LAURA OWEN - LEO Entertainment llc

Actress / Filmmaker

Laura Owen, originally from Houston, TX, has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including her current recurring role on Rizzoli and Isles (TNT).  In addition to her on-screen abilities, Laura has proven herself as a talented and competent producer and filmmaker.  The recognition received from her various short films earned her a slew of additional shorts, a music video, as well as a sole-producer credit for the half hour pilot "Amanda McKay".

Laura began project development in 2009 with the online series and live media entity "It's So LA", in which she assisted development, story, production and starred in.  She continued expanding her career into filmmaking with her first short "Chocolates" in 2013, which she  wrote, produced and stared in.   "Chocolates" played a number of festivals including New Filmmakers NY, Sedona Int'l Film Fest, Sonoma Int'l Film Fest, among others.

Laura has since continued to work as a filmmaker and expand her talents on  “Winged Feet Do Fly”, a short film which she wrote, produced, directed and starred in.  "Winged Feet" has screened at the San Antonio Film Festival and won the silver Remi Award for best dramatic short at Worldfest.

Laura has a bachelors in Political Science from American University.  Sh
e's studied at BADA (British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford, Eng.), and after moving to Los Angeles she trained extensively with  Martin Barter of the Meisner Center, as well as with Eric Morris and Michelle Danner of the Edgemar Center for the Arts, among others.  She has risen through the ranks improv-wise as well, studying with Second City and UCB LA.

Laura's devotion to learning, pursuing her dreams and thinking outside of the box, has led her down many paths, including as a painter, dancer, accessories designer and novice DJ; having studied at Santa Monica's DJ Scratch Academy.  She also opened the children's entertainment company (est. 2010) Perfect Little Princess Parties, which continues to thrive today.