Who is Oona Laurence?
Oona Laurence is an American award-winning television, film and stage actress, who is probably best known to the world as Matilda Wormwood in the musical “Matilda”, performed on Broadway in 2013, and also as Amy in the film “The Beguiled” (2017), in addition to many other roles.
Oona Laurence Biography: Age, Childhood, and Education
Oona Laurence was born on 1 August 2002 under the Leo zodiac sign, in New York City, USA. The young acting sensation has two younger sisters, Jete and Aimee, who are actresses as well.
She hasn’t talked much about her parents, though Oona has spoken of how her father prepares them for their roles as he has some experience in the acting world, although not revealing his name.
Interest in performing arts appeared rather early in this stunning young actress, and she began taking steps towards a career by appearing in a few theater productions as a child. Furthermore, she started attending dance lessons, and received a scholarship to the Harkness Center for Dance.
When just seven years old, Oona made her stage debut in the play “Seussical the Musical”, and then appeared in “To Kill a Mockingbird”.
Oona made her on-screen debut two years later, in the TV series documentary “Celebrity Ghost Stories”. In 2012, she had a minor role in the Primetime Emmy Award-winning TV comedy-drama series “Louie”, about the life of Louie C.K., the famous stand-up comedian and actor. She continued her career with roles in short films, including “Wet Cement” and “Esther”, both in 2012, while in 2013 she starred as Matilda Wormwood in “Matilda”, which made her rather popular.
The same year, Oona made her feature film debut in the drama “Correcting. Perplexing. Patrick.”, co-starring Christine M. Campbell and Ann Gulian, and in 2014 she was Becky in the award-winning adventure film “A Little Game”, with F. Murray Abraham, Ralph Macchio, and Olympia Dukakis.
Rise to Prominence
Oona make huge steps forward in the second half of the decade, appearing in the award-winning film drama “I Smile Back” (2015), with Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, and Skylar Gaertner in the lead roles, and the same year she starred with Ross Partridge in the award-winning drama film “Lamb”.
She also portrayed the younger version of one of the main protagonists in the TV series “Orange Is the New Black” – Tiffany at 10 years old – and was Leila Hope in the critically acclaimed film “Southpaw”, co-starring with Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams, with which she rounded-off the rather busy 2015.
The following year brought new popular roles, as she famously portrayed Natalie in the awarded adventure action-comedy film “Pete’s Dragon”, in the category for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Teen Actress.
Other roles from 2016 include Ambrosia Reed in the film “Little Boxes” (2016), and as Jane in “Bad Moms”, which featured Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell in the lead roles, among other stars. Oona was praised for her performance, and with the rest of the stars won the Halfway Award in the category for Best Ensemble Cast at the International Online Cinema Awards; she reprised the role of Jane in the sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas” (2017), and two years later, Oona appeared in the comedy-drama film “Big Time Adolescence”, with Griffin Gluck, Larry John Meyers and Michael Devine as the main stars.
In 2020 she was Sarah Gilbert in the mystery crime-drama film “Lost Girls”, and joined Tamara Smart and Tom Felton to complete the main cast of the fantasy comedy film “A Babysitters Guide to Monster Hunting”.
To speak more of her accomplishments, Oona is a voice actress, known as the voice of Hedgehog in the TV animated shorts “Summer Camp Island” since 2018.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single?
The prominent actress is not so young anymore, as she has turned 19 in August 2021, but she still lives with her parents. For now, she has been more focused on her rising career rather than looking for a boyfriend.
As of mid- 2021, Oona Laurence’s net worth has been estimated to be around $500,000, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she has already appeared in more than 30 film and TV titles, all of which have added to her wealth.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The award-winning actress has gorgeous blue eyes and light brown hair. She stands at a height of 5ft 3ins (1.6m), while she weighs approximately 114lbs (52kgs). Her vital statistics are currently unknown, but she has a fit figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
In addition to acting, Oona enjoys taking photographs, most of which she uploads onto her official Instagram account.
She is rather passionate about it, and considers it her main hobby, and hasn’t pursued photography as a career.
She is an avid traveler and loves exploring new areas, and loves kayaking, cycling and enjoys playing tennis with her friends. Beaches are her second home, and she loves spending time getting tanned and playing beach volleyball.
Oona is an avid animal lover, and has stated that horses and cats are her favorite animals. She is a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) supporter, and has participated in several events held by the successful organization.