Laura Leighton

Actress, Singer
With her first major role, actress Laura Leighton became a familiar face to millions as a cast member on one of the most watched primetime soaps of the 1990s. Leighton achieved early TV fame in her role as bad girl ... Read more »
Born: 07/23/1968 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

Pretty Little Liars 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Melrose Place 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mending Fences 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

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Love Notes 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Shark 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Burrowers 2007 (Movie)

Gertrude (Actor)

Boston Legal 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eyes 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Skin 2003 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1991 - 1997, 1999 - 2000, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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Melrose Place 1991 - 1997, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tru Calling 2004 (Tv Show)

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Mary Higgins Clark's We'll Meet Again 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Seven Girlfriends 2000 (Movie)

Anabeth (Actor)

The Clean and Narrow 1999 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Beverly Hills 90210 1998 (Tv Show)

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The Sky Is Falling 1998 (Movie)

Amber (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Rodman World Tour 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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1994 Billboard Music Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Other Woman 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Daniel's Daughter (TV Show)

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Deadly Encounter (TV Show)

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Biography

With her first major role, actress Laura Leighton became a familiar face to millions as a cast member on one of the most watched primetime soaps of the 1990s. Leighton achieved early TV fame in her role as bad girl Sydney Andrews on "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), which in addition to providing her with a hit show, introduced Leighton to co-star and future husband, Doug Savant. After departing from her trendy Melrose address, she remained close with series producer Aaron Spelling, who invited her to guest star in several episodes on his other long-running hit "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000). Occasional feature films like the romantic comedy "Seven Girlfriends" (1999) and such made-for-TV efforts as the thriller "A Deadly Encounter" (Lifetime, 2004) and the generational drama "Daniel's Daughter" (Hallmark, 2008) comprised much of Leighton's professional output over the next decade. A brief return to her former West Hollywood environs on the failed update of "Melrose Place" (The CW, 2009-2010) preceded a lengthier run as the mother of a popular but troubled daughter on the teen drama "Pretty Little Liars" (ABC Family, 2010- ). With her combination of beauty and intensity, Leighton remained a fan favorite in the world of television melodrama decades years after making her auspicious debut.

Relationships

Dean Cameron Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in the early 1990s no longer together

Lucy Savant

Daughter
Born June 9, 2005 father, Doug Savant

Doug Savant Actor

Husband
Met while co-starring on "Melrose Place" (Fox) Engaged in October 1997 Married in May 1998

Jack Savant

Son
Born October 10, 2000 father, Doug Savant

Grant Show Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring on the Fox series "Melrose Place" Dated from 1993-96

EDUCATION

California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach , California
Attended for only one semester

West High School

Iowa City , Iowa 1986

Milestones

2009

Reprised her role as Sydney for the new "Melrose Place" on the CW network

2008

Starred in the horror feature, "The Burrowers"

2006

Played a woman accused of murdering her ex-girlfriend in two episodes of ABC's "Boston Legal"

2005

Cast in the short-lived ABC series, "Eyes"

2004

Starred a single mother who is the victim of a stalker in the Lifetime movie, "Deadly Encounter"

2003

Returned to series TV as a recurring character in the short-lived FOX series, "Skin"

2000

Had a small role in the film, "The Sky is Falling"

1998

Cast as wannabe actress Sophie Burns in six episodes of the FOX series, "Beverly Hills 90210"

1995

Played a woman from the wrong side of the tracks who falls for a rich boy in the Lifetime movie, "In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy"

1992

Made TV debut in the recurring role of Sydney Andrews on the FOX drama, "Melrose Place"; became a regular cast member in the second season

1987

Performed with the traveling singing troupe, The Young Americans

Moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school

Changed her last name to Leighton (was her grandfathers name)

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