Laura Harris
Laura Elizabeth Harris

(1976-11-20) November 20, 1976 (age 47)
Years active1988–present

Laura Elizabeth Harris (born November 20, 1976[1][2]) is a Canadian actress who has appeared in a wide variety of movies and television shows. She is probably best known for her roles as Marybeth Louise Hutchinson in The Faculty (1998), Maggie in Severance (2006), Daisy Adair in Dead Like Me, and Marie Warner in Season 2 of 24.[3] She took a hiatus from acting in 2015 after almost 28 years, but began reappearing in roles from 2021. She is sometimes credited as Elizabeth Harris and Laura E. Harris.

Early life

Harris is the daughter of schoolteachers. She began acting in radio dramas[4] and animation series when she was five years old.[5] As a child Harris was educated at Crofton House School[5] and attended college through UC correspondence.[6] After working nearly 14 years in television, she broke into feature film acting as a teenager.


Harris is known for her roles as Grim Reaper Daisy Adair in the cable series Dead Like Me [7] and as Marie Warner in the spy drama 24.[5] Her film career dates back to 1990 when she appeared in an adaptation of Stephen King's It as Loni.[8] She appeared as Marybeth Louise Hutchinson in The Faculty in 1998.[9][10]

In 2006, Laura Harris starred as Maggie in a British-German horror film called Severance, directed by Christopher Smith, and written by Smith and James Moran.[11]

In the summer of 2009, she co-starred in the internationally co-produced science fiction series Defying Gravity as Zoe Barnes.[12]

She has also done voice-overs in animated TV shows including The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil, Astonishing X-Men, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and My Little Pony Tales.

While never officially quit acting, she switched her focus in 2010 to education and began attending college at UC Berkeley. While there, she began to show an interest in activism.[13] In 2013, she began working for a tech company that also worked to improve local communities, politically and otherwise.[13]

In 2021, after a 6 year hiatus from acting, Laura took on the role of Willow Ward on the Netflix show Scaredy Cats, appearing in 3 episodes.[13] Also in 2021 Laura had a part in the Lifetime Channel movie Gone Mom.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Stay Tuned Girlfriend #1
1995 Best Wishes Mason Chadwick May
1997 Habitat Deborah Marlowe [14][15]
1997 Suicide Kings Elise Chasten [16]
1997 Kitchen Party Tammy Driscoll
1998 The Faculty Marybeth Louise Hutchinson
1999 The Manor Gillian Ravenscroft [17]
1999 Just the Ticket Alice / 'Cyclops'
2000 The Highwayman Ziggy Watson [18]
2000 The Calling Kristie St. Clair
2001 Going Greek Paige Forrester
2001 Come Together Charlotte Hart
2003 A Mighty Wind Girl Klapper
2003 It's Better to Be Wanted for Murder Than Not to Be Wanted at All Ann Clemons
2006 Severance Maggie
2008 Corporate Affairs Cassie Meyers
2011 Final Sale Ally Graves
2011 Underworld: Endless War Selene (voice)
2012 Path of Souls Grace Hudson [19]
2013 Officer Down Ellen Logue
2013 The Privileged (working title was Deadweight) Julia Westwood
2014 Preggoland Shannon [20]
2021 Gone Mom Audrey


Year Title Role Notes
1988 The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil (voice) Recurring
1990 It Loni TV miniseries
1990 Funky Fables Wendy (voice) Episode: "Peter Pan"
1991–1993 Hillside (aka Fifteen) Ashley Frasier TV series
1992 My Little Pony Tales Bright Eyes (voice) 21 episodes
1994 The Odyssey Vampire Episode: "Night Life"
1994 Highlander: The Series Julia Renquist Episode: "Obsession"
1994 M.A.N.T.I.S. Teenage Girl Episode: "Through the Dark Circle"
1995 The X-Files Andrea Episode: "Die Hand Die Verletzt"
1995 Ebbie Martha Cratchet TV movie
1996 For Those Who Hunt the Wounded Down Lucy Bines TV movie
1996 The Halfback of Notre Dame Jill Volsner TV movie
1996 Susie Q Jannete TV movie
1996 A Kidnapping in the Family Josie Cooper TV movie[21]
1996 Sabrina the Teenage Witch Freddie TV movie
1996 Sliders Margo Hall Episode: "The Young and the Relentless"
1996 Abduction of Innocence Laura Rhoads TV movie
1996 Murder at My Door Valerie Sanders TV movie
1997 The Outer Limits Sarah Hayward Episode: "Feasibility Study"
1997 Moment of Truth: Into the Arms of Danger Jan TV movie
1997 Poltergeist: The Legacy Tracy Lasker Episode: "Rough Beast"
1998 Nobody Lives Forever Kimberly Corley TV movie
1999 Total Recall 2070 Elana Episode: "Nothing Like the Real Thing"
2001 The Outer Limits Mona Lisa 37X Episode: "Mona Lisa"
2002–2003 24 Marie Warner 14 episodes
2003 Jake 2.0 Angela Hamilton / Angela Wright Episode: "The Spy Who Really Liked Me"
2003–2004 Dead Like Me Daisy Adair 24 episodes
2005 A Friend of the Family Alison Shaw TV movie[22]
2005 The Dead Zone Miranda Ellis Episode: "Vanguard"
Episode: "Saved"
2006 The Dead Zone Miranda Ellis Episode: "Forbidden Fruit"
2006 Hollis & Rae Rae Devereauz TV pilot
2006 Four Extraordinary Women Sharon TV movie
2006 Stargate Atlantis Nola Episode: "The Game"
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Diane Kentner Episode: "Fallen Idols"
2007–2008 Women's Murder Club Jill Bernhardt 13 episodes
2009 Defying Gravity Zoe Barnes 13 episodes
2010 Merlin and the Book of Beasts Avlynn TV movie[23]
2010 Warehouse 13 Lauren Andrews Episode: "Merge with Caution"
2011 Snowmageddon Beth Miller TV movie
2012 Astonishing X-Men Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat (voice) 3 episodes
2012 An Officer and a Murderer Det. Jennifer Dobson TV movie
2014 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Elloe Kaifi (voice) Episode: "Planet Leader"
2015 Whole Day Down Ester Episode: "La Cage Aux Artiste"
2021 Scaredy Cats Willow Ward 3 episodes


  1. ^ Laura Harris' bio at
  2. ^ "Close-up: Laura Harris" by Jay Bobbin, Chicago Tribune (16 Dec, 2007) Retrieved from ProQuest 420682332
  3. ^ Wilder, Gabriel (July 14, 2007). "Dead Like Me, series2". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  4. ^ "Tomorrow's Star: At 21, is she Vancouver's next really big thing?" by Glen Schaefer, The Province (13 April, 1998) [Final Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 269171963
  5. ^ a b c "Actor is liberated by role; Laura Harris used to playing women from U.S. Midwest" by Alex Strachan, Leader Post (10 Oct, 2007) [Final Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 349883216
  6. ^ "Learning to love L.A.: Vancouver actress Laura Harris finds the heart behind Tinseltown's glitz" by Glen Schaefer, The Province (1 April, 2001) [Final Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 269276184
  7. ^ "Soul Survivors Dead Like Me's Reapers Find Romance in Second Season" by Tom Jicha, South Florida Sun-Sentinel (24 July, 2004) [Broward Metro Edition] Retrieved from ProQuest 387733667
  8. ^ "Stephen King's IT: Every Future Star In The 1990 Miniseries" by Michael Kennedy at
  9. ^ The Faculty review by Dennis Harvey at
  10. ^ "Good For Her: A Timeline of Women Monsters In Film" by Sharai Bohannon at
  11. ^ Severance review by Derek Elley at
  12. ^ "Inner-Space Problems in Outer Space" by Alessandra Stanley at
  13. ^ a b c d Lee, Nick (June 21, 2022). "Whatever Happened To Laura Harris? (2022 Update)". Ned Hardy. Retrieved June 22, 2023.
  14. ^ "'Habitat': Future Schlock" by Tom Shales at
  15. ^ "Quebec Scene" at
  16. ^ Suicide Kings review by Joe Leydon at
  17. ^ The Manor review by Cathy Meils at
  18. ^ The Highwayman review by Erin Richter at
  19. ^ "Industry pact brings first-run films to First Nation reserves" by Etan Vlessing at
  20. ^ "Coming Soon: Preggoland" by Julianna Cummins at
  21. ^ "Abc Monday Night Movie a Kidnapping in the Family" by John P. McCarthy at
  22. ^ "Broadcast: Mo’ MOWs from Filmworks" at
  23. ^ "Sonoda shooting Beasts" by Cheryl Binning at