There are so many reasons why people become famous, irrespective of your gender and career choice. For someone like Laurel Coppock, it was her appearance in a television advert for the Toyota car company in 2012 which culminated in the fame that she currently enjoys. Since her rise to fame, Laurel, who is also a talented American actress has gone on to score major roles in a handful of blockbuster movies and TV shows. Some of her noteworthy appearances include Crazy, Stupid, Love and much more. Read on, to discover more interesting facts about the actress.
Who is Laurel Coppock?
Laurel Coppock was born on August 22, 1970, in the United States and her birth sign is Leo. She is the daughter of Susan Coppock, who had two other daughters – Selena and Emily Coppock. Laurel’s mother was a dancer and Broadway actress and since an apple, they say, doesn’t fall far from the tree, two of her daughters followed in her footsteps by entering the world of entertainment. While Selena became a stand-up comedian and author, Laurel became an actress. Only Emily took a different path as an art dealer/appraiser.
Laurel attended Colby College, Maine, and got acting lessons from the Circle in the Square Acting Conservatory, New York. She played small roles while in Chicago and did improv comedy for five years, before moving to Amsterdam where she learned to perfect her skills in acting for a year. In 2008, Laurel landed a role in Food Chain, a film directed by Erick Moe and this marked the beginning of a somewhat exciting career for the actress as she began getting more roles in movies thereafter.
In 2011, she featured in the film, Crazy, Stupid, Love with other phenomenal actors such as Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. The movie turned out to be a hit, making an impressive annual gross profit of about $142.8 million. Afterward, Laurel Coppock portrayed Carol Trotter in Comedy Jam (2012). She has also featured in some other films and TV shows and they include 2 Broke Girls, Hot as Cleveland, Modern Family, Hart of Dixie, Workaholics, and Arrested Development, to mention a few.
Her Appearance on Toyota Car Commercial and Meteoric Rise to Fame
Although she is known as an actress by a good number of people, Laurel rose to fame, following an advert she did for Toyota in 2012. In the commercial, she portrayed the role of a receptionist named Jan and her outstanding performance earned her the nickname ‘Toyota Jan’. The advert was so well accepted that she had people calling her to know the next clearance sale of the company.
Following the huge financial gain the advertisement brought to the company, Toyota decided to use her again for a second commercial – Science Project. Due to the fact that the concept of Laurel’s Toyota ads character, Jan, appealed to a wide audience, the car company not only dubbed her voice-over for its international markets, but it also created a similar character to Jan named Mariela. Portrayed by Tiffany Diaz, Mariela is everything like Jan except that she speaks Spanish and is not as funny.
Additionally, Laurel Cappock is also a member of a Los Angeles-based improvisational and sketch comedy troupe and school known as The Groundlings. She is one of the founding members of the company which has prestigious personalities such as Tony Cavalero, Heidi Gardner, Laird Macintosh, Andrew Leeds, Jimmy Fallon, Will Farrell, O’ Brien, and Kristen Wiig as members.
What Has She Been Doing Lately?
Since her character, Jan first appeared in the Toyota commercial in 2012, it has remained a regular on the company’s commercials, thus, making Laurel Cappock a popular name in all American homes (even though most people identify her as Jan). In 2017, she performed the vocals in a Toyota holiday commercial titled Jancapella. Due to the placement of Laurel’s bangs, which made it look like one of her eyebrows was hanging off her face, the advert gained some sort of notoriety on Reddit. She also appeared in Duet, a 2019 commercial for the company.
Laurel Capoock and two other ladies, Molly Erdman and Megan Grano, currently run a YouTube channel known as The BreakWomb, where they upload funny videos about children and motherhood on a weekly basis. The channel has more than 17,000 subscribers and over 6 million views.
Is She Married?
Laurel Coppock is married to Bobby Mort who is an American screenplay writer, director, actor, and producer. Bobby was born and raised in Chicago and prefers writing screenplays and directing films instead of acting because he feels more satisfied doing these two. He won a Primetime Emmy award for outstanding writing for the TV series The Colbert Report and is also, popularly known for Locked Down and Beatdown.
As an aspiring young writer, Bobby began working at the iO Theater and played a role in People of Earth. Years later after he had gained experience, he began writing for films and television. Beat Down and Locked Down provided him with the big break he needed in his career. Since then, he has written Circle of Pain (2010) and comedy-drama, Loudermilk (2017) in collaboration with Peter Farrelly.
From his work, one can tell that Bobby’s salary and net worth will be an impressive one but he has decided to keep it unknown. Not only has he kept his earnings a secret but Bobby also secretly tied the knot with Laurel Coppock, who he met and dated for a while before they got married. And no one really can tell when or where they wedded; their union has been blessed with a son whose name is not also known.