A star in her own right, Laura Harrier is an actress and former model who is the long term girlfriend of NBA star Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors.
She Started Her Career as a Model in Chicago
Laura grew up in Chicago the daughter of a speech pathologist and businessman. The stunningly biracial star tried her hand at modeling when she turned 17 and was discovered by a photographer close to her home. However, after moving to NYC she found modeling to be unfulfilling and decided to try her hand at acting.
Laura First Appeared on One Life to Live
Laura’s first major role was as Destiny Evans on the reboot of One Life to Live in 2013. She then landed a few small roles and even acted in a pilot that unfortunately was never aired. Her next break came when she was cast in Codes of Conduct for HBO.
Spiderman Helped Her Become a Household Name
Laura’s big breakthrough came when she was cast as Liz, the girlfriend of Peter Park in Spider-Man: Homecoming. She followed up the film’s success with a role in BlackKkKlansman listed as a co-star alongside Adam Driver, John David Washington, and Topher Grace.
Return to Modeling
Her exposure as an actress led her to return to the world of fashion. She is part of campaigns for both Louis Vuitton and Calvin Klein and is the current Bvlgari brand ambassador. In the past, she has worked with Target, Garnier, L’Oreal, ALDO, and Steve Madden.
Her Low-Key Relationship with Klay Thompson
Klay and Laura have been dating since 2010, but the pair have kept their dating profile quiet only sharing vacation pictures in France. The press has managed to catch them together several times which is what led to the confirmation of their relationship. In 2019 they were said to have broken up over reports that Klay was unfaithful, but by all accounts, it appears they are back together.