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Laura Vandervoort is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Kara Zor-El in the television series of Smallville.
Laura Dianne Vandervoort was born September 22, 1984 in Toronto, Ontario. She was involved in several sports (soccer, karate, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and baseball). Entering karate at age 7, she earned a second degree Black Belt from Northern Karate Schools by the age of 16.
Laura began acting at the age of 13. She had always enjoyed entertaining, putting on shows for family and friends. However, what triggered her interest in the arts was a film called My Girl. She received the movie from her aunt at a very young age and after watching realized that acting was what was inside her, and this became her focus.
After taking several classes and doing background work on Canadian shows such as Road to Avonlea and Harriet the Spy she got her first speaking role in Canadian children`s series Goosebumps (three episodes) and Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Laura Vandervoort at Wizard World Texas 2007. After commercials and guest stars (Mutant X, Prom Queen, Twice in a Lifetime, Doc, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Troubled Waters, The Dresden Files) and a few Disney TV movies (Mom`s Got a Date with a Vampire & Alley Cats Strike) Laura at age 19 landed a lead role as “Sadie Harrison” on the CTV television series Instant Star. Instant Star ran for four seasons.
In 2006, Laura shot her first feature titled The Lookout with Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mathew Goode and Isla Fisher. It was the directorial debut of screenwriter Scott Frank. Several other TV appearances such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation led Laura into the hands of the CW network, where she landed the coveted role of Clark Kent`s Kryptonian cousin "Kara Kent" (the woman destined to become Supergirl) on the hit CW series Smallville. She was a regular in season seven but was written off in the season finale. She appeared in the "Bloodline" episode for season eight. No word on whether or not she will appear on any other episodes.
Following the CW and Smallville, Laura then shot the sequel to the feature film Into the Blue titled Into the Blue 2: The Reef. In this film Laura is alongside Chris Carmack (The O.C.) and Marsha Thomason (Las Vegas, Lost). Following Into the Blue 2: The Reef, Laura went directly into filming an independent production titled The Jazzman, which also starred Canadians stars Michael Ironside and Corey Sevier.
On March 22, 2009, she has been cast in a new pilot series for the remake of the classic series V to air on ABC in the fall of 2009, playing the character of Lisa. Vandervoort was also cast in Riverworld in which she will play the fiancée of a war correspondent who after dying wakes up in a land populated by everyone who has ever lived on Earth.
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Laura Diane Vandervoort
Laura Dianne Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the CTV teen drama Instant Star, Arla "The Bolt-Gun Killer" Cogan in the Syfy supernatural drama Haven, Kara Zor-El in The CW TV series Smallville, and Lisa in the ABC science fiction series V. In 2014, she starred in the Space drama series Bitten, a TV adaption of Kelley Armstrong's book series Women of the Otherworld as Elena Michaels.
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