Laura Breckenridge

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Laura Breckenridge
File:Laura Breckenridge 2009.jpg
Breckenridge in 2009
Born Laura Marie Breckenridge
(1983-08-22) August 22, 1983 (age 38)
Flourtown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Princeton University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

Laura Marie Breckenridge (born August 22, 1983) is an American actress. She is known for her role as college student Rose Sorelli on the television series Related.[1][2]

Life and career

Breckenridge was born August 22, 1983 in Flourtown, Pennsylvania to John and Diane Breckenridge.[1] She trained as a dancer with the Rock School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, the School of American Ballet in New York City, and the Royal Ballet in London.[1] As a teenager she began appearing in films and television programs, beginning with a minor role in Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five (1998) as the twelve-year-old Gabby. Additional minor TV roles followed in 2001 for The Jersey and Boston Public.

In February 2002, Breckenridge landed a role on Broadway in a revival of Arthur Miller's The Crucible,[2] appearing alongside Laura Linney, Liam Neeson, and Kristen Bell.[3] The production ran for 101 performances from March 7 to June 9. In the fall of 2002, Breckenridge began her studies at Princeton University, soon joining the BodyHype Dance Company and getting involved in the theater scene on campus.[4] In her sophomore year, she took her first break from school to appear in the Off-Broadway play The Moonlight Room.[4]

In 2005, Breckenridge appeared in her first major film role as Bell Granger in Southern Belles. That same year, she made her debut on The WB's Related as college student Rose Sorelli. She would end up starring in nineteen episodes of that television series. In 2006, she played the role of Colins in the film Loving Annabelle, about a Catholic school student who falls in love with her female teacher. Breckenridge also appeared in the films Let Them Chirp Awhile (2007) as Dara, The Favor (2007) as Young Caroline, Beautiful Loser (2008) as Tracy, and Amusement (2008) as Shelby Leds.

In 2008, after a four-year sabbatical from school, Breckenridge returned to Princeton to complete her studies while continuing her acting career.[1][4] In 2010, she graduated from Princeton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics.[1] During these years, Breckenridge appeared in three episodes of the popular television series Gossip Girl (2009), as well as the television series Drop Dead Diva (2010) as Dawn Lucas, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Julie Crenshaw.

In 2011, Breckenridge guest starred on Grey's Anatomy in the role of Julia. Later that year, she starred in the holiday film A Christmas Kiss, which first aired on December 11, 2011 on the Ion Television network.

In 2012, Breckenridge continued her work on television series, including CSI: NY in the episode "Clean Sweep" as Lisa Roberts, The Mob Doctor in the episode "Legacy" as Sara Anderson, and Blue Bloods in the episode "Higher Education" as Dana. In 2013 she again played the role of Dana on Blue Bloods in the episode "Mistaken Identity".



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God... Be Back by Five Gabby
2005 Southern Belles Bell Granger
Havoc Runaway
2006 Loving Annabelle Colins
2007 I Hate Musicals Melissa Short film
Tres Camilla Short film
Let Them Chirp Awhile Dara
Favor, TheThe Favor Young Caroline
2008 Beautiful Loser Tracy
Amusement Shelby Leds
2009 Hit and Run Mary Murdoch Video
2010 Boyband Samantha Hughes


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Jersey, TheThe Jersey Episode: "The Girlfriend"
2001 Definitely Maybe Episode 1
Boston Public Janice Episode: "Chapter Seventeen"
2005–06 Related Rose Sorelli 19 episodes
2009 Gossip Girl Rachel Carr 3 episodes
2010 Drop Dead Diva Dawn Lucas Episode: "Queen of Mean"
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julie Crenshaw Episode: "Blood Moon"
2011 A Christmas Kiss Wendy Walton Movie
Grey's Anatomy Julia Episode: "Not Responsible"
2012 CSI: NY Lisa Richards Episode: "Clean Sweep"
2012-13 The Mob Doctor Sara Anderson Episodes: "Legacy" and "Resurrection"
2012-13 Blue Bloods Dana Episodes: "Higher Education"[5] and "Mistaken Identity"[6]
2013 Bobbington Kline Pilot
2014 Ambiance Man Suzy Episode: "Miss Period"
The Michaels Marcie Schlossberg Movie
2015 Criminal Minds Nicole Seavers Episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Laura Breckenridge: Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved December 25, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Southern, Nathan. "Laura Breckenridge". Allmovie. Retrieved December 25, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The Crucible". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved December 25, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Flynn, Elinor (March 5, 2009). "Spotted: 'Gossip Girl' Laura Breckenridge '10". Daily Princeton. Retrieved 2015-01-22.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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