Laura Harrier was an American actress and model who broke out in 2017 when she appeared as Liz in the blockbuster superhero movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming" (2017). Born in Chicago and raised in Evanston, Illinois, Harrier became an actress by accident. After moving to New York City at 18 to attend NYU, Harrier started working as a professional model. She never saw modeling as a sustainable career path, but before long she was landing work for such high-profile companies as Urban Outfitters and American Eagle. Eventually, Harrier decided to drop out of NYU to pursue modeling full-time. By her early 20s, Harrier's modeling career was in full-swing and it was around that time that she became interested in acting. Since she was living in New York, Harrier began taking classes at the William Esper studio on a whim. She soon realized that acting was her calling and began devoting more and more time to learning her craft. By the early 2010s Harrier was going out on film and TV auditions and in 2013 landed her first big break with the reboot of "One Life to Live" (TOLN, 2013). She played Destiny Evans on the rebooted soap opera, which ran for 43 episodes on The Online Network, before it was cancelled. Undeterred, she continued auditioning and in 2014 landed a small part in the musical-comedy "The Last Five Years" (2014). She followed that role up with a role in the comedy-drama "Fourth Man Out" in 2015, thus adding another mainstream film role to her growing acting resume. Then in 2017 Harrier nabbed her breakout acting role in "Spider-Man: Homecoming." The blockbuster premiered in the summer of 2017, and also included appearances by Oscar-winners Marisa Tomei and Gwyneth Paltrow.
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