Laura Regan

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Laura Regan
Born 1977 (age 36–37)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000-Present
Spouse(s) Farhad Safinia (2007–present)
Parents Gerald Regan (father)
Carole Harrison (mother)
Relatives Geoff Regan (brother)
Nancy Regan (sister)
Kelly Regan (sister in law)

Laura Regan (born 1977) is a Canadian actress, best known for her leading and supporting roles in the films Saving Jessica Lynch, My Little Eye, Wes Craven's They, James Wan's Dead Silence, and How to Be a Serial Killer, along with the recurring role of Jennifer Crane in the TV series Mad Men.

Personal life[edit]

Regan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the youngest in a family of six. Regan is the daughter of Anita Carole Thomas (née Harrison) and former Nova Scotian premier Gerald Regan, and sister of former federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Geoff Regan and Live at Five's Nancy Regan. Her maternal grandfather was Saskatchewan MP John Harrison.[1] She was first attracted to the art of ballet and studied professionally until she sustained an injury at 15 that forced her to quit. She went on to study at McGill University in Montreal where she found herself attracted to theatre. She decided to move to New York City in her final year and completed her degree at the New School University.

Regan's hobbies include skiing, swimming, tennis, yoga, and formerly ballet. Regan is also fluent in French and Italian.

In the summer of 2007, she married Iranian writer and producer Farhad Safinia.

Career[edit]

A combination of acting and modelling skills sent Regan on a path to film with her first role in M. Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable. She landed her first starring role in Robert Harmon's They.

Regan won an award for her role in My Little Eye at the twenty-second Annual Atlantic Film Festival which her father accepted.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Unbreakable Audrey Inverso Age 20
2001 Someone Like You Evelyn
2002 My Little Eye Emma
2002 They Julia Lund
2003 Blessings Shelley TV movie
2003 Saving Jessica Lynch Pfc Jessica Lynch TV movie
2006 Hollow Man 2 Maggie Dalton Direct to-DVD
2007 Poor Boy's Game Emma
2007 Dead Silence Lisa Ashen
2008 How to Be a Serial Killer Abigail
2014 Atlas Shrugged: Part III Dagny Taggart[2]
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Denise Sandler Episode: "Wrong Is Right"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tish Van Der Wahl Episode: "Zoonotic"
2003 Judging Amy Ellen Brady 3 episodes
2003 Cold Case Rosie Miles Episode: "Fly Away"
2004 CSI: Miami Mrs. Riley Episode: "Crime Wave"
2005 Charmed Joanna Episode: "Death Becomes Them"
2005 Ghost Whisperer Serena Hilliard Episode: "Ghost Bride"
2006 Everwood Ruth Episode: "An Ounce of Prevention"
2008 Heartland Lauren Episode: "Corporate Cowgirls"
2008-2010 Mad Men Jennifer Crane 6 episodes
2009 Without a Trace Cate Connelly Episode: "Friends and Neighbors"
2009 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Dr. Felicia Burnett Episode: "The Good Wound"
2010 Burn Notice Sarah Aikins Episode: "Where There's Smoke"
2010 Nikita Lisa Han Episode: "Rough Trade"
2011 Bones Carol Samuel Episode: "The Sin in the Sisterhood"
2011 Closer, TheThe Closer Malin Turner Episode: "Home Improvement"
2011 Castle Rebecca Siegal Episode: "Heartbreak Hotel"
2012 Fairly Legal Episode: "Teenage Wasteland"
2012 NCIS: Los Angeles Carol Walker / Sharon Walker Episode: "Touch of Death"

References[edit]

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  2. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (June 19, 2014). "Conclusion of Atlas Shrugged trilogy pulls out the big guns, casts Ron Paul". The A.V. Club. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 

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