Laura Bell Bundy

Laura Bell Bundy: Over

Laura Bell Bundy, a native of Lexington, Ky., studied at the Town and Village School of Dance in Paris, Ky., before beginning her professional career at age 9 when she starred in Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular in New York. She soon landed a film role in Ruthless, but she returned to Kentucky at age 14 to fulfill her desire to have a normal high school experience.

While in high school she began writing poetry and melodies. After graduating, she returned to New York to attend New York University and landed a recurring role on the daytime drama, The Guiding Light. Bundy then went on to star in Broadway hits, including Hairspray and Wicked, and appeared in several television shows and movies such as Dream Girls, Jumanji, Life With Mikey and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. She earned a Tony nomination for originating the role of Elle Woods in the Broadway musical, Legally Blonde.

In 2008, she decided to get back to pursuing her singing career and moved to Nashville. Signed to a recording contract with Mercury Nashville, her debut album, Achin' and Shakin', will be released in early 2010. It features the first single, "Giddy On Up."