Laura was born and raised in Connecticut and is the youngest of three children.Her family originated from Bronx and Brooklyn ,then moved to Long Island, (Quite similar as if you are a true Mariah fan then you would know that Mariah is also from Long Island.)
Growing up,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 be involved in the "entertainment world"
As Laura was about to enter highschool , (ok, we are talking' 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 and performing for various functions and fundraisers. She was always being considered "Mariahs twin" ( which is a total compliment). Laura has also has a nickname from her brother who calls her "LAURIAH" which has stuck to this day.Laura then 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 mid 90's 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 a highly talented
Make-Up Artist whose talent 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 Lookalikes.Laura has had great opportunities performing for many
corporate accounts.around the United States such as:
FAO Swartz NY, SNET telephone company,Tommy Hearns,Las Vegas Hilton,
Mandalay Bay in Vegas,Caesars Palace,CASA SONY to name a few. Laura also
was invited to Japan for a television show ,Manomane Battle which recreated a
commercial for Nescafe' 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 syndicated 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. She is currently in the works
with several different projects and agencies who are interested in promoting her
look 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 she is a fan
of her music and believes it would truly be a blessing as well as a dream come true.
Who says you can't dream......