Laura Harrier

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Laura Harrier
Laura Harrier Cannes 2018 2.jpg
Born (1990-03-28) March 28, 1990 (age 29)
Alma materWilliam Esper Studio
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2013–present

Laura Harrier (born March 28, 1990[1]) is an American actress and model. Harrier was first recognized for her portrayal of Destiny Evans in the short-lived reboot of the American soap opera One Life to Live in 2013. In 2017, she made her major film debut portraying Liz Allan[2] in Spider-Man: Homecoming.[3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Harrier was born March 28, 1990[1] in Chicago, Illinois,[6] and was raised in Evanston, Illinois.[6] She is biracial.[7] She attended Evanston Township High School from 2004-2008. Her father works in insurance and her mother is a speech pathologist.[8] She has one younger brother.[7]

Harrier left home for New York at age 18 to attend the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Upon arrival, Harrier fell into modeling and deferred enrollment to the university.[7] Modeling was not a job that Harrier intended to do for long. Eventually, she decided that she wanted to pursue acting and attended William Esper Studio acting school in New York City.[8][7]



Harrier appeared in the reboot of American soap opera One Life to Live (2013) as Destiny Evans. She has also been in projects such as The Last Five Years (2014) and 4th Man Out (2016).

Harrier had her major film debut playing Peter Parker's one-time love interest Liz Allan in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). In June 2017, it was announced that Harrier would be portraying Millie Montag in HBO's film adaptation of acclaimed novel Fahrenheit 451, opposite Michael B. Jordan;[9] however, she was later cut from the film.[10] Harrier co-starred as a civil rights activist in the thriller film BlacKkKlansman (2018), opposite John David Washington, Adam Driver, and Topher Grace.[11]

Harrier will next star in Balance, Not Symmetry, opposite Bria Vinaite and Scott Miller, directed by Jamie Adams.[12]

Modelling and fashion[edit]

Harrier has modelled for campaigns with companies such as Garnier, Urban Outfitters, American Eagle and L'Oréal, and has turned up on the pages of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Glamour.

In 2016, Harrier starred in "The Realest Real", a short film for luxury French fashion brand Kenzo directed by Carrie Brownstein. Harrier is currently part of Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton campaigns and is an ambassador for luxury Italian jewelry brand Bvlgari.[13]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2013 One Life to Live Destiny Evans 43 episodes
2014 Unforgettable Amber Episodes: "The Haircut", "The Island"
2014 The Last Five Years Manuscript Woman Film
2014 Galyntine Wylie Television film
2015 4th Man Out Dorothy Cuda Film
2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming Liz Allan Film
2018 Fahrenheit 451 Millie Montag Television film; deleted scenes[9][10]
2018 BlacKkKlansman Patrice Film
2019 Balance, Not Symmetry Shirley-Caitlin Walker Film
2020 Bios TBA Film, post-production
2020 The Starling TBA Film, post-production


  1. ^ a b Chang, Mahalia (July 3, 2017). "Everything You Need To Know About 'Spider-Man' Babe, Laura Harrier". Elle.
  2. ^ Laura Harrier confirmed in July 2017 in an interview with Total Film that the character goes by her mother's maiden name "Allan" within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that the character would become Firestar in a future film.
  3. ^ Anderson, Ethan (July 25, 2016). "Spider-Man Homecoming Characters Revealed". /Film.
  4. ^ Geier, Thom (April 15, 2016). "'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Casts Laura Harrier From 'One Life to Live' (Exclusive)". TheWrap.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (April 16, 2016). "Tony Revolori and Laura Harrier Join 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'". Variety.
  6. ^ a b "Laura Harrier, star of 'Spiderman: Homecoming' returns to Chicago". WLS-TV. June 21, 2017.
  7. ^ a b c d Weatherford, Ashley (July 5, 2017). "Laughing and Crying With Laura Harrier, the New Star of Spider-Man". The Cut.
  8. ^ a b Ortved, John (June 14, 2016). "Laura Harrier". Interview.
  9. ^ a b Petski, Denise (June 2017). "'Fahrenheit 451': Laura Harrier Cast As Millie In HBO Movie". Deadline Hollywood.
  10. ^ a b Pond, Steve (May 9, 2018). "'BlacKkKlansman' Star Laura Harrier on Going From Spider-Man's Homecoming to Cannes Red Carpet". The Wrap. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (25 October 2017). "Adam Driver Joins Spike Lee's 'Black Klansman'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  12. ^ Grater, Tom (October 5, 2018). "Laura Harrier, Bria Vinaite, Lily Newmark board 'Balance, Not Symmetry' with Biffy Clyro (exclusive)". Screen International. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Basel World". Bulgari. Retrieved July 9, 2017.

Further reading[edit]

  • Eckardt, Stephanie (2017 June). "Laura Harrier Isn't in Spider-Man: Homecoming Just to Look Pretty for Peter Parker", W. retrieved from

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