Laurie Holden was born Heather Laurie Holden in Los Angeles, California,to actors 'Glenn Corbett (II)' and 'Adrienne Ellis (I)' . Whenshe was five, her parents divorced, and her mother married director'Michael Anderson (I)' . Laurie then split her time between L. A.
and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Holden traveled the world with her family on various locations growingup, and got her first break as 'Rock Hudson (I)' 's daughter in'Ray Bradbury' 's "The Martian Chronicles" (1980) . The youngactress who was cast to play Hudson's daughter suddenly fell throughand, at the age of nine, Laurie was thrown in to take over. Not bad forher first acting job. As a teenager, she won the "Look of the Year" modeling pageant inToronto.
An avid academic, Holden initially looked at acting as a hobbyand had plans to pursue a career in investment banking. She attendedMcGill University, where she studied economics, but made an unexpectedswitch to theater at the end of her freshman year. She transferred toUCLA and completed her BA in theater arts in 1993. Laurie studiedacting under the late 'Robert Reed (I)' (of "The Brady Bunch" (1969) fame). A dual citizen of Canada and the U.
S. , Holden's career got off to thekind of start most actors can only dream of. Upon graduating from UCLA,Holden was accepted as part of the National Honor Society and receivedthe "'Natalie Wood (I)' Award" for Best Actress. She went on tostudy the classics at The Webber Douglas Academy of Art and honed hercraft under the tutelage of 'Larry Moss (I)' at The Larry MossActing Studio. It was while performing on stage in "Cat On a Hot TinRoof", that Holden was discovered by 'Frank Darabont' ( The Shawshank Redemption (1994) , The Green Mile (1999) ),who thought she was perfect for the lead in his Capra-esque drama, The Majestic (2001) .
Laurie's captivating feature film debut,starring as 'Jim Carrey' 's long lost love in the film, was metwith critical acclaim by the New York Times and film critics around theworld. Holden has created an arsenal of memorable characters in film,theater and television since she began her career as a child. Since then, she has worked steadily in original films for HBO andShowtime and co-starred with 'Vanessa Redgrave' in the TNTminiseries, Young Catherine (1991) (TV) . She gained notorietyplaying "Marita Covarrubias", the U. N.
informant to Fox Mulder, on thelong-running hit, "The X Files" (1993) , and starred as the onlyfemale lead, opposite 'Michael Biehn' , in the remake of the MGMclassic, "The Magnificent Seven" (1998) , for CBS. Her episodicwork on television is vast and includes a comedic turn in thecritically-acclaimed, "Due South" (1994) , for which she wasnominated for a Gemini Award (a Canadian Emmy). Her memorable roles insuch hits as Fantastic Four (2005/I) (where she played'Michael Chiklis' ' love interest) and the cult hero "Cybil Bennet"in 'Christophe Gans' ' artistic-horror video game adaptation of Silent Hill (2006) have made her a bit of a pop culture favoritewith audiences of all ages. Holden recently starred "on the good sideof the aisle" opposite 'Thomas Jane' and 'Marcia Gay Harden' in the 'Stephen King (I)' /'Frank Darabont' film, The Mist (2007) . Named as one of the top 100 Most Creative People in Hollywood inEntertainment Weekly's "It List" and "One of Ten Actors to Watch" byVariety, Holden is actively producing film, theater and televisionprojects, in addition to her acting pursuits.
|1||Knights of Impossingworth Park||2005||as Jennifer|
|2||Monsters Among Us: The Creature FX of The Mist||2008||as Herself|
|3||Separate Vacations||1986||as Karen the Babysitter|
|4||Silent hill: entre deux mondes||2009||as Herself|
|5||Thats Awesome! The Story of Dumb and Dumber To||2015||as Herself|
|6||The Walking Dead: Cast and Creators Live at Paleyfest||2013||as Herself - Panelist|
|7||Father Dowling Mysteries||1989||as Joyce Morrison/Judith Carswell|
|8||The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||2005||as Herself - Guest|
|9||The Meredith Vieira Show||2014||as Herself - Guest|
|10||Alibi||1997||as Beth Polasky|
|11||Baileys Billion#||2005||as Marge Maggs|
|12||Dead Mans Gun||1997||as Bonnie Lorrine (segment "Fool's Gold")|
|13||Desmontando the Walking Dead||2011||as Herself|
|14||Dumb and Dumber To||2014||as Adele|
|15||Echo||1997||as Scarlett Antonelli|
|16||Expect No Mercy||1995||as Vicki|
|17||Inside the Walking Dead: Walker University||2014||as Herself|
|18||Inside the X Files||1998||as Herself|
|19||Meet Market||2004||as Billy|
|20||Nightmare Factory||2011||as Herself|
|21||Past Perfect||1996||as Ally Marsey|
|22||Path of Darkness: Making Silent Hill||2006||as Herself|
|23||Physical Evidence||1989||as Matt's Girl|
|24||Silent Hill||2006||as Cybil Bennett|
|25||TekWar: TekLab||1994||as Rachel Tudor|
|26||The 25th Annual Peoples Choice Awards||1999||as Herself|
|27||The Abolitionists||2016||as Herself|
|28||The Majestic||2001||as Adele Stanton|
|29||The Man Who Used to Be Me||2000||as Amy Ryan|
|30||The Mist||2007||as Amanda Dunfrey|
|31||The Pathfinder||1996||as Mabel Dunham|
|32||The X Files: Resist or Serve||2004||as Marita Covarrubias|
|33||When Darkness Came: The Making of The Mist||2008||as Herself|
|34||Young Catherine||1991||as Princess Deshkova|
|35||Big Sound||2000||as Piper Moran|
|36||Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future||1987||as Erin|
|37||Chicago Fire||2012||as Dr. Hannah Tramble|
|38||Destiny Ridge||1993||as Darlene Kubolek|
|39||Due South||1994||as Jill Kennedy|
|40||Family Passions||1993||as Claire|