Born in Washington D.C. and raised in Clinton, MD, Ms. Wright was hit by the acting bug in the eighth grade. Ms. Wright performed in many high school plays such as Gypsy, Our Town, and You Can't Take It With You. She also has a director's credit for the production of Father Says No. In addition, Wright has a few local commercials and numerous fashion shows under her belt.
After being persuaded to audition for the daytime drama Loving, Laura seriously considered a career in acting and as luck would have it, she was cast of in the show and later went on to play the role of Ally Rescott Bowman for four years. She carried the role over to the spin-off show The City.
Wright debuted on Guiding Light in August of 1997. There for eight years, she played the role of ex-stripper Cassie Layne. This street smart character won Ms. Wright a 1998 Soap Opera Digest Award for Best New Character. And in the same year, she was named one of TV Guide's rising stars in daytime.
Ms. Wright resides in the Los Angeles area with architect husband John and two children, daughter Lauren Elizabeth and son John Michael. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially watching late night television with her husband.
November 4, 2005 to Present
Cassandra "Cassie" Layne
August 1, 1997
to November 3, 2005
Ally Prescott Alden Bowman
1995 to 1997
Ally Prescott Alden Bowman
1991 to 1995
In high school she performed in Gypsy, Our Town, and You Can't Take It With You, and also directed a production of Father Says No
Winner, Outstanding Lead Actress (2011; for General Hospital
Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2011, 2012; for General Hospital
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; for General Hospital
Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003, 2004, 2005; for Guiding Light
Soap Opera Digest Awards
Winner, Favorite New Character (1998; for Guiding Light
Soap Opera Weekly
Soap Opera's 50 Most Beautiful People (March 3, 1998; for Guiding Light
PLACE OF BIRTH: Washington, DC
RAISED IN: Clinton, Maryland
DATE OF BIRTH: September 11, 1970
MARITAL STATUS: Married to architect, John Wright [Oct 7, 1995 to Present]
CHILDREN: Daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Wright [Nov 16, 1998]; Son, John Michael [Dec 20, 2000; weighed 7lbs 1oz.]
: Wright, husband welcome a baby boy. [Dec 2000]
: Wright to exit GL, Cassie to be recast. [Sep 8, 2005]
: Is Wright headed to ABC's General Hospital? [Sep 12, 2005]
: ABC confirms GL star Wright has been cast as new Carly. [Sep 12, 2005]
: Fans "stuck" with Wright as actress extends her GH stay. [Nov 6, 2009]
: Laura Wright wins first Daytime Emmy. [Jun 19, 2011]
: LISTEN: Laura Wright shares her reaction to Daytime Emmy nomination. [May 11, 2012]