Ashley Laurence

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Ashley Laurence
AshleyLaurence.jpg
Photographed in April 2009
Born Lori Cohen
(1966 -05-28) May 28, 1966 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Artist
Years active 1984–present
Known for Hellraiser series
Website
www.ashleylaurence.com

Ashley Laurence, born Lori Cohen on May 28, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, is an American film and television actress. She is noted for her appearances in horror films, particularly the Hellraiser series.

Career[edit]

Laurence first appeared as Kirsty Cotton, the protagonist of the first Hellraiser movie (1987), then reprised her role in the sequel Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) and had a cameo appearance in Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (1992). The only other entry in the series to feature Laurence is Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002).

Laurence has also starred in The Lurking Fear (1994) (an adaptation of the H. P. Lovecraft story "The Lurking Fear") and Savate (1995). She was featured in the 2004 E! True Hollywood Story episode "Scream Queens".

In 2004, she took a role in Lightning Bug. She plays the mother of a teenage boy who wants to become a special makeup effects artist (a fictionalized version of the director's own life). In a homage to her role in the Hellraiser films, she is seen picking up a copy of Fangoria magazine with Pinhead on the cover.

Though most of her work has been in film, during the course of her career she has appeared in episodes of television series such as Suddenly Susan, ER and Beverly Hills, 90210, and has been featured in national television commercials for Geico as well as having been the sexy Coors Light "Beerman" in one of the company's national ad campaigns. She was also featured in the Hallmark television movies Gentle Ben and Gentle Ben: Danger on the Mountain.

In 2008, she appeared in the movie Red, based on the novel by Jack Ketchum. She also appeared in Slipknot's short film for their song Snuff, which was released in December 2009.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Hellraiser Kirsty Cotton
1988 Hellbound: Hellraiser II Kirsty Cotton
1990 Face the Edge Jane
1992 Mikey Shawn Gilder
1992 Deuce Coupe Marie Vitelli
1992 Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Kirsty Cotton
1994 Lurking Fear, TheThe Lurking Fear Cathryn Farrell
1994 Stranger by Night Nicole Miller Video
1995 Savate Mary Parker Video
1995 Felony Laura Bryant
1996 Real Thing, TheThe Real Thing Carla
1997 Cupid Jennifer Taylor
1998 Murder of Crows, AA Murder of Crows Janine DeVrie
1999 Warlock III: The End of Innocence Kris Miller Video
2000 Cypress Edge Brittany Trummel
2002 Hellraiser: Hellseeker Kirsty Cotton Gooden Video
2004 Lightning Bug Jenny Graves
2007 Chill Maria Video
2008 Red Mrs. McCormack

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1984-1985 Capitol Brenda Clegg TV series
1986 Highway to Heaven Genna Episode: "Sail Away"
1989 Monsters Jodie Episode: "The Match Game"
1989 Hunter Erica Episode: "Investment in Death"
1995 Legend Libbie Custer Episode: "Custer's Next to Last Stand"
1995 Triplecross Julia Summers TV film
1995 American Cop Gina TV film
1996 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Daniela Episode: "Protean Challenge"
1997 Suddenly Susan Pam Episode: "The Ways and Means"
1999 Beverly Hills, 90210 Ashley Reese Episode: "Fortune Cookie"
2000 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Sandy Episode: "Damsel"
2002 Gentle Ben Dakota TV film
2003 Gentle Ben 2: Danger on the Mountain Dakota TV film
2004 ER Campbell Episode: "Just a Touch"
2005 Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder Francine TV film

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