Actress. Comedienne. Writer. All titles held by Laura Lee Botsacos, a multi-talented actor, writer, and producer. Laura Lee’s love for acting was born at a very young age. Growing up in a boisterous Italian/Greek family, Laura Lee was known for her big heart, spirited personality and her ability to be seen and heard above an often-chaotic crowd.
According to her family, as soon as she was old enough to walk and talk, she was dancing around the house performing, singing and being delightfully melodramatic. She also inherited her family’s business sense and fierce work ethic, assisting her parents with the family business whenever she wasn’t in school. Staying active in the performing arts all throughout grade school and high school, Laura Lee went on to complete her degree in Theater Arts at Skidmore College in New York. Naturally from there she headed to Hollywood to pursue her dreams. Like so many others before her, she struggled to obtain work and “get noticed” in the industry. Slowly but surely, she began landing roles in regional theater productions, advertising commercials, and broadcast television.
To achieve success on her career path, Laura Lee focused on leveraging her talents- her tenacious personality as an actress and her goal-oriented drive as a business woman. This lead her to exploring more and more commercial acting opportunities. Soon, she was ranked as one of the most successful commercial actresses in Hollywood, appearing in many commercials for international corporations like McDonalds, Visa, Geico, and Toyota. Laura Lee began to land roles on popular television shows, including As the World Turns, Valley of the Dolls, and Law and Order, all while remaining active in theater. She even authored, produced, directed, and starred in a successful one act play, “Truth by Consequence.”
After a long and successful career as a highly sought after commercial, television, film, and theater actor, Laura Lee returned to New Jersey with an understanding of advertising, commercial marketing, and self-promotion. She used her expertise to help develop and launch several new business ventures that enabled her family’s business to expand. For over 10 years she owned and operated two highly successful car dealerships.
Most recently, Laura Lee has redirected herself back to her original passion- acting and stand up. Laura Lee performs her stand up sets throughout Los Angeles and New York City. She is currently developing a Television script.