Number of Roles: 38
Biggest Roles: The Mist, The Majestic, The Walking Dead
Debut Role: TV – The Martian Chronicles (1980)
Film – Separate Vacations (1986)
1980s Career: While Laurie was only making her first steps into the acting world in the 80s we only got a couple of roles. We have a couple of television roles ‘The Martian Chronicles’ and ‘Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future’. We also had two films Separate Vacations and Physical Evidence.
- The Martian Chronicles (1980) 2 Episodes
- Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (1988)
- Father Dowling Investigates (1991)
- Secret Service (1993)
- Family Passions (1993
- Destiny Ridge (1993)
- Due South (1995)
- Highlander (1995)
- Murder, She Wrote (1996)
- Poltergeist: The legacy (1996)
- Two (1996)
- The Outer Limits (2000)
- The Magnificent Seven (1998-2000) 18 Episodes
- Big Sound (2001)
- The X-Files (1996-2002) 10 Episodes
- The Shield (2008) 13 Episodes
- The Walking Dead (2010-2013) 35 Episodes
- Major Crimes (2014) 2 Episodes
The 90s: While Laurie appeared in a ton of television shows in the 90s it was this decade where she started to make her make in film. We had ‘Expect No Mercy’ and ‘Past Perfect’. She remained on the edge of breaking out though with those films not being the most successful.
Break Out Role: The Majestic (2001)
2000-2009: Laurie continued her work in television and did get long appearance in shows during this decade but it was her films that really stuck out. We had the brilliant ‘The Majestic’ opposite Jim Carrey. A supporting role in ‘Fantastic Four’ but her performance in ‘Silent Hill’ the best of the video game adaptation really stands out as her character went through a horrific death. We also have her performance reteaming with Frank Darabont for ‘The Mist’ where she is involved in the shocking final moment of this film.
2010 Onwards: So far this part of her career was dominated by her appearance in ‘The Walking Dead’ as Andrea one of the most popular characters from the source material but in the show she became one of the least popular because they changed her too much. Also in this time she appeared in the Dumb and Dumber sequel.
My Favourite Role: Silent Hill – the cop who is trying to help our heroine find her missing daughter, but ends up getting caught up in the middle of the battle in the mysterious town.
Stars They Work With Often: Frank Darabont