Featured Vancouverite: Lauren Lee Smith

Hometown: Cultus Lake, British Columbia

How long have you been a Vancouverite?
I’ve been a Vancouverite on and off for my entire life. No matter how many times we moved or wherever I’ve lived, I have always come back to Vancouver – it’s where all my family lives.

Occupation:
I am an actress, starring on the Canadian one-hour TV drama series The Listener as Sgt. Michelle McCluskey, a no-nonsense agent for the Integrated Investigative Bureau. The exciting third season can be seen Wednesdays at 10pm EST/PST on CTV. I also just wrapped the indie feature Hunting Season, directed by Keith Samples. We shot in Winnipeg and Riding Mountain National Park. It’s a thriller, and I play a young woman who must confront her mysterious past. Kris Holden-Ried, David Sutcliffe and Sarah Manninem also star in it.

Favourite Vancouver shop:
My favourite Vancouver shop by far is Obakki – not only have I been a huge fan of the clothing for many years now but I love what the company stands for and what they’re doing.  Check out Obakkifoundation.org for more info.

Top insider tip for visitors:
Spend an afternoon in Deep Cove, BC in the summer. Rent a little boat and explore the small islands, then have a picnic in the park.

Photo of Lauren Lee Smith is courtesy of Steve Wilkie

Do you know someone who would be a great featured Vancouverite? Let us know in the comment box below!

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5 Responses to Featured Vancouverite: Lauren Lee Smith

  1. L Harrison

    Actress Leah Cairns would be a great feature Vancouverite :)

  2. Vicky

    I nominate Danielle Duggan to be a featured vancouverite! She represents all that is west coast: outdoorsy, personable and always ready for new adventures. She’s currently a visitor counsellor at the vistor center.

    • Thank you both for your suggestions! I will reach out this week and see if they are game.

  3. Marisa

    I would like to nominate Catherine Pulkington. She is the Director/Curator of Artists Walking Home.
    I recently was fortunate enough to join her and a group of new/hip mothers on a public art walk in Coal Harbour. She was so brilliant and exposed us to art around us, that we so often are unaware of. Articulate, engaging, and so knowledgeable about our beautiful town.

    • Thank you for your suggestion, Marisa! I’ll reach out to Catherine this week.

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