Laara’s been busy shooting a bunch of interesting projects in Toronto.  Great writing, great shows…

  • Greg Spottiswood’s excellent new series KING.  Playing the role of ‘Jillian Saunders’ in the season 2 episode Wendy Stetler. Dir: Don McBrearty.
  • DEGRASSI: playing the role of ‘Dr Yardley’ in Walking on Broken Glass. Dir: Stefan Brogren.
  • Currently shooting John Grisham’s THE FIRM.  Playing the role of prosecutor ‘Helen Figgis’ in the episode Chapter Eighteen. Dir: Holly Dale.

Stay tuned for air dates…


Laara is currently in previews for the Arts Club Theatre’s west coast premiere of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad, playing the role of Helen of Troy. Running at Vancouver’s historic Stanley Theatre, The Penelopiad features a cast of shit hot women, including Meg Roe, Megan Leitch, Colleen Wheeler, Dawn Petten and Lois Anderson.

Direction by Vanessa Porteous, Artistic Director of ATP. 

Movement Design by Denise Clarke, Associate Artist at One Yellow Rabbit.

Don’t miss this beautiful, bold production…

Opening Night: Wednesday October 26th, 2011.
Running till November 20th, 2011.



It's been a busy summer. A few noteworthy projects to mention:

- Guest starring on USA Network's hit series Covert Affairs. Catch the episode 'Sad Professor', directed by Miller Tobin, on Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 @ 10/9C

-Workshop of Peter Brook's classic adaptation of The Mahabarata with Toronto's Tarragon Theatre, directed by Richard Rose.

-Upcoming: shooting an episode of Don McKellar's new comedy series Michael - Tuesdays and Thursdays, directed by Patricia Rozema.

**Hot tip: don't miss Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ the Shaw Festival this season. Spectacular performances, particularly Moya O'Connell and Gray Powell as Maggie & Brick.

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Laara was the recipient of a Leading Actress award for her performance in Bruce Sweeney's feature film Excited. at the Leo Awards Gala, held in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore on June 5th 2010. The film also picked up awards for Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Feature Film. In 2009, Excited had its world premiere at TIFF, opened the Canadian Images program at VIFF, and has been making its way through the film festival circuit in Canada & the US. Commercially released by Union Pictures, Excited will open in Vancouver on June 14th at the Ridge Theatre. For details and screen times, go to www.excitedmovie.com.


Laara will be heading to Ottawa this fall to join the Resident Acting Company at the National Arts Centre. She will appear in Romeo & Juliet, Nativity - A Coyote Christmas, and St. Carmen of the Main (co-produced with the Canadian Stage Company).