Where is Laura Slade Wiggins now? Aka Karen in “Shameless”

April 18, 2024
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Who is Laura Slade Wiggins?

Laura Slade Wiggins is an American actress, probably best known to the world as Karen Jackson in the TV series “Shameless” (2011-2013), and as Faith in the film “Rings” (2017), among other roles that she’s secured so far in her career.

Where is Laura Slade Wiggins Now?

On 28 October 2020, Laura announced that she was pregnant with her and her husband’s first child. She took the liberty to leave the acting world during her pregnancy, and gave birth to a daughter in 2021. Her family became her priority, but recently Laura has returned to her acting , and is now working on the action film “Asphalt Jungle”, starring alongside Bruce Dern and Gianni Capaldi. Moreover, she is announced as the lead female in the thriller film “Amb1tion”, which is yet to receive its premiere date.


Laura Slade Wiggins Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Laura Slade Wiggins was born on 8 August 1988 under the Leo zodiac sign, in Athens, Georgia, USA, the daughter of Mark Wiggins, a prominent Athens-based attorney, and his wife, Kathy.

She grew alongside her older brother Motie, up in her hometown, raised by their parents with the help of Laura’s Wiggins. Wiggins became interested in acting at an early age while watching films and TV series with her brother.

As she got older, her interest increased, and during her high school years she attended acting classes. Following her high school matriculation, she opted to pursue an acting career instead of a college degree.


Career Beginnings

Laura made her debut in the mid- 2000s with the role of Kimberly in the television drama movie “Not Like Everyone Else”, starring Alia Shawkat, Illeana Douglas, and Eric Schweig.

In the next few years, Laura appeared in another television movie, the award-winning drama “Girl, Positive”, which starred Jennie Garth, Andrea Bowen, and Nathan Anderson, and in the TV series “Eleventh Hour”.

Rise to Prominence

She earned a reward for her early work in 2011, when she won the role of Karen Jackson in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning comedy-drama series “Shameless”, appearing in 30 episodes before her character suffered anterograde amnesia, and was written out of the story. Her work on “Shameless” was enough to launch her to stardom early in her career, and she continued in stunning fashion.

She joined the main cast for five episodes of the TV series “The Tomorrow People” as Irene Quinn, co-starring Robbie Amell, Peyton List and Luke Mitchell, among other stars. In 2014, Laura starred in the biopic “Starving in Suburbia” about the teen girl Hannah Warner, who joins the website ‘thinspiration’ that glorifies a thin look, but then falls into a spiral of starvation and ultimately anorexia. Though she was deprived of awards, Laura won the hearts of many for her portrayal of Hannah and received positive critiques. To speak further of her accomplishments Laura starred in the romantic drama film “Hard Drive” with Douglas Smith and Megan Follows, while her next prominent role was in 2016, as Lynette Winters in the Oscar-nominated Mike Mill’s comedy-drama film “20th Century Women”, with Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig as the main stars.


In the following year, Laura appeared in the mystery horror-drama film “Rings”, which is a sequel to the film “The Ring” (2002), though this installment ignores the events of the second film, “The Ring Two,” from 2005. The film starred Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe and Johnny Galecki, but failed to impress the audience, though it won Best Viral Video or Campaign at Golden Trailer Awards.

Continued Success

Laura featured in the comedy crime-drama film “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase”, starring Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, and Mackenzie Graham, and then starred in the horror-thriller film “Along Came the Devil 2”, next to Bruce Davison and Kyla Deaver, both in 2019. The same year, Laura starred with Gregg Henry in the historical musical-drama film “Stand!”; once again, all awards passed Laura, but she was given massive praise for her portrayal of Rebecca Almazoff.

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Before she went on maternity leave, Laura starred in two projects, firstly in the thriller film “InstaPsycho”, co-starring Nicky Whelan and Makenzie Vega, and secondly in “The Trap Door at the Edge of the Universe”, the comedy directed by Noah Warner, in which she had a double role as Vanessa / Alice.

An Accomplished Musician

In addition to acting, Laura is a prolific guitar player and singer. Since her childhood, she has been playing guitar, and her interest in music never ceased. Thus, she recorded her first song, “For All I Care,” in 2011, which was then used in the film “Hit List”.

The following year, the young star released her EP entitled “Clementine”, consisting of four songs – “Getting Away With Murder”, “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?”, “Stepping Out”, and “For All I Care”.


Net Worth

As of early 2022, Laura Slade Wiggins’ net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she has appeared in 35 film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

Laura has been married to stuntman Kyle Weishaar since 23 June 2018. The two met while both were working on Taylor Swift’s Sony TX7 commercial in 2008. however, there wasn’t anything between them at the time. They met once again in 2014 on a movie set, and started their romance; Kyle popped the question in 2017, and the wedding ceremony was held at the Historic Smithonia Farm in Colbert, Georgia.

The couple now lives in Los Angeles, California, with their daughter, but they still haven’t revealed the child’s name.

Her husband, Kyle, was born on 20 October 1983, in Seattle, Washington State, USA. He;s a famous stuntman, best known to the world for his work on such films as “Skyline” (2010), then “Oz the Great and Powerful” (2013), “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” (2015), and several other films, most recently performed stunts in “Matrix Resurrections” (2021).

He has more than 50 stunt credits to his name, and according to sources, Kyle Weishaar’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Laura has brown hair and green eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 1in (1.56m), weighs approximately 99lbs (45kgs), with vital statistics of 32-22-31, bra size 34A.


Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia

In 2012, Laura was diagnosed with botulism, which made her unable to eat any hard food, and she almost starved to death. Ever since then, she’s been focused on helping young girls overcome issues with bulimia and anorexia. Her “Starving in Suburbia” performance had a personal aspect, as she had already experienced the main character’s health problems. She’s been even more focused on helping teenage girls fight anorexia since appearing in the film.

Although she is isn’t pursuing music professionally at the time, she still plays guitar and sings in her free time. Music is a huge part of her life, and her favorite genre is country.

An avid animal lover, Laura has several pet dogs, named Henri, Louise, Pistol and Lebowski, and she also has a pet cat, which she named Luna.

Martha Clifford

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