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Laura Wright

CELEBRITY
Birth Name: Laura Sisk
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Profession: Actor

Biography

Born Laura Alice Sisk in Clinton, Maryland. Laura changed her name to Wright when she married John Wright. Wright first caught the acting bug in the 8th grade, performing and directing in many middle school and high school productions. Later, she added commercials and modeling to her repertoire.

After graduating high school, Wright worked at her parents’ gas station. Talent agent Linda Townsend told Laura’s brother Jeff that his sister should be modeling, and that Loving was looking for someone like her. Her picture landed on the desks of casting directors Beth Wicki and Liz Woodward.

In 1991, Laura found herself on the set of Loving as Ally Rescott. Wright credits castmate Bernie Barrow (ex-Louie) for getting her through the early days on the show, by helping her interpret the scene notes.

The show was cancelled in 1995 but her character was transplanted on the new show The City until it’s demise in 1997.

Laura signed on to play Cassie Layne, a stripper who fell in love and married a prince, on Guiding Light. The part came with a lot of press and scenes opposite daytime legend Kim Zimmer. Wright held her own.

In 2005, Laura took a risk and moved to Los Angeles, with her family in tow, to take on the fan favorite role of Carly Corinthos on General Hospital.

The role was previously played by Sarah Joy Brown and Tamara Braun, both popular with fans. Wright quickly made the role her own and won the fans over, winning an Emmy in 2011.

Laura resides in Santa Barbara with her two kids, John and Lauren.

Fast Facts

  • September 11, 1970 — Birthdate
  • After high school, worked in her parents’ convenience store and managed a tanning salon.
  • Joined the cast of Loving in 1991 after a theatrical agent in Maryland persuaded her to audition.
  • Named one of TV GUIDE’s Rising Soap Stars in 1998 (and also appeared on the cover).
  • Won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Best New Character in 1998 for her role as ex-stripper Cassie Layne on Guiding Light.
  • Was roommates and best friends with Kelly Ripa during her three years on Loving.
  • Laura and her daughter Lauren got matching wrist tattoos for Lauren’s 18th birthday.

Relationships

  • Rector A. Sisk — Father
  • Betty Louise Mullins Sisk — Mother
  • Jeffrey Sisk— Brother
  • John Wright — Spouse
  • Lauren Wright — Daughter
  • John Michael Wright — Son

Summary

Long before she auditioned for the role of Ally Rescott on Loving, Laura Wright was bit by the acting bug. Wright performed and directed many plays starting from the 8th grade.

She won the role of Ally, and, later, moved on to The City, before scoring the role of Cassie Layne on Guiding Light, a stripper who fell in love and married a Prince.

Daytime fans ate it up! Wright played the role from 1997 – 2005, before leaving New York for Los Angeles, where she landed the juicy role of Carly Corinthos on General Hospital. Laura recently starred in the acclaimed feature film Joy.

Laura Wright Photos

Actor (4 Credits)

Title Role Year

General Hospital (TV Show)

13919 — 2017
13918 — 2017
13917 — 2017

Carly Benson Corinthos Jacks 2017

Guiding Light (TV Show)

Cassie Winslow

Simply Terrific (Movie)

Annie Hemingway 1938

The Gables Mystery (Movie)

Mrs. Mullins 1938

Host (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk in Paradise — 2006
Soap Talk in Paradise — 2006

2006

Guest (3 Credits)

Title Role Year

Home & Family (TV Show)

Home & Family — 2012

2012

The Chew (TV Show)

Guilty Pleasures — 2012

2012

Soap Talk (TV Show)

Soap Talk — 2006

2006

Appearing (2 Credits)

Title Role Year

Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)

2017

Daytime Emmy Awards (TV Show)

Subject (person only) (1 Credit)

Title Role Year

Soapography (TV Show)

Laura Wright & Connie Fletcher — 2006

2006