Laura Slade Wiggins

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Laura Slade Wiggins
Laura Slade Wiggins 2010 September 12 at Silverlake Lounge.jpg
Wiggins in 2010
Born (1988-08-08) August 8, 1988 (age 32)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • musician
Years active2006–present

Laura Slade Wiggins (born August 8, 1988) is an American actress, singer and musician. She is most known for her roles in Shameless, The Tomorrow People, Starving in Suburbia and Rings.

Early life[edit]

Wiggins was born in Athens, Georgia, the daughter of Kathy Wiggins and prominent Athens attorney Mark Wiggins.[1] She has one brother.[2]


She has guest starred in various shows including Eleventh Hour,[3] and in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled "World's End".[4] She also played a pregnant teenager in an episode of the fourth season of Private Practice called "The Hardest Part".[5] She had a recurring role in the 2013 series The Tomorrow People.[6] Wiggins joined the Showtime dramedy Shameless, as Karen Jackson, a series regular.[7]

In 2014, Wiggins appeared in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Comic Perversion" as Carly Rydell.[8] Wiggins played the main character "Hannah Warner" in Starving in Suburbia which aired on Lifetime on April 26, 2014.[9][10] In 2017, Wiggins appeared in the horror film Rings, the third installment of the Ring franchise.[11] In 2019, she played a supporting role in the Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.

Personal life[edit]

Wiggins married stuntman Kyle Weishaar in Colbert, Georgia on June 23, 2018.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Dance of the Dead BFF #1
2011 Day of the Living Amy Short film
2012 Hit List 13-yr old Charlotte
2014 The Ganzfeld Haunting Molloy
2014 Hard Drive Debs
2016 Take Flight Grace
2016 20th Century Women Lynette Winters
2017 Rings Faith
2017 Cradle Swapping Michelle
2017 Jax In Love Daisy Short film
2019 Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Helen Corning
2019 Stand! Rebecca Almazoff
2019 Along Came the Devil 2 Jordan
2020 InstaPsycho Maddie Reynolds


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Not Like Everyone Else Kimberly Television film
2007 Girl, Positive Lindsey Carter Television film
2008 Eleventh Hour Belinda Shea Episode: "Flesh"
2011-2013 Shameless Karen Jackson 30 episodes
2011 Private Practice Lisa Episode: "The Hardest Part"
2011 Cooper and Stone Maya Television film
2012 The Finder Claire Episode: "Eye of the Storm"
2012 Blackbox TV Monica Stratford Episode: "Silverwood: Red Ink"
2013 Perception Patti Walace Episode: "Toxic
2013 The Cheating Pact Meredith Porter Television film
2013-2014 The Tomorrow People Irene Quinn 5 episodes
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carly Rydell Episode: "Comic Perversion"
2014 Intelligence Rebecca Strand Episode: "Cain and Gabriel"
2014 Starving in Suburbia Hannah Warner Television film
2010-2014 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Zoe Tate / Singer #4 Episode: "Dead Rails" (as Zoe Tate),
Episode: "World's End (as Singer #4)
2015 Comedy Sketch TV Time, Okay? Siri Episode: "Holographic iPhone Siri"
2017 Chicago P.D. Juliana Parks Episode: "Remember the Devil"


  1. ^ "Mark Wiggins". Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  2. ^ "My brother is the one with the Mohawk! He's the reason I #keepitreal #HappySiblingsDay". Twitter. April 10, 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Laura Wiggins". Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Dudak, Cory (February 25, 2015). "We're 'Shameless' With Our Love for Laura Wiggins". Archived from the original on March 12, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  5. ^ Star Scoop, The (February 27, 2011). "Laura Wiggins Interview: Everybody was kind of terrified of Shameless!". The Star Scoop. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  6. ^ Baker, Cory (December 12, 2013). "The Tomorrow People Mid-season Finale Review: To the Other Side". Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  7. ^ Wagner, Curt (January 8, 2012). "Shameful 'Shameless' audition won Laura Wiggins her role". Red Eye Chicago. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Law and Order Special Victims Unit". Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Laura Wiggins in "Starving in Suburbia". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on October 24, 2018. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  10. ^ Neumyer, Scott (April 25, 2014). "Laura Slade Wiggins Talks Thinspiration, Starving in Suburbia & Shameless". Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (September 22, 2016). "The Ring' Threequel Delayed for the Third Time by Paramount". Variety. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  12. ^ Briese, Nicole (July 20, 2018). "Pics! 'Shameless' Star Laura Slade Wiggins Reveals Wedding Album". US Magazine. Retrieved April 21, 2019.

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