Laura was born and raised in Chicago, IL and has made a name for herself as an actress in television and film. In addition to her successful acting career, she also owns a prestigious public relations firm, Laura Orrico Public Relations, LLC, which is based in Chicago. She and her team represent high-profile clients across the country.
During her childhood, Laura spent many days performing her own Saturday Night Live-style skits in her backyard for family. She attributes her strength to her mother, who also has a wicked sense of humor! Laura also credits her sense of humor to her father, who passed away when she was 9. Laura went to Columbia College Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Television Writing and Producing, with a minor in Acting. Continuing with her love of the entertainment industry - and idolizing the likes of Lucille Ball, John Ritter, Gene Wilder, and Gilda Radner - she began attending classes and performing at The Second City Chicago. She credits this experience as what led to much of her success. With this, she also began runway and print modeling, as well as appearing in TV commercials.
Wanting to take her career to the next level, Laura made the move from Chicago to Los Angeles where she would reside for 12 years. She quickly found success with a variety of films and television shows, with roles on: The King of Queens, That '70s Show, and a memorable role as Mia Graham on CBS’s CSI: Miami. She then continued honing her comedic prowess by becoming a series regular on TBS's Frank TV with Frank Caliendo. Her sense of humor also found fame on the Internet, as her self-produced videos went viral and she was often featured on top notch programming, including Will Ferrell's Funny or Die. Her most successful Internet sketch was developed by Airplane! director, David Zucker. It starred Laura, who was aged 40 years to play Senator Barbara Boxer, in a video titled "Call Me Senator". You can still catch Laura making special guest appearances on network TV, like her recent appearance on CBS's Kevin Can Wait. You can also see Laura in another soon-to-be-released Internet spoof by David Zucker and occasionally on Chicago’s WGN Morning News comedy sketches! Gracing headlines, you may recognize her from being featured in publications including: Hollywood.com, Hollywood In Toto, Forbes, mentioned in Vanity Fair, and having appeared on shows such as Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld and Actors E-Chat, as well as a regular guest on multiple radio shows across the country.