Hello, I'm Laura. I grew up between Hong Kong and New Zealand, where my energy went to art, dance, sport, snow skiing and flying planes.
Acting is something I knew I was called to do since I was eight, after being approached to star in a documentary because of my red hair. I started working towards a career as an actress at age thirteen after a big turning point. I got my first agent at fifteen and did drama classes, amateur plays and short films throughout school.
After high school, I moved to Sydney, Australia where I completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. I balanced various part time jobs and acting classes on the side, then went on to study full time at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Melbourne, Australia - graduating in 2015.
In 2016 I had the opportunity to live in Los Angeles for over a year on a J1 visa, giving me a huge insight to the industry. I came to realise that I was chasing the same dream as everyone else (not for the JOY in myself). Drawn to the fantasy that really doesn't exist except in the media. Films are magical to me and have taught me so much about my own life and the lives of others. But I've also found that part of their magic can make us think our own lives in comparison are not as important.
I have done some soul searching, travelled, spent a lot of time alone, met some incredible people and mentors, and recently completed a traditional yoga teacher training. I have cleansed out some of the old beliefs in my mind and have started to welcome in the new.
I have come back to that same feeling I had at eight years old. I want to act in theatre and film projects that make my soul dance and make the soul's dance of the people who view them. I want to reflect people's lives back to them through the roles I play and the stories I tell, and inspire them to grow.
As well as an actress, I am a freelance photographer; focusing on portraiture & documentary style photography - both professionally and as a hobby. I have worked as a fashion photographer’s assistant and a "BTS" photographer on various film sets. I also create promotional films for small business's.
I welcome in any work that allows me to connect & collaborate with like minded people, while feeling creative, free and of service!
Based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Open to travel and work anywhere in the world.
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