Laurie Holden is unable to attend on Friday; photo ops can be redeemed throughout the weekend.
Holden has starred in numerous television and film projects and has received worldwide critical acclaim and honorable recognition for her diverse and eclectic choice of roles.
Early in her career, Holden made a name for herself by costarring opposite Burt Reynolds in Physical Evidence (1989), Vanessa Redgrave in Young Catherine (1991) and William Shatner in the TV Movie TekWar: TekLab (1994). She played Mabel Dunham in the TV Movie The Pathfinder (1996) (based on the novel of James Fenimore Cooper). On stage, she starred in Time and the Conways, written by J. B. Priestley and The Winter's Tale, based on the play of William Shakespeare. Other stage roles include Regina in Ghosts and Procne in The Love of the Nightingale.
After making various guest appearances on Due South, Murder, She Wrote andPoltergeist: The Legacy, Holden found some success playing a memorable recurring role on the seminal sci-fi series The X-Files, that of Marita Covarrubias, a mysterious government worker who becomes an informant to Special Agent Fox Mulder starting in the fourth season of that show through the final one (1996–2002). She also had a supporting role, as Mary Travis, opposite Michael Biehn and Ron Perlman in the TV series based on the MGM classic The Magnificent Seven (1998–2000) for CBS. She had a role on TV series Highlander: The Series as Debra Campbell.
Holden's most notable roles include starring opposite Jim Carrey in Frank Darabont's film The Majestic (2001) (It was while performing on stage in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, that Holden was discovered by Darabont). As Carrey's long lost love, she received critical acclaim and praise for her performance. In 2002, she played her role of Marita Covarrubias for the final episode of The X-Files. She also co-starred alongside Dean Cain, Jennifer Tilly and Tim Curry in the Canadian comedy Bailey's Billion$ (2004). Other memorable roles include such hits as Fantastic Four (2005) (where she played Michael Chiklis' former love interest), playing cult hero Cybil Bennett in Christophe Gans' artistic-horror video game adaptation of Silent Hill (2006), and co-starring as Amanda Dumfries opposite Marcia Gay Harden and Thomas Jane in Stephen King's The Mist (2007). In 2008, Holden starred as Olivia Murray in FX's critically acclaimed series The Shield. She has also been seen in AMC's The Walking Dead (since 2010), based on the graphic novels. She plays Andrea, a civil rights lawyer and one of the main characters of the TV Series. Laurie Holden is actively producing film, theatre and television projects in addition to her acting pursuits.