Lauren Ridloff

The first deaf superhero doesn’t want to be the last.

Lauren Ridloff stars as Makkari in the upcoming Marvel film, The Eternals, opposite Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek and Kumail Nanjani. She is also a series regular on one of TV’s most popular shows, The Walking Dead. Lauren was nominated for a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Children of a Lesser God. She was called a “sensational find” by Ben Brantley of the NY Times and credited with a “blistering, knockout debut” by the Times’ Jesse Green. She has guest starred on NBC’s New Amsterdam and The CW’s Legacies. Ridloff has supporting roles in the upcoming indies The Magnificent Meyersons and Sound of Metal, after appearing in Todd Haynes’ Palme D’Or-nominated Cannes film, Wonderstruck. A former Miss Deaf America, Lauren is of African-American and Mexican descent. The Chicago native resides with her husband and two sons in Brooklyn, NY.


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  • Children of a Lesser God Star Lauren Ridloff on Early Life Lessons & Seeing Eye to Eye with Co-Star Joshua Jackson
    Every Broadway season generates at least one “star is born” moment from a charismatic newcomer.
  • Joshua Jackson & Lauren Ridloff | TEDxBroadway
    Lauren Ridloff and Joshua Jackson share the story of their first rehearsal for “Children of a Lesser God,” and how they were able to find a connection and understanding through…

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