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Laura Darrell

Laura Darrell has acted professionally since the age of 10. She has appeared on TV, several independent feature films, indie shorts, and webseries, many of which have appeared in major festivals, including Sundance and Cinequest. Laura has also performed lead roles in theaters across the country. She graduated a Magna Cum Laude Scholar from USC (LA), and before that she attended NYU Tisch (both undergrad) as well as the Oxford Shakespeare Intensive at BADA (UK).

Laura played Sister Lee on SYFY’s second season of “Happy!” starring Christopher Meloni. She also had a recurring role (Anna) on the first season of “Dietland” on AMC as one of the infamous Jennifers, starring Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies. Before that Laura was seen in movie theaters as mean girl Eileen in Alicia Slimmer’s feature film debut, Creedmoria, starring Stef Dawson (Hunger Games), which won many awards including Best Comedy at Cinequest Film Festival. She can also be seen in several independent shorts, including HANDS TO THE SKY, directed by Kimberly Townes (HBO) starring Theo Perkins. She co-produced a film with director Pete Rohan, starring herself as well as Eva Kaminsky and Julian Elfer titled Oh For a Muse of Fire, premiering at festivals in 2020.

A few favorite theater credits include Cinderella in Into the Woods at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Encores! The Golden Apple at New York City Center, as well as Suze in John Kander and Greg Pierce’s Kid Victory, which ran Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theater, directed by Liesl Tommy (Official Off Broadway Cast Album released). Before that she debuted as Anna in the opening/press cast of Frozen Live at DCA, also directed by Liesl Tommy (Upcoming: Respect, the Aretha Franklin Biopic).

Laura has workshopped new pieces with several prestigious NY companies, including Classic Stage Company, the Araca Group, Signature, EST, Second Stage, Barrow Group, Hudson Theatreworks, York Theatre Co., NYWIFT Writers Group, and Workshop Theatre Co.

In addition to theater and film, she helped raise money for the Maine Children's Cancer Program with a Maine PBS special called A Very Special Christmas, for which she was nominated for a Boston/New England Emmy Award.

Laura studied improv and sketch at UCB, and has coached and continues to coach with on-camera coaches, Heidi Miami Marshall, Jon Marans, Chris McGinn, Kate McGregor-Stewart, and Austin Pendleton.

Age Range

20s, 30s

Gender Identity

Female

ETHNICITY - IDENTITY AND/OR APPEARANCE

White: Western European

Race - Identity

White

Languages

English, Spanish

Union Status

SAG-AFTRA, Equity

Drivers License

License

Singer

Singer

Dancer

Social dancer

Comedy

Improv

City Based

New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston