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Full Name
Heather Laurie Holden

December 17, 1969 (age 54) (
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

United States and Canada

Alma mater
McGill UniversityUniversity of California, Los Angeles

Actress, producer, activist

Michael Anderson (stepfather)Christopher Holden (brother)

Christopher Holden, Michael Anderson, Jr., David Anderson

Adrienne Ellis, Glen Corbett

Movies and TV shows
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American and Canadian

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Heather Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1969) is an American-Canadian actress, producer, model, and human rights activist. She is known for her roles as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files, Adele Stanton in The Majestic, Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill, Amanda Dumfries in The Mist, Olivia Murray in The Shield and Andrea in The Walking Dead.


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Early life

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Born in Lancaster and raised in Toronto, Holden holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada. After her parents, actors Glen Corbett (aka Lawrence Holden) and Adrienne Ellis, divorced, her mother married director Michael Anderson. Laurie then split her time between Los Angeles and Toronto. She has a younger brother, Christopher Holden, and a half-sister.

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Holden received her first film role when she was a young child. While on the set visiting her stepfather, director Michael Anderson, a child actress hired to play Rock Hudson's daughter in The Martian Chronicles never arrived, so Laurie filled in. "All of a sudden, I'm Rock Hudson's daughter." As a teenager, she won The Look of the Year modeling contest in Toronto and was given a minor role as a babysitter in Anderson's comedy Separate Vacations (1986).

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After graduating from the Bishop Strachan School, she attended McGill University, where she studied economics and political science. Holden transferred to University of California, Los Angeles and received a degree in theater and film in 1993. At UCLA, she was a member of the National Honor Society and received the prestigious Natalie Wood Acting Award. Holden then pursued a master's degree in human rights at Columbia University.


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Early in her career, Holden made a name for herself by co-starring opposite Burt Reynolds in Physical Evidence (1989), Vanessa Redgrave in Young Catherine (1991), and William Shatner in the TV Movie TekWar: TekLab (1994). She also played Mabel Dunham in the TV Movie The Pathfinder (1996) (based on the novel of James Fenimore Cooper). Onstage, she starred in Time and the Conways, written by J. B. Priestley, and The Winter's Tale, based on the play by William Shakespeare. Other stage roles include Regina in Ghosts and Procne in The Love of the Nightingale.

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After making various guest appearances on Due South, Murder, She Wrote, and Poltergeist: The Legacy (when she played a dual role), Holden found some success playing a memorable recurring role on the seminal sci-fi series The X-Files: Marita Covarrubias, a mysterious government worker who becomes an informant to Special Agent Fox Mulder, from seasons four through nine (1996–2002). She also had a supporting role, as Mary Travis, opposite Michael Biehn and Ron Perlman, in the CBS TV series based on the MGM classic, The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000) and a role as Debra Campbell on Highlander: The Series.

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Some of Holden's most notable roles include starring opposite Jim Carrey in Frank Darabont's film The Majestic (2001) (It was while performing on stage in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, that Holden was discovered by Darabont). As Carrey's long lost love, she received critical acclaim for her performance. She also co-starred alongside Dean Cain, Jennifer Tilly, and Tim Curry in the Canadian comedy Bailey's Billion$. Other movie roles have included those of Michael Chiklis' character's former love interest in Fantastic Four (2005), Cybil Bennett in Christophe Gans' artistic-horror video game adaptation of Silent Hill (2006), Amanda Dumfries in The Mist (2007), and Olivia Murray in The Shield.

From 2010 to 2013, she played the role of Andrea, a civil rights attorney and survivor of a global zombie plague in The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series. In 2013, she worked on the movie Honeytrap as an executive producer. In 2014 she played the role of Ann McGinnis in the third season of Major Crimes. Also in 2014, she co-starred in the movie Dumb and Dumber To, opposite Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and Kathleen Turner. She played Adele Pinchelow, the main antagonist of the Farrelly brothers comedy.

In 2015, she appeared as Dr. Hannah Tramble, an ER surgeon, in the third season of Chicago Fire. It was announced Holden would reprise her role as Dr. Tramble in a planned spinoff, Chicago Med. Holden was set to co-star opposite Epatha Merkerson and Yaya Dacosta in the ensemble medical drama. The series is being conceived and written by Chicago Fire creators/executive producers Derek Haas and Michael Brandt. However, she dropped out of the project for "family reasons".

In 2016, she appeared in The Abolitionists, a documentary film by Darrin Fletcher. In 2017, Holden joins the cast of The Americans in the fifth season, when she plays Renee. She has been cast in indie thriller Pyewacket, a movie directed by Adam MacDonald.

In 2018, Laurie Holden has joined the crime thriller Dragged Across Concrete, starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn.

Charity work and human rights activism

Holden is a Founding Board Member of the Canadian Somaly Mam Foundation and an Advisory Board Member of The Somaly Mam Foundation in the U.S. She also works with the nonprofit Home From Home, which helps HIV-infected children.

In 2014, Holden was part of Operation Underground Railroad, a volunteer organization that aims to hunt down and arrest child sex traffickers. The group recently traveled to Cartagena, Colombia, where it aided authorities in breaking up a major sex-trafficking ring that used drugs to force underage boys and girls into prostitution. The operation resulted in the arrest of 11 Colombians, plus one person whose nationality has not been released, in the cities of Armenia, Cartagena and Medellin, and the rescue of 55 sex-trafficking victims, one just 11 years old.


  • The Only Game in Town (2000), based on the play by Frank D. Gilroy
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2000), based on the play by Tennessee Williams
  • The Love of the Nightingale, based on the play Procne by Timberlake Wertenbaker
  • Ghosts, based on the play Regina by Henrik Ibsen
  • Toros Y Hevos
  • A Chorus Line, based on the book Kristine by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante
  • The Winter's Tale, based on the play Hermione by William Shakespeare
  • Time and the Conways, based on the play Madge by J. B. Priestley
  • Awards and nominations

    Holden was named as one of the top 100 Most Creative People in Hollywood in Entertainment Weekly's It List and One of Ten Actors to Watch by Variety. She also won "The Look of The Year" Elite model search in Toronto and was nominated in 1996 for a Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series for Due South (1994). Laurie is named as one of "Ten Actors To Watch" by Variety in 2002.

    She was nominated in 2011 for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television for the series The Walking Dead. For her role in this series, she was also nominated in 2011 for the Scream Award for Best Supporting Actress.

    In 2013, Laurie Holden was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work on The Walking Dead and won.


    The Boys (TV Series) as
    Crimson Countess / Fox Crimson Countess
    - The Instant White-Hot Wild (2022) - Fox Crimson Countess (voice)
    - Here Comes a Candle to Light You to Bed (2022) - Fox Crimson Countess (voice)
    - The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies (2022) - Crimson Countess
    - Barbary Coast (2022) - Crimson Countess
    - The Only Man in the Sky (2022) - Crimson Countess
    Fireheart as
    Pauline (voice)
    Arctic Dogs as
    Dakota (voice)
    Proven Innocent (TV Series) as
    Greta Bellows
    - Shaken (2019) - Greta Bellows
    - Acceptable Losses (2019) - Greta Bellows
    - A CinderHella Story (2019) - Greta Bellows
    - Cross to Bear (2019) - Greta Bellows
    - A Minor Confession (2019) - Greta Bellows
    - The Burden of Truth (2019) - Greta Bellows
    - Pilot (2019) - Greta Bellows
    Dragged Across Concrete as
    Melanie Ridgeman
    The Americans (TV Series) as
    - START (2018) - Renee
    - The Summit (2018) - Renee
    - Rififi (2018) - Renee
    - The Great Patriotic War (2018) - Renee
    - Urban Transport Planning (2018) - Renee
    - Dead Hand (2018) - Renee
    - The Soviet Division (2017) - Renee
    - Darkroom (2017) - Renee
    - The Committee on Human Rights (2017) - Renee
    - Lotus 1-2-3 (2017) - Renee
    - What's the Matter with Kansas? (2017) - Renee
    - Pests (2017) - Renee
    Pyewacket as
    Mrs. Reyes
    Chicago Fire (TV Series) as
    Dr. Hannah Tramble
    - I Am the Apocalypse (2015) - Dr. Hannah Tramble
    Major Crimes (TV Series) as
    Ann McGinnis
    - Special Master: Part Two (2015) - Ann McGinnis
    - Zoo Story (2014) - Ann McGinnis
    - Two Options (2014) - Ann McGinnis
    Dumb and Dumber To as
    The Walking Dead (TV Series) as
    Andrea Harrison
    - Welcome to the Tombs (2013) - Andrea Harrison
    - This Sorrowful Life (2013) - Andrea Harrison (credit only)
    - Prey (2013) - Andrea Harrison
    - Arrow on the Doorpost (2013) - Andrea Harrison
    - Clear (2013) - Andrea Harrison (credit only)
    - I Ain't a Judas (2013) - Andrea Harrison
    - Home (2013) - Andrea Harrison
    - The Suicide King (2013) - Andrea Harrison
    - Made to Suffer (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - When the Dead Come Knocking (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Hounded (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Say the Word (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Killer Within (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Walk with Me (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Sick (2012) - Andrea Harrison (credit only)
    - Seed (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Beside the Dying Fire (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Better Angels (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Judge, Jury, Executioner (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - 18 Miles Out (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Triggerfinger (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Nebraska (2012) - Andrea Harrison
    - Pretty Much Dead Already (2011) - Andrea Harrison
    - Secrets (2011) - Andrea Harrison
    - Chupacabra (2011) - Andrea Harrison
    - Cherokee Rose (2011) - Andrea Harrison
    - Save the Last One (2011) - Andrea Harrison
    - Bloodletting (2011) - Andrea Harrison
    - What Lies Ahead (2011) - Andrea Harrison
    - TS-19 (2010) - Andrea Harrison
    - Wildfire (2010) - Andrea Harrison
    - Vatos (2010) - Andrea Harrison
    - Tell It to the Frogs (2010) - Andrea Harrison
    - Guts (2010) - Andrea Harrison
    - Days Gone Bye (2010) - Andrea Harrison (credit only)
    The Shield (TV Series) as
    Agent Olivia Murray
    - Family Meeting (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Possible Kill Screen (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Petty Cash (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Party Line (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Moving Day (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Parricide (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Bitches Brew (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Animal Control (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Game Face (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Genocide (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Money Shot (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Snitch (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    - Coefficient of Drag (2008) - Agent Olivia Murray
    The Mist as
    Amanda Dunfrey
    Silent Hill as
    Cybil Bennett
    Bailey's Billion$ as
    Marge Maggs
    Fantastic Four as
    Debbie McIlvane
    Meet Market as
    Billy (uncredited)
    The X Files: Resist or Serve (Video Game) as
    Marita Covarrubias (voice)
    The X-Files (TV Series) as
    Marita Covarrubias
    - The Truth (2002) - Marita Covarrubias
    - Requiem (2000) - Marita Covarrubias
    - One Son (1999) - Marita Covarrubias
    - The Red and the Black (1998) - Marita Covarrubias
    - Patient X (1998) - Marita Covarrubias
    - Zero Sum (1997) - Marita Covarrubias
    - Unrequited (1997) - Marita Covarrubias
    - Tunguska (1996) - Marita Covarrubias
    - Teliko (1996) - Marita Covarrubias
    - Herrenvolk (1996) - Marita Covarrubias
    The Majestic as
    Adele Stanton
    Big Sound (TV Series) as
    Piper Moran
    - Shabbas Bloody Shabbas (2001) - Piper Moran
    The Man Who Used to Be Me (TV Movie) as
    Amy Ryan
    The Magnificent Seven (TV Series) as
    Mary Travis
    - Obsession (2000) - Mary Travis
    - Serpents (2000) - Mary Travis
    - The Trial (2000) - Mary Travis
    - Penance (2000) - Mary Travis
    - Achilles (1999) - Mary Travis
    - Wagon Train: Part 2 (1999) - Mary Travis
    - Wagon Train: Part 1 (1999) - Mary Travis
    - Love and Honor (1999) - Mary Travis
    - Sins of the Past (1999) - Mary Travis
    - The New Law (1999) - Mary Travis
    - Inmate 78 (1998) - Mary Travis
    - Manhunt (1998) - Mary Travis
    - The Collector (1998) - Mary Travis
    - Witness (1998) - Mary Travis
    - Safecracker (1998) - Mary Travis
    - Working Girls (1998) - Mary Travis
    - One Day Out West (1998) - Mary Travis
    - Ghosts of the Confederacy (1998) - Mary Travis
    The Outer Limits (TV Series) as
    Susan McLaren
    - Breaking Point (2000) - Susan McLaren
    Alibi (TV Movie) as
    Beth Polasky
    Dead Man's Gun (TV Series) as
    Bonnie Lorrine
    - Fool's Gold (1997) - Bonnie Lorrine
    Dead Man's Gun (TV Movie) as
    Bonnie Lorrine (segment "Fool's Gold")
    Echo (TV Movie) as
    Scarlett Antonelli
    Past Perfect as
    Ally Marsey
    Two (TV Series) as
    Madeline Reynolds
    - Many Happy Returns (1996) - Madeline Reynolds
    Poltergeist: The Legacy (TV Series) as
    Cora Jennings / Sarah Browning
    - The Thirteenth Generation (1996) - Cora Jennings / Sarah Browning
    The Pathfinder (TV Movie) as
    Mabel Dunham
    Murder, She Wrote (TV Series) as
    Sherri Sampson
    - What You Don't Know Can Kill You (1996) - Sherri Sampson
    Expect No Mercy as
    Highlander (TV Series) as
    Debra Campbell
    - Homeland (1995) - Debra Campbell
    Due South (TV Series) as
    Jill Kennedy
    - Letting Go (1995) - Jill Kennedy
    TekWar: TekLab (TV Movie) as
    Rachel Tudor
    Destiny Ridge (TV Series) as
    Darlene Kubolek
    Family Passions (TV Series) as
    Scales of Justice (TV Series)
    - Who Killed Sir Harry Oakes? (1993)
    Secret Service (TV Series) as
    - Larceny Inc./Reach Out and Rob Someone/Jet Threat (1993) - Suki
    Father Dowling Mysteries (TV Series) as
    Joyce Morrison / Judith Carswell
    - The Hardboiled Mystery (1991) - Joyce Morrison / Judith Carswell
    Young Catherine (TV Movie) as
    Princess Deshkova
    Physical Evidence as
    Matt's Girl
    Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future (TV Series) as
    - Gemini and Counting (1988) - Erin
    Separate Vacations as
    Karen the Babysitter
    The Martian Chronicles (TV Mini Series) as
    Marie Wilder
    - The Martians (1980) - Marie Wilder (uncredited)
    - The Settlers (1980) - Marie Wilder (uncredited)
    The Time of Their Lives (executive producer)
    Honeytrap (executive producer)
    The Boys (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
    - The Last Time to Look on This World of Lies (2022) - (performer: "Chimps Don't Cry" - uncredited)
    - The Only Man in the Sky (2022) - (performer: "America's Son", "Chimp's Don't Cry" - uncredited)
    The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
    Monsters Among Us: The Creature FX of 'The Mist' (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
    When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist' (Video documentary short) (special thanks)
    Talking Dead (TV Series) as
    Self - 'Andrea' / Self / Self (video segment) / ...
    - The Walking Dead: Red Carpet Live (2022) - Self (video segment)
    - Prey (2013) - Self - Guest
    - I Ain't a Judas (2013) - Self - 'Andrea'
    - Season 3 Preview (2012) - Self - 'Andrea'
    - Beside the Dying Fire (2012) - Self
    - Pretty Much Dead Already (2011) - Self (voice)
    - Secrets (2011) - Self - 'Andrea'
    IMDb Supercuts (TV Series documentary) as
    - Laurie Holden Career Retrospective (2022) - Self
    Song in the Key of X (TV Special) as
    The Abolitionists (Documentary) as
    Self - Undercover Victim Support
    That's Awesome! The Story of 'Dumb and Dumber To' (Video documentary) as
    The Meredith Vieira Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Jennifer Lopez/The Sex-Trafficking Sting Caught on Tape (2014) - Self - Guest
    Inside the Walking Dead: Walker University (TV Movie documentary) as
    The Walking Dead: Cast and Creators Live at Paleyfest (TV Special) as
    Self - Panelist
    Hangin' with Dashie (TV Mini Series) as
    - Hangin' With Dashie #22 (SuperCon 2013) (2013) - Self
    Larry King Now (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - The Walking Dead: David Morrissey and Laurie Holden (2013) - Self - Guest
    The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Episode dated 8 March 2013 (2013) - Self - Guest
    The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) as
    Self - Guest
    - Actor Zach Braff; actress Laurie Holden; Chris Mann performs. (2013) - Self - Guest
    Desmontando the Walking Dead (TV Special documentary) as
    Nightmare Factory (TV Movie documentary) as
    Silent hill: entre deux mondes (Video documentary) as
    Monsters Among Us: The Creature FX of 'The Mist' (Video documentary short) as
    When Darkness Came: The Making of 'The Mist' (Video documentary short) as
    Up Close with Carrie Keagan (TV Series) as
    - Episode dated 15 November 2007 (2007) - Self
    Path of Darkness: Making 'Silent Hill' (Video documentary) as
    HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short) as
    - The Majestic (2001) - Self
    The 25th Annual People's Choice Awards (TV Special) as
    Inside the X Files (TV Movie documentary) as
    Archive Footage
    The Walking Dead (TV Series) as
    Andrea Harrison
    - What We Become (2020) - Andrea Harrison (uncredited)
    The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far (TV Movie documentary) as
    Self / Andrea Harrison
    Highlander (TV Series) as
    Debra Campbell
    - Dramatic License (1996) - Debra Campbell (uncredited)


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