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Oona Laurence

Oona Laurence

American actress
Oona Laurence
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Quick Facts

Intro American actress
Is Actor Singer Stage actor Film actor Television actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 1 August 2002, New York City, USA
Age 19 years
Star sign Leo
Family
Siblings: Aimee Laurence Jeté Laurence
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Oona Laurence (born August 1, 2002) is an American actress who is best known for originating the role of Matilda Wormwood in Matilda on Broadway alongside Bailey Ryon, Milly Shapiro, and Sophia Gennusa. She began her career as a New York City-based child actress, with credits in film, theatre, and television.

Career

After several appearances in regional theatre productions and minor roles in short films and television episodes, in 2012, Laurence auditioned for the new musical Matilda on Broadway. Laurence landed the role of Matilda, performing in the show from March 4 to December 15, 2013.

After Matilda, Laurence transitioned to film acting appearing in Tumorhead, A Little Game, The Grief of Others, I Smile Back, Damsel, Lamb, and Southpaw, portraying the daughter of Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams' characters.

She has appeared on television in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Orange Is the New Black.

In 2015, Laurence co-starred opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams in Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw. In 2016, she co-starred as Natalie in the film Pete's Dragon, and portrayed Jane Mitchell, the daughter of Mila Kunis' character Amy Mitchell, in Bad Moms.

In 2017, Laurence co-starred opposite Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning in Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled.

She is the voice of Hedgehog and additional characters in the Cartoon Network series Summer Camp Island. She also performs the theme song.

Personal life

Laurence lives in New York City and has two sisters, Aimée and Jeté, who are also actresses. The former debuted in the 2019 film adaptation of Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch and the latter appeared in the second adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary.

Theatre

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Matilda the Musical Matilda Wormwood Broadway, Sam S. Shubert Theatre

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Tony Award Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Matilda the Musical Won
Grammy Award Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album Nominated
2015 Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival Best Actress Lamb Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Southpaw Nominated
2016 Young Entertainer Award Best Leading Young Actress- Feature Film Nominated
2017 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Teen Actress Pete's Dragon Won
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Feb 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2017167696
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