Lauren Laverne Biography
Lauren Laverne born Lauren Cecilia Fisher, is an English radio DJ, model, television presenter, author, singer and comedian. She was born on 28 April 1978 in Sunderland, England.
She first attended St. Mary’s R.C. Primary School in 1982, and then St. Anthony’s Girls’ Catholic School between 1989 and 1994. Laverne went on to study at City of Sunderland College from 1994 to 1996.
Lauren Laverne began her career in indie band Kenickie while still at school. Following their split in 1998 Lauren moved into broadcasting. In radio her highly acclaimed stint as a DJ for leading London radio station XFM was followed by a move to BBC 6 Music, where she hosts a daily show.
Lauren also has successful and varied on-screen career, presenting TV shows such as Transmission, The Culture Show, Style on Trial and coverage from music events including Glastonbury and The Mercury Prize.
She has a weekly column in Grazia magazine. Laverne was a columnist for The Guardian from 2012 to 2014, writing about style and British Culture. In April 2015, Laverne launched The Pool, an online platform aimed at women with writer and magazine editor Sam Baker.
Lauren Laverne Age
She was born on 28 April 1978 in Sunderland, England. Her father was a sociology lecturer at Newcastle University, Dr Leslie Gofton, and her mother was a teacher.
Lauren Laverne Husband
Laverne married television producer and DJ Graeme Fisher in County Durham in August 2005. She dated music journalist Taylor Parkes while in Kenickie and later Malcolm Middleton, from the band Arab Strap.
Lauren Laverne Children
Lauren Laverne and DJ Graeme Fisher had their first child, a boy named Fergus James, in October 2007. Lauren gave birth to the couple’s second son, Mack, on 20 September 2010.
Lauren Laverne Religion
Laverne identifies herself as Roman Catholic. In 2011, she said that she was “once a Catholic … it’s like the Mafia – you don’t get to leave. I’m not sure I’d want to, but I’m incredibly angry with the Church at the moment.”
Lauren Laverne Height
She stands at 1.63 m.
Lauren Laverne Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1.1 Million.
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Lauren Laverne Interview about his dad’s Kidney disease, her passion for music and her heroes.
When did you find out about your father’s condition?
Lauren Laverne: I had known that he had kidney problems for a few years, though the problem itself went back a long time. My parents hadn’t wanted me or my brother to worry, so didn’t tell us about it until we were grown up. Then in the autumn of 2013 he had to have a kidney removed. It was hoped this would improve his health, but in fact his remaining kidney deteriorated rapidly and he was very ill, and hospitalised over that Christmas.
How did you feel?
Lauren Laverne: Really awful. I was so worried about him, and my Mam. Plus I was stuck in London looking after my sons and working a lot of the time, which was awful. The distance doesn’t normally make much difference, but obviously at times like that it feels huge.
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Did you know anything about kidney disease prior to his diagnosis?
Lauren Laverne: A little. We don’t all have great kidneys in our family, unfortunately…I know much more now.
Why did you decide to support Kidney Research UK?
Lauren Laverne: For my Dad, really. I wrote about the changes to NHS dialysis commissioning for The Observer Magazine last year, and talked about what happened to him, and Kidney Research contacted me after that. Kidney disease is a huge problem that is massively on the rise, yet awareness and funding are lacking. Plus people aren’t registered organ donors, or don’t understand they can become living donors if they want to. There’s quite a long way to go with it all, and they asked me to help out so of course I said yes.
How would you spend your perfect day?
Lauren Laverne: With my family. Hanging out, laughing, reading, listening to music, eating too much and watching the kids play. If it’s near a beach, even better!
What is your ideal weekend soundtrack?
Lauren Laverne: It depends on the weekend! Soundway records Kenya Special compilation is my go-to Sunday afternoon record.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
Lauren Laverne: Getting to interview so many of my heroes. Paul McCartney, Smokey Robinson, Iggy Pop, Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, Madonna, Meryl Streep and Beyoncé…it’s such a privilege to do my job. I love it.
Who is your hero?
Lauren Laverne: I have so many, apart from those mentioned above. And of course the people in my own life who are my heroes – like my Mam and Dad, who are so kind, clever, hardworking and funny. They inspire me the most.
Are there any bands you’ve not yet seen that you are desperate to see?
Lauren Laverne: I’m very lucky to get to see a lot of the bands I really love live as part of my job. I’m hoping to see Sufjan Stevens play live when he comes to London this autumn. And there are tons of artists I haven’t caught yet – Blick Bassy’s new record Ako is just gorgeous. I’m off to see him very soon and can’t wait.
If you had the chance to go back and talk to your 20 year old self, what advice would you give?
Lauren Laverne: Be brave, be bold and trust your instincts. Read more. Learn to cook as soon as possible. Stop spending time with people who are not kind, especially that one particular guy.
2016 is fast approaching, have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet?
Lauren Laverne: I always make a list! Well, I usually do. The New Year my Dad was in hospital and we’d just found out he was going to be ok I only had one thing on it which was “Appreciate the beauty in what I already have and where I already am.” That’s top of my list every year now.