Who is Laurie Holden?

Heather Laurie Holden was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 17 December 1969 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds both American and Canadian nationality. She’s an actress and film producer, with close to 50 acting credits to her name, perhaps known best for her portrayal of Crimson Countess in the action crime series “The Boys”, created by Eric Kripke, and which stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid and Antony Starr. It follows a team of vigilantes who are trying to take down corrupt superheroes; the series has been airing since 2019, and has won eight of the 70 awards for which it’s been nominated, including six Primetime Emmy nominations.

There are rumors circulating the internet today, claiming that Laurie’s retired from acting, however, these have been proven untrue, as she’s still highly active in the film industry.

Early life and education

Laurie was raised alongside her younger brother Christopher Holden in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, thus her dual citizenship; her mother Adrianne Ellis was an American actress, while her father Glenn Corbett was also a famous actor. Her parents eventually divorced, and her mother married British film director Michael Joseph Anderson; she has a half-sister from that marriage.

She was only 10 years old when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Marie Wilder in the episodes “The Settlers” and “The Martians” of the 1980 mystery science fiction mini-series “The Martian Chronicles”, while she then spent the following six years focused on her education, and didn’t appear in any movies or TV series.

Laurie studied at Bishop Strachan School, and was mostly into playing sports during her four years there. Upon matriculating in 1988, she enrolled at McGill University, Montreal, but eventually transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in film and theatre in 1993. She continued her education at Columbia University, from which she graduated with a Master’s degree in human rights in 1995.

Roles in movies

Laurie made her debut film appearance in the 1986 comedy “Separate Vacations”, directed by Michael Anderson, and which starred David Naughton, Jennifer Dale and Mark Keyloun. It follows a young married architect, who’s all of sudden become attractive to sexy young women; the movie was nominated for a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Lally Cadeau).

A couple of Laurie’s following roles were in the 1989 romantic crime mystery “Physical Evidence”, the 1991 biographical historical drama “Young Catherine”, and the 1994 science fiction “TekWar: TekLab”.

She gained recognition in 2001, with her portrayal of Adele Stanton in the hit romantic drama “The Majestic”, directed by Frank Darabont, and which starred Jim Carrey, Martin Landau and Bob Balaban. It follows a Hollywood writer who’s lost his memory in a car crash, and has now settled in a small town with a family who believe that he’s their long-lost son; the movie won three of the four awards for which it was nominated.

Some of Laurie’s other notable performances in the decade were in the 2005 action adventure fantasy “Fantastic Four”, the 2006 mystery horror “Silent Hill”, and the 2007 horror science fiction thriller “The Mist”.

She played Adele in the 2014 comedy “Dumb and Dumber To”, directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, and which starred Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Rob Riggle. It follows Lloyd and Harry who’ve gone on a road trip in search of Harry’s daughter who was adopted; the movie won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Laurie’s most recent roles have been in the 2018 action thriller “Dragged Across Concrete”, the 2019 animated adventure comedy “Arctic Dogs” (voice role), and the 2022 animated adventure comedy “Fireheart” (voice role).

Roles in TV series

Laurie gained recognition in 1998, when cast to play Mary Travis in the popular action western “The Magnificent Seven”, created by Pen Densham and John Watson, and which starred Michael Biehn, Eric Close and Andrew Kavovit. It follows seven men who’ve contracted to defend an Indian village from former Confederate soldiers, the series aired from 1998 to 2000 and won two awards, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Costume Design for a Series, while it was nominated for three other awards.

A couple of Laurie’s most notable performances in the 2000s were perhaps in the fantasy horror drama “The Outer Limits”, the mystery crime drama “The X-Files”, and the thriller crime drama “The Shield”.

Between 2010 and 2013, Laurie played Andrea Harrison in the critically acclaimed horror thriller drama “The Walking Dead”, created by Frank Darabont, and which today stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride. It follows Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes who’s awoken from a coma, and has learned that the world’s been overrun by zombies; the series has won 82 awards, including two Primetime Emmys, while it’s been nominated for 229 other awards.

Two of Laurie’s most recent roles in TV series have been in 12 episodes of the 2018 mystery crime drama “The Americans”, and seven episodes of the 2019 mystery crime drama “Proven Innocent”.

Other credits

Laurie’s received special thanks for three documentary movies: the 2008 “When Darkness Came: The Making of ‘The Mist’” and “Monsters Among Us: The Creature FX of ‘The Mist’”, and the 2016 “The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far”.

She has two producing credits: the 2014 romantic crime film “Honeytrap” and the 2017 comedy movie “The Time of Their Lives”.

Laurie sang the songs “America’s Son” and “Chimps Don’t Cry” in the episodes “The Only Man in the Sky” and “The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies” of the 2022 series “The Boys”.

Awards and nominations

Laurie’s won two of the six awards for which she’s been nominated: a 2013 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television, and a 2020 CinEuphoria Merit – Honorary Award, both for her performance in “The Walking Dead”.

Love life and relationships

Laurie prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and hasn’t spoken of any men (or women) whom she’s perhaps been with. However, there are today rumors circulating the internet concerning two men whom she’s perhaps been with.

It’s believed that Laurie dated famous American actor and comedian Jim Carrey in 2001; they were spotted spending time together on multiple occasions, but neither has addressed the rumors of them dating.

It’s also said that Laurie was in a relationship with Norman Reedus, a famous American actor who starred in the series “The Walking Dead”; they were apparently together for around a year.

As of August 2022, Laurie seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Laurie was physically highly active in her 20s and 30s, and had five to six training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it was important for her acting career to stay fit. She still works out nowadays, although not so often, and has revealed that she dislikes running, but enjoys surfing and swimming.

She’s an advocate for racial justice and women’s rights.

Laurie co-founded the Somal Mam Foundation, which aims to stop human and sex trafficking, and she contributed to the arrest of five sex-traffickers in Cartagena, Colombia in 2014.

She seems to enjoy running her Instagram account, which is today followed by close to 350,000 people, while Laurie’s uploaded nearly 100 pictures onto the network.

She has her own favorite actor and actress, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite movies are “Sleepless in Seattle”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Runaway Bride”.

Age, height and net worth

Laurie’s age is 52. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of August 2022, her net worth stands at over $3 million.

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