She’s not the daughter of a celebrity or the sister of a super model: she’s the girl next door who has achieved success through sheer talent. Her name is Laura Harrier and if you don’t know her, then it’s about time you do.
Laura was born in Chicago in 1990 and got into the fashion industry at a young age. Her beauty and her natural elegance were noticed by American recruiters who instantly offered her some very lucrative job contracts. She thus started collaborating with L’Oréal, Macy’s and Garnier, and she was featured in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Elle e Glamour. This paved the way for her to what really interested her – acting. Now 27, Laura has stated that she has limited interest in fashion, but she has a strong passion for cinema.
Strong in her calling, she enrolled in a dramatic arts school, and thanks to her features in magazines and advertising, Laura got her chance to be cast in some great TV series such as One Life to Live and Unforgettable, followed by high-grossing movies, the latest of which, Spider-Man: Homecoming sees Laura as Liz, the love interest of every nerd’s favorite super hero.
As it often happens, success creates success, and Laura was cast for one of the most awaited films of the year, Fahrenheit 451, from the novel by the same title authored by Ray Bradbury. Laura will be Millie (Mildred in the novel), Montag’s wife, who lives a social-media-obsessed life. This obsession will jeopardize her marriage (unlike in the novel, where Mildred’s obsession was television).
Waiting to see Laura take on this new challenge, we’ve had a look at her Instagram profile, which is filled with photos of Italy, including many with her new friend Bella Hadid. She might not be interested in a future in fashion, but the camera clearly loves her – don’t you think?