The energetic, professional and highly experienced Laurie Patricia McDonald (a.k.a. “The Makeup Guru”), is considered a welcomed asset to any crew. She first displayed her talent for makeup artistry working weddings until later mixing genres. After a few years honing her skills, Laurie moved to Toronto to begin a 30 year career in Television. Laurie’s brushes have touched a long list of entertainers including musicians, actors, comics and athletes.
Laurie has worked with a number of companies not limited to Rogers Studios and Chum/City TV. Among many of the shows she has worked on are Titans, Man Seeking Woman, Talk with Kate Ashby, Taken, City News, Breakfast Television, Bollywood Boulevard, E Talk, Fashion Television, Electric Circus, City Line, Hot Property and numerous Much Music listings. Films include, American Psycho and A Sordid Affair, as well as many music videos, magazine covers, CD jackets, live shows and industrial/commercial shoots. She currently works freelance as an IATSE 873 permittee and collaborates regularly with Moxie Productions.
Laurie’s passions extend past the brushes with a love for gardening, martial arts and IMPROV.