At the age of 5, Laura would pay a quarter to her brother Paul (former lead singer of signed Interscope Record’s band Bemus) to perform with her for their parents and neighbors…musical talent runs deeply in the family. Her father, Dr. Daniel Gross is a dermatologist and is also a musician. Her mother Cammie, an artist, has always been and will always be Laura’s biggest supporter.
At an early age, she performed in local community church musicals playing parts such as Mrs. Hannigan in Annie and the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat. As an adult Laura continued with community theatre in Hidden Hills, California (her hometown) where she performed and helped put on shows to raise money for charities. She played many parts such as Mae Peterson in Bye Bye Birdie and Rizzo in Grease. In 2009 Laura was discovered by Chris Bearde (producer of the Sunny and Cher show) and chosen to sing lead vocals in his musical Hughes at Eleven.
Music and performance rule her heart, but so do sports and competition. Laura grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California and attended Loyola Marymount University on a full five year tennis scholarship. While in college, she wrote, performed and recorded a variety of pop and country rock music. She performed at a multitude of venues in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, such as the well known Cowboy Palace. Collaborating with producer and writer Will Ray, Laura went on to write more songs; one that stood out the most was Country in LA.
In 2010 she teamed up with producer Chris Garcia and Steven Memel to write and record pop songs entitled The One, and Laura’s Party. In addition, they went on to record Laura’s cover version of Dancing in the Dark by legendary Bruce Springsteen. She collaborated with Chris Garcia to write and record the highly emotional ballad, Just for Now.
Laura doesn’t like to sitting around much. When not working on music, she is out teaching tennis to the local Hidden Hills community. Her favorite thing is working with teens and helping to shape their future in tennis. And of course her dog Lexi (a Boxer/Lab rescue) definitely keeps her in great shape. She also just picked up a new sport that is sweeping the nation known as Pickleball (a blend of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong).
Laura is currently working on writing a musical with a trajectory for Broadway.