Lauren Taylor is an American actress best known for playing Shelby in the Disney Channel series Best Friends Whenever along with Landry Bender. Lauren previously starred as Harper in the Netflix series Richie Rich. At the age of fourteen she opened for Wilson Phillips; she has also opened for Michael Bolton, Vanessa Williams, and Debbie Gibson. She is a regular at the House of Blues San Diego and House of Blues Sunset, and was one of the opening acts at the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar in 2015. Taylor has two brothers who are twins. She lives with her mother and brothers in Southern California.