After playing Hermia in her fifth grade twenty-
minute abridged production of A Midsummer
Night’s Dream, Laura was hooked on theatre.
Seeing shows was easy, as she grew up a quick
train ride away from New York City, but
participating was another story altogether: plead
as she did, her parents did not share her dream,
and Laura was relegated to high school plays
and the local summer theatre company. She
studied theatre and film at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she won
a recurring role on a supernatural local public access TV Soap Opera
called Magic and Mud. While at school, Laura acted in a number of
student films and plays (definitely no musicals).
She spent the next four years doing theatre in New York while continuing
her studies at The Atlantic Theatre Company and The Lee Strasberg
Theatre Institute. For much of this time, Laura juggled a day job as an
assistant to a Broadway producer, where she got to see the other side of
the business, an education that would later prove very useful. This
position also gave Laura access to certain top-notch writers and directors,
and she played minor roles in a number of play workshops directed by
Elaine May, Stanley Donen and Charles Grodin among others.
In Los Angeles, Laura has done theatre, short films, one indie pilot, and a
few commercials. She strongly believes that acting is a muscle that must
be exercised consistently, and so she is always in class. Currently she
studies with Brad Henke. Her other passions are writing, hiking, and
cooking. She loves kids and plans to have a whole bunch of her own one
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