Before joining the casting of Smallville as Clark Kent’s Cousin Kara, Laura, as many will remember was cast as Lisa in the remake hit Sci-Fi Series of “V”. Still as beautiful she went on to be one of the hottest starlets that Hollywood has ever had the pleasure of meeting. Here are a few pictures of her beauty. Enjoy.
Date of Birth
22 September 1984, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Laura Dianne Vandervoort
5′ 6½” (1.69 m)
Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress who has become popular from her roles as Kara (Supergirl) on Smallville, Lisa on the new V series, and Sadie on Instant Star. She has a second degree black belt in karate. Besides karate, she was even more athletic growing up, taking part in football, baseball, tennis, basketball, and gymnastics. She’s been featured in Maxim. Laura was listed among Maxim Magazine’s 100 Hottest Women. She’s been featured on the cover of Stuff magazine. Vandervoort was also the cover girl in the spring 2010 edition of Music Fashion magazine. Earlier in her career she guest starred in Goose Bumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark? Laura was in SyFy’s mini-series, Riverworld as well as the TV movie, Out of Control. The beautiful Miss Vandervoort started her carrer at the age of 13, doing commercials and background work on Canadian CTV programs.
Laura Vandervoort has been consistently working as an actress since she was 13-years-old.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Laura contracted meningitis after only six weeks of life and was hospitalized for weeks. She fought through the illness as an infant and has never stopped fighting for what she believes in since. A tomboy for years to come in her childhood, Laura was drawn to athletics, studying martial arts and playing on several school sports teams: soccer, karate (second- degree black belt), basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and baseball. She was always “the entertainer” as well, acting out characters and putting on shows for family and friends.
Growing up, Laura admired the work of Meryl Streep, the class Grace Kelly held, the off the wall twist of Tim Burton, the ever-so-compelling Canadian icon Gordon Pinsent, and Dustin Hoffman’s incredible craft. She first began her career in background work on Canadian commercials and TV shows, “Road to Avonlea” and “Harriet the Spy.” Laura landed her first speaking role at the age of thirteen, for the children’s series “Goosebumps” and then “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” She went on to take acting classes and book other TV guest star roles, such as Disney movies of the week “Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire” and “Alley Cats Strike.” At nineteen, while attending York University under the concentration of Psychology and English, Laura landed the lead role of “Sadie Harrison” on the CTV TV series “Instant Star,” a popular series that ran for four seasons.
In 2006, Laura shot her first feature film “The Lookout” starring Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mathew Goode and Isla Fisher. Several TV appearances afterward such as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” led Laura into the hands of The CW network. Landing the coveted role of “Supergirl” AKA “Kara” on the hit The CW series “Smallville,” Laura became the main focus of the 7th season of the popular sci-if drama. Following “Smallville,” Laura booked the sequel to the Jessica Alba/Paul Walker feature film “Into The Blue” titled “Into the Blue 2: The Reef.”
Following “The Reef,” the in-demand actress went directly into filming the indie “The Jazzman,” a TV movie “Out of Control,” where she played a forensic scientist and the gritty independent film “Damage.” After “Damage,” Laura booked a lead role in a miniseries that was the SyFy channel’s re-launch of Philip José Farmer’s “Riverworld.” While shooting “Riverworld,” Laura also booked a series regular spot for ABC’s sci-if series “V” among Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) and Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”).
After “V,” was cancelled (to many viewers’ dismay), the industry’s interest in Laura only grew stronger and she booked and shot five feature films back to back: the psychological thriller, “The Entitled” starring Ray Liotta, followed by McG’s romantic comedy, “This Means War” starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine, the lead in “Desperately Seeking Santa” with Nick Zano, “Broken Trust,” a leading role psychological thriller for the Lifetime network where she plays a lawyer, and a car sales associate and confidant for Wahlberg in the upcoming comedy, “Ted” directed by Seth Macfarlane, starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis set to premiere in July 2012.
Laura has since continued on her superhero path voicing “Mary Jane” in the new Spiderman video game, which would be her second voiceover gig after doing three episodes of “Family Guy.” She is also venturing into new territory writing a children’s book series for young girls between the ages of 7-12.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys working out, writing, photography, cooking, reading and antique shopping. She resides in Los Angeles, CA and has two cats that live with her family in Canada, they’re named “Mouse” and “Tyson,” after Mike Tyson.
Has second degree black belt in karate.
Her third cousin is celebrated Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent from Newfoundland.
Attended York University for Psychology and English majors.
Was on the cover of the final issue of Stuff magazine. (October 2007).
Ranked #25 in Wizard magazine’s Sexiest Women of TV list(March 2008).
One of Maxim Magazines Hot 100 Woman of 2010.
One of Maxim Magazines “Hot 100” women for 2011.
Ranked #58 in the 2011 FHM Australia list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”.
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