Laura was born on February 5, 1964. She was born into a family that was associated with theatre and has English, Scottish, Irish and German ancestry. She began her career with small roles in films like Oil (1992), Dave (1993) and Tales of the City (1993). She finally bagged a role in the film Primal Fear (1996) that established her as a substantial actress.
Her successive films Absolute Power (1997) and The Truman’s Show (1998) also became hits. Since then Laura has give back to back hits like You Can Count On Me (2000), The House of Mirth (2000), Mystic River (2003), The Savages (2007), Kinsey (2004), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) and The Big C (2010).
Apart from 44 wins and 68 nominations at various Awards, Laura has been nominated for the prestigious Oscar Award thrice. Laura gave birth to her first child at the age of 49 and returned to work six months later to begin filming Mr. Holmes (2015).
Laura has been blessed with great looks naturally. Therefore the actress never felt the need to go for any surgeries in order to enhance them further. She once confessed to the pressures of maintaining looks and looking younger in Hollywood but has still managed to resist the temptations of surgical procedures in order to achieve this.
In fact Laura has an altogether different viewpoint towards ageing. “I am grateful to be ageing. A lot of people don’t get that privilege . . . because there are so many people who die of Melanoma every year, so I am thrilled to have any wrinkle I can, and I don’t think it’s unattractive.”
However experts tend to believe that Laura might have opted for very subtle, conservative procedures in order to boost her looks. Laura might have had a rhinoplasty and chin augmentation quite early in her career. According to Dr. Paul S Nassef a use of Botox and fillers is also quite evident on her face. Dr. David Shafer also suggests that Laura might benefit from a lower face lift, neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty and a little filler in her cheek.
Laura however has always denied such rumors. Despite her strong resistance to going for plastic surgeries herself, Laura said that she is not judgemental and has no problem with the actors who have gone under the knife. “I have no problems with anybody doing whatever they want to do – really live and let live and certainly never say never – but it (plastic surgery) doesn’t make sense to me.”