Who is Laura Slade Wiggins?
Laura Slade Wiggins is a renowned actress and a musician, who hails from the United States of America. Some of her best roles include “Shameless” as Karen Jackson, “Rings”, and “The Tomorrow People”.
Laura Slade Wiggins Age, Early Childhood, Family, and Education Background
Laura Wiggins was born on 8 August 1988, in Athens, Georgia, so under the Leo Zodiac. Her parents are Mark Wiggins, a renowned Athens attorney, and Kathy Wiggins. She has one sibling, a brother named Motie Wiggins who she grew up with. Laura is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
While growing up in Georgia, Laura was part of the Oconee Youth Playhouse, a community theater. She performed in a number of plays at the Oconee Theater, which was a stepping stone to her acting career later in life. Regarding her education, Laura studied at California’s Pasadena City College.
Laura Slade Wiggins Professional Career
Laura’s television debut was in 2006 when she appeared in the movie “Not Like Everyone Else” in which she played as Kimberly. The following year, she appeared in the movie “Girl, Positive” in which she played Lindsey Carter, a high school girl, after which Laura was cast in an episode of the series “Eleventh Hour”, a police procedural drama.
Laura rose to stardom in 2011, when she got a role to appear in the Showtime series “Shameless”, a comedy drama show. She appeared in three seasons of this series before moving on to other roles, such as in an episode of “Private Practice”, “Perception”, and “The Finder”. After making a name in “Shameless”, Laura became a sensation again in “The Tomorrow People” series, in which she had the role of a 17 year-old geneticist named Irene Quinn, which gave her a lot of exposure, and for which she received positive reviews from critics and fans.
Just two years after Slade made her television debut, she was cast in the “Dance of the Dead” movie, then in 2012 to play the 13-year-old version of Charlotte in the comedy “Hit List”. Two years later, Laura was given the lead role in “Hard Drive”, a drama romance, playing alongside Douglas Smith, as a young troubled girl named Debs who got into a relationship with Ditch, her new neighbor whose mother didn’t approve of the relationship.
That same year she appeared in “Starving in Suburbia” as Hanna, a teenage girl obsessed with being thin – this was after she saw a website that encouraged being slim which led to her battling with anorexia. In 2017, Laura appeared in “Rings”, a supernatural horror movie alongside famous actors such as Alex Roe, Bonnie Morgan and Matilda Lutz among others, and that same year appeared in the “Chicago P.D” series acting alongside Sophia Bush, Patrick Flueger, Archie Kao, Jesse Lee Soffer, and Jason Beghe.
As a guest artist, she has graced the television screens in a number of series, including “Private Practice” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” among many others, which helped polish her acting skills and also boost her career.
Laura is also a musician, who wrote the song “For All I Care”, which became very popular. Besides acting, Laura works on her music career to build a solid income and help increase her overall net worth.
Laura Slade Wiggins Wedding, Personal Life, Dating, and Children
When it comes to Laura’s personal life, she is yet to tie the knot. Laura is very secretive when it comes to her dating life, always keeping it away from the internet and any prying eyes. However, she was said to be dating James Preston, an American actor in 2011. They were spotted walking hand in hand in Hollywood at the Milk Studios while being interviewed about what they thought of “The Two and a Half Men” film. Although the rumor that the duo was dating spiraled very quickly, neither of them ever confirmed the claims.
In 2014, she was said to be dating an unknown man, confirming on her Instagram page that the mysterious man was her boyfriend, and even shared a photo of them together while celebrating their first anniversary. Laura seems to still be dating this mysterious man, since she frequently shares photos of them together on social media.
Hangin with a dog is awesome pic.twitter.com/2pOCcIUXgp
— Laura Slade Wiggins (@lauraslade11) September 11, 2018
Laura Slade Wiggins Interesting Facts
These are some of the lesser known facts about Laura:
- Laura helps rape and sexual abuse victims, and has been rewarded with the “Point of Courage” award for her good work.
- Laura helps people suffering from bulimia and anorexia., and spreads eating disorders awareness.
- During her free time, Laura loves playing the guitar and singing at her home
- She loves tattoos, and has a dove symbol inked under her armpit
- She likes hanging-out with her “Shameless” co-stars such as Jeremy, Emmy, whom she have coffee with, and also having dinner with Shanola
- Laura loves dogs and owns one named Papillio
- She had her EP album entitled “Clementine” released in 2012
- In 2013, she gained worldwide recognition for her role in the series “The Tomorrow People”
Laura Slade Wiggins Net Worth
Laura has been very successful in her acting career which has translated into a good amount of wealth. Although she has not disclosed her actual annual earnings, actresses are normally paid a handsome amount per project. Since she has multiple professions, Laura must be earning very well. She is also a young actress with a bright future and thus, her income can only increase as the years go by. As of 2018, reputable sources estimate Laura Slade Wiggins net worth to be not less than $2 million.