- Was born in New York City, but moved to the mountains when she was 13.
- Worked at the Mount Sun Lodge, a ski lodge in the mountains.
Lauren (played by actress Linda Cardellini) met Cory on his ski trip to the mountains with John Adams High. Cory sprained his ankle getting off the bus, and while Shawn, Topanga, and Angela were skiing, she kept him company because she worked at the lodge. They talked all day, working on a puzzle that was missing many pieces. She gave him one to remember the mountain. After both of them played couples games with Topanga, Angela, and Shawn, Cory stayed up all night talking to her without realizing it. He tried to clarify that he loved Topanga and couldn't be with her, but she was still interested. She kissed him. As Cory left, she gave him a letter telling of her feelings. Cory lost it, and Topanga found it.
Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool)
Later on, she comes to Philadelphia to ask Cory what the deal is, because he never responded to her letter. It was poor timing, and Shawn was in the midst of reuniting Cory and Topanga, because they were separated since the ski trip. Topanga told Cory to date her to see how he feels, and he did. On their date, Cory and Lauren had a good time. They talked about what they wanted in a family as adults, and then it began to rain. Cory rushed for cover, but Lauren stayed out in the rain. To cover Cory, she shoved his head in her jacket. After their date, Cory realized that he needed Topanga, not Lauren, and their relationship was over.
Lauren only appeared in a flashback in Honesty Night, as a recap of previous episodes.
The Psychotic Episode
Once in college, Cory began to have nightmares about killing all of his friends. Ultimately, he saw Lauren in his dream. She told him he was scared and then willingly fell down an elevator shaft, claiming she represented everything and everyone he was giving up due to his engagement to Topanga. Shortly thereafter, Topanga appeared in a wedding dress. Cory saw Lauren because he was nervous about his engagement with Topanga.