Born in Toronto, Canada, Laura Vandervoort is a versatile actress who not only crosses over genres, but also transforms from character to character embracing the essence of every role she plays. Best known for her roles on the television shows “Smallville” as Supergirl, and “V-Wars,” Vandervoort has built an international fan base of men and women of all ages. Between her experience and stellar acting chops, Vandervoort has consistently worked as an actress since she was 13 years old.
Vandervoort first began her career in background work as a child on Canadian commercials and TV shows. This led her into the hands of Disney, where she starred in several now-classic Halloween movies as well as several kids series.
Vandervoort’s career took off from there and the consistently working actress would be seen in many projects such as the series “Instant Star” which went for four seasons, the feature The Lookout starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels and “Smallville,” in which she portrayed the iconic character Supergirl. She worked alongside Ray Liotta in the feature, The Entitled and many more. Vandervoort was then cast as a series regular for ABC’s sci-fi series “V” alongside Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) and Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) and went on to feature film work including a role in This Means War starring Reese Witherspoon and Chris Pine and Ted directed by Seth Macfarlane and starred Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Vandervoort would soon after star in Jigsaw (#1 at the box office for its first run), the most recent installment of the Saw horror film franchise.
Vandervoort would then lead the sci fi-action series “Bitten” for Syfy and the Space network. The series ran for three successful seasons and is now a popular stream on Netflix. With high praise critically and a large fan following the series gained strength and praise for both performance and cinematography.
She has been developing and producing films and has found another passion working behind the camera. In 2019, Vandervoort developed, executive produced and starred in the film festival favorite, Age Of Dysphoria alongside Canadian icon Gordon Pinsent. She recently had her directorial debut with My Soul to Take, a short film Vandervoort also wrote, starring Colm Feore. During the 2020 pandemic, she shot five feature films and a guest role on the critically acclaimed series “Handmaid’s Tale.” Vandervoort wrapped the lead role in a feature film thriller entitled Black Bags in Oklahoma at the beginning of 2022 and her production company, Lava Works Entertainment Inc., currently has three films in development.
Vandervoort has also just released her first children’s book worldwide on Amazon. The book, Super-Duper Deelia marks her entry as a published writer in the children literary world. Most recently she joined the cast of the CTV/The CW series, “Sullivan’s Crossing” starring Chad Michael Murray.