- Date of Birth:
- December 17, 1969
- 5' 6"
- Los Angeles
Laurie Holden (born Heather Laurie Holden in Los Angeles, California on December 17, 1969) is an American actress, producer, model, and human rights activist. Laurie received her first film role when she was a young child visiting her stepfather, director Michael Anderson, on set. When the child actress hired to play Rock Hudson’s daughter in The Martian Chronicles never arrived, Laurie filled in. Much later in her career, Laurie made a name for herself by co-starring opposite Burt Reynolds in Physical Evidence (1989), Vanessa Redgrave in Young Catherine (1991), and William Shatner in the TV Movie TekWar: TekLab (1994). From 1996 to 2002, Laurie found some success playing the memorable recurring role of Marita Covarrubias on the seminal sci-fi series The X-Files. Some of Laurie’s most notable roles include starring opposite Jim Carrey in The Majestic (2001), Amanda Dumfries in The Mist (2007), and Olivia Murray in The Shield. She got her biggest break in 2010, however, when she landed the role of Andrea, a civil rights attorney and survivor of a global zombie plague in The Walking Dead. She left the show in 2013. In 2015 she took on the role of Dr. Hannah Tramble, an ER surgeon, in the third season of Chicago Fire.
Best Known For:
Laurie Holden is best known for being an actress and playing the roles of Dr. Hannah Tramble in Chicago Fire, and Andrea in The Walking Dead.
Laurie Holden was born in Los Angeles but raised in Toronto, Canada. She holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada. After her parents, actors Glen Corbett (aka Lawrence Holden) and Adrienne Ellis, divorced, her mother married director Michael Anderson. After that, Laurie split her time between Los Angeles and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has one younger brother, Christopher Holden, and a half-sister.