Who is Laura Wright?
American actress Laura Wright (nee Sisk) was born in Washington, D. C. USA on 11 September 1970, making Virgo her zodiac sign. She has only nine acting credits, and this is because she’s been starring as Carly Corinthos in the soap opera “General Hospital” since 2005, appearing in nearly 2,500 episodes. This romantic crime drama today also stars Maurice Benard and Steve Burton, and was created back in 1963 by Frank Hursley and Doris Hursley; it’s since aired more than 8,200 episodes. The series follows a group of people living in Port Charles, New York State and has won 315 of its 1,121 award nominations.
Education and early life
Laura was raised alongside her brother Jeffrey Sisk in Clinton, Maryland by their mother Betty Sisk, and father Rector Sisk; both died in 2018, and it’s known that Rector was 75 at the time of his passing.
Laura fell in love with acting while attending Surrattsville Senior High in Clinton and could’ve been seen appearing in a number of school plays, including her lead roles in “You Can’t Take It with You” and “Gypsy, Our Town”. She was interested in a couple of other activities during her teenage years, as she enjoyed running track, taking dance lessons and playing tennis.
Upon matriculating in 1989, Laura chose not to pursue a college degree but to work on her way up in the film industry.
Roles in TV series
Laura’s debut TV series role was playing Ally Rescott Alden Bowman in a 1991 episode of the romantic mystery “All My Children”, and from 1991 through 1995, she portrayed the same character in 572 episodes of the romantic drama “Loving”, starring alongside Leauren-Marie Taylor and Lisa Peluso. The series was created by Agnes Nixon and Douglas Marland back in 1983, and aired more than 3,200 episodes by 1995. It follows a group of people living in Corinth, Pennsylvania and the series won three of the 61 awards for which it was nominated.
From 1995 through 1997, Laura played the lead character Ally Bowman in 222 episodes of the romantic drama “The City”, which starred George Palermo and Ted King, and was created by James H. Brown and Agnes Nixon. It’s a sequel to “Loving”, and follows a group of people from Corinth who’ve moved to SoHo because of a serial killer; the series won two of its 14 award nominations.
From 1997 through 2005, Laura played Cassie Layne in 215 episodes of the romantic drama “Guiding Light”, which aired over 10,500 episodes from its premiere in 1952 until its end in 2009. It was created by Agnes Nixon and Irna Phillips, starred Beth Chamberlin and Kim Zimmer, and follows the members of the Bauer family from Springfield; the series won 106 of its 557 award nominations.
Laura’s only other TV series role has been playing Dance Teacher in the 2013 episode “Moving Screens” of the romantic drama “Hit the Floor”.
Roles in movies
Laura’s debut film role was playing Cassie Winslow in the 2002 romantic drama “A Wedding Story: Josh and Reva”, and she’s since appeared in only two movies.
In 2015, she portrayed Clarinda in the hit biographical drama “Joy”, which starred Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lawrence, and was written and directed by David O. Russell. It follows Joy who became the matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty, and the movie won eight of its 31 award nominations, including an Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, for Jennifer.
The year 2018 saw Laura play Dr. Lori Hanson in the thriller “Deadly Patient”, which starred Bree Williamson and Mark Hapka, and was directed by Rod Roberts; it follows Dr. Hillary Spenser who’s known for her compassion, while a demented patient has now mistaken her compassion for adoration.
Laura produced the 2014 documentary series “Taste Life” and the 2018 short drama movie “Slate”.
She received special thanks for the 2022 drama movie “Two Dash One One”.
Laura’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Good Morning America”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Gown and Out in Beverly Hills”.
Awards and nominations
Laura’s won five of her 14 award nominations – a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Favorite New Character, for “Guiding Light”, a 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for “General Hospital”, and three Soap Hub Awards in 2020 and 2021, also for “General Hospital”.
Love life and husband
Laura shies away from sharing the details of her love life with the public, but it’s known that she was a married woman. She and American architect John Wright exchanged vows in a small ceremony on 7 October 1995, attended by only their closest family members and friends; they have two children together, John Michael Wright and Lauren Wright, but not many details have been shared about them, because Laura and John want them to be able to lead normal lives.
Laura and John revealed in April 2016 that they’d decided to divorce, and it was finalized a couple of months later.
Since 2017, Laura’s been in a relationship with American actor Wes Ramsey, whom she met on the set of the series “General Hospital”.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Laura was roommates with American actress, screenwriter and producer Kelly Ripa while shooting for the soap opera “Loving”, and they then also became best friends.
She hosted an American Laser Centers infomercial.
More than 350,000 people are following Laura on Instagram today, and she’s posted nearly 4,000 pictures and videos onto the network, with most of these showing her and her boyfriend spending time together, whether they’re at the beach, travelling around the states or partying with their friends.
Laura’s taking good care of her physique by working out at the gym multiple times every week.
One of her favorite actresses is Jennifer Lawrence, and some of her favorite movies include “Winter’s Bone”, “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Laura’s age is 52. She has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall and weighs around 130lbs (59kgs).
Laura’s net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million, as of July 2023.