Miracle Laurie

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Miracle Laurie
10.17.09MiracleLaurieByLuigiNovi.jpg
Laurie at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.
Born(1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 33)
Huntington Beach, California
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
 
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Miracle Laurie
10.17.09MiracleLaurieByLuigiNovi.jpg
Laurie at the Big Apple Convention in Manhattan, October 17, 2009.
Born(1981-08-01) 1 August 1981 (age 33)
Huntington Beach, California
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present

Miracle Laurie is an American actress best known for portraying Mellie, November and Madeleine on the Joss Whedon drama Dollhouse.[1] She is of Filipino descent on her mother's side. Miracle has mentioned at a DragonCon 2013 Whedon panel that her mother can be seen as one of the Fantasy Island (1978–1984) women who greet the arrivals.

Career[edit]

Laurie started towards a professional acting career at Orange Coast College, where she was part of the student-run repertory theatre. She also appeared in several faculty-directed shows at the school. Notable roles from this period include Belle Starr and other female roles in Jessie and the Bandit Queen[2] in 2000 and Ariel in William Shakespeare's The Tempest[3] in 2001.

Laurie's first credited TV role was sorority sister Veronica in "Team", a 2004 episode of Medical Investigation. In 2009, she played Elsa in the pilot episode of The Cabonauts.

That same year, Joss Whedon cast Laurie in his show Dollhouse, which depicted a secret corporation that recruits troubled young people, stores their memories in a computer, wipes their minds (turning them into "dolls"), imprints them with new personalities, and rents them to wealthy people for special assignments. Her first major dramatic role, Laurie played a character named Mellie, who is later revealed to be a doll named November, as well as one of November's other imprinted personalities, and November's original identity, Madeleine.

In addition to acting Laurie dances and plays the ukulele in Uke Box Heroes, a ukulele cover band that she co-formed with her husband.[4]

Laurie and her mother, Cathy Anne, appeared as members of the audience in the October 6, 2010 episode of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and participated in Ferguson's opening monologue during the cold open.[5]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Medical InvestigationVeronicaEpisode: "Team"
2009Cabonauts, TheThe CabonautsElsaEpisode: "Pilot"
2009–2010DollhouseNovember / Madeline Costley15 episodes
2012Any Day NowMonica
2013Scenic RouteJoanne
2014Lust for LoveJenny

References[edit]

  1. ^ "‘Dollhouse’s’ Miracle Laurie doesn’t conform to Hollywood body standards ". Orlando Sentinel. September 9, 2009
  2. ^ "Theater Review - Daily Pilot". Articles.dailypilot.com. 2000-09-23. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  3. ^ "Theatre Review - Daily Pilot". Articles.dailypilot.com. 2001-05-19. Retrieved 2013-11-23. 
  4. ^ Miracle Laurie from "Dollhouse". Somewhere in Vegas, Blog Talk Radio. Accessed May 6, 2009.
  5. ^ "Miracle Laurie — and her mom — on Late Late Show", miraclelaurie.com, October 8, 2010

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