Laurie Holden amassed an impressive résumé in the years since her graduation from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television. Holden received her first exposure to show business with small roles in projects directed by her stepfather, Michael Anderson. She enjoyed high-profile recurring roles on such popular television series as "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002) and the short-lived but fan-loved "The Magnificent Seven" (CBS, 1998-2000). In 2001, Holden beat out a number of prominent Hollywood leading ladies to co-star with Jim Carrey in "The Majestic," Frank Darabont's romantic parable of American life during the McCarthy Red Scare. The failure of the film to find its audience returned Holden to the ranks of character players. She was put to good use in Christophe Gans' "Silent Hill" (2006), based on the popular video game, and in Darabont's "The Mist" (2007), an adaptation of the novella by Stephen King. At an age when most Hollywood actresses suffered the law of diminished returns, the 38-year-old Holden's stock rose sharply when Frank Darabont cast her in his groundbreaking TV miniseries "The Walking Dead" (AMC, 2010- ), one of the highest-rated original series in cable television history, making Holden a very much in demand actress once again. Even after her character left the series in 2013, Holden went on to higher-profile roles like the female lead in the Farrelly Brothers sequel "Dumb and Dumber To" (2014).