Walking Dead Wiki

Laurie Holden

4,179pages on
this wiki
  Laurie Holden
Portrays Andrea
Occupation Actress
Born Heather Laurie Holden
December 17, 1969
Los Angeles, California, USA
Age 44
Years Active 1980-Present
Gender Female
Hair Blonde
Ethnicity Canadian-American
Also Known For Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files
Olivia Murray in The Shield
Adele Stanton in The Majestic
Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill
Amanda Dumfries in The Mist
Adele Pichlow in Dumb and Dumber To
Laurie Holden Gallery

Heather Laurie Holden, or more commonly known as Laurie Holden, was born December 17, 1969 in Los Angeles, CA, to actors Glenn Corbett (born Lawrence Holden) and Adrienne Ellis.

When she was five, her parents divorced and her mother married director Michael Anderson. Laurie then split her time between L.A. and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her first role was on "The Martian's Chronicles" (1980), when she played Rock Hudson's daughter. As a teenager, she won the "Look of the Year" modeling pageant in Toronto. After her freshman year at Montreal's McGill University (as an economics major), she transferred to UCLA and completed her BA. Early her career, Holden made a name for herself by costarring opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the miniseries "Young Catherine" (1991) and William Shatner in the TV Movie "TekWar : TekLab" (1994). She played Mabel Dunham in the TV Movie "The Pathfinder" (1996) (based on the novel of James Fenimore Cooper).

She is best known for her role as portraying Andrea on AMC's The Walking Dead. Laurie is also known for her other roles as "Marita Covarrubias" on "The X-Files" (1996–2002) as "Mary Travis" on "The Magnificent Seven" (1998–2000) and as "Olivia Murray" on "The Shield" (2008). She plays also Adele Stanton on The Majestic movie (co-starred Jim Carrey), Debbie McIlvane on Fantastic Four (2005), Cybil Bennett on Silent Hill (2006) and Amanda Dunfrey on Stephen King's The Mist (2007) with actors Jeffrey DeMunn (Dale Horvath) and Melissa Suzanne McBride (Carol Peletier). Laurie is still currently single and lives in Los Angeles. She's also a Founding Board Member of the Canadian Somaly Mam Foundation and an Advisory Board Member of The Somaly Mam Foundation in the U.S. In 2013, she joins the British movie Honeytrap, as executive producer.

In 2014 she starred in the comedy 'Dumb and Dumber To', alongside Jim Carreym Jeff Daniels, and Kathleen Turner. She plays also Ann McGinnis to the season 3 of Major Crimes.

On June 26, 2013, Laurie won the Saturn Award for best supporting actress on television, for her work on The Walking Dead in Season 3.[1]

After The Walking Dead

After Laurie's portrayal of Andrea in The Walking Dead, Laurie went on to perform in many movies/TV shows:

  • Honeytrap (2014) as executive producer
  • Major Crimes (2014) as Ann McGinnis
  • Dumb and Dumber To (2014) as Adele Pinchow


  • She is one of the collaborators that have worked with Frank Darabont before the Walking Dead. Along with; Melissa McBride, Juan Gabriel Pareja, Jeffrey DeMunn, and Sam Witwer
  • Laurie Holden said that she wasn't supposed to be killed off in Season 3. The decision to kill her off from the show was made and given 3 days before the shooting for the finale began. In addition to this, 3 weeks prior to the shooting of the finale, the script was changed, scrapping her position as new leader of Woodbury.

Selected Filmography


  1. Huntington, Brian. THE WALKING DEAD WINS AT THE SATURNS TheWalkingDead.com (June 27th, 2013)

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki