Laura Vandervoort

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Laura Vandervoort
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Laura Vandervoort at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornLaura Diane Vandervoort
(1984-09-22) September 22, 1984 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Website
www.lauravandervoort.com
 
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Laura Vandervoort
Laura Vandervoort by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Laura Vandervoort at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
BornLaura Diane Vandervoort
(1984-09-22) September 22, 1984 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Website
www.lauravandervoort.com

Laura Dianne Vandervoort[1] (born September 22, 1984)[1] is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian television series Instant Star, Kara Zor-El in the American television series Smallville, and Lisa in the ABC science fiction series V. She currently stars in Bitten (TV Series) a TV adaption of Kelley Armstrong's book series Women of the Otherworld as Elena Michaels.

Life and career[edit]

During the first days of her life Vandervoort contracted meningitis, resulting in a severe sickness that lasted a few months. Her parents were told she was not going to survive.[2][3] Growing up, Vandervoort was involved in several sports such as football, karate, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and baseball.[1] She is related to well known Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent.[4]

After taking several classes and doing background work on Canadian shows such as Road to Avonlea and Harriet the Spy, Vandervoort got her first speaking role in the Canadian children's series Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.

After commercials and guest-starring roles on Mutant X, Prom Queen, Goosebumps, Twice in a Lifetime, Doc, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Troubled Waters, The Dresden Files, and a few Disney TV movies (Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire, and Alley Cats Strike), at age 19 Vandervoort landed a lead role as Sadie Harrison on the CTV television series Instant Star, which ran for four seasons.

In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature titled The Lookout with Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode, and Isla Fisher. Several other TV appearances such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation led Vandervoort to the role of Clark Kent's Kryptonian cousin "Kara Kent" (the woman destined to become Supergirl) on the CW series Smallville. She was a regular in season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight.[5] She then returned for another two episodes in the 10th and final season of Smallville.[6]

Following the CW and Smallville, Vandervoort then shot the sequel to the feature film Into the Blue titled Into the Blue 2: The Reef. She next filmed an independent production titled The Jazzman, which also starred Canadian stars Michael Ironside (who appeared in the second V mini-series as well as the 1984 V regular series) and Corey Sevier.

Vandervoort portrayed "Lisa," an extraterrestrial Visitor, in the 2009 ABC series V, a reboot of the 1980s science fiction franchise of the same name.

In 2010, Vandervoort appeared in the two-part miniseries Riverworld in which she plays Jessie Machalan, the fiancée of war correspondent Matt Ellman who wakes up after death on a planet populated by everyone who has ever lived on Earth.[7] It as also been announced on her official website that Vandervoort has been attached in a feature film called Entitled, which also stars Ray Liotta and Kevin Zegers.

In October 2011, she posed for PETA as part of the "Exotic Skins" campaign.[8] In 2012, she had a small role in Seth MacFarlane's hit comedy film Ted.

She is slated to appear in the Syfy channel's TV adaptation of the Kelley Armstrong novel Bitten, which will premiere on January 13, 2014.[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Penny's OdysseyTanyaTV film
2000Alley Cats StrikeLaurenTV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
2000Mom's Got a Date with a VampireChelsea HansenTV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy): Leading Young Actress
2004Prom Queen: The Marc Hall StoryYoung GirlTV film; uncredited
2005Falcon BeachAshleyTV film
2006Troubled WatersCarolyn
2007The LookoutKelly
2009Out of ControlMarcie CutlerTV film
2009Into the Blue 2: The ReefDani WhiteDirect-to-video
2009The JazzmanSara
2009DamageFrankieDirect-to-video
2010RiverworldJessie MachalanTV film
2011The EntitledHailey Jones
2011Desperately Seeking SantaJennifer WalkerTV film
2012This Means WarBritta
2012Broken TrustSophieTV film
2012TedTanya
2012Finding Mrs. ClausNoelleTV film
2013Cubicle WarriorsJessica
2013Life of the PartyBea
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1997–98GoosebumpsNadine Platt / Sheena Deep"The Haunted House Game" (season 3: episode 10)
"Deep Trouble: Part 1" (season 4: episode 7)
"Deep Trouble: Part 2" (season 4: episode 8)
2000Are You Afraid of the Dark?Ashley Fox"The Tale of the Laser Maze" (season 2: episode 11)
2000Twice in a LifetimeMisty Reynolds"Even Steven" (season 2: episode 15)
2001Mutant XTina"Russian Roulette" (season 1: episode 3)
2002The Gavin Crawford ShowThe Girl1 episode
2004–08Instant StarSadie HarrisonMain role; 49 episodes
2004DocAnnis Bennington"The Family Tree" (season 5: episode 6)
200572 Hours: True CrimeLeanne"Head in a Bucket" (season 2: episode 10)
2005Sue Thomas: F.B.EyeGabbie"Bad Girls" (season 3: episode 18)
2007The Dresden FilesNatalie"Bad Blood" (season 1: episode 5)
2007CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMiss Tangiers"Big Shots" (season 7: episode 19)
2007–11SmallvilleKara Zor-El23 episodes
Main role (season 7)
Guest star (season 8 and season 10)
2009–11VLisaMain role; 22 episodes
2010–11Family GuyJenny / Bridget"Brian Writes a Bestseller" (season 9: episode 6)
"Friends of Peter G." (season 9: episode 10)
"Trading Places" (season 9: episode 13)
2012White CollarSophie Covington"Parting Shots" (season 4: episode 4)
2013HavenArla Cogan"Reunion" (season 3: episode 12)
"Thanks for the Memories" (season 3: episode 13)
2013CSI: NYMarcy Sullivan"Nine Thirteen" (season 9: episode 13)
2014BittenElena Michaels
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Spider-Man: Edge of TimeMary Jane WatsonVoice only

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