Laura Slade Wiggins (aka Karen Maguire on ‘Shameless’) Wiki Biography

Who is Laura Slade Wiggins?

Laura Slade Wiggins was born on 8 August 1988, in Athens, Georgia, USA, and is a musician, singer and actress, probably best known for her role in the television series “Shameless”. She also starred in the television show “The Tomorrow People”, and is one of the characters of the 2017 film entitled “Rings”.

The Net Worth of Laura Slade Wiggins

How rich is Laura Slade Wiggins? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $2 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She’s been active in the industry since 2006, and has also worked on other television projects throughout her career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Career Beginnings, and Shameless

Laura Slade grew up in the Athens area with her brother, and where her father is a well-known attorney. At a young age she was set on a career in the entertainment industry, and in 2006, she began her acting career by appearing in television movies such as “Not Like Everyone Else”, and “Girl Positive”.  She then appeared as a guest in the science television series “Eleventh Hour”, but which was short lived as it only aired for a season.

Her debut film appearance was in “Dance of the Dead” in 2008. She then had her first regular role, in the television show entitled “Shameless”, playing the character Karen Jackson in the adaptation of the British series of the same name, featuring an ensemble cast. The show is filmed throughout Chicago and Los Angeles, with it being set mainly on the South Side of Chicago.

Laura Slade Wiggins

Rise to Fame

In 2011, Wiggins appeared as a guest in an episode of “Private Practice”, which is a spin-off of “Grey’s Anatomy” and follows the employees of the Seaside Wellness Center headed by Dr. Addison Montgomery; the show aired for six seasons ending in 2013. She has appeared in other projects since then, but gained a bit of the spotlight when she was cast in “The Tomorrow People” as Irene Quinn, a science fiction show and a remake of the British series of the same name, following a group of people who possess psionic powers which resulted from human evolution; the show only aired for one season.

Laura then had a guest role in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, which follows the lead detectives of the Special Victims Unit in a fictionalized version of the New York City Police Department (NYPD). The show is known for basing its stories on real crimes which received media attention, and has won numerous awards throughout its run. She also appeared in two episodes of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, as a different character for each of her appearances in the show which is a procedural forensics television series.

Rings and Recent Projects

In 2016, Wiggins appeared in the film “20th Century Women”, a comedy starring Elle Fanning and Annette Bening, set in Southern California during the 1970s, and based on the director Mike Mills’ childhood; it was nominated for Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay during the 89th Academy Awards. The following year, she worked on the horror film entitled “Rings”, the third installment of “The Ring” film series in the United States, and loosely based on elements of the book “Spiral” by Koji Suzuki.

Despite negative reviews, the film managed to open in the second spot at the box office, and grossed $83 million against its $25 million budget – critics panned the film due to its reliance on jump scares as opposed to the continual dread which made the original film famous. A few of her recent projects include a guest role in the show “Chicago P.D.” which is the second installment of the “Chicago” franchise and follows the officers of the Chicago Police Department. She also had a role in “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase”, based on the book of the same name written by Carolyne Keene, and which received positive reviews from critics.

Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Laura Slade has been romantically linked with actor James Preston, as the two were seen in 2011 together during an interview about the show “Two and a Half Men”. However, the two never confirmed rumors that they were dating. In 2014, rumors started spreading that she was in a relationship, and she confirmed it sometime later by posting a photo of her alongside her boyfriend as they celebrated their anniversary together.

For many years, she did not mention any specific details about him aside from the photo, and it wasn’t until 2018 that it was revealed that she married Kyle Weishaar, and that the two of them had been together for a decade before marriage, having first met on the set of the Sony TX7 commercial by Taylor Swift. Their marriage was held at the Historic Smithonia Farm located in Colbert, Georgia. Her husband is a stuntman, known for his work in films such as “Skyline”, “San Andreas”, and “Land of the Lost”. He doesn’t have much of the spotlight on him compared to his wife.

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