is a screenwriter and playwright. She is best known for four seasons on the Netflix drama, “House of Cards” (WGA Nomination, Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, three Primetime Emmy Award nominations, Drama Series) and her more than twenty produced plays, both original work and adaptation, including Sex with Strangers (Second Stage, New York; Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago; Hampstead Theatre, London; Sydney Theatre, AU; Blackwing Productions, Buenos Aires, AR; one of the most produced plays in the U.S. in ‘15-'16 and '16-'17 seasons with over fifty separate productions). Laura is a long-time Ensemble Member and the former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago (2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award). She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Television Academy, WGAE, AEA, SAG, SDC and ASCAP and an alumna of the WP Playwrights Lab and Northwestern University. A fourth generation Chicagoan, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.