Ryan Gosling

My worst moment: 'Superstore's' Lauren Ash and embarrassing herself in front of Ryan Gosling

My worst moment: 'Superstore's' Lauren Ash and embarrassing herself in front of Ryan Gosling

As assistant manager of Cloud 9, the fictional big box chain in NBC’s “Superstore,” Dina is intense. As played by Lauren Ash, the character’s take no prisoners approach to the job is a consistently funny riff on the overbearing manager.

Ash’s comedic talent was honed as a sketch and improv performer. Ten years ago the native of Canada was a standout on Second City’s mainstage in Chicago, where the cast members are also the writers of their shows. Ash is leveraging that skill on the NBC sitcom, as well.

“On a whim I just asked if I could write an episode and submitted a sample script,” she...

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