Laura Catalina Ortiz was born in Bogota, Colombia. She finished high school early, took up acting and headed to Los Angeles where she now resides. In 2006, she booked a lead role off her very first movie audition for Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes. Her performance was nominated for a Chainsaw Award. She followed that with lead roles in the horror movies, Chillerama and Victor Crowley as well as other big screen roles in Norbit, Guardians of the Galaxy, and voicing a character for Horton Hears a Who?
In television, Laura was a series regular for two seasons on FearNet Channel’s Holliston, a horror sitcom created by Adam Green. She recurred on ABC’s Happy Endings, and guest starred in Fox’s In Justice, Showtime’s Sleeper Cell, Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, and the Comedy Central pilot, Nightrider. She also guest starred in the ABC sitcom pilot, Happy Valley and played Rupert Grint’s love interest in the Greg Garcia’s Super Clyde for CBS.
Laura is also a series regular voice on the Disney Channel animation, Fishhooks and has voiced multiple characters for Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. She is also stars in the popular web series, Heart Baby Eggplant (which she co-created) and The Real Housewives of Horror. She presented at The Annie Awards with Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob). Fun fact: Laura is also an Urban Dictionary definition!