Laurie Fortier

Laurie Fortier (born c.1974[1]) is an American actress. She is known for her television work on Running the Halls, Push and Hemlock Grove, and for her film work in To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday and The In Crowd.

Laurie Fortier
Born1973/1974 (age 45–46)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Years active1993–present


Fortier made her debut in the NBC teen comedy series Running the Halls[2] in 1993, playing Holiday Friedman, one of the lead roles. In 1998 she was one of the leads on ABC's short-lived drama/soap opera Push, playing gymnast and Olympic hopeful Cara Bradford.[3][4]

Fortier appeared in the film To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday in 1996, playing the role of Cindy, the flirtatious best friend of Claire Danes' character.[5] In 2000 she appeared in the comedy film Dean Quixote as Annie.[6] The same year Fortier also appeared in the thriller film The In Crowd playing the role of Kelly who has a crush on the lead character, Brittany, played by Susan Ward;[7] Fortier's portrayal elicited mildly positive notice from The New York Times reviewer Elvis Mitchell.[8]

In 2013 Fortier joined the cast of the Netflix supernatural drama Hemlock Grove, playing the role of Marie Godfrey, one of the series' mortal characters.[9]

Personal life

Fortier was born and raised in Pasadena, California.[6] She was selected to be a Rose Princess in the 103rd Tournament of Roses Parade, which took place on January 1, 1992.[1][6] She briefly studied at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.[6]

Fortier is married to director Deran Sarafian, and they have two children together.[10]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
1996 To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday Cindy Bayles
2000 Dean Quixote Annie
2000 The In Crowd Kelly
2006 Surveillance Claire
2007 Stories USA Bunny Segment: "Club Soda"
2015 No Deposit Angie Vanenti
2016 A New York Christmas Shannon Post-production
2016 The Red Maple Leaf Margaret Adams
2017 The Neighborhood Angela D'Amico
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
1993 Running the Halls Holiday Friedman Main role, 13 episodes
1995 Boy Meets World Jasmine Episodes: "On the Air", "Pop Quiz"
1995 Kirk Megan Episode: "Night at the Movies"
1996 Sliders Nicky Episode: "Rules of the Game"
1996 Her Costly Affair Liz Television movie (NBC)
1997 The Big Easy Nikki Tilling Episode: "Long and Short"
1998 Push Cara Bradford Main role, 8 episodes (3 aired, 5 unaired)
1998 Chicago Hope Prostitute Double Episode: "The Other Cheek"
1999 Cupid Model Episode: "A Great Personality"
1999 V.I.P. Cynthia Murdoch Episode: "Escape from Val-catraz"
2000 Rocky Times Lynn Unsold television pilot
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Janine Wood Episode: "Let the Seller Beware"
2005 CSI: Miami Halle Lockhart / Halle Webber Episode: "One Night Stand"
2005 E-Ring Dr. Valerie Levin Episode: "Breath of Allah"; uncredited
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nancy Episode: "A Bullet Runs Through It: Part 1"
2007 House M.D. Darnell Episode: "Ugly"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Carrie Jones Episode: "Sqweegel"
2011 No Ordinary Family Melissa Rainey Episode: "No Ordinary Powell"
2011 CSI: NY Old Man[10] Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2012 Perception Dr. Elaine Steinman Episode: "Cipher"
2013 Franklin & Bash Allison Burien Episode: "Coffee and Cream"
2013–14 Hemlock Grove Marie Godfrey Recurring role, 13 episodes
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Bridgette Anderson Episode: "O kela me keia manawa"
2014 Castle U.S. Attorney Stephanie Goldmark Episode: "The Greater Good"
2014 Rush Molly Wilcox Episode: "Because I Got High"[11]
2014 Stalker Stella Episode: "Tell All"
2016 Game of Silence Tammy Episodes: "Ghosts of Quitman", "Into the Black"
2017 Fatal Defense Gwen Walsh Television movie (Lifetime)
2018 Unsolved Donna Kading Recurring role, 5 episodes
2018 Zombie at 17 Kate Scott Television movie (Lifetime)
2019 In Bed With a Killer Beth Television movie (Lifetime)


  1. "Court poses for first time at Tournament House in Pasadena. Which one of these will be queen for a day?". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Santa Cruz, CA. October 15, 1991. p. 4. "We are very proud of the young women who tried out, and are excited to have the court selected today serve as ambassadors for the tournament's 103rd year," said Tournament of Roses President Robert L. Cheney. Receiving the traditional bouquet of roses were new court members Laurie M. Fortier, 17; Malia D. Herndon, 17; Erin C. Mispagel, 18; Mia D. Rondinella, 17; Kristen C. Russell, 18; Tannis A. Turrentine, 17, and Melissa A. Tyson, 17.
  2. "Laurie Fortier - Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
  3. Tom Jicha (April 6, 1998). "ABC `Push'es Supple Bodies And Stiff Acting". Sun-Sentinel. Broward County, FL. Retrieved 2016-02-14. Also intrigued by Victor is the first person he runs into _ literally _ on campus, another knockout gymnast, Cara Bradford (Laurie Fortier).
  4. Terry Kelleher (April 13, 1998). "Picks and Pans Review: Push". People. Vol. 49 no. 14. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  5. Janet Maslin (October 18, 1996). "Movie Review - To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday - Gone but Not Forgotten". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-14. While Rachel dates a nice boy with nose rings (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and Paul flirts with Rachel's teen-age friend (Laurie Fortier as a Jennifer Aniston wannabe)...
  6. "LAURIE FORTIER - as Annie".
  7. Godfrey Cheshire (July 20, 2000). "Review: 'The In Crowd'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  8. Elvis Mitchell (July 20, 2000). "FILM REVIEW; Out of the Asylum, Into the Rich Club". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-14. Many of the younger actors -- Ms. Heuring and Laurie Fortier -- flash a hint of something, but they mostly do their best to stay out of the way of that surprise ending.
  9. Ken W. Hanley (July 21, 2014). "Q&A: Laurie Fortier on "HEMLOCK GROVE"". Fangoria. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
  10. Brittany Frederick (April 19, 2013). "Laurie Fortier Makes Her Return With Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove'". Retrieved 2015-02-15. The actress is a mother herself; Hemlock Grove is her first project after having taken a hiatus to spend time with her two children... Personally, Laurie can also credit Hollywood for introducing her to her husband, veteran director-producer Deran Sarafian (Nikita, House), who is also an executive producer on Hemlock Grove and directed six of the season's thirteen episodes.
  11. Ed Stockly (August 27, 2014). "Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Rush' on USA". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
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