Notable both for her journalism work and for her political activism, Booth wrote for The Mail on Sunday and The New Statesman and took part in high-profile demonstrations against the Iraq War.
The daughter of professional actor Tony Booth, she trained at the London Academy of Performing Arts and subsequently acted with several touring theater troupes. After abandoning her acting career to pursue journalism, she penned a London Evening Standard column titled "About Town."
She became a Muslim in 2010 and, in 2012, helped establish an organization called Peace Trail.
Her marriage to Craig Darby produced two children and ended in divorce in 2010. She later entered a relationship with Sohale Ahmed.
Cherie Blair, the wife of former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, is Lauren Booth's older half-sister.