Laurie Fortier (born c. 1974) 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.
|Born||1973/1974 (age 45–46)|
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Fortier made her debut in the NBC teen comedy series Running the Halls 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.
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. In 2000 she appeared in the comedy film Dean Quixote as Annie. 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; Fortier's portrayal elicited mildly positive notice from The New York Times reviewer Elvis Mitchell.
Fortier was born and raised in Pasadena, California. She was selected to be a Rose Princess in the 103rd Tournament of Roses Parade, which took place on January 1, 1992. She briefly studied at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
Fortier is married to director Deran Sarafian, and they have two children together.
|1996||To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday||Cindy Bayles|
|2000||The In Crowd||Kelly|
|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|
|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||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"|
|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)|
- "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.
- "Laurie Fortier - Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-02-15.
- 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).
- Terry Kelleher (April 13, 1998). "Picks and Pans Review: Push". People. Vol. 49 no. 14. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
- 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)...
- "LAURIE FORTIER - as Annie". deanquixote.com.
- Godfrey Cheshire (July 20, 2000). "Review: 'The In Crowd'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
- 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.
- Ken W. Hanley (July 21, 2014). "Q&A: Laurie Fortier on "HEMLOCK GROVE"". Fangoria. Retrieved 2016-02-14.
- Brittany Frederick (April 19, 2013). "Laurie Fortier Makes Her Return With Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove'". Starpulse.com. 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.
- Ed Stockly (August 27, 2014). "Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Rush' on USA". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2016-02-14.