Everything You Need To Know About Actress Laura Harrier

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Laura Harrier is a famous American actress and model who is acclaimed for her motion pictures. She is best known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and BlacKkKlansman (2018). 

Alongside her modeling career, she made her acting debut as Destiny Evans in the reboot of the soap opera titled One Life to Live(2013).

Harrier has done modeling for famous names like Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Loreal, Vogue, American Eagle, and many others.

Additionally, Harrier is an activist and publicly voices her opinions on social issues like equality and civil rights.

Laura Harrier in Louis Vuitton.
Laura Harrier in Louis Vuitton. (Source: Crash Magazine)

Previously, Laura was in a relationship with NBA player Klay Thompson. She got into a relationship with a professional basketball player in 2018 and parted ways in early 2020.

This article will explore Laura’s childhood & parents, her modeling and acting career, dating rumors & boyfriend, net worth, and many others.

Laura Harrier: Quick Facts

But before that, let’s take a look at some quick facts about her.

Full name Laura Ruth Harrier
Birthdate March 28, 1990
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Ethnicity Scottish English from mother side & African Bahamian from father side
Religion Catholicism
Nickname Laura
Zodiac Sign  Aries
Age 33 years old
Father’s name Temujin Harrier
Mother’s name Linda Harrier
Sibling Name Willian Harrier (Brother)
  • Evanston Township High School (2004-2008)
  • William Esper Studio Acting School 
Breakthrough Role As Liz Allan in the movie Spider-Man Homecoming (2017)
Modeling Associations
  • Magazines: Elle, Glamour, Cosmopolitan
  • Brands: American Eagle, Loreal, Target
Profession Actress, Model
  • TV Show: One Life to Live (2013)
  • Movie: Unforgettable (2014)
Marital status  Single
Ex-Boyfriend Ian Longwell, Justin Theroux & Klay Thompson
Children None
Body Measurement 34-24-34 inches
Weight 55 kg (130 lbs)
Height 5’9″ (176 cm)
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black 
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Tattoos No 
Hobbies Pottery
Fovorite Director Gus Van Sant, Steve Mc Queen, Spike Lee, Paul Thomas Anderson, Sofia Coppola
Favorite Movie Do the Right Thing, Cinema Paradiso, The Informant, Lost in Translation, My Own Private Idaho
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update February, 2024

Laura Harrier: Early Life & Education

Born to biracial parents in Chicago who are African-American, Polish, and English, Laura is a native American. The actress was born on March 28, 1990, to parents Temujin Harrier and Linda Harrier.

Her father works in an insurance company, and her mother is a speech pathologist. She has a brother named William Harrier. In her family, she is the first one to enter the showbiz industry.

Laura Harrier
Laura Harrier with her mom, dad, and brother. (Source: Instagram)

Laura had a speech impediment (defect in person’s speech, such as lisp or stammer) till the age of three, and her mother used to help in her speech. Also, to boost Laura’s confidence, her mom Linda put her in the acting classes.

At the age of 17, Harrier moved to New York City to study set history but later decided to switch professions in modeling.

Regarding her education, Laura went to Evanston High School in 2004 and graduated from there in 2008. Later Harrier enrolled at New York University but dropped out due to more time on modeling.

After some time, she tried to take a chance on acting also. Thus, to sharpen her acting skills, Laura attended William Esper Studio High School. There she attended drama school for two years and then began working from there.

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Laura Harrier: Body Measurements 

Laura has a towering height of 5 feet 9 inches and has a fit and slim figure which weighs around 55 kilograms. Her brown eyes and black hair make her more stunning.

Laura Harrier
Stunning Laura Harrier.

The perfect way to describe effortless beauty Laura is Leggy, Chic, and sexy. Her gorgeous skin color add more beauty and sexiness in her personality.

Professional Career

Acting Career 

As a kid, Laura acted in school plays, but she never considered it her possible career. When she moved to New York city, friends would ask her to be in various short movies, and eventually, Laura discovered her love for acting.

When Laura was on last year of school, Steve McQueen cast her in his HBO pilot, her first real acting job.


Laura made her official acting debut with the 2013 soap opera One Life to Live as Destiny Evans.

In 2014, she appeared in Unforgettable as Amber and in The Last Five Years as a Manuscript Woman. She was also featured in the movie Galentine in the same year.

Laura played the role of Dorothy Cuda in the 2015 movie 4th Man Out and then starred in the 2016 short film titled The Realest Real.

One of the most anticipated movies which increased her fanbase and gave her significant spotlight was the 2017 Marvel movie Spider-Man: Homecoming.

There she portrayed Liz Allan, which many people liked and significantly impacted her career.

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Laura from the movie Spider-Man Homecoming with co-star Tom Holland.

In 2018, Harrier appeared in the film BlacKkKlansman as Patrice Dumas, and the role was loved by critics and fans as well.

Laura played the leading role of Camille Washington in the 2020 Netflix movie Hollywood.


Laura’s role in the movie BlacKkKlansman is one of the critically acclaimed performances. She was praised for her acting skills and was nominated for several awards that year for the movie.

She is able to portray a strong, badass, revolutionary woman while being in love with a man and having a relationship in the movie. The movie was also represented on Cannes Film Festival.

Moreover, Laura was nominated under the category of Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Female for Black Reel Award.

The same year, Harrier was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Modeling Career

Harrier started her modeling career when she was a teenager, and she moved to NYC to start her career.

The American actress is an international model who has worked for companies like American Eagle, L’Oreal, and Target on their ad campaign. Harrier also appeared on the magazine cover of Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Glamour.

Laura Harrier model
Laura Harrier with Bella Hadid at Bvlgari Party. (Source: Instagram)

Initially, Laura really didn’t like modeling, because she felt objectified, especially, it felt different for outsiders like her. 

Long story short, Laura is now a longtime brand ambassador for Bulgari and usually promote the luxury jeweler’s masterpiece by wearing exquisite jewelry pairings from Met Gala to Grammy.

Also, Laura is the brand ambassador for Calvin Klein and Louis Vuitton. She was featured in the short film for Luxury French Fashion in 2016.

Laura Harrier: Love Life

Laura Harrier and Gabriel Florenz

The beautiful actress was in a relationship with Gabriel from 2014 to 2017. Gabriel is the director of a non-profit cultural center called Pioneer Works.

Likewise, the couple had a very adorable relationship. She used to post cute pictures with him on her Instagram account.

Later, both stopped posting pictures together which hinted the couple might have broken off.

Relationship with NBA Star Klay Thompson

In 2018, an NBA star was seen going out with actress Laura Harrier. Both Klay and Laura kept things between them in private though they have been spotted together various times.

None of them confirmed the relationship but they were seen multiple times in New York together spending quality time, holding hands, and getting cozy.

But, the couple reportedly broke up in mid of 2019 but somehow managed to get back together in July.

Laura and Klay Thompson.
Laura and Klay Thompson.

Though it appears, the couple had reconciled for some time, but Laura and Klay eventually parted ways in 2020.

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Relationship with Sam Jarou

Currently, Laura Harrier has a new man in her life. She was spotted kissing and getting cozy with fashion consultant Sam Jarou on July 2021 in Monaco.

Both Laura and Sam were seen in the town to attend a Louis Vuitton dinner and spend time by the pool before skipping town together. Later in the day, the couple was seen in the airport also.

An Outspoken Advocate For On-Screen Diversity

Since the beginning, Harrier has been vocal about representing people from diverse backgrounds in the film industry.

To talk about it, Harrier’s roles so far are empowered female lead and the character who progressively advocates for social changes.

According to Harrier,

“Using your voice can create a platform for speaking out against injustice.”

In one of the interviews, Harrier shared the lesson she learned while portraying a student activist and influential figure in the movie BlacKkKlansman.

Lauren further stated that she is not a revolutionary leader but can take something from that by looking at what is going on worldwide.

At the same time, figuring out how people can talk with each other in communities and create changes even though it is scary.

Some Fun Facts about Laura

  • Laura loves art and supports the art community by buying art pieces and visiting exhibitions.
  • Her grandmother from her mother’s side was born in Lucknow, India, to American missionary parents. Harrier’s great-grandfather was noted Methodist minister and missionary J. Waskom Picket.
  • Even after so many years in the showbiz industry, Lauray feels pressured about her pictures being taken and her outfit being judged every time. Thus, she often drinks alcohol before significant events to calm her nerves.

Laura Harrier: Net Worth, Salary, and Income

At a young age, Laura has become a big name in Hollywood. Alongside acting, she has been modeling for big brands and names. As a result, a lot of sponsorship and endorsement is on her lap.

With her rising career in the film industry and several modeling projects, Harrier earns a decent amount of money and holds a handsome net worth.

As of 2021, Laura Harrier’s net worth is estimated to be around $500 thousand.

But there is no doubt her net worth is still rising because of her blooming career in the industry.

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Laura Harrier: Social Media Presence

Laura is an active social user. Because of her charming personality and flexible acting abilities, she has a huge fan following on Instagram and Twitter.

Harrier has more than 1 million followers on Instagram and has nearly 50.6k followers on Twitter. Laura frequently raises her voice on social issues on her social media platform.

In addition to that, we can see selfies, pictures from her recent project, and photoshoots, as well as adorable snaps of her.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Laura Harrier a Huge Marvel fan?

As a kid, Laura Harrier had read some comic books but was not aware of the entire Marvel Universe fandom that exists before entering it.

When she got the opportunity to be a part of the Marvel movie Spider-Man Homecoming, Laura loved being in the film and became a big fan.

How are Justin Theroux and Laura Harrier related?

Justin Theroux, the ex-husband of F.R.I.E.N.D.S actress Jennifer Anniston, was spotted hanging out with Laura on the streets of Paris in October 2018.

It was reported that the two casually dated for some time.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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