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Overview (3)

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameLaura Elizabeth Harris
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born to public school teachers in Pacific Northwest Canada, Laura Harris began acting professionally in CBC radio dramas at an early age. With a taste for quirky, character driven material, Harris is known for playing 1930's starlet "Daisy Adair" in Showtime's cult hit Dead Like Me (2003) with Mandy Patinkin and Callum Blue. Film work includes Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty (1998), Christopher Guest 's A Mighty Wind (2003) and Chris Smith's comedic thriller Severance (2006) with Toby Stephens and Tim McInnerny. Recently voicing the role of "Kitty Pryde" in Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men (2009), other television work includes Showtime's The Outer Limits (1995), CTV's Defying Gravity (2009) with Ron Livingston and a SAG nominated turn in FOX's runaway hit 24 (2001) starring Kiefer Sutherland. In her personal time, Laura is active in the food justice community, recently receiving a full scholarship for University of California, Berkeley to study social ecological systems design. She splits her time between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Trivia (12)

Friends with Emily Perkins, whom she met at drama school in Vancouver.
Grew up in Surrey, B.C. Canada.
While filming Fifteen (1990) Laura and all Canadian cast members lived in rented townhouses near Nickelodeon studios - girls in one house, boys in another house, with chaperones.
Is a fan of Patti Smith and Marina Abramovic.
Studied collage at MoMA.
Played violin from the age of three.
Both siblings are lawyers.
Mother is a lettuce and honey farmer in Crescent Beach, Canada.
Father was an amateur ping pong and tennis player.
Is of Scottish, Scandinavian and Iberian descent.
Rides motorcycles and horses.
Her first feature film in America was Suicide Kings (1997) starring Christopher Walken and Denis Leary. The film's final scenes with Walken, Leary and Harris were filmed at Catalina Island. It was rumored to be the first time Walken had returned to Catalina Island since the night Natalie Wood drowned there in 1981.

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