Laurence at the Montclair Film Festival in May 2015
August 1, 2002|
New York City, U.S.
|Other names||Banoons, Banoona|
|Known for||Pete's Dragon, Southpaw, The Beguiled, Lamb, Bad Moms|
Oona Laurence (born August 1, 2002) is an American actress who is best known for originating the role of Matilda Wormwood in Matilda on Broadway alongside Bailey Ryon, Milly Shapiro, and Sophia Gennusa. She is a New York City-based child actor with credits in film, theater, and television.
After several appearances in regional theatre productions and minor roles in short films and TV episodes, in 2012, Laurence auditioned for the new musical 'Matilda' on Broadway. Laurence landed the role of Matilda, performing in the show from March 4, 2013, to December 15, 2013.
After Matilda, Lawrence transitioned to film acting appearing in American Gladiators, A Little Game, The Grief of Others, I Smile Back, Damsel, Lamb, and Southpaw, portraying the daughter of Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams' characters.
In 2015, Laurence co-starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw. In 2016, she co-starred as Natalie in the film Pete's Dragon, and portrayed the daughter of Mila Kunis' character Amy, Jane Mitchell, in Bad Moms.
|2013||Penny Dreadful||Little Girl||Short|
|Correcting. Perplexing. Patrick.||Jessica Barnwell|
|2014||A Little Game||Becky|
|American Gladiators (AKA Tumorhead)||Jean||Short|
|2015||I Smile Back||Daisy|
|The Grief of Others||Biscuit Ryrie|
|Vicky & Jonny||Young Vicky||Short|
|Bad Moms||Jane Mitchell|
|Lily + Mara||Lily||Short|
|A Bad Moms Christmas||Jane Mitchell|
|The Buried Girl||Holly|
|2011||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Young Phyllis/Phyllis' Daughter||1 episode|
|2012||Louie||Spiteful Mean Girl #4||1 episode|
|2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Zoe Harris||Episode: "Glasgowman's Wrath"|
|2015||Orange Is the New Black||Tiffany – 10 years old||Episode: "A Tittin' and a Hairin'"|
|2016||Blindspot||Maya||Episode: "Swift Hardhearted Stone"|
|2018||Summer Camp Island||Hedgehog (voice)||Main Cast|
|2013||Matilda The Musical||Matilda Wormwood||Broadway, Sam S. Schubert Theatre|
Awards and nominations
|2013||Tony Award||Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre (shared with Sophia Gennusa, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro)||Matilda the Musical||Won|
|2013||Grammy Awards||Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album||Matilda the Musical||Nominated|
|2015||Hell's Half Mile Film and Music Festival||Best Actress||Lamb||Nominated|
|2015||Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Youth Performance||Southpaw||Nominated|
|2016||Young Entertainer Awards||Best Leading Young Actress- Feature Film||Southpaw||Nominated|
|2017||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Teen Actress||Pete's Dragon||Won|
- "Ahhhhh! Happy birthday Oona banoona!!..." August 1, 2015 – via Instagram.
- Kroll, Justin (September 19, 2014). "Disney Finds Its Pete For 'Pete's Dragon' Remake (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved November 14, 2014.
- "5 Things to Know About 'Southpaw's' Oona Laurence - The Tony-winning actress plays Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams' characters' daughter". Hilary Lewis. July 25, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
- "Aimee Laurence, Oona Laurence and Jete Laurence at Broadway Kids Team up For LYRICS FOR LIFE Benefit". broadwayworld.com. September 12, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2016.