Laurie Fortier

Laurie Fortier

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Laurie Fortier
Born 1973/1974 (age 42–43)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–present

Laurie Fortier (born c. 1974[1]) is an American actress. She is known for her television work on Running the Halls, Push and Hemlock Grove, and for her film work in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday and The In Crowd.

Career[edit]

Fortier made her debut in the NBC teen comedy series Running the Halls[2] in 1993, playing Holiday Friedman, one of the lead roles. In 1998 she was one of the leads on ABC’s short-lived drama/soap opera Push, playing gymnast and Olympic hopeful Cara Bradford.[3][4]

Fortier appeared in the film To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday in 1996, playing the role of Cindy, the flirtatious best friend of Claire Danes‘ character.[5] In 2000 she appeared in the comedy film Dean Quixote as Annie.[6] The same year Fortier also appeared in the thriller film The In Crowd playing the role of Kelly who has a crush on the lead character, Brittany, played by Susan Ward;[7] Fortier’s portrayal elicited mildly positive notice from The New York Times reviewer Elvis Mitchell.[8]

In 2013 Fortier joined the cast of the Netflix supernatural drama Hemlock Grove, playing the role of Marie Godfrey, one of the series’ mortal characters.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Fortier was born and raised in Pasadena, California.[6] She was selected to be a Rose Princess in the 103rd Tournament of Roses Parade, which took place on January 1, 1992.[1][6] She briefly studied at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.[6]

Fortier is married to director Deran Sarafian, and they have two children together.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Cindy Bayles
2000 Dean Quixote Annie
2000 The In Crowd Kelly
2006 Surveillance Claire
2007 Stories USA Bunny Segment: “Club Soda”
2015 No Deposit Angie Vanenti
2016 A New York Christmas Shannon Post-production
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Running the Halls Holiday Friedman Main role, 13 episodes
1995 Boy Meets World Jasmine Episodes: “On the Air”, “Pop Quiz”
1995 Kirk Megan Episode: “Night at the Movies”
1996 Sliders Nicky Episode: “Rules of the Game”
1996 Her Costly Affair Liz Television movie (NBC)
1997 The Big Easy Nikki Tilling Episode: “Long and Short”
1998 Push Cara Bradford Main role, 8 episodes (3 aired, 5 unaired)
1998 Chicago Hope Prostitute Double Episode: “The Other Cheek”
1999 Cupid Model Episode: “A Great Personality”
1999 V.I.P. Cynthia Murdoch Episode: “Escape from Val-catraz”
2000 Rocky Times Lynn Unsold television pilot
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Janine Wood Episode: “Let the Seller Beware”
2005 E-Ring Dr. Valerie Levin Episode: “Breath of Allah”; uncredited[citation needed]
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nancy Episode: “A Bullet Runs Through It: Part 1”
2007 House M.D. Darnell Episode: “Ugly”
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carrie Jones Episode: “Sqweegel”
2011 No Ordinary Family Melissa Rainey Episode: “No Ordinary Powell”
2011 CSI: NY Old Man[10] Episode: “Identity Crisis”
2012 Perception Dr. Elaine Steinman Episode: “Cipher”
2013 Franklin & Bash Allison Burien Episode: “Coffee and Cream”
2013–14 Hemlock Grove Marie Godfrey Recurring role, 13 episodes
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Bridgette Anderson Episode: “O kela me keia manawa”
2014 Castle U.S. Attorney Stephanie Goldmark Episode: “The Greater Good”
2014 Rush Molly Wilcox Episode: “Because I Got High”[11]
2014 Stalker Stella Episode: “Tell All”
2016 Game of Silence Tammy Episodes: “Ghosts of Quitman”, “Into the Black”
2017 Fatal Defense Gwen Walsh Television movie (Lifetime)
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