Laura Ashley Samuels

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Laura Ashley Samuels
Born (1990-08-29) August 29, 1990 (age 28)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Other namesLaura Samuels, Laurel Samuels
Years active2010–present

Laura Ashley Samuels (born August 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Courtney on Awkward., Beth on Modern Family and Pfeiffer on Lopez.

Samuels has also appeared in films such as The Final (2010), In Time (2011), Dumbbells (2014), and Walk of Fame (2017).

Early life[edit]

Samuels was born on August 29, 1990 in Prosper, Texas, the daughter of Sherry and Warren Samuels. In 2008, Samuels moved to Los Angeles when she was 18 years old to pursue a career in acting.[1][2]


Samuels began her acting career in 2010 with the role, Kelli in the horror film, The Final. She followed with guest appearances on American teen sitcoms, True Jackson, VP and Wizards of Waverly Place. In 2011, she starred in the action thriller film, In Time alongside Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde, as Sagita and also guest starred in teen drama, 90210.

In 2012, Samuels starred in three episodes of Awkward. as high school freshman, Courtney. She also starred in the comedy film, Dumbbells as Candy, and had a guest appearance in an episode of Raising Hope as Abigail.

In 2015, Samuels starred in five episodes of Modern Family as Beth, U.S. Coast Guard and ex-fiancée of Andy Bailey, played by Adam DeVine. In 2017, she had a lead role in the comedy film, Walk of Fame with Scott Eastwood and Cory Hardrict as ex-flight attendant, Nikki. She also starred in six episodes of Lopez as Olly's younger sister, Pfeiffer, and starred in an episode of Workaholics.

In February 2019, it was announced that Samuels would star in the upcoming comedy film, 1 Night in San Diego as Brooklyn, alongside Alexandra Daddario, Jenna Ushkowitz and Eric Nelsen.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Final Kelli
Monster Heroes Tambi
2011 In Time Sagita
Getting That Girl Trendy Girl
2013 The Cheating Pact Kylie Hamilton Television film
April Apocalypse Jess
2014 Dumbbells Candy
The Life Lessons of William Gwilliam Sarah
2016 Barrio Tales 2 Bella
2017 Walk of Fame Nikki
2018 Kill Game Courtney
TBA 1 Night in San Diego Brooklyn Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2010 True Jackson, VP Bijou Stinkbottom Episode: "The Hunky Librarian"
Wizards of Waverly Place Sara Episode: "Moving On"
2011 90210 Female staff Member Episode: "Vegas, Maybe?"
2012 Raising Hope Abigail Episode: "Mrs. Smartypants"
Awkward. Courtney 3 episodes
2015 Modern Family Beth 5 episodes
2017 Workaholics Party Girl Episode: "Party Gawds"
Lopez Pfeiffer 6 episodes


  1. ^ "Laura Ashley Samuels – Famed Star". Famed Star. August 8, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2018.
  2. ^ "Laura Ashley Samuels Bio". IMDb.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (February 11, 2019). "Alexandra Daddario, Jenna Ushkowitz & Laura Ashley Samuels To Spend '1 Night In San Diego'". Deadline. Retrieved April 15, 2019.

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