Laura Leighton

Active - 1993 - 2010  |   Born - Jul 24, 1968 in Iowa City, Iowa, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy

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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.

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  • 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.