Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Redhead of the Week

Laura Leighton (born Laurie Miller) is a forty-year-old American actress. Born and raised in Iowa City, Laura Leighton is probably best known for starring on Melrose Place from 1993 to 1997 as Jane Mancini's sister, Sydney Andrews.

She originally appeared in a one-off guest appearance during the show's first season and was asked back for the second season. During breaks on filming of Melrose, Laura starred in the movie, In the Name of Love: A Texas Tragedy as Laurette Wilder, a woman from the wrong side of the tracks.

Leighton left the show in 1997, after what was believed to be a pay dispute. In 1999, she married another Melrose Place costar, Doug Savant. They have two children named Jack and Lucy. She eventually returned to work for Aaron Spelling in his other hit nighttime soap, Beverly Hills 90210. Aaron created the role of actress wannabe Sophie Burns for her.

Where is she now?

Thanks to Laurie and Wikipedia.


A said...

Laura is still alive and kicking and keeping busy! After leaving Melrose Place and her stint on 90210 she did a string of guest appearences in shows such as Boston Legal, Law & Order SVU and CSI: Miami. She completed 2 made-for-tv movies "Love Notes" for the Lifetime Network and "Daniel's Daughter" for Hallmark and was recently seen in the horror/western "The Burrowers" which has been making the rounds of film festivals.

There is some talk that Leighton may return to Melrose Place seeing that the CW network have confirmed they are bringing the show back...but will she really come back? Only time will tell!

You can keep up-to-date with all the Laura goings on at her official Facebook page :

Austin Carr said...

Thanks for the update, A. Fun to see the show come back.