Sep. 22nd, 1984
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Laura Diane Vandervoort (born September 22, 1984) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles as Sadie Harrison in the Canadian television series Instant Star, Kara Zor-El in the American television series Smallville, and Lisa in the ABC science fiction series V.
Growing up, Vandervoort was involved in several sports such as football, karate, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, and baseball. She is related to well known Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent.
After taking several classes and doing background work on Canadian shows such as Road to Avonlea and Harriet the Spy, Vandervoort got her first speaking role in the Canadian children's series Goosebumps and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
After commercials and guest-starring roles on Mutant X, Prom Queen, Goosebumps, Twice in a Lifetime, Doc, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Troubled Waters, The Dresden Files, and a few Disney TV movies (Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire, and Alley Cats Strike), at age 19 Vandervoort landed a lead role as Sadie Harrison on the CTV television series Instant Star, which ran for four seasons.
In 2006, Vandervoort shot her first feature titled The Lookout with Jeff Daniels, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matthew Goode, and Isla Fisher. Several other TV appearances such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation led Vandervoort to the role of Clark Kent's Kryptonian cousin Kara Kent (the woman destined to become Supergirl) on the CW series Smallville. She was a regular in season seven, and appeared in the Bloodline episode for season eight. She then returned for another two episodes in the 10th and final season of Smallville.
Following the CW and Smallville, Vandervoort then shot the sequel to the feature film Into the Blue titled Into the Blue 2: The Reef. She next filmed an independent production titled The Jazzman, which also starred Canadian stars Michael Ironside and Corey Sevier.
Vandervoort portrayed Lisa, an extraterrestrial Visitor, in the 2009 ABC series V, a reboot of the 1980s science fiction franchise of the same name.
In 2010, Vandervoort appeared in the two-part miniseries Riverworld in which she plays Jessie Machalan, the fiancée of war correspondent Matt Ellman who wakes up after death on a planet populated by everyone who has ever lived on Earth. It as also been announced on her official website that Vandervoort has been attached in a feature film called Entitled, which also stars Ray Liotta and Kevin Zegers.
In October 2011, she posed for PETA as part of the "Exotic Skins" campaign. In 2012, she had a small role in Seth MacFarlane's hit comedy film Ted.
She is slated to appear in Space's TV adaptation of the Kelley Armstrong novel Bitten, which will premiere in autumn 2013.
Vandervoort has said the movie My Girl inspired her to become an actor.
She played Sandy in a high school production of the musical Grease.
- Her third cousin is celebrated Canadian actor 'Gordon Pinsent' (qv) from Newfoundland.
- Attended York University for Psychology and English majors.
- Her favorite color is blue.
- Ranked #25 in Wizard magazine's Sexiest Women of TV list(March 2008).
- Was on the cover of the final issue of Stuff magazine. (October 2007).
- Has second degree black belt in karate