Actress Laurel Harris is grabbing attention and gaining fans of all ages for her recent roles as the on-screen Mom to some young protagonists.
Adolescent girls and their parents will recognize Laurel from the 2013 American Girl franchise film “Saige Paints the Sky.” She lovingly played Mrs. Copeland, the kind-hearted and supportive Mom of the films young heroine.
Now, boys and action-thriller fans will get to know Laurel from her current role in “Odd Thomas,” based on the novel by Dean Koontz and directed by Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy”). Laurel steps-in as the wife of the town Sheriff (Willem Dafoe) and the mother-figure to our hero Odd (Anton Yelchin), as he tries to stop a disaster of apocalyptic proportions. Of course, the teens won’t appreciate the comedic romantic fodder that Laurel and Willem offer the story, but it will definitely resonate with parents.
Up next, Laurel will be transforming into a strict ‘mommy-dearest’ type for the new indie feature, “The Creep Behind the Camera,” set to premiere in Amsterdam this April.
Laurel has been popping up in indie films for years, including “Legacy of the Tengu” and “Fall River.” She even created her own film, “Milk, Sugar, Cream & Air,” which screened at several festivals around the country. A Colorado native, Laurel was first drawn to the world of dance, both performing and later as a choreographer before lending her talents to acting.
Laurel Harris is certainly proving to be a talented ‘mommy’ not to be missed.
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"Odd Thomas" - poster
"Saige Paints the Sky" - poster