Laura Spencer – Wiki Bio
American actress Laura Spencer was born under the zodiac sign Taurus on 8 May 1986, in Oklahoma City USA. She has 53 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Emily Sweeney in 17 episodes (2014-2017) of the romantic comedy series “The Big Bang Theory”, which starred Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki, and was created by Bill Prady and Chuck Lorre. It follows the lives of two brilliant but socially awkward physicists and their new neighbor, the series aired from 2007 through 2019, and won 79 of its 333 award nominations.
Laura hasn’t had any roles in the past two years, but hasn’t officially retired from acting.
Education and early life
Laura was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma by her father Richard von Seelen and mother Carolyn von Seelen, but she rarely speaks about them in public as she respects their privacy; Laura’s also believed to be an only child, as she hasn’t spoken about having siblings.
She studied at Santa Fe High School and was into multiple activities during her time there, including acting, playing volleyball and dancing; Laura matriculated in 2004, and then planned to pursue acting but was persuaded by her parents to continue working on her education.
She thus enrolled at University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2008.
Roles in movies
Laura’s debut film role was playing Wendy in the 2009 drama “Barking Water”, which starred Gabriel Pelayo and Bebe Harjo, and was written and directed by Sterlin Harjo. It follows Frankie who’s dying and wants to make amends with Irene who’s finding it hard to forgive him.
A couple of Laura’s following roles were in the horror “The Familiar”, the short comedy “Nabot” and the romantic comedy “OU, I Love You”, all released in 2009. She portrayed one of the lead characters Heidi in the popular 2010 drama “In the Land of Fireworks”, which also starred Chad Halbrook and Bryan Massey, and was written and directed by Joey Curry; it follows a successful businessman whose girlfriend’s just told him that she’s pregnant.
Laura could then have been seen appearing in the 2011 comedy “Time Expired”, the 2012 short comedy “Well Enough Alone”, and the 2013 short family comedy “My Precious Cargo”.
— Laura Spencer (@itslauraspencer) February 7, 2017
The year 2016 saw her play Carrie in the romantic drama “Heartland”, which starred Amelia Harris and Velinda Godfrey, and was directed by Maura Anderson. It follows the life of a young artist from Oklahoma – the movie was nominated for only a single award.
Laura’s also known for playing Victoria Dellacroix in the 2018 short comedy “American Whoopee”, which starred Sinead Persaud and Sean Persaud, and was directed by William J. Stribling; it follows the lives of several young adults.
Some of Laura’s most recent film roles have been in the 2018 comedy “Kevin Vs Josh”, the 2019 short drama “Likeness”, and the 2021 action thriller “13 Minutes”.
Roles in TV series
Laura’s debut TV series role was playing Alexa in the 2011 episode “Fireworks” of the romantic comedy “Mad Love”, and some of her following appearances were in an episode of the action crime adventure “Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior”, the drama “The Talent Show”, and the comedy “2 Broke Girls”.
She portrayed the lead character Vanessa in nine episodes of the 2012 short drama “Jan”, and the same year saw her appear in the short drama “Vanessa & Jan” and the comedy “Animal Practice”. In 2012 and 2013, Laura portrayed Jane Bennet in the popular comedy “The Lizzie Bennet Diaries”, which starred Julia Cho and Ashley Clements, and follows the lives of young woman Lizzie Bennet and her dysfunctional family; the series won five of its 12 award nominations.
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From 2014 through 2017, Laura played Jessica Warren in 11 episodes of the critically acclaimed crime mystery “Bones”, which starred David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, and was created by Hart Hanson. It follows FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth and forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan as they’re investigating murders together; the series aired from 2005 through 2017, and won eight of its 50 award nominations.
Some of Laura’s most recent roles in TV series have been playing Danielle in the 2018 episode “Selenite” of the crime comedy “Get Shorty”, Sarabeth in three episodes of the 2019 comedy “Matt and Dan”, and Mrs Rothrock in the 2021 episode “F*ckin’ Rez Dogs” of the crime comedy “Reservation Dogs”.
Laura produced the 2013 short family movie “The Water’s Fine, and wrote the 2019 short movie “Likeness”.
She’s made a guest appearance in several talk-shows, including “The Wonderly Way” and “Backseat Driving”.
Love life and marriage
Even though Laura likes to keep the details of her love life to herself, it’s widely known that she’s today a married woman. She met American non-celebrity Michael Jack Greenwald in 2015, and although neither has spoken about how they met, it’s believed that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Michael’s believed to be a businessman, but this remains unconfirmed.
The two exchanged vows in a small and private ceremony in 2019, and Laura went on to upload several pictures taken during the ceremony onto her Instagram account – these have since been removed along with all her other content.
There are no other men whom Laura’s perhaps dated, that we know about; she’s married to Michael Jack Greenwald as of September 2023; she doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Laura’s followed by close to 140,000 people on Instagram, although hasn’t uploaded a single picture onto the social media network; she launched her Twitter account in May 2012 and has since tweeted over 2,600 times, while close to 40,000 people are following her on this network.
Laura enjoys helping underprivileged children, and has taken part in a number of fundraiser events.
She loves animals, and dogs are her favorites.
Laura’s a fan of animated movies, and some of her favorites include “5 Centimeters Per Second”, “Your Name” and “How to Train Your Dragon”. Her favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins, and some of her favorite live-action movies include “The World’s Fastest Indian”, “Howards End” and “The Elephant Man”.
She likes to read books, and her favorite author’s Stephen King, while her favorite book is “The Shining”.
Appearance and net worth
Laura’s age is 37. She has ginger hair and blue eyes, weighs around 135lbs (61kgs) and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall.
Laura’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of September 2023.