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Young actress captures TV award in L.A.

Ten year-old Mamie Laverock one of Richmond's own
Richmond actress Mamie Laverock. March, 2015.

Ten year-old Mamie Laverock’s suitcase came back from a quick, spring break trip to Los Angeles a little bit heavier after picking up an acting award.

“I was completely surprised. I didn’t think they’d name me as the winner,” said Mamie, who was tied for first place  — for best performance in a TV series: recurring young actress 10 and under — with Peyton Kennedy, who appears in the TV show The Odd Squad, at the 36th Young Artists Awards.

Mamie, a Grade 5 student at Anderson elementary, has a recurring role as Rosaleen Sullivan on the Hallmark Channel’s series When Calls the Heart, which is shot in and around Langley.

Among the highlights of the awards night, said Mamie, was being able to see all the other nominees in one place, and stroll the red carpet outside the Sportsmen Lodge in Studio City, CA. as the paparazzi flashed away.

Nicole Rockmann, Mamie’s mother, said recognition from the award, which is akin to the Golden Globes for young actors, has opened more doors for her daughter. 

And a return trip to L.A. is in the cards to take up some offers for auditions.