Laura Leighton Biography, Age, Height, Family, Career, Movies and TV Show

Laura Leighton is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Sydney Andrews on the television series Melrose Place (1993-1997) .

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What Is Leighton Meester Doing Aboard The Orville? Get a Musical Sneak Peek

This week on Fox’s The Orville (Thursdays at 9/8c), a Gossip Girl is a singing girl when Leighton Meester guest-stars as… Laura.
Who/what is Laura? That is the question, and the Seth MacFarlane-captained series is typically mum. The official synopsis only states that “crew members open a time capsule from 2015″ in this week’s episode, which is titled “Lasting Impressions.”
Fellow Gossip Girl alum Jessica Szohr herself recently boarded The Orville, as security chief Talla. Teasing Meester’s visit, she told TVLine, “We got to have a little reunion. That was really exciting and fun…. That episode actually is one of my favorites of the season.” Watch the sneak peek above and share your theory on how the Single Parentsstandout fits into the episode.

Laura Leighton Biography

Laura Leighton is an American actress. She is best known for the role of Sydney Andrews on the television series Melrose Place (1993-1997) and its remake (2009-2010) and for Ashley Marin on ABC Family’s series Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017).

Laura Leighton

Leighton was born Laurie Miller in Iowa City, Iowa. Leighton is a graduate of West High School in Iowa City. She was a cheerleader and a member of the school’s choir ” Good Time Company” in West high. She performed solos during her time with the group. In 1998, Leighton assumed her maternal grandfather’s surname.

Laura Leighton Age

Leighton was born on 24 July 1995 in Lowa City, Iowa. She is 50 years old as of 2018.

Laura Leighton Height

Leighton has a height of 1.62 m.

Laura Leighton Education

Laura had her high school education at West High School in Iowa City. She was a very active student and participated in several groups. She was a popular cheerleader and a talented vocalist and instrumentalist in school. Laura was also a member of the school’s choral group “Good Time Company”.
She graduated from high school in 1986 and joined the performing group known as “The Young Americans”. Laura participated in the group’s 1987 intercountry tour. Her college education was at California State University in Long Beach, California where she majored in business.

Laura Leighton Family – Husband and Children

Leighton married her Melrose Place co-star Doug Savant in May 1998.  Laura Leighton has 4 children with husband Doug Savant. They welcomed son Jack Douglas on October 10, 2000. They later welcomed daughter Lucy Jane on June 9, 2005.
In addition to their 2 biological children, the family is also blessed with two other daughters from Doug Savant’s previous marriage. The two daughters are Arianna Josephine Savant, born in 1992 and Madeleine Marie Savant, born in 1993.

Laura Leighton Career

Leighton started her first job on-screen jobs in the early ’90s, were in a commercial for Pizza Hut and Dep Hair Gel before taking her first major acting role as Sydney Andrews in the prime time soap opera Melrose Place. The part was originally intended for only two episodes in season 1 but was eventually developed into a full-time role for the subsequent season 2 and 5 in 1993-1997.
Leighton character of Sydney Andrews is considered one of the most beloved characters of Melrose Place and during the show’s popularity, Leighton appeared on numerous magazine covers. In 1997, Leighton eventually chose to leave the show at the end of the fifth season. Leighton starred in the made-for-television films, In the Name of Love, during breaks while filming Melrose Place.
In 1995, Leighton hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Rancid. In 1997 after Leighton leaving Melrose Place at the end of the contract, She accepted a six-episode role on Beverly Hills.
Aaron Spelling created the role of wannabe actress Sophie Burn for her, and she reportedly received a six-figure salary per episode. Leighton appeared in the independent short film Angels, Baby.
In the 2000s, Leighton guest-starred in the shows Cupid and The Outer Limits, and lent her voice to the cult favorite animated series Duckman. Leighton later starred in the indie film The Sky Is Falling with Dedee Pfieffer and Eric Close before taking a long break to have her son Jack Douglas. She returned to the small screen in the much-hyped in 2003.
In 2006-2007, Leighton made numerous prime-time guest appearances, on shows such as the ABC drama/comedy Boston Legal, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, CS: Miami, and Shark. In 2004, Leighton starred in the Lifetime movies A Deadly Encounter as Joanne Sanders, a single mother who is the victim of a stalker and Love Notes, as Nora Flannery, a classical music critic who, while on a job, finds love with a popular country and western singer.
The Hollywood Reporter announced that Leighton would appear in the 2009 series Melrose Place, reprising her role as the presumed-dead Sydney, who will serve as landlord at Melrose Place on April 5, 2009. On December 7, 2009, ABC Family announced that Leighton had been cast in a lead role in the TV series Pretty Little Liars, a TV adaptation of a book of the same name by Sara Shepard as Ashley Marin, the mother of Hanna Marin played by Ashley Benson, one of the four main characters on the show.
Leighton stayed with Pretty Little Liars for all seven seasons until the show’s end in June 2017.

Laura Leighton Net Worth

She earned a lot of money in the 1990s which marked the first peak of her Hollywood career. After leaving Melrose Place in 1997, Laura Leighton went on to feature in 90210 which had her earn a six-digit salary for each of her 6 episodes.
She remained persistent throughout the early 2000s even though the major roles didn’t come her way. Being cast in the main role of the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars helped the actress to reinvent her career in 2011. Thanks to her acting career which spans over 2 decades, Laura Leighton is currently worth about $3 million.

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Laura Leighton: Lifetime Achievement and Awards

She was awarded a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series for her performance in ‘Melrose Place’ in 1995. Laura was named among the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine in 1996.