Middle Name: Ann
Birthday: November 19th, 1985
Hometown: Eagan, Minnesota
Relationship Status: Married Nathan Johnson on May 11th, 2007
Pets: 1 dog, a chihuahua named Lyla.
Osnes was born in Burnsville, Minnesota, and raised in Eagan, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Her first acting performance was in the second grade, where she played a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. She attended Eagan High School. Laura attended the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point for one year as a Musical Theatre major, before dropping out to pursue a professional career.
In 2005–2006 she returned to Minneapolis to be a performing apprentice at the Children’s Theatre Company, performing in Working, Aladdin Jr., Prom, and Pippi Longstocking. She also played the lead of Sandy in Grease at the nation’s largest dinner theatre, the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, but her run was cut short when she was chosen to compete in the nationally televised Broadway talent competition Grease: You’re the One that I Want!
Osnes was engaged to Nathan Johnson (as shown in the March 18, 2007 episode of Grease: You’re the One that I Want!), whom she met when both were understudies on Aladdin. They were originally planning to marry on March 24 and honeymoon in Aruba, but postponed the wedding so that she could participate in the competition. Because the schedule conflicted with March 25, 2007 episode, they rescheduled the wedding to May 11, 2007, and are now married and reside in Manhattan.