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Laura Holliday grew up in the rural town of Lewisburg, West Virginia. 

At age sixteen she was accepted to Idyllwild Arts Academy, a boarding arts high school in Idyllwild, California, where she studied film for two years before moving to Los Angeles. 

Laura studied and performed improv at the Second City Hollywood and UCB Theater where she and her classmates began turning their original sketches into videos and short films. Their work caught the attention of the website/production company Funny or Die, which became a frequent collaborator. 

In 2017 Laura was selected as a Sundance Ignite Fellow, a year long fellowship for upcoming directors ages 18 to 25. During the fellowship Laura was mentored by Kristina Goolsby, director of the 2015 documentary "TIG."

You can watch Laura's Comedy Central Digital sketch series "Brief and Futile Love Stories" on Comedy Central's digital platforms. She holds a BFA in Film Production from Art Center College of Design, with an emphasis in directing. 

Most recently Laura co-wrote, co-starred, directed and edited a narrative comedy podcast set in a fictionalized version of her hometown called "Rural" which is not yet released. 

She is passionate about chronic illness advocacy, sharing stories about Appalachia, and has a miniature schnauzer named Milo.