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  • Real name : Laurie Heather Holden
  • Place of birth : Los Angeles
  • Date of birth : 17/12/1972


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Laurie Holden (1972)

Laurie Heather Holden

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Heather Laurie Holden is an American-Canadian actress and human rights activist. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files, Adele Stanton on The Majestic, Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill, Amanda Dumfries in The Mist, Olivia Murray in The Shield, and Andrea in The Walking Dead.


 Early life and education
Holden holds dual citizenship in both the U.S. and Canada. She was born in Los Angeles, in 1969 to actors Glen Corbett and Adrienne Ellis. Her parents divorced, and her mother married to director Michael Anderson. Her first role was on The Martian Chronicles , when she played Rock Hudson's daughter. A graduate of U.C.L.A, she is a member of the National Honor Society and has been the recipient of the prestigious Natalie Wood Acting Award. She is currently enrolled at Columbia University where she is acquiring her Master of Human Rights degree.

 Television and film career
Holden has starred in numerous television and film projects and has received worldwide critical acclaim and honorable recognition for her diverse and eclectic choice of roles.

Early in her career, Holden made a name for herself by costarring opposite Burt Reynolds in Physical Evidence , Vanessa Redgrave in the miniseries Young Catherine and William Shatner in the TV Movie TekWar: TekLab . She played Mabel Dunham in the TV Movie The Pathfinder .

She also found some success playing a memorable recurring role on the seminal sci-fi series The X-Files, that of Marita Covarrubias, a mysterious government worker who becomes an informant to Special Agent Fox Mulder starting in the fourth season of that show through the final one (1996–2002). She also had a supporting role, as Mary Travis, opposite Michael Biehn and Ron Perlman in the remake of the MGM classic The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000) for CBS.

Holden's most notable roles include starring opposite Jim Carrey in Frank Darabont's film The Majestic . As Carrey's long lost love, she received critical acclaim and praise for her performance. Other memorable roles include such hits as Fantastic Four (where she played Michael Chiklis' love interest), playing cult hero Cybil Bennett in Christophe Gans' artistic-horror video game adaptation of Silent Hill , and co-starring as Amanda Dumfries opposite Marcia Gay Harden and Thomas Jane in Stephen King's The Mist . Holden recently starred as Olivia Murray in FX's critically acclaimed series The Shield and has also been seen in AMC's The Walking Dead , based on the graphic novel. Laurie Holden is actively producing film, theatre and television projects in addition to her acting pursuits.

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