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Laura Elena Harring

Laura Elena Harring

With an impressive body of work that encompasses film, television and theater, Laura Elena Harring is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood's most versatile and sought after talents.

Harring also has a role in the darkly poetic tale, Masked and Anonymous, for director Larry Charles. The film stars a plethora of actors and actresses, including Bob Dylan, Jessica Lange, Luke Wilson, Penelope Cruz, and Jeff Bridges. Harring will also be seen opposite Dougray Scott in the independent suspense thriller, The Poet, for director Paul Hills.

Harring is widely recognized for her role in David Lynch's film Mulholland Drive portraying dual roles; as Rita, an amnesia victim searching for clues to her identity and Camilla Rhodes, the classical Hollywood femme fatale. Her performance garnered critical acclaim and comparisons to Hollywood legends such as Rita Hayworth and Ava Gardner. It was for this role that Harring recently received the ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

Harring co-starred in John Q with Denzel Washington, Anne Heche and Robert Duvall. Other film credits include The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, in which she co-starred with the legendary Raul Julia. She also appeared in Adam Sandler's Little Nicky, Exit to Eden, and The Forbidden Dance, Lambada. Laura is most recognized by her fans for her role in Aaron Spelling's television drama Sunset Beach.

Laura has lived a very diverse life. She lived the first ten years of her life in Mexico, before her family relocated to San Antonio, Texas. At age 16 she convinced her family to let her study in Switzerland at one of the top schools, Aiglon College, where she graduated with an academic diploma. Upon graduating, she spent the next year traveling through Asia, exploring Europe and spending time as a social worker in India.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Laura Elena Harring Facts

Birth NameLaura Elena Herring
OccupationModel, Actress
BirthdayMarch 3, 1964 (60)
BirthplaceLos Mochis, Mexico
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Laura Elena Harring compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Nancy Drew
The Caller
Mulholland Drive
David Lynch Box
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