Laura Harrington

Laura Harrington (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress.

Laura Harrington
Born (1958-04-29) April 29, 1958 (age 63)

Harrington is perhaps best known for her role as the main character's sister in the 1993 film What's Eating Gilbert Grape. She has also had a prominent role in the 1986 film Maximum Overdrive, written and directed by horror novelist Stephen King, in which she played the love interest to Emilio Estevez's character.[2]

She had a supporting role in the 1997 film The Devil's Advocate, alongside Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino. Harrington has also appeared in television series including Quantum Leap. She co-wrote the script for the film The Moon and the Sun.



Year Title Role Notes
1981 The Dark End of the Street Donna
1984 City Girl Anne
1984 Joy of Sex Pretty Girl #2
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Mrs. Johnson
1986 Maximum Overdrive Brett
1987 The Verne Miller Story Judge's Daughter
1990 The Midnight Cabaret Tanya Richards
1990 12:01 PM Dolores Short
1993 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Amy Grape
1997 The Devil's Advocate Melissa Black
1998 Paulie Lila Alweather


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Not My Kid Melody TV film
1987 Faerie Tale Theatre Coretta "The Dancing Princesses"
1988 Vietnam War Story Meg Taylor "The Promise"
1989 L.A. Takedown Eady TV film
1989 Perfect Witness Jeanie Paxton TV film
1989 Quantum Leap Connie LaMotta "Jimmy"
1990 Equal Justice Paula Jenkins "The Art of the Possible"
1990 Against the Law Sonia Kolowicz "Where the Truth Lies"
1990 Cop Rock "The Cocaine Mutiny"
1992 The Secret Meredith Dunmore TV film
1992 Quantum Leap Connie LaMotta "Deliver Us from Evil"
1993 Linda Stella Jeffries TV film
1994 Dead Air Susan TV film
1999 Providence Gina Vinton "Two to Tango"


  1. ^ Laura Harrington biography at The New York Times
  2. ^ White, Gina (5 October 1985). "'Overdrive' says thanks, hit the road". Star-News. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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