Laura Harring has been one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars

Laura Harring (Sara Noriega)

Ever since astounding audiences and critics alike with her breakthrough performance in David Lynch’s award winning Mulholland Drive, for which she received an Alma Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Laura Harring has been one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars and here is what she has coming up in 2007; this June, catch Laura in the upcoming Warner Brothers feature Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills starring alongside Emma Roberts for director Andrew Fleming and producer Jerry Weintraub.

A versatile actress who has played a great diversity of roles in her career, Harring’s film credits also include John Q with Denzel Washington, The King with Gael Garcia Bernal and William Hurt, The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, with the legendary Raul Julia, and the HBO movie “Walkout,” directed by Edward James Olmos.

She has had a recurring role on FX’s critically acclaimed hit series, “The Shield,” as Becca Doyle, a defense attorney who willingly commits to pro bono cases for people she feels are redeemable, she also has guest starred on “Law & Order: SVU,” and had a featured cameo in the David Lynch film, “Inland Empire.”

The international Herald Tribune has compared her to Ava Gardner and film critic Roger Ebert likened her to Rita Hayworth.

Harring lived the first ten years of her life in Mexico, before her family relocated to San Antonio, Texas. She was the first Latina to win the Miss USA crown.

Truly an acting chameleon, Laura just completed filming opposite Frank Langella as "The sophisticated lady, a classical jazz singer in the motion picture, On the Hook.

Harring currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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