Gracies Gala

Honorees in the National TV, National Radio, Non-Commercial Syndicated Radio and National Interactive Media are recognized at the Gracies Gala. The Gracie Awards Gala honors outstanding individual achievement and programming by, for and about women at the national level.

Gracies Gala

Virtual Awards Celebration

Streaming October 5

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Lauren Ash

Host

Lauren Ash

Host

Lauren Ash is a gifted actress, comedian, and podcast host hailing from Toronto, Canada.

Lauren starred for six seasons in the NBC hit comedy, “Superstore.” She played fan favorite “Dina Fox,” the no-nonsense, often misunderstood assistant manager of Cloud 9. The critically acclaimed series celebrated their series finale after a widely successful run on March 25, 2021.

Additional film and television credits include, “Another Period,” “Super Fun Night,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” “Lars and the Real Girl,” the Oscar nominated film “The Disaster Artist,” “Scare Tactics,” “Howie Do It,” and countless Canadian series including “Lost Girl,” “Cracked,” “The Ron James Show,” “Call Me Fitz,” “Bomb Girls,” and “Match Game.” Lauren also voiced the character of “Scorpia” in the Netflix original animated series “She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” and is voicing the character of “Diane” in the upcoming Netflix animated series “Chicago Party Aunt” premiering on September 17, 2021. In 2017, Lauren was nominated for an ACTRA-Award for her performance in the film “Dirty Singles,” and was the winner of a Canadia Screen Award for a guest-starring role on the CTV sitcom “Spun Out.”

Lauren launched the first season of “True Crime & Cocktails,” a true crime podcast co-hosted by herself and her cousin/best friend, Christy Oxborrow, in October 2020. Season one titled, “True Crime & Cocktails: Unsolved Mysteries Edition,” focused on the hit Netflix series “Unsolved Mysteries,” where the ladies dissected and uncovered case details that weren’t presented on the show. Season two, “True Crime & Cocktails: Famous Fatalities Edition” premiered on January 26, 2021 and focuses on the famous and mysterious deaths of Brittany Murphy, JonBenet Ramsey, Elisa Lam, Barbara Beach (HBO’s “Murder on Middle Beach”) and Tupac Shakur. To date, the podcast has received praise from fans and critics alike, and has received over 1.5 million downloads since its premiere.

Lauren is an alumnus of the Second City Toronto and Chicago main stages and is one of only four Canadians ever chosen to perform on the Chicago stage. She has earned six wins throughout the past 10 years in various categories at the Canadian Comedy Awards, including the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year.

Lauren currently resides in LA with her rescue Chihuahuas, Fox and Peaches, and tabby cat, Sharky.

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