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Meet Laura Liguori

Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Liguori.

Laura, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona (the sunshine state)- my childhood can definitely be described as ‘sunny.’ My family is very close, and I am incredibly thankful to have their support. I moved to Los Angeles for college. I graduated from Loyola Marymount University, my major in theatre arts and performance. I also had the opportunity to study abroad and  classically trained at the Oxford School of Drama in England.

Has it been a smooth road?
Wow..definitely not smooth. 🙂 An actor/artist road is not supposed to be smooth though, if it were, we wouldn’t be any good at our craft! I believe human beings look to actors to gage their own sense of identity and to grasp an understanding of the human condition. In order for actors to serve in this way, our personal paths have to include trials and tribulations, major struggles, and heartbreak, along with intense joy and satisfaction.

“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”~ Stella Adler

Artists have to be open to all that ‘living’ entails and that includes suffering. I personally use all of my life experience, every memory, everything I am made up (physically, emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually) and bring it forward, accordingly, in each role I take on.

The work I do has become very personal, and thats why it is important for me not to pay too much attention to reviews or response… it can be great or it can be painful but another person’s judgment of me, is not in my control.

We’d love to hear more about what you do.
In the past three years, I have had the opportunity to play parts based on real women, many of them historically recognized.

The role of “Laura” in “The Girl On A Bed” was based on a young woman who grew up in the Pacific Palisades only to end her life from a heroin overdose; the role of Marilyn Monroe in the play “Marilyn, Madness and Me”; Peg Entwistle (1932 Broadway Actress), in the film “Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle Story;” Alexandra Schiele (German Actress who stood up against the Nazi’s) in the play “The Red Dress”; and this October, in New York, I will be playing Lilya Brik (Russian Avant- Guard Artist) in the play “Mayakovsky and Stalin.”

I am also very proud of the recent release of the film, “Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle story.” I executively produced the film as well as playing the title role of Ms. Entwistle.

This is first film completed on Peg Entwistle, the infamous 1930’s Broadway star, who committed suicide off of the Hollywood Sign in 1932. The film is a dramatic fiction based on real events that showcase the last moments of the actor’s life. “Hollywood Girl: The Peg Entwistle story” is now available on AMAZON PRIME VIDEO.
What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
1. Happiness: High Life Condition- i.e., Water seeks its own level. Like attracts Like.
2. Discipline
3. Having a keen sense of the ‘middle ground.’

What I mean by this is not being swayed too far in one direction or the other by gains or losses. I’ve learned to find an emotional middle ground… not letting successes or defeats topple me over. The main lesson I’ve learned is, no matter what, to consistently keep moving forward.

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1 Comment

  1. frank

    March 6, 2019 at 00:11

    Great Interview! What an accomplished young woman!

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