Auburn-haired actress Larissa Laskin specialized in polished types with more than a passing veneer of class and sophistication and frequent professional aspirations. She made her first appearances during the early '90s, on such syndicated series programs as My Secret Identity and Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, and by the tail end of that decade she was a mainstay in telemovies including Mario Puzo's The Last Don II (1998) and Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol. Laskin took one of her earliest big-screen bows as a physician in the A-list feature John Q. (2002), starring Denzel Washington and James Woods; at about the same time, she also frequently appeared in popular TV series including Body and Soul (as a cast regular) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (as a guest star). Laskin also participated in the critically derided and stillborn sketch comedy revue The Onion Movie (2005), and signed for a small supporting role opposite Stephen Dillane and Rosamund Pike in the psychological drama Fugitive Pieces.