• Laura Slade Wiggins is an American actress and singer born in Athens, Georgia in 1988.
• She is best known for her roles in the TV series “Shameless”, and made for TV film “Starving in Suburbia”.
• She is married to stuntman Kyle Weishaar with whom she has a pet dog.
• Her hobbies include singing, dancing, reading, travelling, and loving animals.
• Her net worth is estimated at over $2 million as of early 2020.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1988
FactHas a tattoo of a dove underneath her left armpit.

Who is Laura Slade Wiggins? Wiki Bio

Laura Slade Wiggins was born in Athens, Georgia USA, on 8 August 1988 – her zodiac sign is Leo and she holds American nationality. Laura is an actress and singer, best known for her roles in the TV series “Shameless”, and made for TV film “Starving in Suburbia”.

Early life and education

Laura was raised in Athens by her mother Kathy and her father Mark Wiggins, who is a well-respected attorney. Laura has an older brother Motie Wiggins who has also become an – the two became interested in acting at a very early age, as they were watching movies and TV series together.

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Laura attended a high school in Athens, and at the same time took drama classes, and practiced singing and playing the guitar. She sang in a band while at school, and after a year and a half started singing and playing her guitar solo in local bars and pubs. She was also physically active, as she was playing soccer and volleyball. After matriculation, she didn’t enroll at college but launched her acting career.

Career as an actress

Laura made her debut film appearance in the “Dance of the Dead” independent zombie comedy in 2008, and she won her next significant role in 2011 in “Day of the Living” short film, in which she portrayed Amy.

In 2012, she was cast to appear in the “Hit List” action film playing 13 year-old Charlotte, and in 2014 appeared in two movies entitled “The Ganzfeld Haunting” and “Hard Drive”. In 2016, she portrayed Grace in “Take Flight” and Lynette Winters in “20th Century Women”. The year 2017 saw her appear in three movies entitled “Rings”, “Cradle Swapping”, and “Jax in Love” while her most recent roles in films have been in “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” and “Stand!” both shot in 2019.

She made her TV series debut in 2006, when she played Kimberly in “Not Like Everyone Else” and then Lindsey Carter in “Girl, Positive” in 2007. In 2008, she appeared in the “Flesh” episode of the “Eleventh Hour” TV series playing Belinda Shea, and in 2011 began portraying Karen Jackson in the “Shameless” comedy drama TV series, appearing in 30 episodes between 2011 and 2013.

This role made her somewhat popular, and helped her win more roles such as those in “Private Practice” and “Cooper and Stone” in 2011 and “The Finder” and “Blackbox TV” in 2012. The year 2013 saw her portray Patti Wallace in “Perception” and Meredith Porter in “The Cheating Pact” while she also appeared in five episodes of “The Tomorrow People” in 2013 and 2014.

She was cast to play Carly Rydell in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, Rebecca Strand in “Intelligence”, and Hannah Warner in “Starving in Suburbia” all shot in 2014. Her two most recent appearances in TV series have been in the “Holographic iPhone Siri” episode of the “Comedy Sketch TV Time, Okay” in 2015, and in the “Remember the Devil” episode of the “Chicago P.D.” police procedural drama in 2017.

Love life and boyfriend

Laura met Kyle Weishaar while they were both shooting for Taylor Swift’s Sony TX7 commercial in 2008, but it’s believed that they only began dating six years later in 2014, when then met once again on the set of a movie.

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Kyle asked Laura to marry him in 2017, and the wedding took place on 23 June 2018 at the Historic Smithonia Farm located in Colbert, Georgia. The two are seemingly living a happy life together in Los Angeles, California – they don’t have any children but are parents to their pet dog. Before Kyle, in 2011 Laura was rumored to be dating American actor James Preston, but the two split after a year. Laura’s husband Kyle Weishaar was born in the USA on 20 October 1983 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality.

He is a stuntman best known for his appearances in the “Insurgent” action adventure science fiction film shot in 2015, the “Fear the Walking Dead” drama horror science fiction TV series shot in 2015, and the “Bright” action adventure crime movie starring Wil Smith, shot in 2017. Kyle has short brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, weighs around 143lbs (65kgs), and his net worth is over $1 million as of early 2020.

Hobbies and other interests

Laura enjoys singing, dancing, and reading in her spare time, while travelling is her main hobby, she has been to several states in the US to sing as well as to shoot scenes for the movies and TV series she has appeared in.

She is a big lover of animals, especially birds – her favorite is a dove; she likes tattoos, and has one of a dove inked underneath her left armpit. Laura enjoys tasting various cuisines, but is very careful about what she eats as she has explained ‘You should always care about what you’re eating because it’s your body, and you should always want to eat healthy foods, but dieting tactics in Los Angeles are really confusing.’

She is a fan of the film industry, with her favorite actor and actress being Russell Crowe and Jennifer Aniston, while movies she enjoys watching the most are “Robin Hood”, “50 First Dates”, and “Just Go With It”.

Appearance and net worth

Laura is 31 years old. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, and weighs around 110lbs (50kgs). Her net worth is estimated at over $2 million as of early 2020.

General Info

Full NameLaura Slade Wiggins
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthAugust 8, 1988
Height1.56 m, 1.56 m
ProfessionMusician, Actor, Actor, Musician
NationalityAmerican, American


ParentsKathy Wiggins, Mark Wiggins, Mark Wiggins, Kathy Wiggins


MoviesRings, Thinspiration, Hard Drive, The Ganzfeld Experiment, Dance of the Dead, Rings, 20th Century Women, Thinspiration, The Cheating Pact, Hard Drive, The Ganzfeld Experiment, Dance of the Dead, Girl, Positive, Cradle Swapping
TV ShowsShameless, Shameless

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1Was on an episode of the MTV show "Next" in 2007 - was instantly 'nexted' for looking too young.
2Has a tattoo of a dove underneath her left armpit.




Shameless2011-2013TV SeriesKaren Jackson
BlackBoxTV2012TV SeriesMonica Stratford
The Finder2012TV SeriesClaire
Cooper and Stone2011TV MovieMaya
Hit List201113-yr old Charlotte
Private Practice2011TV SeriesLisa
Day of the Living?2010ShortAmy (as Laura Slade)
Eleventh Hour2008TV SeriesBelinda Shea
Dance of the Dead2008BFF #1
Girl, Positive2007TV MovieLindsey Carter
Not Like Everyone Else2006TV MovieKimberly
Jax in Love2017Short post-productionDaisy
Stolen from the Cradle2017post-productionMichelle
All Good ThingsannouncedDanielle
Chicago P.D.2017TV SeriesJuliana Parks
Rings2017Faith (as Laura Slade Wiggins)
20th Century Women2016Lynette Winters
Take Flight2016/IShortGrace
Comedy Sketch TV Time, Okay?2015TV SeriesSiri
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2010-2014TV SeriesZoe Tate / Singer #4
The Tomorrow People2013-2014TV SeriesIrene Quinn
Starving in Suburbia2014Hannah
Hard Drive2014/IDebs
Intelligence2014TV SeriesRebecca Strand
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2014TV SeriesCarly Rydell
The Ganzfeld Haunting2014Molloy
The Cheating Pact2013TV MovieMeredith Porter
Perception2013TV SeriesPatti Wallace


Hit List2011performer: "For All I Care" - as Laura Slade Wiggins / writer: "For All I Care" - as Laura Slade Wiggins


Shameless Season 3: A Messy Triangle - Lip, Karen and Mandy2013Video documentary shortHerself
The Agoraphobe and the Beautiful Mess: A Shameless Actor Discussion2012Video shortHerself
Icon News2012TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Guest
Bringing Shameless to America2011Video shortHerself
Shameless: Bringing the Fun to Dysfunctional2011Video shortHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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