Laura Leighton life and biography

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Laura Leighton biography

Date of birth : 1968-07-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-14
Credited as : actress, Melrose Place,

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Laura Leighton is an American actress. She is best-known for the role of Sydney Andrews, introduced in the 1990s television series Melrose Place. She reprised the role in the 2009 series of the same name. In 2010, she joined the cast of the television series Pretty Little Liars, playing Ashley Marin.

Laura Leighton is probably best known for starring on "Melrose Place" from 1993 to 1997 as Jane Mancini's sister, Sydney Andrews, a role she will reprise on the revamped "Melrose Place" starting in September, 2009.She originally appeared in a one-off guest appearance during the show's first season and was asked back for the second season. During breaks on filming of Melrose, Laura starred in the movie, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy as Laurette Wilder, a woman from the wrong side of the tracks who falls for a rich boy, much to the disgust of his grandparents, and Deadly Encounter as Joanne Sanders, a single mother who is the victim of a stalker.

Laura dated actor Dean Cameron for several months before her long-term relationship with Melrose Place co-star Grant Show from 1993 - 1996. Leighton left the show in 1997, after what was believed to be a pay dispute. In 1999, she married another Melrose Place costar, Doug Savant. They have two children named Jack and Lucy. She eventually returned to work for Aaron Spelling in his other hit nighttime soap, Beverly Hills 90210. Aaron created the role of actress wannabe Sophie Burns for her.

Laura guest-starred in shows such as Cupid and The Outer Limits, and lent her voice to the animated series Duckman. She also starred in indie films, such as Seven Girlfriends, The Sky Is Falling, and Angels, Baby! before taking a long break to have children. In 2003, Laura returned to the small screen in the much-hyped, but little-watched SKIN, which lasted 3 episodes, and in the short-lived 2005 ABC series Eyes. In 2006 - 2007, Laura has made numerous prime-time guest appearances, on shows such as ABC drama/comedy Boston Legal, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, and Shark. Laura was recently seen in the made for TV movie "Love Notes" on Lifetime has recently finished filming the western/horror/thriller The Burrowers directed by J.T Petty and the movie "Daniel's Daughter" for Hallmark Channel.

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