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Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameLaura Ruth Harrier
Height 5' 9¼" (1.76 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Laura Ruth Harrier (born March 28, 1990) is an American actress and model. Harrier was first recognized for her portrayal of Destiny Evans in the short-lived reboot of the American soap opera One Life to Live in 2013. In 2017, she made her major film debut portraying Liz Allan in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Harrier was born March 28, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in Evanston, Illinois. She is biracial. She attended Evanston Township High School from 2004-2008. Her father works in insurance and her mother is a speech pathologist. She has one younger brother.

Harrier left home for New York at age 18 to attend the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Upon arrival, Harrier fell into modeling and deferred enrollment to the university. Modeling was not a job that Harrier intended to do for long. Eventually, she decided that she wanted to pursue acting and attended William Esper Studio acting school in New York City.

Harrier appeared in the reboot of American soap opera One Life to Live (2013) as Destiny Evans. She has also been in projects such as The Last Five Years (2014) and 4th Man Out (2016).

Harrier had her major film debut playing former love interest Liz Allan in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). In June 2017, it was announced that Harrier would be portraying Millie Montag in HBO's film adaptation of acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451, opposite Michael B. Jordan; however, she was later cut from the film. Harrier co-starred as a civil rights activist in the thriller film BlacKkKlansman (2018), opposite John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Topher Grace.

Harrier will next star in Balance, Not Symmetry, opposite Bria Vinaite and Scott Miller, directed by Jamie Adams.

Harrier has modelled for campaigns with companies such as Garnier, Urban Outfitters, American Eagle and L'Oréal, and has turned up on the pages of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Glamour.

In 2016, Harrier starred in "The Realest Real", a short film for luxury French fashion brand Kenzo directed by Carrie Brownstein. Harrier is part of Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton campaigns and is an ambassador for luxury Italian jewelry brand Bvlgari.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Trivia (3)

Attended Evanston Township High School from 2004-2008 in Evanston, IL.
Her father is African-American and her mother is of Rusyn (from Ukraine) and English descent.
Her maternal grandmother was born in Lucknow, India, to American missionary parents. Laura's great-grandfather was noted Methodist minister and missionary J. Waskom Pickett.

Personal Quotes (27)

I stopped modeling so I could go to drama school at the William Esper Studio. It's Meisner.
Even though 'Spider-Man' is a huge blockbuster, it really didn't feel like that. It felt like we were making this weird, funny high school movie. Like just hanging out with a group of friends.
I just hope I can still take the subway, honestly.
People just can't wrap their heads around two young black women in a major production.
My dad works in insurance; my mom is a speech pathologist. Very Midwestern, adorable childhood.
I was a dramatic kid. I was always like, 'Watch me put on my play, Mom and Dad! You have to watch me put on all these outfits and do this play!' But my family is very academic and straightforward and normal Midwestern people, so the idea that I could act as an actual job wasn't really there.
I thought I'd be doing weird, Off Broadway theater after I graduated.
It's natural to get nervous about anything you care about.
If you really want something, it's nerve-racking, but at the same time, I try not to stress myself out about it too much because there are also so many arbitrary things that go into being cast for something - you know, like the color of your eyes, all these things that are kind of out of my control.
People are like, 'Was it hard growing up mixed?' 'Did you not fit in?' and I'm like, 'No? What? That's the dumbest question ever.'
I really connect to strong feminist writers that make their ideas accessible for the rest of the world.
I listen to a lot of Solange. I love old-school as well.
It's hard to connect to these superheroes that are completely out of this world. But Spider-Man is first and foremost Peter Parker, who we can all relate to.
We all know what it's like to go through growing pains and have awkward moments talking to someone you have a crush on.
I come from a family of strong women, who have been positive role models for me.
I think, living in the city, it's so easy to forget that you're attached to the earth.
I do a lot of yoga, and that definitely helps. And Pilates is so good for your legs.
Growing up, there were no families on TV that looked like mine.
I am a black woman, and of course, that's who I'm going to be playing, but I'm also biracial, and that's a different side of the experience.
I never thought I would actually become a professional actor. I just kept going with it. One thing led to another.
I'm learning every day.
I kind of just want to look like a cool French girl in the Sixties most of the time. Or TLC.
For me, it's all about smaller character-driven pieces, about finding a person that I connect with and that I'm interested in bringing to life.
I've been obsessed with Opening Ceremony since I moved to New York. I've spent whole paychecks there.
Viola Davis is incredible - she's kind of the biggest career-wise inspiration for me. Brilliant actor, so intelligent, so strong. The path that she's made is incredible.
[on Fahrenheit 451] I think it's incredibly relevant now, and I think that's why they're making the movie... We live in a time when we're dumbing down as a society. The information is being controlled. The media is controlled.
In high school, my mom's friend was a location scout, and there was a shoot at our house. I came home from school, and the photographer said, 'You should call my friend at this agency.'

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