Laura Harrier

Laura Harrier

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Laura Harrier is a prominent American actress and model. Laura Harrier gained international fame for her roles in various films and TV series including ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Balance, Not Symmetry ‘, ‘Unforgettable’, and ‘Hollywood’ among numerous others.

Age, Parents, and Family

Laura Harrier was born on March 28, 1990, and she is currently 31 years old. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois, U.S., and she later grew up in Evanston, Illinois. Similarly, her full name is Laura Ruth Harrier and her zodiac sign is Aries.

Talking about her family, her parents are father Temujin Harrier, and her mother is Linda (née Sagan). Her father is African American whereas her mother is of Polish and English descent. Moreover, Laura’s father works in insurance when her mother is a speech pathologist.

Similarly, Laura has one younger brother named William. Further, Laura’s maternal grandmother is Margaret Pickett Sagan while her great-grandfather through Pickett was J. Waskom Pickett. J. Waskom is a notable minister, missionary, and philanthropist.

Childhood, Education, Early Modeling Career

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Caption: Laura Harrier appearing on the cover of the Porter Magazine. Source: Instagram

As a child, Laura had a speech impediment until three years old. Laura’s mother was the one who cured this impediment. Further, Laura was shy as a child. Hence her mother put her in acting classes so that she could gain more confidence.

Laura then attended Evanston Township High School. There, young Laura also took some drama classes and played sports. She graduated from this high school in 2008. During high school, Laura also became particularly interested in fashion and was also voted best dressed.

Moreover, Laura began modeling at the young age of 17 years. This was after being discovered by her mother’s friend, who was a location scout. Then, after graduating high school, Laura moved to New York City to study art history at the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study.

More Details

Upon arrival, Laura Harrier chose to defer enrollment to continue a career in modeling. Throughout her modeling career, several prestigious agencies including IMG Models, Wilhelmina Models, and Elite Model Management represented Laura.

Laura Harrier also modeled for magazines including Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Glamour. Additionally, Laura modeled for campaigns with companies like Urban Outfitters, Macy’s, American Eagle, Target, ALDO, Steve Madden, and L’Oréal.

Young Laura was the face for Garnier for a time. Similarly, Laura also appeared in one of their national commercials. Harrier eventually found modeling to be unfulfilling and hence pursued acting after appearing in commercials and student films.

Very soon, Laura Harrier studied acting in the two-year program at the William Esper Studio. She then graduated from there in the year 2015. After graduating, Laura thought she would be doing weird, Off-Broadway theater.

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Caption: Laura Harrier captured in a scene from the series ‘Hollywood’. Source: Instagram

Professional Career

Professionally, Laura Harrier is a prominent actress and model. She gained her first recognition for her portrayal of the character “Destiny Evans” in One Life to Live. It is a 2013 one-season reboot of the American soap opera of the same name.

Further, the actress’s role as Peter Parker’s love interest, Liz, in Spider-Man: Homecoming brought her further international attention in the year 2017. Laura then gained further recognition for portraying the civil rights activist named “Patrice Dumas” in BlacKkKlansman the following year.

For her role in BlacKkKlansman, Laura received praise and was also nominated for a “Black Reel Award” and a “Screen Actors Guild Award”. Laura then starred as an art student in the independent drama film Balance, Not Symmetry in the year 2019.

A year later in 2020, actress Laura received further attention for starring as “Camille Washington” in the Netflix miniseries Hollywood. Similarly, Laura also gained international attention for playing the lead role in the music video for Kygo’s remix of the song What’s Love Got to Do with It.

Additionally, Laura Harrier is an ambassador for luxury brands Louis Vuitton and Bulgari. The model-actress is also outspoken about issues relating to civil rights and equality. She frequently uses her social media to raise awareness regarding these societal issues.

Personal Life

Relationship Status

Laura Harrier was romantically involved with Klay Thompson from the year 2018 till early 2020. Prior to Klay, Laura dated Gabriel Florenz. Gabriel is a glassworking artist. He became studio manager for the artist, Dustin Yellin, in the year 2009.

Further, Klay is an American basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Similarly, Laura’s ex-lover is also famous as one of the greatest shooters in NBA history.

He is also a three-time NBA champion with the “Warriors” and a five-time “NBA All-Star”. Additionally, her exx-lover is a two-time All-NBA Third Team honoree.

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Caption: Laura Harrier posing for a photo with her ex-boyfriend, Klay Thompson. Source: SFGATE

Personal Details

Laura Harrier is a vegetarian and she has been since the young age of 8 years. After graduating high school, the actress moved to New York City in 2008 and later relocated to Los Angeles in the year 2019. She is also a patron of the arts and exhibitions. Laura collects art that decorates her home.

Similarly, Laura Harrier is a supporter of civil rights and advocates for issues including intersectional feminism, transgender rights, gun control, gender equality, and representation for both black people and people of color in general.

The actress frequently uses her Instagram to call out injustices. She has also voiced support for Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union. The model-actress is also one of the celebrity signatories for the Time’s Up movement, and she donated $1,000 to support the cause.

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Caption: Laura Harrier posing for a photo at the InStyle Magazine Awards in October 2019. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements and Social Media

Laura Harrier stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches or 1.75 meters and her weight is around 55 kgs or 130 lbs. Similarly, the actress has a chest-waist-hip measure of around 34-24-34 inches respectively. Laura has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.

Talking about her social media presence, Laura Harrier joined Twitter in May 2011 and so far has over 51.1K followers on her @lauraharrier account. Similarly, she is also available on Instagram under the username @lauraharrier. So far, the actress has earned over 969k followers as of February 2021.

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