Laura Leighton

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Laura Leighton, aged 49, is an American actress. She is known to the world for her roles of Sydney Andrews on the television series “Melrose Place” (1993 – 97), its remake (2009-10) and Ashley Marin on ABC Family’s series “Pretty Little Liars” (2010 - Present). She has also made guest appearances on famous American shows such as CSI: Miami, Law and Order: SVU, Skin, Boston Legal etc.

Laura Leighton graduated from West High School in Iowa City in 1968. She studied business at California State University, Long Beach. Before her acting career, she was a bartender at the infamous Mezzaluna Restaurant in Brentwood, California, alongside TV correspondent Nelson Aspen.

 Laura Leighton has starred in a number of movies and shows. She pursued her acting career in the late 1990’s when she took her major acting role as Sydney Andrews in the primetime soap opera “Melrose Place”, where she co-starred with Josie Bissett. The show was a major hit at the time and her character was considered one of the most beloved characters of the show. She left the show in 1997. She also appeared in the reprisal of the same show in 2009 as the same character.

In 1995, she was nominated for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV’ in the Global Globe Awards for her work in Melrose Place. In the same year, she was voted Entertainer of the Year by EW Magazine. In 1996, she was named one of the world’s most beautiful people by People magazine.

In 1995, she hosted an episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and appeared in ‘Beverly Hills: 90210’. In the same year, she also appeared in a romantic comedy ‘Seven Girlfriends’ and the thriller ‘Clean and Narrow’. In the 2000s, she guest-starred in shows such as Cupid and The Outer Limits, and was a voice actor for the series to the animated series ‘Duckman’.  She also starred in an indie movie ‘The Sky is Falling’ and then took a break to raise her children.

In 2003, she appeared in a series called ‘SKIN’, and a short-lived ABC series ‘Eyes’. In 2004, she starred in Deadly Encounter as Joanne Sanders, a single mother who is a victim of a stalker. In 2006-07, she made numerous guest appearances on various shows such as Boston Legal, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami and Shark.

In 2009, she was cast in the ABC TV show ‘Pretty Little Liars’, a famous drama show as Ashley Marin, mother of Hannah Marin, one of the four protagonists of the show.

Laura  was born on July 24, 1968, as Laura Miller in Iowa City, Iowa. Her birth sign is Leo. As well as an actor, she is also an excellent pianist. She a s sumed her grandfather’s surname in 1988.

In 1998, she got married to her boyfriend of a year, Melrose Place Co-star, Doug Savant following a 6-month long engagement. She and her husband have two children: Jack, born on Oct 10, 2000, and Lucy, born on June 9, 2005. She also helped raise the daughters of Doug Savant from his previous marriage, Arianna (born Jan 7, 1992) and Madeline (born July 20, 1993). She has had previous relationships with Grant Show and Dean Cameron. Information about her parents is currently unknown. She has not yet been divorced and there are no hints that she will be either.

Laura Leighton has red hair and blue eyes. She weighs 110 pounds and has a bra size of 34A. She doesn’t have any tattoos or piercings and is also a non-smoker. Her net worth is $3 million and her yearly salary is $352900 approximately. Her beauty and bio make-up makes her look very young for her age.

by Bchrome, 25 Jun, 2016

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