Laura Mannino grew up in White Plains, New York, a former site of the Revolutionary War and the current home to five malls. Laura spent her weekends and summers in youth theatre programs writing and acting in cranky adolescent plays about her cranky adolescence. She graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School.
Laura has performed stand-up, improv, and sketch at bars, former strip clubs, current yoga studios, and actual dungeons throughout New York City and Los Angeles. She wrote and starred in the short comedy Ten Minute Decade that screened at New Filmmakers NY and was a Hammer Museum's Open Projector Night Finalist.
Her half-hour pilot Bomb about navigating stand-up as a new mom, was a PAGE Awards and Final Draft Big Break Semifinalist. In 2021, she was a Semifinalist for The Writers Lab with her half-hour pilot Party Crashers.
Laura has written for MTV, Quibi, Ora TV, Awestruck, Disney Television Animation, Viacom Velocity, Here TV, A&E Networks Digital, and more. During the 2022 midterm elections, Laura joined The Hometown Project to create voter engagement videos for Michigan and Ohio Democrats.
Laura is a 2022 Stowe Story Labs Fellow and an ATX TV Festival Pitch Competition Runner-Up for her romantic comedy series Bodice Rippers. Bodice Rippers is also Black List Reader Recommended and an Austin Film Festival 2nd Rounder.
Laura is the founder of Drain The NRA, a grassroots organization that successfully pressured corporations to end their affiliation with the NRA. She also helmed Los Angeles for Warren and worked as a field organizer for Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign.
Laura lives in Highland Park with her son and husband, whom she met at NYU while hunting for bars that don't card.
2022 Stowe Story Labs Fellow
2022 ATX TV Festival Pitch Runner-Up
2022 The Black List Reader Recommended
2022 Austin Film Festival Competition 2nd Round
2022 AFF/UCLA Virtual Pitch Finalist
2022 Launch Pad Pilot Competition 2nd Round
2021 The Writers Lab US Semifinalist
2021 Launch Pad Pilot Competition 2nd Round
2016 Austin Film Festival Competition 2nd Round
2016 Final Draft Big Break Semifinalist
2016 PAGE Awards Semifinalist