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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 22 September 1984Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameLaura Dianne Vandervoort
Nickname VanderV
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress, writer and producer whom has become well known worldwide from her roles as Indigo Not Kara (Supergirl) on 'Smallville,' Lisa on the series 'V,' the lead of the series 'Bitten' Elena along with many other films and television series. She has a second degree black belt in karate and often does her own stunts. Laura was listed among Maxim Magazine's 100 Hottest Women several years in a row earning her the cover. Laura Vandervoort started her career at the age of 13, doing commercials and background work in Canadian television series and film.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC PR

Laura Vandervoort has been consistently working as an actress since she was 13 years old. Born in Toronto, Canada, Laura contracted meningitis at only six weeks of age and was hospitalized for weeks. She fought through the illness as an infant and has never stopped fighting for what she believes in.

Growing up, Laura admired the work of Meryl Streep, the class of Grace Kelly, the off-the-wall twists of Tim Burton, the ever-so-compelling Canadian icon Gordon Pinsent and Dustin Hoffman's incredible craft. She first began her career in background work on Canadian commercials and the TV series Avonlea (1990) and Harriet the Spy (1996) and landed her first speaking role at the age of 13, in the children's series "Goosebumps" and then "Are You Afraid of the Dark?". She went on to take acting classes and booked other TV guest star roles, such as Disney movies of the week "Mom's Got A Date With A Vampire" and "Alley Cats Strike!." At nineteen, while attending York University under the concentration of Psychology and English, Laura landed the lead role of "Sadie Harrison" on the CTV TV series "Instant Star," a popular series that ran for four seasons.

In 2006, Laura shot her first feature film The Lookout (2007) starring Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode and Isla Fisher. Several TV appearances afterward such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), led Laura into the hands of The CW Network. Landing the coveted role of "Supergirl" AKA "Kara" on the CW hit series "Smallville," Laura became the main focus of the 7th season of the popular Sci-Fi drama. Following "Smallville." Laura also booked a series regular spot for ABC's Sci-Fi series "V" among Elizabeth Mitchell ("Lost") and Scott Wolf ("Party of Five").

After "V," the industry's interest in Laura only grew stronger and she booked and shot five feature films back to back: the psychological thriller, "The Entitled" starring Ray Liotta, followed by McG's romantic comedy This Means War (2012) starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, the lead in "Desperately Seeking Santa" with Nick Zano, a leading role in Lifetime network's psychological thriller "Broken Trust", where she plays a lawyer, and a car sales associate and confidant for Wahlberg's character in the comedy, Ted (2012) directed by Seth MacFarlane, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis premiered in July 2012.

Laura has since continued on her superhero path voicing "Mary Jane" in the new Spiderman video game, which would be her second voiceover gig after doing three episodes of Family Guy (1999). She has also ventured into new territory writing a children's TV series for young girls between the ages of 7 and 12. Laura has since continued to work in both television and film, recently wrapping a top secret feature film in Toronto.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC PR

Trade Mark (1)

Blonde hair and piercing blue eyes

Trivia (13)

Has second degree black belt in karate.
Her third cousin is celebrated Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent from Newfoundland.
Attended York University for Psychology and English majors.
Was on the cover of the final issue of Stuff magazine (October 2007).
Ranked #25 in Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
Ranked #53 on Maxim's "Hot 100 Women" list of 2010.
Ranked #73 on Maxim's "Hot 100 Women" list of 2011.
Ranked #58 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
Ranked #17 on Maxim's "Hot 100 Women" list of 2014.
Was formerly engaged to Oliver Trevena from February 2014 to March 2015.
Wanted to be Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) in her youth. She reportedly sent Joss Whedon a letter telling him Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) needed a "sister". Whedon remembered her letter when she auditioned for a role years later.
Portrays Indigo, the third alien character in her career (and the second DC Comics alien) on Supergirl (2015) after Lisa in V (2009) and Kara Zor-El/Supergirl herself in Smallville (2001).
A picture of hers from V (2009) (as her character Lisa) was used to make fake ID passports as part of an international identity-theft ring disclosed by authorities in June 2016. The FBI agent immediately recognized her face for being a fan of Smallville (2001).

Personal Quotes (1)

Hollywood is something imagined... acting is something crafted.

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