Laura Kirk

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Laura Kirk
Born Laura Ellen Kirk
Lecompton, Kansas
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Laura Ellen Kirk (born 1966 in Lecompton, Kansas) is an American actress and university professor. She is most known for her role in Lisa Picard Is Famous (2000).


A graduate of the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, Kirk made her film debut in At First Sight, opposite Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino.[1] In 2000, Kirk co-wrote and starred in the comedy film Lisa Picard Is Famous.[2] The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.[3] The film was released in a limited release on August 22, 2001.[4]

She played Shelia Denning in the 2004 made-for-TV movie, A Boyfriend for Christmas, as well as a guest on the television series House and Third Watch.

Kirk earned the award for Best Actress at the Newport Beach Film Festival and a nomination for Best Actress at the Milano International Film Festival for her portrayal of Kelly Conrad in the 2014 drama The Sublime and Beautiful.

She appeared in the 2016 road film American Honey as an affluent Kansas City housewife named Laura who is visited at her home by the lead characters played by Shia LaBeouf and Sasha Lane.

Since 2010, Kirk has served on the faculty of the University of Kansas in the Film and Media Department.[5]



  1. ^ Kaberline, Carolyn (May 4, 2008). "Extraordinary People: Lecompton native finds her role". CJ Online. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Lisa Picard is Famous". Entertainment Weekly. September 13, 2001. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ J. Near, Mitchell (August 30, 2001). "Laura Kirk is almost 'Famous'". LJ World. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Holden, Stephen (August 22, 2001). "FILM REVIEW; Trying to Make It There So They Can Make It Anywhere". New York Times. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ Niccum, Jon (October 9, 2016). "How 'American Honey' and Shia LaBeouf came to Mission Hills". Kansas City Star. Retrieved February 11, 2017. 

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