Laura was 19 when she moved to Los Angeles to build a career in Hollywood. She stayed in West Hollywood, where she shared an apartment with a friend's girlfriend.
In December 2002, a talent agent scouted Laura while she was working as a waitress at the ‘Sunset Boulevard.’ She bagged her first audition the following day and cleared it. Laura was cast in a reality documentary titled 'The Real Cancun,' which released in 2003.
The reality TV-inspired documentary chronicled the journey of 16 young Americans facing the true exploits of youth while they visited Cancún, Mexico, to spend their spring break. Unfortunately, Laura's debut project failed at the box office and was panned by critics. Even when she returned after the release of the film, she had to deal with her grandparents, parents, and other family members, who were disappointed with the way she had acted in the movie.
Nevertheless, Laura moved on with her career and turned to TV. In 2004, she earned the role of ‘Natalie Day’ in the 'ABC' series 'The Days.' Her character in the series was the eldest child of the protagonist couple, a homecoming queen, a star soccer player, and the most popular girl in her school, whose life turned upside down when she became pregnant.
In 2005, Laura made her feature-film debut, playing ‘Gabrielle’ in Catherine Hardwicke's biographical drama 'Lords of Dogtown.' The same year, she appeared as ‘Jenny’ in the independent horror–comedy film 'Cruel World' and as ‘Rachel’ in another horror, 'Venom.'
Laura's next project was the 2006 romantic comedy 'She's the Man,' which featured her as ‘Olivia Lennox.’ The supernatural horror 'The Covenant' featured her as ‘Sarah Wenham,’ the love interest of ‘Caleb Danvers' (played by Steven Strait) and the only non-Covenant who knew the boys' secret.
In 2007, Laura was the protagonist of the French–Canadian romantic drama 'Whatever Lola Wants,' which premiered at the 'Dubai International Film Festival.' Her role was that of of an American postal worker traveling all the way to Egypt in search of a legendary belly dancer. The film was the most expensive Moroccan film of the time. Following its release, it became one of the highest-grossing Moroccan films of 2008.
Laura delivered a brief but memorable appearance in an episode of the 'AMC' period drama series 'Mad Men,' titled 'The Jet Set,' which later helped her bag a significant role in series director Matthew Weiner's next movie. She earned a 'Fright Meter Award' nomination for her portrayal of ‘Stacy,’ the wife of ‘Eric’ (played by Shawn Ashmore) in the 2008 supernatural horror film 'Ruins.'
In 2009, Laura was seen as a young entrepreneur and porn star, ‘Audrey Dawns,’ in the drama film 'Middle Men.' She also appeared in a brief role in the independent comedy–drama 'Shrink.' The following year, she was featured in two episodes of the 'ABC' mockumentary 'My Generation' and the drama film 'Somewhere.'
Following this, Laura made an appearance as ‘Sandra’ in the crime drama 'Where the Road Meets the Sun' and as ‘Lexi’ in the short movie '1 Out of 7.' She played the character ‘Ellie O'Hara’ in the 2011 biopic of Irish–American gangster Danny Greene, 'Kill the Irishman.' She then appeared in 'Hirokin: The Last Samurai,' an independent action–adventure film (as ‘Maren’), and the 2012 horror flick 'No One Lives' (as ‘Betty’).
In 2013, Laura played a significant role in the Mexican–American romantic comedy 'Pulling Strings.' The film featured her as ‘Rachel Simons,’ an intelligent diplomatic working for the US embassy.
She reunited with Weiner after 'Mad Men,' for the comedy–drama 'Are You Here.' It premiered at the 'Toronto International Film Festival.' The film featured her as Angela, a young special education teacher and the stepmother of ‘Ben Baker’ (Zach Galifianakis). The same year, Laura was seen in the comedy 'Awful Nice.'
Laura subsequently made an appearance in the 'USA Network' series 'White Collar,' before she earned one of the main characters in the 'VH1' comedy–drama series 'Hindsight.' Her character, ‘Rebecca "Becca" Brady,’ was shown getting cold feet on the eve of her second wedding. ‘Rebecca’ was then shown time-traveling to 1995, the day of her first wedding that later ended in a divorce.
Family & Personal Life
Laura Ramsey dated actor Brian Geraghty from 2009 to 2010. She is currently dating fashion marketing industrialist Greg Chait, who is the founder/owner of the clothing line 'The Elder States Man.' Not much is known about their relationship, but they have reportedly been together for a long time now.
Laura and Greg have a daughter named Dorothy. Laura had stopped using 'Twitter' back in 2015. Hence, it is not known whether the two are married or not.
However, according to an interview that Greg gave to 'GQ' in 2018, it is guessed that not everything is well between them. He did not mention Laura when asked about the Malibu home they shared. However, he did mention Dorothy. Everything was fine back in 2013, when they would often share details about their lives and their lovely daughter on social media.