Laura was born and raised in Connecticut and is the youngest of three children.Her mother and fathers family originated from Bronx and Brooklyn where thereafter they moved to Huntington,Long Island, (Quite similar as if your a true Mariah fan then you would know that Mariah is also from Long Island.)
From the time she could walk and talk ,Laura was interested in many forms of entertainment, She would always be performing for friends and family doing various skits and always entering talent contests near her local town. Laura has always been able to grab the audiences attention with ease and comfort. It was always her dream to somehow be involved in the "entertainment world"
As Laura was going through her last year in middle school and about to enter highschool , (ok, we are talkin' the late 80's everyone) that is when Mariah first hit the scene with the video "Vision of Love" which rocketed her into total stardom.
Meanwhile, Laura started to get alot of double takes. Absolute strangers even would approach her with comments such as-"Has anyone ever told you that you look so much like Mariah?" and are you " Mariah Carey?" Laura went through highschool winning look-a-like contests left and right and performing for various functions and fundraisers. She was always being considered "Mariahs twin" ( which is a total compliment). Laura graduated highschool in 1992 and went into working in the field of customer service.Laura never realized she could take her Look-a-Like status any further than just having fun back in highschool and that's when it all happened....
It all started one day in 1997 while Laura was at work. A customer was in the waiting room and was viewing the Ricki Lake show and the topic about celebrity look-a-likes came up and she suggested Laura go on the show.Laura decided to go on the show despite that she was a bit shy. She figured she could overcome her shyness by doing this so she went for it. Laura met Devon Cass a highly talented ,remarkable Make-Up Artist as well as a Cher Look-A-Like whos talent in Make-Overs wow the world,transformed her into Mariah for a day and even Ricki Lake was impressed.Since her first appearance on the Ricki Lake Show ,Laura has also appeared on many other talk shows about celebrity lookalikes, such as: The Maury Povich Show, Debra Dunkin, Queen Latifa,Access Hollywood,and more which linked her up with many talented agents in the business of Celebrity Doubles..Laura has had great opportunities performing for many corporate accounts.around the United States such as:
FAO Swartz NY, SNET telephone company,Tommy Hearns,Rosa Deluro,Carlton on the Park, Hardrock Cafe, Las Vegas Hilton, Mandalay Bay in Vegas,Ceazars Palace,CASA SONY to name a few. Laura also was invited to Japan for a television show ,Manomane Battle which recreated a commercial for Necafe' that Mariah herself did with a known Japanese actor Samnuson. Laura met the Iron Chef who was one of the hosts on the show and has his own sindacated show here in the states.
Laura says that working as a lookalike has changed her life and opened so many doors that otherwise would have never been opened.Although Laura is not quite Model height she is currently in the works with several different modeling agencies who are interested in promoting her look for the upcoming year and hopes to be involved more with that aspect.. She has had the opportunity to meet so many people and hopes to someday meet Mariah Carey as that would truly be a blessing as well as a dream come true.