Laurie Fortier | Biography

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  • Full Name Laurie Marie Fortier
  • Nickname Laurie Fortier
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Pasadena, California, USA
  • Birth Date Feb 25, 1974
  • Age 50 Years, 4 Months
  • Height 6 Feet 6 1/2 Inches (Celebheights)
  • Net Worth (Not Disclosed)
Agatha on the Zombie Horror Series 'The Walking Dead'

Laurie Fortier | Biography

Wife of Filmmaker & Director Deran Sarafian

Besides TV, Fortier has also appeared in several feature films. She made his big-screen debut as Cindy Bayles in the 1996 film 'To Gillian on her 37th Birthday.' Her other notable movies and TV shows are 'Push' (1998 TV series), 'Dean Quixote' (2000 film), 'Surveillance' (2006 film), 'Hemlock Grove' (2013-2014 TV series), 'Into the Arms of Danger' (2020 film), 'The Walking Dead' (2021 TV series).

Laurie Fortier is a Mexican-American actress. She recently appeared as Agatha in the final season of the Zombie horror series The Walking Dead (2021).

Who is Laurie Fortier?

Laurie Fortier is an actress who began her acting industry journey in 1993 as Holiday Friedman in Running the Halls (1993 TV series). It followed her role as Jasmine in Boy Meets World (1995 TV series). She then starred as Cara Bradford, a gymnast, and Olympic contender, in ABC's short-lived drama/soap serial Push in 1998.

Besides TV, Fortier has also appeared in several feature films. She made his big-screen debut as Cindy Bayles in the 1996 film To Gillian on her 37th Birthday.

Her other notable movies and TV shows are Push (1998 TV series), Dean Quixote (2000 film), Surveillance (2006 film), Hemlock Grove (2013-2014 TV series), Into the Arms of Danger (2020 film), The Walking Dead (2021 TV series).

Her upcoming projects include two TV movies, Sugar Mommy and What the Nanny Saw which are under post-production, and a movie titled Houseguest which is in the filming stage as of March 2022.

She is of Italian Descent

Laurie Fortier was born Laurie Marie Fortier in Pasadena, California, on 25 February 1974. She has Italian origins.

She was chosen as a Rose Princess for the 103rd Tournament of Roses Parade, held on 1 January 1992. Before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, she momentarily attended Saint Mary's College in Moraga, California.

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She has not given out her parents' names to the public. However, according to her bio on, her mother is one-fourth Mexican and one-fourth Italian. While her father's nationality is unknown, he was a doctor by profession.

Played Agatha in the Zombie Horror Series 'The Walking Dead'

The Walking Dead is a horror TV series on the American cable TV channel AMC. The show premiered its first season on 31 October 2010 with leading actors Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Wynn Everett, and many more.

The series is based on writer Robert Kirkman's comic book of the same name. It is about a zombie apocalypse breakout.

AMC has completed airing ten seasons of the series and is in the midst of the eleventh, which is reportedly the series' final season. Moreover, episode 9 of the 11th season aired only last Sunday, i.e., 13 February 2022.

Fortier began appearing on The Walking Dead from the first episode of season 11. She portrays the character Agatha in the series. To date, she has appeared in a total of 4 episodes.

Furthermore, Fortier talked about her character Agatha with on 29 August 2021. According to her, Agatha is the leader of The Wardens, a small group of warriors. In her words,

I am the leader of a small gang of warriors called The Wardens, which Maggie meets while she is away. She is described as the leader of the Wardens. We know that Maggie (Lauren Cohen) is with them currently.

Similarly, when asked about her audition, she revealed it was a self-tape audition recorded in her bedroom. She added, "My audition for TWD was like most others, except for the fact that I had to sign an NDA and they were dummy sides/pages. Because of Covid, all of our auditions right now are self tapes, so I filmed myself from the comforts of my bedroom. Very DIY. When my agent called a week later to tell me I was their choice, I said, “Great! Me and how many others are up for it”? He replied, “No, you are their only choice”."

Married to Her to Husband For Over Two Decades

Fortier married her husband Deran Sarafian on 9 June 2000. There is no verified online information about the pair's first meeting and love life before marriage. However, Sarafian regularly features on Fortier's social media handles.

From their marriage, they have welcomed two children, a son Charlie Sarafian and a daughter (name not given).

Laurie Fortier Family
Laurie Fortier with her Children and Husband in 2019 (Photo: Instagram)

Her Husband is a Filmmaker and Actor

Deran Sarafian is an American filmmaker and actor born in Los Angeles, California, on 17 January 1958. He is an alum of the University of California Los Angeles. Moreover, during his time at the university, he began his filmmaking journey.

Sarafian's first major film as a director and producer was the 1986 Alien Predator. He then directed several movies throughout the late 1980s, and early 1990s like To Die For (1988), Back in the U.S.S.R. (1992), Terminal Velocity (1994), etc.

In the late 1990s, he transitioned from big screen to TV, with his first TV series as a director being Nash Bridges (1998). His other directorial credits in TV series include CSI: Miami (2002-2004), House (2005-2009), Hemlock Grove (2013), Rosewood (2016-2017), etc. 

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