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Lauren Elizabeth Mayeux (born October 24, 1985 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is an American actress and performer. She is the costume performer of Baby Bop, a prominent character on Barney & Friends. Outside of Barney, she has been a performer for various theme parks.


Barney & Friends[]

Mayeux began her experience with the Barney series, performing in A Day in the Park with Barney, portraying Baby Bop in the famed attraction in 2007. A year after she started, she received notice that the television series was looking for a new actor to portray the young green dino. They flew her out to Dallas a couple of times for auditions, and she ended up getting the role. In order for her to get into the character of Baby Bop, Lauren Mayeux watched several Barney episodes and videos.

Mayeux started production on Barney & Friends in 2008, during the production of the thirteenth season. She continued on the series until 2011 portraying the character for the new content of the fourteenth season, live appearances and photo shoots.

Barney Live in Concert - Birthday Bash[]

Along with the rest of the Barney cast, Mayeux was in between filming seasons in early 2010 and had no clue if and when they were going to film more material. While doing various acting gigs, she had heard rumors of a new Barney tour being produced by VEE Corporation, along with HIT. She was going to NYC to audition for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, but the day before she flew out, she came across an audition notice for the Barney show and stayed in town an extra day to audition.[1]

A Day in the Park with Barney[]

Following the production ending on Barney & Friends, Mayeux returned to portray Baby Bop for A Day in the Park with Barney up until the closure of the attraction.



Baby Bop[]


  1. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Actress Lauren Mayeux Talks About Touring With Barney. Austin on Stage. January 2011. Retrieved April 21, 2017.