Laura Ruth Harrier is an American actress and former model. Harrier began modelling at the age of 17 after she was discovered by a location scout. She moved to New York City where she continued modelling and was represented by such agencies as IMG Models and Wilhelmina Models. She appeared in Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan and campaigns for Urban Outfitters, Macy's, and Steve Madden. She was the face of Garnier for a time, appearing in one of their national commercials. After appearing in several commercials and student films, she decided to pursue acting and studied at the William Esper Studio. Harrier was first recognized for her portrayal of Destiny Evans in the 2013 one-season reboot of the American soap opera One Life to Live.
Harrier’s role as Peter Parker's love interest Liz in Spider-Man: Homecoming brought her international attention in 2017. She gained further recognition for portraying civil rights activist Patrice Dumas in BlacKkKlansman the following year, for wh