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Overview (4)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameLaura Dianne Vandervoort
Nickname VanderV
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress, writer and producer whom has become well known worldwide from her roles as Indigo on 'Supergirl', 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 is a versatile actress who not only crosses over genres, but also changes from character to character flawlessly embracing the essence of every role she plays. From being listed in Maxim's Top 100 hottest women two years in a row, to being their April cover girl in 2014, to recently spearheading two national PETA campaigns, to starring in an upcoming studio film alongside Mark Wahlberg, Laura has been having an amazing year full of momentum. Best known for her roles on the television shows "Smallville" and "V," she has built an international fan base of men and women of all ages. Between her beauty, experience and stellar acting chops, Laura has been consistently working as an actress since she was thirteen years old. Next up, Laura will be seen taking on the starring role in "Jigsaw." The film is the latest in the acclaimed "Saw" series, one of the highest grossing horror film franchises in history.

Born in Toronto, Canada, Laura Dianne Vandervoort contracted meningitis after only six weeks of life and was hospitalized for weeks. She fought through the illness as an infant and has never stopped fighting for what she believes in since. A tomboy for years to come in her childhood, Laura was drawn to athletics, studying martial arts and playing on several school sports teams: soccer, karate (second- degree black belt), basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and baseball. She was always "the entertainer" as well, acting out characters and putting on shows for family and friends.

Growing up, Laura admired the work of Meryl Streep, the class Grace Kelly held, the off the wall twist 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 TV shows, "Road to Avonlea" and "Harriet the Spy." Laura landed her first speaking role at the age of thirteen, for the children's series "Goosebumps" and then "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" She went on to take acting classes and book 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" starring Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mathew Goode and Isla Fisher. Several TV appearances afterwards such as "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," led Laura into the hands of The CW network. Landing the coveted role of "Supergirl" AKA "Kara" on the hit The CW series "Smallville," Laura became the main focus of the 7th season of the popular sci-fi drama. Following "Smallville," Laura booked the sequel to the Jessica Alba/Paul Walker feature film "Into The Blue" titled "Into the Blue 2: The Reef."

Following "The Reef," the in-demand actress went directly into filming the indie "The Jazzman," a TV movie "Out of Control," where she played a forensic scientist and the gritty independent film "Damage." After "Damage," Laura booked a lead role in a miniseries that was the SyFy channel's re-launch of Philip José Farmer's "Riverworld." While shooting "Riverworld," 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," she booked five feature films back to back: the psychological thriller, "The Entitled" starring Ray Liotta, followed by McG's romantic comedy, "This Means War" starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, the lead in "Desperately Seeking Santa" with Nick Zano, "Broken Trust," a leading role psychological thriller for the Lifetime network where she plays a lawyer, and a car sales associate and confidant for Wahlberg in the upcoming comedy, "Ted" directed by Seth Macfarlane, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.

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."

Laura has guest starred on several series including "Haven," "CSI-NY," and "White Collar." She has starred in Independents, most recently "Coffee Shop," "Cubicle Warriors," and the American film "Finding Mrs. Claus."

Laura ventured into new territory, writing a children's book series for young girls and boys between the ages of 7-12. It has since been developed with Shaftesbury films into a live action children's series with exciting progress. Laura is the creator and executive producer of the project titled "Super Duper Deelia."

Currently, Laura is the lead of the series "Bitten" for Syfy and Space., which is going into its third season. 'Bitten" is based on the New York Times Best selling series of novels by Kelley Armstrong. Laura plays 'Elena Michaels' the only female werewolf in existence. With high praise critically and a large fan following the series gained strength and praise for both performance and cinematography.

Laura can currently be seen in a recurring role on CBS' "Supergirl." The comic book franchise has welcomed her back after her title role of the character on "Smallville" as Indigo.

She resides in Los Angeles, CA.

- 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 (1996) 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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