Born to public school teachers in Pacific Northwest Canada, Laura Harris began acting professionally in CBC radio dramas at an early age. With a taste for quirky, character driven material, Harris is known for playing 1930’s starlet “Daisy Adair” in Showtime’s cult hit Dead Like Me (2003) with Mandy Patinkin and Callum Blue. Film work includes Robert Rodriguez’s The Faculty (1998), Christopher Guest ‘s A Mighty Wind (2003) and Chris Smith’s comedic thriller Severance (2006) with Toby Stephens and Tim McInnerny. Recently voicing the role of “Kitty Pryde” in Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men (2009), other television work includes Showtime’s The Outer Limits (1995), CTV’s Defying Gravity (2009) with Ron Livingston and a SAG nominated turn in FOX’s runaway hit 24 (2001) starring Kiefer Sutherland. In her personal time, Laura is active in the food justice community, recently receiving a full scholarship for University of California, Berkeley to study social ecological systems design. She splits her time between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Comedy, Horror, Thriller