Exuding a unique sense of personable warmth despite her characters' loud and often aggressively outspoken attitudes, sci-fi fans may recognize Laura Harris from her frequent appearances in such popular shows as The X-Files, Sliders, and The Outer Limits.
Born in British Columbia, Canada, Harris began acting at age six, working professionally in Vancouver for 14 years before focusing on feature film work. Following her television debut on Nickelodeon's popular teen soap opera Fifteen, Harris ironically landed her feature debut in Stay Tuned, a comical satire of bad television. Moving back to television with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch in 1996, Harris received her first susbtantial feature role in the botany-gone-bad scare-fest Habitat. Moving to Los Angeles soon after her role in the satirical Kitchen Party (1997), Harris next appeared with Christopher Walken and Henry Thomas in the darkly comical psychological thriller The Suicide Kings (also 1997) and in Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty the following year. Harris' cool demeanor lent itself well to the chilly offbeat humor of the former and the self-aware and slyly mocking thrills of the latter, leading her to be cast in starring roles as a fraternity-hating college student in Going Greek (2001) and as a key player in preventing the destruction of mankind in the apocalyptic thriller in The Calling (2000). Over the next several years, Harris would remain active on screen, starring on shows like 24, Dead Like Me, Women's Murder Club, and Defying Gravity, as well as in films like A Mighty Wind, Severance, A Borrowed Life, and Final Sale.