bio

Laura was born in Heerlan, Holland and raised

in rural Lewisburg, West Virginia. At age four she started taking classes and performing regularly at the only year round professional theater in the state. 

At 13 Laura performed an original comedic character at a talent showcase in Orlando, FL and was signed by the agency J. Pervis Talent in Atlanta, GA. Frequent trips to ATL as a teen provided her first experience in acting and auditioning for film and TV. 

At 16 Laura moved (by herself) to California to attend the film program at Idyllwild Arts Academy, a specialized boarding high school with an intensive pre-professional arts focus. There she fell in love with writing, directing and production and made her first short films. 

At 18 Laura moved to Los Angeles and began studying and performing comedy at the Second City Hollywood, where she completed their two year conservatory. She is also a graduate of the improv program at Upright Citizen's Brigade LA

in 2017, based on her short film "Persephone Goes Home" Laura was chosen as a Sundance Ignite Fellow: a competitive year long fellowship for upcoming directors that offers mentorship, artistic development and a chance to join the Sundance community. 

 

Laura holds a BFA in Film Production from Art Center College of Design where she graduated with honors in 2017. She has studied acting at studios such as Robert D'Avanzo, Margie Haber and Scott Sedita. 

Laura is the vice president of the alumni advisory board for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) and a media partner at the non-profit SafeBAE, which works toward sexual assault prevention and awareness in middle and high schools. 

Laura has written and directed videos for Lifetime, Funny or Die and Comedy Central

She is based in Los Angeles.