|Born||Heather Laurie Holden|
December 17, 1972
Los Angeles, California, USA
|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
|Laurie Holden Gallery|
Heather Laurie Holden, or more commonly known as Laurie Holden, was born December 17, 1972 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.
After The Walking DeadEdit
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
- Dumb and Dumber To (2014), as Adele Pinchow