Laura Ruth Harrier is an American actress and model best known for her portrayal of Liz in Spider-Man: Homecoming. In 2018, she will star in the Spike Lee-directed film BlacKkKlansman.
Harrier was born on March 28, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Evanston, Illinois, where she attended Evanston Township High School until her graduation in 2008. Harrier left for New York at age 18 to attend the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study before attending the William Esper Studio acting school in New York City.
She made her acting debut in the reboot of American soap opera One Life to Live as Destiny Evans. She has also been in projects such as The Last Five Years in 2014, and 4th Man Out in 2016. She then made her feature film debut in the Marvel Studios film Spider-Man: Homecoming as Peter Parker’s love interest.
In 2018, Harrier starred in Fahrenheit 451 (although her footage was cut from the film) and BlacKkKlansman, a Spike Lee-directed movie about an African American police officer who infiltrates the KKK using his “white man” voice.