Heather Laurie Holden (born December 17, 1969) is a Canadian-American actress best known for her roles as Marita Covarrubias in The X-Files (1996–2002), Adele Stanton in The Majestic (2001), Cybil Bennett in Silent Hill (2006), Amanda Dumfries in The Mist (2007), Olivia Murray in The Shield (2008), Andrea in The Walking Dead (2010–2013, 2020), Renee in The Americans (2017–2018), and Crimson (2022).
Holden was born in Los Angeles and raised in Toronto, and he has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada.
Her mother married director Michael Anderson after her parents, actors Glenn Corbett and Adrienne Ellis, split. Laurie shared her time between Los Angeles and Toronto after that. She has a half-sister and a younger brother, Christopher Holden.
Holden's first film part came when she was a youngster. She visited her stepfather on the set of The Martian Chronicles. Laurie filled in for a kid actor who was supposed to play Rock Hudson's daughter but never showed up.
As a teenager, she won the Look of the Year modeling competition in Toronto and had a brief role as a babysitter in Anderson's comedy Separate Vacations (1986).
Holden rose to prominence early in her career, co-starring alongside Burt Reynolds in Physical Evidence (1989), Vanessa Redgrave in Young Catherine (1991), and William Shatner in the TV movie TekWar: TekLab (1994). She also portrayed Mabel Dunham in the 1996 television film The Pathfinder (based on the novel of James Fenimore Cooper).
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On the theatre, she appeared in J. B. Priestley‘s Time and the Conways and William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.
Regina in Ghosts and Procne in The Love of the Nightingale are two more theatre roles she has played. After making guest appearances on Due South, Murder, She Wrote, and Poltergeist: The Legacy (when she played a dual role), Holden found some success as Marita Covarrubias, a mysterious government worker who becomes an informant to Special Agent Fox Mulder, on The X-Files from seasons four through nine (1996–2002).
She also appeared as Mary Travis, opposite Michael Biehn and Ron Perlman, in The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000), a CBS TV series based on the MGM classic, and as Debra Campbell in Highlander: The Series.
Holden's most prominent appearances include co-starring with Jim Carrey in Frank Darabont's 2001 picture The Majestic (While performing on stage in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Darabont discovered Holden). She gained significant accolades for her role as Carrey's long-lost love.
She also appeared in the Canadian comedy Bailey's Billion$ with Dean Cain, Jennifer Tilly, and Tim Curry.
Other film roles include Cybil Bennett in Christophe Gans' artistic-horror video game adaptation of Silent Hill (2006), Amanda Dumfries in The Mist (2007), and Olivia Murray in The Shield.
Laurie Holden's Net Worth
Laurie Holden's net worth and salary: Laurie Holden is a $3 million dollar American and Canadian actress. Laurie Holden was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in Toronto, Canada.
She went on to get a degree in Economic Investing from McGill University, followed by a degree in Acting from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she won the Natalie Wood Acting Award.
She made her professional acting debut in 1980 when she played Rock Hudson's daughter in the series “The Martian Chronicles.” She has been working continuously since the mid-1980s, alternating between cinema and television assignments.
“Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future,” “Physical Evidence,” “Father Dowling Mysteries,” “Due South,” “Highlander: The Series,” “The Majestic,” and “The Magnificent Seven” are among her works.
She is well known for her role as Marita Covarrubias on “The X-Files,” as well as her involvement in the blockbuster series “The Walking Dead.” Laurie has gotten praise for her performance in the FX series “The Americans,” in which she appeared in 12 episodes between 2017 and 2018.
Awards and Nominations
Holden was named one of the top 100 most creative people in Hollywood in Entertainment Weekly's It List, as well as one of Variety's ten actors to watch.
She also won Toronto's “Look of the Year” Elite model search and was nominated for a Gemini Award in 1996 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series for Due South (1994). In 2002, Variety named Laurie one of the “Ten Actors to Watch.”
In 2011, she was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television for her work on The Walking Dead.
She was nominated for a Scream Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2011 for her participation in this series.
Laurie Holden received the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 for her work on The Walking Dead.