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Laura Allen is an actress and writer who grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, the middle of three daughters. She is a graduate of Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Major roles on television include Sundance's Hap and Leonard (2017), NBC's Awake (2012) opposite Jason Isaacs, FX's Terriers (2010) and Dirt (2006), as well as USA Network's The 4400 where she portrayed Lily Tyler opposite Mahershala Ali (2004-06).

She has recurred on Fox's 9-1-1 (2018-2019), Suits (2015-2019), American Horror Story (2017), Grey's Anatomy (2009) and most recently on Apple+TV's Truth Be Told (2019-21) with Octavia Spencer.

Features include the Emmy nominated The Tale (HBO, 2017) starring Laura Dern and Ellen Burstyn, directed by Jennifer Fox. Allen played the lead in the 2014 horror film Clown directed by Jon Watts (Spiderman: Far From Home). Other features include Old Dogs (2007) opposite Robin Williams and John Travolta, and Mona Lisa Smile (2003) directed by Mike Newell.

Laura’s first script “Spree” was a BlueCat Screenwriting Finalist (2017) and a Nicholl Fellowship top 10% (2017). Her second script “Winnie & Dolores” was a UCLA Screenwriting Top 10 (2020), a Nicholl Fellowship top 10% (2020), and a Los Angeles International Screenplay Contest Semifinalist (2021).

Laura lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

Writer currently has no listed scripts.