Lauren Gottlieb Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Lauren Gottlieb

Lauren Gottlieb is an American actress and dancer. She is well-known for working in Indian film and music industry. In 2023, she performed the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from the 2022 Telugu film ‘RRR’ at the Oscars.


Lauren Gottlieb was born on Wednesday, 8 June 1988 (age 35 years; as of 2023) in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States. Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

A childhood image of Lauren Gottlieb

A childhood image of Lauren Gottlieb

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 5″

Weight (approx.): 60 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Figure Measurements (approx.): 36-28-38

Lauren Gottlieb


Parents & Siblings

Her father, Carl Gottlieb, is a mortgage broker, and her mother, Lyn Gottlieb, is a jewellery designer. She has two brothers; her elder brother is a pilot and her younger brother’s name is Kevin Gottlieb.

Lauren Gottlieb with her younger brother and parents

Lauren Gottlieb with her younger brother and parents

Lauren Gottlieb's parents, brothers, and nephews

Lauren Gottlieb’s parents, brothers, and nephews


She is unmarried.


Bryan Tanaka

She was in a relationship with Bryan Tanaka, who is a dancer.

Lauren Gottlieb with Bryan Tanaka

Lauren Gottlieb with Bryan Tanaka

Neil Haskell

She has been in a relationship with Neil Haskell, an American dancer.

Lauren Gottlieb with Neil Haskell

Lauren Gottlieb with Neil Haskell

Tobias Jones

Before getting engaged to Tobias Jones in 2023, Lauren dated him for more than a year.

Tobias Jones with Lauren Gottlieb

Tobias Jones with Lauren Gottlieb


On 28 August 2023, Lauren Gottlieb got engaged to his boyfriend Tobias Jones, a British content creator and VFX artist, in Aruba.

Tobias Jones proposing to Lauren Gottlieb

Tobias Jones proposing to Lauren Gottlieb



American Television

When she was seven years old, she moved from Scottsdale to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming a dancer. In 2004, she began her dancing career with the show ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ where she assisted choreographer Tyce Diorio during the second season. She then participated as a contestant in the third season of the show in 2005.


She was also a choreographer for the ‘choreography round’ auditions in season five. Later, Gottlieb returned as an ‘All-Star’ dancer for seasons seven (2010), eight (2011), and nine (2012). When she got spare time in between the seasons of ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ she performed with world-famous artists including Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Shakira, Sean Kingston, and Enrique Iglesias.

Indian Television

In 2013, she participated in Colors TV’s dancing reality TV show ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ season 6 and was the runner-up.


In 2014, she took part in Jhalak Dikhla Jaa (Season 7) alongside Salman Yusuff Khan, where she served as a ‘Challenge Setter.’

American Film

In 2008, she appeared as a cheerleader in the American parody film ‘Disaster Movie.’ She was featured as a dancer in the popular films ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’ (2009) and ‘Bring It On: Fight to the Finish’ (2009).


American Television

In 2005, she made her acting debut with CBS’ supernatural TV series ‘Ghost Whisperer’ in which she played the role of Julia.

Poster of the 2005 TV series 'Ghost Whisperer'

Poster of the 2005 TV series ‘Ghost Whisperer’

In 2010, she made an episodic appearance as Suzanne in CBS’ crime drama TV series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ and as Jayden in the teen family drama TV series ‘Make It or Break It.’

Indian Television

She has made guest appearances as herself in many Hindi reality TV shows including ‘Bigg Boss 7’ (2013), ‘Comedy Nights with Kapil’ (2014), ‘Comedy Classes’ (2015), and ‘Comedy Nights Live’ (2016).

American Film

In 2011, she played the role of Club Woman #2 in the ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.’

Indian Film

In 2013, she made her Bollywood debut with the dance drama Hindi film ‘ABCD: Any Body Can Dance’ in which she appeared in the lead role as Rhea.


She played the role of Olive, an American dancer of Indian origin, in the Bollywood film ‘ABCD: Any Body Can Dance’ 2. In 2016, she made her Punjabi debut with the film ‘Ambarsariya’ as Manpreet Kaur.


Posed with AK Rifle

Lauren Gottlieb stirred a controversy when she shared a picture of herself posing with an AK rifle and a security forces helmet. This photo was taken within the Hari Niwas guest house owned by the state government in Kashmir. After she posted this picture on social media, it triggered controversy. The AK rifle and the helmet she was wearing seemed to have been borrowed from one of the security personnel stationed at the guest house, raising concerns about potential breaches of standard procedures. However, Ashish Kumar Jha, the public relations officer of CRPF, refuted any involvement of their personnel in this incident. [1]Mid-day

Car Collection

In 2014, she bought a Honda City car.

Lauren Gottlieb driving her car


  • Actress: Angelina Jolie
  • Film(s): Bodyguard (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011)
  • Food: Paneer, Chicken makhanwala, Bhindi masala
  • Travel Destination(s): Southern India, Dubai, Australia and South Africa
  • Colour: Blue
  • Car: Range Rover


  • Lauren is often referred to as Misha, GottaLuver, and L*Boogz.
  • Reportedly, she started dealing with mental health problems during her time on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ when she was a teenager. In an interview, while talking about her mental condition and why she decided to come from the United States to India, she said,

    The competitive scenarios in ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ brought stress, and stress hormones degenerate your genes. I started taking prescription drugs and making excuses to my best friend to get out of doing things, pushing myself into isolation. Had I stayed a year or two longer there, I don’t think I would have been alive today. I was up for a lead role in Step Up 4 and lost it to one of my close friends. I was so devastated I couldn’t even bring myself to wish her. I realised my ego was coming in the way and it took me five hours to get over it. As soon as I sent her a congratulatory message, I got an email from the makers of ABCD. I fell into the trap of fame and fortune, I got greedy. By the time I came to India, I was mentally unwell.” [2]Mumbai Mirror

  • In an interview, Lauren said that she was offered the opportunity to play the main female role opposite Varun Dhawan in the 2015 Hindi film ‘ABCD 2;’ however, she chose to take on the supporting role of Olive, an American-Indian dancer. She said,

    I was told by the director that I had messed up with my choice of role. I was told different stories by different people. I was sidelined completely, cut out of promotions, and even some of my portions were edited out of the film. They were the six worst months of my life, and that included my stint as a judge in the celebrity TV dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.” [3]Mumbai Mirror


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