Lauren Faust is an American born animator of Lithuanian, Polish and German descent. She grew up in Severna Park, a suburb of Annapolis, Maryland. She studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts.
She is the story artist of The Powerpuff Girls and head writer on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and has also worked on both of these shows. She also is the creator of the preteen girls' web site Milky Way and the Galaxy Girls. She has received an Emmy in 2008 for her work on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming One Hour or More), four Emmy nominations (two for Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and two for her work on the Powerpuff Girls), and one Annie nomination for her work on Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends. Most recently, she developed along with Hasbro their new show My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Faust announced her decision to step down from Executive Producer to Consulting Producer on May 8, 2011 after the first season finale of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Her next announced project is Super Best Friends Forever, a series of animated shorts featuring Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Girl.
Convention Guest Appearances
- Equestria LA 2017 - November 17-19, 2017 in Garden Grove, CA
- BABSCon 2016 - April 22-24, 2016 in Burlingame, CA
- Ponycon 2016 - February 13-15, 2016 in Brooklyn Heights, NY
- Equestria LA 2015 - September 4-6, 2015 in Anaheim, CA
- Equestria LA 2012 - November 3-4, 2012 in Anaheim, CA
- BronyCon 2012 - June 30 - July 1, 2012 in Secaucus, NJ