Lauren Greenberg ‘06

SPS BA Humanities

Lauren Greenberg is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended New York University's School of Professional Studies, where she honed her skills in writing and performing before graduating in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing.

In the years following graduation, Lauren continued to work on her writing while maintaining various office jobs. During this period, she spent all her free time working on spec scripts, original pilots, and joke packets, hoping these writing samples would someday lead to a career in television. 

Thankfully, that day came in 2012, when Lauren was hired to write on a late-night talk show hosted by comedian, Whitney Cummings. From there, Lauren went on to write on numerous television pilots, web-series, and award shows. She quickly gained a reputation for her sharp wit and clever writing and was eventually offered a job as a writer on The Late Late Show with James Corden. She was later promoted to head writer in 2018.

As one of the original writers on the Late Late Show, Lauren is proud to be part of a creative team that helped develop the show’s signature voice. During her time on the show, Lauren has been responsible for heading up some of its most popular segments including, "Carpool Karaoke,” “Spill your guts or fill your guts,” “Late Late Live Tinder,” "Take a Break" and “Role Call.”

In 2019, Lauren received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special for her work on the Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke Special. Additionally, she has been nominated for two other Emmy Awards and a Writers Guild of America Award. 

Outside of her work on The Late Late Show, Lauren has written for President Biden on the 2022 White House Correspondents Dinner, Netflix’s Jonas Brothers Family Roast, the Tony Awards, The Grammy Awards, Adele: One Night Only, and a promotional sketch for the film, “The Night before” in which Seth Rogen joined the cast of Vanderpump Rules.

Lauren has made a name for herself in the comedy world due to her keen sense of humor, tireless work ethic, and ability to connect with audiences on a deep and meaningful level. With the Late Late Show coming to an end this year, she is excited to expand her career, take on new opportunities, and focus more on narrative projects.

She is beyond thrilled to be speaking at NYU’s SPS graduation considering the focus of her creative writing degree was in “confessional poetry,” a choice that doesn’t even make it into her top 100 of unfortunate life decisions. 

Kimberly Castro