her older brother. This led to her being cast as the lead in the Arctic Monkeys' video for their 2006 single "When the Sun Goes Down" at the age of 15.
In 2009 Socha went on to star in Samantha Morton's directorial debut The Unloved in which she played a sixteen-year-old girl in a care home. She was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role. A week later she auditioned for the role of Kelly Bailey in British comedy-drama Misfits and got the part.
In 2010 Socha starred alongside Tim McInnerny in the short film Missing. She also had a minor role in the television mini-series Five Daughters, based on the Ipswich serial murders.
In May 2011 she won a BAFTA in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role of Kelly in Misfits. Socha was nominated for Outstanding Actress in the fiction category at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival in 2011. She later appeared in the short The Child, playing a version of Marilyn Monroe. She also took part in the BBC learning project "Off By Heart Shakespeare" where she played Juliet from Romeo and Juliet, performing the speech: "Blistered be thy tongue".
On 3 May 2012 it was announced that Socha would not be returning to Misfits for its fourth series. Channel 4 stated that this was by mutual decision before the series went into production and had nothing to do with her recent conviction.
Socha resides in Derby. She has three tattoos: three stars on her neck, a bow on her back and her initials with a star on her wrist, which her parents allowed her to have done. Her brother, Michael Socha, is also an actor.
On 23 January 2012, it was reported that Socha had been charged with racially aggravated assault in connection with an incident involving a Derby taxi driver, Sakandar Iqbal, the previous October. Iqbal stated that "She called me a Paki, a dirty bastard, and said, 'You're Asian, fuck off back to where you came from'. She said, 'Do you know who I am? I'll have your family lifted'." On 2 May 2012, Socha pleaded guilty to the charge of for the racially aggravated assault, and was sentenced to four months in prison, suspended for 12 months.
In October 2015, she announced on her Twitter that she and her boyfriend were expecting their first child together.
In April 2016, it was announced via Twitter that she'd given birth to a girl, Reenie-Rae.