Name: Laurie Holden
Date of Birth: December 17, 1972
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, CA
Character on the X Files: Marita Covarrubias
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Blonde
Awards: Gemini Award (the Canadian equivalent to an Emmy) for best guest star on Due South, 1996
Facts: Laurie Holden holds dual citizenship in both the United States and Canada. She is the daughter of Hollywood character actor Larry Holden and stage and film actress Adrianne Ellis. When she was 5, her parents divorced and her mother married director Michael Anderson. She has a younger brother called Christopher and a half sister.
Laurie then split her time between L.A. and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She received her first film role when she was a young child. While on the set visiting her step-father, director Michael Anderson, a child actress hired to play Rock Hudson's daughter in The Martian Chronicles never made it and Laurie filled in. "All of a sudden, I'm Rock Hudson's daughter."
As a teenager, she won The Look of the Year modeling contest in Toronto. After her freshman year at Montreal's McGill University (as an economics major), she transfered to UCLA and completed her BA in theater arts in 1993. She has studied acting under the late Robert Reed (of Brady Bunch fame). She won her first acting job a week after receiving the "Natalie Wood Acting Award" upon graduating from UCLA. Laurie is perhaps best known for her roles as 'Marita Covarrubias' on "The X-Files" and as 'Mary Travis' on "The Magnificent Seven". Laurie is single and lives in San Fernando, Los Angeles in a one bedroom apartment when not on location.
X Files trivia: In 1998 it was rumoured that she was dating actor and co-star Nicholas Lea
Role Model: actress Jessica Lange
Favourite episode: Patient X
Personal quotes: "I don't want my tombstone to say actress. I want it to say human being."
Filmography: Laurie's TV credits include work on a number of TV movies like Young Catherine, Dead Man's Gun, Echo and Scales of Justice. She has also been in the series The Magnificent Seven and The Martian Chronicles. She has appeared in guest roles on Murder, She Wrote, Highlander and Due South (for which she won a Gemini Award).
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