Laura Breckenridge

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Laura Breckenridge
BornLaura Marie Breckenridge
(1983-08-22) August 22, 1983 (age 29)
Flourtown, Pennsylvania, USA
Alma materPrinceton University
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
 
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Laura Breckenridge
BornLaura Marie Breckenridge
(1983-08-22) August 22, 1983 (age 29)
Flourtown, Pennsylvania, USA
Alma materPrinceton University
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present

Laura Marie Breckenridge (born August 22, 1983) is an American actress, best known for her role as college student Rose Sorelli on the television series Related.[1][2]

Biography[edit source | edit]

Laura Breckenridge was born August 22, 1983 in Flourtown, Pennsylvania to John and Diane Breckenridge.[1] She trained as a dancer with the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, the School of American Ballet in New York City, and the Royal Ballet in London.[1] As a teenager she began appearing in films and television programs, beginning with a minor role in Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998) as the twelve-year-old Gabby. Additional minor television roles followed in 2001 for The Jersey and Boston Public.

In February 2002, Breckenridge landed a role on Broadway in a revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible,[2] appearing alongside Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, and Kristen Bell.[3] The production ran for 101 performances from March 7 to June 9. In the fall of 2002, Breckenridge began her studies at Princeton University, soon joining the BodyHype Dance Company and getting involved in the theater scene on campus.[4] In her sophomore year, she took her first break from school to appear in the Off-Broadway play The Moonlight Room.[4]

In 2005, Breckenridge appeared in her first major film role as Bell Granger in Southern Belles. That same year, she made her debut on The WB's Related as college student Rose Sorelli. She would end up starring in nineteen episodes of that television series. In 2006, she played the role of Colins in the film Loving Annabelle, about a Catholic school student who falls in love with her female teacher. Breckenridge also appeared in the films Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007) as Dara, The Favor (2007) as Young Caroline, Beautiful Loser (2008) as Tracy, and Amusement (2008) as Shelby Leds.

In 2008, after a four-year sabbatical from school, Breckenridge returned to Princeton to complete her studies while continuing her acting career.[1][4] In 2010, she graduated from Princeton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics.[1] During these years, Breckenridge appeared in three episodes of the popular television series Gossip Girl (2009), as well as the television series Drop Dead Diva (2010) as Dawn Lucas, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Julie Crenshaw.

In 2011, Breckenridge guest starred on Grey's Anatomy in the role of Julia. Later that year, she starred in the holiday film A Christmas Kiss, which first aired on December 11, 2011 on the Ion Television network.

In 2012, Breckenridge continued her work on television series, including CSI: NY in the episode "Clean Sweep" as Lisa Roberts, The Mob Doctor in the episode "Legacy" as Sara Anderson, and Blue Bloods in the episode "Higher Education" as Dana.

Filmography[edit source | edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by FiveGabby
2000Jersey, TheThe JerseyEpisode: "The Girlfriend"
2001Definitely MaybeEpisode: "Pilot"
2001Boston PublicJaniceEpisode: "Chapter Seventeen"
2005Southern BellesBell Granger
2005HavocRunaway
2005–06RelatedRose Sorelli19 episodes
2006Loving AnnabelleColins
2007I Hate MusicalsMelissaShort film
2007TresCamillaShort film
2007Let Them Chirp AwhileDara
2007Favor, TheThe FavorYoung Caroline
2008Beautiful LoserTracy
2008AmusementShelby Leds
2009Hit and RunMary MurdochVideo
2009Gossip GirlRachel Carr3 episodes
2010BoybandSamantha Hughes
2010Drop Dead DivaDawn LucasEpisode: "Queen of Mean"
2010CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJulie CrenshawEpisode: "Blood Moon"
2011Grey's AnatomyJuliaEpisode: "Not Responsible"
2011A Christmas KissWendy Walton
2012CSI: NYLisa RichardsEpisode: "Clean Sweep"
2012Blue BloodsDanaEpisode: "Higher Education"
2012–13The Mob DoctorSara AndersonEpisode: "Legacy", "Resurrection"
2013BobbingtonKlinePilot

References[edit source | edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Laura Breckenridge: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Southern, Nathan. "Laura Breckenridge". Allmovie. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Crucible". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Flynn, Elinor (March 5, 2009). "Spotted: 'Gossip Girl' Laura Breckenridge '10". Daily Princeton. Retrieved December 25, 2012. 

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