Although Laura Vandervoort is a learned psychologist and an English graduate from New York University, she isn’t best known for her academic qualifications, but her skills as an actress. The Canadian movie star has graced TV screens for decades, stunning movie lovers with her versatility and acting prowess. Having begun her acting career since she was a teenager, she has grown professionally over the years and is now respected as someone who has paid her dues.
Vandervoort’s acting prowess has been showcased in projects like Smallville, Instant Star, V, and more. Besides her acting gigs, Vandervoort has spiced up her career by adding producer and writer to her profile. Apparently, she has come a long way since her early days in the movie industry.
Starring in ‘Goosebumps’ at Age 13 Marked the Beginning of Her Acting Journey
Born on September 22nd, 1984, in Toronto, Canada, Laura Vandervoort whose full name is Laura Dianne Vandervoort discovered her love for acting quite early and was helped by her parents to hone her skills by taking classes. Even before she turned a teenager, she took several classes and did background work on Canadian TV shows like Road to Avonlea and Harriet the Spy.
Eventually, she landed her first speaking role at the age of 13 in 1997 when she was cast to play Sheena Deep/Nadine Platt in Goosebumps, a Canadian/American horror anthology television series. Laura Vandervoort starred in Goosebumps from 1997 to 1998 appearing in 3 episodes.
Her next acting role came in 1999 when she was cast to play Tanya in Penny’s Odyssey, a TV movie. The next year, she landed multiple roles in different series; she appeared as Misty Reynolds in Twice in a Lifetime, portrayed Lauren in Alley Cats Strike, starred as Ashley Fox in Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and played Chelsea Hansen in Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire.
‘Instant Star’ Changed the Game for Laura Vandervoort
Having starred in several TV productions so far, it was clear that Laura was soon going to land her lead role. In 2004, she did land a lead role in Instant Star, a Canadian musical comedy-drama television series in which she portrayed Sadie Harrison. The show ran for four seasons and Vandervoort starred in all four seasons from 2004 to 2008, appearing in 52 episodes. The role launched her to a new level of fame and gave her off as a movie star with great promise.
Vandervoort’s debut feature film role came in the 2007 crime film, The Lookout, after which she got other jobs that slowly increased her level of fame. The same year, she earned a role in the crime series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Shortly after, she landed another main role after being cast to star in CW’s Smallville, an American superhero television series which became a hit. On the show, she portrayed Kara Kent/Supergirl, the similarly super-fueled cousin to lead character Clark Kent.
‘V’ And ‘Bitten’ Pushed Her Further Into The Limelight
In 2009, Vandervoort starred in V, an American science fiction television series playing the main role of Lisa for two seasons, appearing across 22 episodes. In 2014, she scored another main role, portraying Elena Michaels in Bitten, a Canadian television series. She starred in the series from 2014 to 2016 across 33 episodes. At this time, she was already a big name in Canada and was an established actress with quite a huge fan base.
In 2016, she played Indigo in Supergirl and Finley Farrow in Con Man before landing the role of Anna in the American horror film, Jigsaw. 2018 saw her play the recurring role of Tessa in the American series, Ice. And in the following year, she played Mila Dubov in V-Wars.
So far, Laura Vandervoort has starred in more than 50 movies and TV series and is still actively involved in making many TV projects.
Her Career in the Entertainment Industry Goes Beyond Acting
Apart from being a movie star who appears on TV to mesmerize fans with her acting skills, Laura Vandervoort also works behind the scenes to make movies possible. The actress is a producer who has some production credits to her name. In 2018, she was an associate producer of the short film, Unspeakable. She was also the executive producer of the 2019 Canadian body horror film, Rabid, in which she also starred.
Vandervoort is also a writer. She wrote the 2020 short film, Age of Dysphoria.
Apparently, Laura is an accomplished actress having starred in several major roles and recurring roles over two decades. Her work in the movie industry is expected to have made her quite wealthy. As a director and writer, she has multiple streams of income and this must have boosted her net worth. But how much is she worth?
At the moment, Laura Vandervoort’s net worth has been pegged at about $4 million by credible sources. This figure is expected to increase as she keeps making bigger strides.
Michael Rosenbaum and Other Movie Stars She Has Dated
Laura Vandervoort is a very beautiful woman and fans have often wondered who she is dating or if she has walked down the aisle. At the moment, Vandervoort is not known to be in any relationship. However, we know she has been in several relationships over the years.
Her Romance With Corey Sevier
One of her earliest romantic relationships that the media would be aware of was with the Canadian actor Corey Sevier. They reportedly met on the set of Instant Star, got attracted to each other, and fell in love.
The couple started dating in 2010, but unfortunately, they broke up soon afterward in 2011. The reason for their separation remains unknown.
After Corey Sevier, There Was Chris Pine
In the year 2011, she was reported to have been in a relationship with American actor Chris Pine. The pair reportedly met while filming This Means War and became stricken with each other.
They started dating after the movie ended. However, their romance did not last at all. The lovebirds parted ways that same year after only a few weeks together.
Chris Pine Gave Way to Michael Rosenbaum
After she parted ways with Chris Pine, Laura Vandervoort began a relationship with Michael Rosenbaum, an American movie star. Interestingly, Michael and Vandervoort starred in Smallville way back in the early 2000s.
Vandervoort and Rosenbaum started dating in 2012 and kept their romance alive until February 2013 when things fell apart between them and they parted ways.
She Was Engaged to Oliver Trevena
Post-Rosenbaum, Laura Vandervoort’s next lover was Oliver Trevena, a television host. The two started their love affair in 2014 and were so much in love that they got engaged.
However, they broke up for reasons best known to them in 2015. Since they went their separate ways, the actress has not been romantically linked to anyone.