Laura Vandervoort is a versatile actress who not only crosses over genres but also changes from character to character flawlessly embracing the essence of every role she plays. From being listed in Maxim’s Top 100 hottest women two years in a row to spearheading a national PETA campaign to starring in a hit studio film alongside Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, Laura’s career is full of momentum. Best known for her roles on the television shows “Smallville” “Bitten” and “V,” she has built a loyal, international fan base of men and women of all ages.
Laura currently stars as ‘Elena Michaels’, the world’s only female werewolf in the Space original series “Bitten,” produced by No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and Entertainment One (eOne). Based on the “Women of the Otherworld” novels by author Kelley Armstrong, a foster child, Elena thought she finally found her “happily ever after” with her new love Clayton, but with one small bite, her life was changed forever and she was forced to survive life with the pack as the only female werewolf.
Laura first began her career in background work on Canadian commercials and TV shows, then landed her first speaking role at the age of thirteen, for the children’s series “Goosebumps” and “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” She went on to take acting classes and book other TV guest star roles and at nineteen, while attending York University, Laura landed the lead 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-fi drama. She remained on the series for 4 years. 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 Jazzman,” “Out of Control,” “Damage” and 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-fi series “V” amongst Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) and Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”). After “V,” 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,” and the hit side-splitting comedy, “Ted” directed by Seth Macfarlane, starring Mark Wahlberg. “Bitten” season three is currently underway wrapping up production December 2015.
In addition, Laura has written a children’s book “Super Duper Deelia” which has now been optioned into a live action TV series partnering with Shaftesbury Entertainment. Laura is executive producer and creator of the series which will begin filming within the year.