Heather Laurie Holden was born on the 17th December 1969, in Los Angeles, California USA, and is an actress who has starred in such series as “The X-Files” (1996 – 2002), “The Shield” (2008 – 2009) and “The Walking Dead” (2010 – 2013), plus landing film roles in “The Majestic” (2001), “Silent Hill” (2006) and “The Mist” (2007). Holden has been active in the entertainment industry since 1980.
How rich is the actress? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of Laurie Holden net worth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in early 2017. Acting is the main source of Laurie wealth.
Laurie Holden Net Worth $2 Million
To begin with, Laurie Holden is the daughter of actors Glenn Corbett (1922 – 1997) and Adrienne Ellis (1944). Holden studied for a year at McGill University where she majored in Economics and Political Science. Then, she moved to the University of California, Los Angeles, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in the field of Theatre Arts.
Concerning her professional career, the first role Holden landed in 1980 was in the miniseries “The Martian Chronicles” which is based on Ray Bradbury’s book of the same title. Afterwards, she appeared in several television series including “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future” (1988), “Father Dowling Mysteries” (1991), and films “Separate Vacations” (1986) and “Physical Evidence” (1989). For the guest role in an episode of the crime series “Due South Holden” (1996) Laurie was nominated for a Gemini Award in the category of the Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series. Her net worth was well set.
Holden attracted the attention of the wider audience creating the supporting role of Marita Covarrubias in the television series “The X-Files” (1996 – 2002). In the film drama “The Majestic” (2001) she starred alongside Jim Carrey, then in the horror film “Silent Hill” (2006) she appeared as police officer Cybil Bennett. In the horror thriller “The Mist” (2007) she portrayed Amanda Dunfrey, and in 2008 she was seen as Olivia Murray in the crime drama “The Shield”.
From 2010 to 2013, Holden had a regular role in the zombie series “The Walking Dead”, and it’s worth saying that she won a Saturn Award as Best Supporting Actress for the above mentioned role. Lately, she starred in “Dumb and Dumber” (2014) as well as landing guest roles in the television series “Major Crimes” (2014 – 2015) and “Chicago Fire” (2015). In 2017, she is portraying Renee in the series “The Americans” aired on FX network. More, she has landed a lead role in the upcoming thriller film “Pyewacket” (2017) by Adam MacDonald.
Finally, in the personal life of the actress, Laurie is still single. She was in a relationship with Norman Reedus, and more recently she was dating Jim Carrey. She has both American and Canadian citizenship, subsequent to her mother’s second marriage to Michael Anderson.
Since 2014, she has belonged to the organization Operation Underground Railroad, which advocates in South America against child trafficking and the child pornography trade. The first case in which Holden was involved was recorded in the documentary film “The Abolitionists”.
It's a little daunting to know you're going to take off your clothes and 16 million people are going to see it. It's not a normal day at the office.
Well, people fall in love with the wrong guy all the time, it doesn't make them bad people.
Driving through much of the southern part of the U.S. reminds me of where I grew up in Canada. The trees, homes, sense of community... I love the South.
I think there's a collective consciousness around the world that there are things beyond our control that have the power to annihilate us, as a species, and it's all rather frightening.
The beauty of 'The Walking Dead' and the beauty of being on a television show for a while, is that, it's your backstory, it's part of what you are, it's what you carry with you every day.
I'm not a runner. I do not like running. I love to swim. I love to surf. I do not like to run.
I'm not interested in playing the victim. I like stories about survivors.
I've had a quite a few nightmares about being chased by walkers.
I've never been a fan of sociopaths who have no conscience. That scares me because they're capable of anything.
It's a fun thing to do: Go to a shooting range with a buddy, knock off a few rounds, release stress.
I love ghost stories but I can't really watch them, especially not by myself because then I can't sleep.
I love my 'Walking Dead' family. This is the best job I ever had.
I think women are amazing and women's friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film.
I'm a bit of a scaredy cat. Personally, I don't like to be kept up at night.
I'm just attracted to good material and great characters and that can come in any form, whether it's television or film or a theatre piece.
When forced to survive in an apocalyptic world, there are some characters that embrace their higher selves with some emerging as natural born leaders, and others succumb to their more base and primal selves and basically transform into savages. It's really a fascinating character study in the exploration of the human psyche.
It's a really dark, emotionally wrenching world that we've created on 'The Walking Dead.'
I really, really, really want to do a silly romantic comedy where I can just have a crush on the guy, trip over myself, and laugh and be goofy. I just feel like all I do is cry, sob, and fight zombies and the bad guys.
I am a tomboy and I love being with the boys and shooting guns and stuff.
I feel defensive about my character because I really love Andrea, and we share the same heart.
I don't want my tombstone to say actress. I want it to say human being.