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About Laura

Laura Juliet Ford is based in Los Angeles, California.

Laura made her US debut performing stand-up comedy at the Hollywood IMPROV.  She has subsequently performed with American comedians Dane Cook and Damon Wayans Jr at the Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard in L.A.

Laura's passion for acting was affirmed at the age of four when her grandmother told her that her great-grandfather Charles Marford was a famous English actor who helped to establish the Byre Theatre in St. Andrews, Scotland.  His friendly spirit is said to pay the occasional visit to this day!

Born in the English countryside to artist parents, Laura grew up in an artistic and culturally engaged family.  Both parents are graduates of the Royal College of Art, where they became sweethearts.  Nature and the natural world are also close to her heart.  Having always loved animals, Laura has rescued numerous cats and dogs from various parts of Europe, helping to find them loving homes.

Laura won various awards and trophies at school in Acting and Public Speaking and enjoyed roles in local Shakespearean productions.

In parallel with her work in Theatre, Laura completed studies in Law, based on a desire to connect with the human experiences embodied in the legal history of England, the U.S. and other countries.

Fortunatly, Laura was awarded a scholarship which provided further encouragement and support for her studies.  At law school, she was soon elected the head of mooting, a form of legal debating.  

All the while she worked in commercials in the UK and toured Europe by motorcycle.

Laura graduated from Law School at twenty one with honors and turned her attention to acting training in Meisner Technique in New York and London, England, with further studies in screenwriting at the London Film Academy and Improv at the Second City, Los Angeles.

Laura is currently finalizing her second novel having completed her first 'Sounds Like Love', which is based around a film script that she wrote which reached the top ten percent of the international Blue Cat Screenplay competition. An action thriller book is also underway based on an ecological theme.

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