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Laura Vandervoort at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010.
|Born||Laura Diane Vandervoort
September 22, 1984
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Laura Diane Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian television series Instant Star, Kara Zor-El in the American television series Smallville, and Lisa in the ABC science fiction series V.
Life and career
During the first days of her life Vandervoort contracted meningitis, resulting in a severe sickness that lasted a few months. Her parents were told she was not going to survive. Growing up, Vandervoort was involved in several sports such as football, karate, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and baseball. She is related to well known Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent.
After taking several classes and doing background work on Canadian shows such as Road to Avonlea and Harriet the Spy, Vandervoort got her first speaking role in the Canadian children's series Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
After commercials and guest-starring roles on Mutant X, Prom Queen, Goosebumps, Twice in a Lifetime, Doc, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Troubled Waters, The Dresden Files, and a few Disney TV movies (Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire, and Alley Cats Strike), at age 19 Vandervoort landed a lead role as Sadie Harrison on the CTV television series Instant Star, which ran for four seasons.
In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature titled The Lookout with Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode, and Isla Fisher. Several other TV appearances such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation led Vandervoort to the role of Clark Kent's Kryptonian cousin "Kara Kent" (the woman destined to become Supergirl) on the CW series Smallville. She was a regular in season seven, and appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight. She then returned for another two episodes in the 10th and final season of Smallville.
Following the CW and Smallville, Vandervoort then shot the sequel to the feature film Into the Blue titled Into the Blue 2: The Reef. She next filmed an independent production titled The Jazzman, which also starred Canadian stars Michael Ironside (who appeared in the second V mini-series as well as the 1984 V regular series) and Corey Sevier.
In 2010, Vandervoort appeared in the two-part miniseries Riverworld in which she plays Jessie Machalan, the fiancée of war correspondent Matt Ellman who wakes up after death on a planet populated by everyone who has ever lived on Earth. It as also been announced on her official website that Vandervoort has been attached in a feature film called Entitled, which also stars Ray Liotta and Kevin Zegers.
|1999||Penny's Odyssey||Tanya||TV film|
|2000||Alley Cats Strike||Lauren||TV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)|
|2000||Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire||Chelsea Hansen||TV film (Disney Channel Original Movie)
Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie (Comedy): Leading Young Actress
|2004||Prom Queen: The Marc Hall Story||Young Girl||TV film; uncredited|
|2005||Falcon Beach||Ashley||TV film|
|2009||Out of Control||Marcie Cutler||TV film|
|2009||Into the Blue 2: The Reef||Dani White||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Riverworld||Jessie Machalan||TV film|
|2011||The Entitled||Hailey Jones|
|2011||Desperately Seeking Santa||Jennifer Walker||TV film|
|2012||This Means War||Britta|
|2012||Broken Trust||Sophie||TV film|
|2012||Finding Mrs. Claus||Noelle||TV film|
|2013||Life of the Party||Bea|
|1997–98||Goosebumps||Nadine Platt / Sheena Deep||"The Haunted House Game" (season 3: episode 10)
"Deep Trouble: Part 1" (season 4: episode 7)
"Deep Trouble: Part 2" (season 4: episode 8)
|2000||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Ashley Fox||"The Tale of the Laser Maze" (season 2: episode 11)|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Misty Reynolds||"Even Steven" (season 2: episode 15)|
|2001||Mutant X||Tina||"Russian Roulette" (season 1: episode 3)|
|2002||The Gavin Crawford Show||The Girl||1 episode|
|2004–08||Instant Star||Sadie Harrison||Main role; 49 episodes|
|2004||Doc||Annis Bennington||"The Family Tree" (season 5: episode 6)|
|2005||72 Hours: True Crime||Leanne||"Head in a Bucket" (season 2: episode 10)|
|2005||Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye||Gabbie||"Bad Girls" (season 3: episode 18)|
|2007||The Dresden Files||Natalie||"Bad Blood" (season 1: episode 5)|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Miss Tangiers||"Big Shots" (season 7: episode 19)|
|2007–11||Smallville||Kara Zor-El||23 episodes
Main role (season 7)
Guest star (season 8 and season 10)
|2009–11||V||Lisa||Main role; 22 episodes|
|2010–11||Family Guy||Jenny / Bridget||"Brian Writes a Bestseller" (season 9: episode 6)
"Friends of Peter G." (season 9: episode 10)
"Trading Places" (season 9: episode 13)
|2012||White Collar||Sophie Covington||"Parting Shots" (season 4: episode 4)|
|2013||Haven||Arla Cogan||"Reunion" (season 3: episode 12)
"Thanks for the Memories" (season 3: episode 13)
|2013||CSI: NY||Marcy Sullivan||"Nine Thirteen" (season 9: episode 13)|
|2011||Spider-Man: Edge of Time||Mary Jane Watson||Voice only|
- "Laura Vandervoort". Laura Vandervoort. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
- "Esquire Presents Me in My Place with Laura Vandervoort". Retrieved 2013-11-30.
- "Me In My Place with Supergirl Laura Vandervoort". Retrieved 2013-11-30.
- The Hour. Toronto: CBC. Oct 18, 2011.
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- "Supergirl Laura Vandervoort Returns to Smallville". TVGuide.com.
- Riverworld (TV 2010) at the Internet Movie Database
- Lauren Lloyd (2011-10-20). ""Laura Vandervoort Gets Naked Then Painted in PETA's 'Exotic Skins' Ad"". The LAist.
- "Laura Vandervoort Gets BITTEN: Canadian-Born Actress to Star in New Space Original Series". Bell Media.
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