Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Harman.
Laura, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I knew from the age of nine that I wanted to be a working actor. With the support of my mom and mentor Pat Skipper, I made the move across the country to Los Angeles at the age of 18 to pursue acting. I have spent the last ten years auditioning, studying in acting class, and working on television.
I started a passion project this year, the My Condolences Podcast, where I interview people who have lost a sibling, spouse, parent, or child. I was inspired to do this after losing my own father to cancer at the age of 15, and how we rarely speak openly about grief. In between acting jobs, I also work as the owner of my organizing business, Uncluttering Your Lives.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Anyone who has pursued entertainment for a decade knows that it’s not a road for the weak hearted. I have worked tons of side hustles (nannying, assisting, agenting, hosting, etc) between amazing opportunities on camera including a series for NICKELODEON, Legendary Dudas and season two of Netflix’s YOU. One of the biggest hurdles in LA is supporting yourself long enough to work in the business. That’s why I am thankful to have created Uncluttering Your Lives, where I organize everything from kitchens to warehouses. I’m my own boss.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I’m most proud of being a career actor. This is what I am meant to do, and I have every intention of pursuing it until the end.
Losing a parent teaches you that time is not a guarantee, and I intend on earning all that I have. I think my work ethic, focus, and empathic nature are my greatest strengths. So if that means I am covered in dirt on an organizing job or sitting in my trailer on set, I am always going to give it 100%.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
You could say the death of my dad was both. Losing him continues to be tremendously painful, but it is also my greatest motivation. We have a choice when handed a loss, and I choose to honor them by living this life to the fullest. A big reason why I started My Condolences Podcast, is so I can give a voice to all of those who feel isolated by grief. I found solace in television, movies, and music, so it makes sense that my home is in acting where I can live other lives, and share other stories. It gives me the opportunity to work through my grief, and it is my greatest catharsis. It’s who I am, and will always be.
- Website: www.thelauraharman.com www.mycondolencespodcast.com www.unclutteringyourlives.com
- Phone: 424-666-4426
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @the.laura.harman
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/harmanlaura
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/uncluttering-your-kids-los-angeles-2?utm_campaign=www_business_share_popup&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=(direct)
Kat Tuohy took the headshot.