Laurel Cariou came to the limelight thanks to her father, Len Cariou, a Canadian actor and stage director. Her mother is Patricia Otter, and she does not have any siblings.
In her education, she has not revealed to the public which schools and colleges she attended.
Laurel Cariou’s father is famous for winning the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
While attending Miles Macdonell Collegiate, Laurel Cariou’s father directed and featured in school plays, and then he later joined St Paul’s College
Laurel’s Father’s Career
Len Cariou made his acting debut in 1959 when he appeared in Damn Yankees at Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg. When Laurel’s father was starting his acting career, he was married and had a young child, a scholarship to the National Theatre School of Canada was offered to him, but he had to decline due to family responsibilities.
Laurel Cariou’s father had to learn the acting craft by being at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario. In 1970 Len Cariou got his first starring role in Applause, a musical adaptation of All About Eve film, and earned him his first Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical.
Over the years, he has directed and featured in so many films such as One Man, The Four Seasons, Never Talk to Strangers, Spotlight, Death Wish, and many others
On television shows, he made his first appearance in the television show Quest in 1963. The most notable tv show he featured on was Murder She Wrote, for which he featured from 1985 to 1992. The other television shows he appeared in include; Witness to the Execution, The Outer Limits, Mentors, The American Experience, The Practice, and many more.
In his acting career, Laurel Cariou’s father has received several nominations and awards, winning the Canadian Film Award for Best Actor and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, among others.
Her Father’s Personal Life
Laurel’s father got married for the first time to Patricia Otter, an actress and the mother of Laurel Cariou. Things didn’t work out, and they had to separate. Years later, Len Cariou met Susan Barbara Kapilow and got married, but their marriage ended in divorce three years later.
Currently, Laurel Cariou’s father is married to Heather Summerhayes; they have been together for over 20 years and seem happy.
Not much information has been disclosed on what Laurel Cariou does for a living, so her net worth is unknown. But on the other hand, her father, Len Cariou, has amassed a lot of wealth through his acting career, for which he has been active for over five decades. Laurel’s father’s net worth as of 2022 is estimated to be 4 million dollars.
Most people post their birthdays and other life events on social media handles. As Laurel Cariou is so private, little is known about her as she has no active social media account. She is not on Instagram or even Twitter.