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Laurel Griggs Biography

Broadway star and SNL Actress 13 Dies: Laurel Griggs Biography, Wiki, Age, Family, Death and Cause, Fast Facts You Need to Know

Laurel Griggs Biography, Wiki

Laurel Griggs renown for starring in Broadway’s “ONCE the Musical”. She debuts at the age of six in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, alongside Scarlett Johansson, Ciaran Hinds, and Benjamin Walker.

Laurel Griggs Age

She was 13 years old.

Laurel Griggs Parents

Laurel lived in New York City with her parents, Elizabeth Rivlin and Andrew Griggs, and her dog McCloud. Her mother, Elizabeth, helped her manage her busy schedule while her father, Andrew, works as a special events director best known for his work at Roxy NYC producing important concerts and corporate events.

Laurel Griggs Education

Laurel attended public school in Manhattan and she listed her hobbies as music, reading, swimming, singing, ice skating, playing with friends and of course watching movies and television.

Laurel Griggs Hobbies

Griggs also professed to have a love for music, reading, swimming, singing, ice skating, playing with friends and, of course, watching movies and television.

Laurel Griggs Career

Griggs made her debut on Broadway in 2013 as Polly in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” alongside Scarlett Johansson.

After making her mark with Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Griggs joined the cast of the musical Once, where she played the role of Ivanka for 17 months, which was longer than any other actress in the Broadway production’s history.

In addition to theater, Laurel had done a number of commercials and voice-overs.

Some of her career highlights also included several appearances on Saturday Night Live and on the animated series Bubble Guppies.

Griggs was the longest-running Ivanka in the Tony Award-winning musical Once on Broadway. She performed the role for 17 months while also being at school full time.

Laurel Griggs Death & Cause (Asthma Attack)

Laurel Griggs died on November 5th, 2019 at the age of 13. Griggs’ grandfather wrote on Facebook that her death was due to a massive asthma attack.

Her family said that she had suffered a fatal asthma attack, passed away on November 5 and was laid to rest on Friday, November 8.  Laurel is pictured with her parents Andy and Liz Griggs in an undated photo

Laurel Griggs Tributes

Eliza Holland Madore, who also played Ivanka in “ONCE,” paid tribute to Griggs on Instagram.

“I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters,” the post reads. “Laurel- you were always smiling and always made other people laugh. I’m so incredibly grateful I got to know you. You will never be forgotten, and we will never stop loving you. Everybody in the Once Family is going to keep you alive through us. R.I.P. My heart goes out to her family.”

On Facebook, fellow performer Lance Roberts wrote a tribute post that identified the teen’s cause of death as asthma. He wrote, “Words can’t express how I feel about the sudden loss of our littlest ‘no neck monster’ from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She was 7 then. Went into ONCE on Broadway. We lost her yesterday to asthma at 13. RIP dear Laurel Griggs.”

Donations in Griggs’ memory can be made to Broadway Cares, a nonprofit that raises money for AIDS-related causes.

Actor Lucas Papaelias said: ‘Mmy @oncemusical family tragically lost one of our youngest members this past week. we are all heartbroken & devastated. sending love and my deepest condolences to the family of @laurelgriggs_ who played the role of Ivanka on Broadway. we will never forget this sweet, talented young soul.’


Fast Facts You Need to Know

  • Griggs made his Broadway debut at the age of six on Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, alongside Scarlett Johansson, Ciarin Hinds and Benjamin Walker.
  • She died on November 5 and was buried on Friday, November 8. His cause of death has not been made public.
  • In addition to the theater, Laurel had made several commercials and voiceovers.
  • Some of the highlights of his career also included several appearances on Saturday Night Live and in the animated series Bubble Guppies
  • The teenager had been living with her parents and was going to a public school in Manhattan.
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