Laura Basuki (born January 8, 1988, in Berlin, Germany) is an Indonesian model, actress, and presenter.
Born to an Indonesian father (Wibowo Basuki) and Vietnamese mother (Kieu Tien Basuki), Laura Basuki began her modeling career when she enrolled at the OQ modeling school, set up by former model Okky Asokawati, in 2005. At 174 centimeters and 49 kilograms, her physical attributes were just perfect.
Laura Basuki made her fashion show debut by joining a bridal fashion parade by Biyan Wanaatmadja in 2006. Her face soon began to grace many women’s and lifestyle magazines.
Laura Basuki beautiful face that appeared in a magazine caught attention of prominent filmmaker-producer-scriptwriter Nia Dinata to cast her in her movie Gara-gara Bola (Because of Soccer) in 2008. In the film, Laura really caught movie-lovers’ attentions through her role as a sassy, spoiled, rebellious and sexually active high school student. In her first-ever film, she was daring to perform kissing scenes with co-star Herjunot Ali.
At that time, Laura Basuki had zero acting experience. For the film, she learned acting for a month under the supervision of an acting coach from the Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ). But Laura proved that she was a talented newcomer by snatching two awards at the 2009 Indonesia Movie Awards for two categories: best newcomer and most favorite newcomer.
After her triumph, Laura Basuki worked on her second movie 3 Hati, Dua Dunia, Satu Cinta (Three Hearts, Two Worlds, One Love) alongside young actor Reza Rahardian and veteran actress Ira Wibowo. This Movie, directed by Benni Setiawan, received seven awards out of 14 nominations at the 2010 Indonesian Film Festival (FFI), including for the best film, best adapted scenario, best artistic arrangement, best actor, best supporting actor awards and best director.
Laura Basuki has proven that in her young age she has talent and skill, placing her name at the same level as other top models in the country, and starring in some commercials for cosmetics products (Shinzui and Clean & Clear) and soda drinks (Coca Cola). Besides strutting her way from one runway to another, and filming made-for-TV movies and TV ads, she also has started to spread her wings as a presenter. What a talented girl. [source : Laura Basuki]
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