(born March 17, 1957 as Laurene Landon Coughlin
) is a film
and television actress
. Laurene first began appearing in movies in the late 1970s. She is best known for playing the role of Molly in ...All the Marbles
. She's half Irish and half Polish and describes herself as being "Bi-Polish".
Landon was born in Toronto
and moved to California
with her parents at the age of four. As a young woman she entered California State University
and began training in their police academy
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Wrestling/2006/03/07/1798725.html Laurene Landon Spills All The Marbles
So she decided to try her hand at acting and began her career as an extra in films.
Landon began acting in a bit part in 1979's Bitter Heritage
, also released as Naked in My Grave
. She was cast as a featured skater in Roller Boogie
in that same year.
She gained a small role in 1981's Full Moon High
, her first of many collaborations with director Larry Cohen
. Landon had spent part of her early career as a model and in 1980 was a runner-up in the Miss Black Velvet
pageant in Las Vegas
While there, a casting director told her to go see another casting director in Los Angeles (Rueben Cannon), regarding a feature film called......