Known for her appearances in shows like The Big Bang Theory and Bones, Laura Spencer has carved a place for herself on the small screen as one of the industry’s most dependable actresses. Over the years, she has managed to appear in several shows, particularly in comedy, with her comedic abilities providing laughs to millions of viewers all over the world.
While she might not be one of Hollywood’s elite actresses, Laura holds a considerable following among fans of her work. For them, it is never enough to see the actress on screen; it is also essential to learn about the life of the woman who has brought plenty of smiles into their lives.
Short Look At Her Background
The former Bones actress is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born on the 8th of May, 1986, and presumably grew up there before the desire for life as an actress sent her to Los Angeles.
Much of her life before she made her debut as an actress in 2009 is unknown, despite fan interests in the actress’s background. So far, we only know she earned a degree from the University of Oklahoma following her graduation from Santa Fe High School.
Her Career As An Actress
Laura Spencer made her acting debut in 2009 in a small role as Wendy in the film, Barking Water. Although it wasn’t a breakout role for the actress, the movie itself was a success. The film, which was directed by Sterlin Harjo, won the best drama film at the American Indian Film Festival. She made four more appearances in her debut year, including her debut appearance in a TV show, Funnel of Darkness, playing an unnamed character. Other appearances in the same year include The Familiar, Nabot, and OU, I Love You.
Laura Spencer’s journey to becoming a known entity in Hollywood continued with credits in films and shows like In the Land of Fireworks, Time Expired, Pearl, 2 Broke Girls, and several others. Her first significant role on the small screen came in 2012 when she had a recurring role as Vanessa in Jan. She appeared in nine episodes of the show across the year. Impressed by her performance in the show, she got her first small screen lead role in a spinoff of the shortlived show, Vanessa & Jan, also in 2012.
In between her life on the small screen, the Oklahoma City-born actress made further appearances in feature-length films like My Funny Valentine, as well as short films like The Water’s Fine, Thirsty Caterpillars and more. Since she made her debut in 2009, Laura Spencer’s most notable appearance is her role as Emily Sweeney in the popular CBS sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.
Playing the role of Emily in TBBT, she made her debut in 2014, in The Friendship Turbulence episode in the seventh season, as a love interest of Raj, and eventually his girlfriend. She appeared in a recurring role across 17 episodes of the show between 2014 and 2017, leaving the show for good in The Emotion Detection Automation episode.
During her time on the show, Spencer also had a recurring role in Bones. In Bones, she played Jessica Warren, also between 2014 and 2017. Other credits to Laura Spencer’s name include Work/Friends, Likeness, Get Shorty, Heartland, and several others, including the web series, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Laura Spencer’s Career Achievements
The former Big Bang Theory actress might yet be a mainstream name in the industry, but she has recorded a few achievements of her own since she became a professional. As an actress, she has credits in more than 50 films and TV shows.
However, her most significant career achievement to date is writing the short film, Likeness. The film, which explored the mind of a woman suffering Alzheimer’s and her relationship with her daughter, was released in 2019 to mild success. It won the award for Best Editing in Short film at the Canadian Cinema Editors Award.
She is also a producer, credited for producing another short film, The Water’s Fine. The short movie was filmed in Ontario, Canada, and was released in 2013.
Facts About Laura Spencer’s Family
Over the years, Laura Spencer has shared bits of information about her family, particularly on social media. We know her father is named Tom, and she is one of at least two children born to her parents. Unfortunately, her brother passed away in 2015.
The former Bones actress is married to a producer named Michael Jack Greenwald. The two of them were reportedly in a long term relationship before they headed to the altar in January 2019. Their wedding took place in Los Angeles, where they were cheered on by family and friends.
The couple shares a love for animals, specifically cats and dogs. They own one of each, and one of them is named Merely.