Who is Laurel Coppock?
Laurel Coppock was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 17 July 1977 – her zodiac sign is Cancer and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress who’s probably still known best for her portrayal of Miss Elaine in the romantic comedy series “Modern Family”, created by Christopher Lloyd and Steven Levitan, and which starred Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara and Julie Bowen. It follows the lives of three entirely different families, in the series aired from 2009 to 2020, winning 119 awards including a Golden Globe, and being nominated for 385 other awards.
Early life and education
Laurel was raised in Boston alongside her sisters Selena and Emily, by their father who was a lawyer, and their mother Susan Coppock who was a writer and a teacher.
Laurel attended Weston High School at which she became interested in acting, appearing in most of the plays performed at the school. She soon joined a local theatre, at which she practiced her skills for a couple of months before being allowed to appear in her first play. Upon matriculating in 1995, Laurel enrolled at Colby College, from which she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999.
She also practiced acting at the New York City’s Circle in the Square Theatre School, and prior to launching her career on TV, Laurel spent five years appearing in plays performed at IO Theatre and Second City, and also performed with the international creative group Boom Chicago in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She’s today one of the main members of the Los Angeles’ improvisational comedy troupe, The Groundlings.
Roles in TV series
Laurel has been credited with appearing in five movies and 16 TV series. She made her debut TV series appearance in 2007, with her portrayal of Art Gallery Patron in the episode “In Character” of the short comedy “Derek and Simon: The Show”, while the same year saw her appear in an episode of both the critically acclaimed comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, and the short comedy “UCB Comedy Originals”. The year 2008 saw her play Chatty Girl in the episode “Open Season” of the comedy “Downers Grove” and Hollywood Reporter in the episode “Olivia Munn and Hanson” of the comedy “Talkshow with Spike Feresten”.
In 2011, Laurel made a guest appearance as Meegan in the episode “Straight Up Juggahos” of the comedy “Workaholics”, created by Blake Anderson, Adam Devine and Anders Holm who also starred in it.
The series aired from 2011 to 2017 and follows three telemarketers who are living and working together; it was nominated for six awards including a Primetime Emmy.
The following year saw Laurel appear in an episode of the romantic comedy drama “Modern Family”, the comedy “The Office”, and the action adventure comedy “Zeke and Luther”. She then made a guest appearance in an episode of the critically acclaimed romantic comedy drama “Hart of Dixie”, and the comedy “2 Broke Girls”. In 2013, Laurel played Maggie in the episode “Off the Hook” of the comedy “Arrested Development” written by Mitchell Hurwitz, and which starred Jason Bateman, Michael Cera and Portia de Rossi. It aired from 2003 to 2019, and followed Michael Bluth who takes over the family business as his father has been imprisoned – it won 60 awards including a Golden Globe, while it was nominated for 120 other awards.
Three of Laurel’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2015 episode “Cleveland Calendar Girls” of the comedy “Hot in Cleveland”, three episodes of the comedy “History of the World… For Now” in 2016, and a voice role in two episodes of the animated adventure comedy “Mike Tyson Mysteries” in 2017.
Roles in movies
Laurel made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of the lead character Janice in the 2008 short comedy “Food Chain”, written and directed by Erik Moe who also starred in it, but the film failed to attract any attention.
She gained recognition in 2011 with her portrayal of Sophia in the critically acclaimed romantic comedy drama “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, written by Dan Fogelman, directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and which starred Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore.
It follows a man whose wife has just filed for a divorce, while he’s now visiting bars with his friend Jacob and is learning how to pick up girls again. The movie won four awards of the 27 for which it was nominated, including a Golden Globe nomination. The following year saw Laurel play Cosmetic Clerk in the short comedy “How to Cheat on Your Wife”, written and directed by Rob Roy Thomas, and which follows four friends who are going through a mid-life crisis.
Her other two roles in movies have been in the 2012 short comedy “Comedy Jam”, and the 2018 short comedy drama “Computer Networking”.
In 2007, Laurel served as Jeff Garlin’s assistant for five episodes of the comedy series “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
She was featured in the 2006 TV special “Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education”, and in two episodes of the 2008 musical sports talk-show “The Daily Habit”.
Laurel wrote the 2012 short movie “Comedy Jam”.
Love life and relationships
Laurel’s very secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t shared any details concerning her marriage with the popular American actor, film producer and writer Bobby Mort. The two haven’t even disclosed the date of their wedding, apparently attended by only a couple of their family members and several friends. Laurel has given birth to their two children, and the family of four seems to be leading a happy life together as of April 2021; Bobby and Laurel are keeping their children away from the media’s attention.
Bobby gained recognition in 2017, when his comedy series “Loudermilk” premiered on 17 October. He wrote and produced the series, which has been airing to this day, and stars Ron Livingston, Will Sasso and Anja Savcic while it has won two of the six awards for which it has been nominated. For the work he has done as a writer of the late-night talk-show “The Colbert Report”, Bobby won a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.
Neither Bobby nor Laurel have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps dated before meeting each other.
Hobbies and other interests
Laurel’s not a big fan of social media networks, and isn’t active on Instagram as she prefers not to share the details of her private life with her fans.
She’s keen on travelling, and her acting career has taken her to several US states, with some of her favorites being Nevada, Florida and California; her dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
Laurel’s a lover of animals, and volunteered at a local animal shelter during her teenage years. She apparently has a pet dog and a pet cat.
Winter’s her favorite season as she’s an avid skier, while she’s also a snowboarder.
In her spare time, Laurel likes to watch movies starring her favorite actor and actress Jim Carrey and Natalie Portman, such as the comedies “Bruce Almighty”, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls” and “Leon: The Professional”.
Age, height and net worth
Laurel’s age is 43. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of April 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.