Actress Laura Leighton endeared herself to audiences as Sydney Andrews on TV's Melrose Place, which she appeared on from 1993 to 1997. She would later appear in a number of other TV shows movies, like In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy, The Larry Sanders Show, CSI, Law & Order: SVU, and Boston Legal. In 2009 she reprised her signature role in the reboot of Melrose Place, and she also appeared on the teen soap opera Pretty Little Liars.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Traveled across the country with a singing-dancing troupe called the Young Americans after graduating high school.
- Best known for portraying villain Sydney Andrews from 1993 to '97 on the Fox prime-time soap Melrose Place; she signed on to resurrect her presumed-dead character for the 2009 CW remake of the classic series.
- Dated Melrose Place costar Grant Show for several years before finding love with Doug Savant, another Melrose Place costar.
- Cast in the lead role for the 1994 film Shake, Rattle and Rock!, she pulled out after breaking her leg. Renée Zellweger got the part instead.
- Named as one of People Magazine's Most Beautiful People in 1995.