Laura Vandervoort is an actress of Canadian origin who has efficiently played her part in the big and small screen across a variety of genres. Personal Life Laura Dianne Vandervoort was born on 22nd September 1984 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her father is of Dutch origin and her mother is a Canadian. Sarah Vandervoort is her sister. As an infant, Laura suffered from meningitis and spent her initial weeks in the hospital.
Her parents were told by the doctors that they would lose the child as she was not making the progress, they were expecting. In her young days, she participated in many sports including football, basketball, tennis, baseball, and gymnastics. She has earned a black belt in karate. She attended the York University at nineteen, studying English and Psychology. Laura idolized the works of legends Meryl Streep who has time and again proved that there is no role that she can’t handle, the ever so classy Grace Kelly and the unpredictable Tim Burton. She presently resides in Los Angeles, California. Career
By the age of 13, Laura Vandervoort had already made an entry into the world of television, doing background work and non-speaking roles Canadian shows including Road to Avonlea and Harriet the Spy. It was while acting in the TV adaption of the books Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark that she got the chance to deliver dialogues.
Vandervoort has starred in commercials and has made guest appearances in Twice in a Lifetime, Doc, Troubled Waters, Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story and a few others. Her Disney Channel movies were Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire and Alley Cats Strike. While studying at York University she was cast as the lead on the teen drama Instant Star that ran on CTV for four seasons, he character was called Sadie Harrison.
Laura’ movie debut was The Lookout which also featured Joseph Gordon Levitt, Isla Fisher, Jeff Daniels and Matthew Goode. The CW serial drama had her on their series Small Ville as Kara Kent, her presence was most noticed on the shows season eight. She was then seen in the tenth season for 2 episodes. Her next role was in the 2005 action thriller Into the Blue and its 2009 sequel To the Blue: The Reef.
This was followed by an independent film named The Jazzman, which she starred alongside Michael Ironside a fellow Canadian actor and Corey Sevier. One the actress’s most interesting characters was as an extraterrestrial visitor called Lisa on the 2009 sci-fi series ‘V’. Laura appeared in the drama mini-series titled Riverworld that realized it a pilot episode on April 2010.
In 2012, Laura acted in This Means War.The following year she was featured alongside Kevin Zegers and Ray Liotta in the thriller named The Entitled. As a part of PETA’s ‘Exotic Skins’ campaign in 2011, she appeared in the magazine and once more in 2014 for the campaign against keeping marine animals in captivity. In 2016, she played a part in three episodes of ‘Supergirl’.