True Laurita O'Brien
February 28, 1994
|Relatives||Hailee Steinfeld (cousin)|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Agency||Ford Models (Los Angeles)|
True Laurita O'Brien (born February 28, 1994) is an American model and actress. She is best known for her Daytime Emmy Award winning portrayal of Paige Larson on NBC's soap opera Days of Our Lives.
O'Brien is signed with Ford Models. She started at the age of five when her mother got her into television commercials, and subsequently got into modeling at the age of 13. During her teenage years she modeled for the likes of Guess and Pottery Barn. O'Brien appeared in the Girlfriend perfume campaign with Justin Bieber, and as his second girlfriend in his music video, "One Time". She began her acting career in 2012, when she guest starred in an episode of Jessie playing the role of Diamond Bloodworth.
In 2014, she joined the cast of the Daytime Emmy Award winning soap opera Days of Our Lives, portraying the role of Paige Larson; she debuted on March 3, 2014. O'Brien is signed to a two-year deal with the series. In June 2015, it was reported that O'Brien was let go from the soap, and last appeared on September 9, 2015. In 2016, she joined the series Queen Sugar as Stella.
O'Brien was born in Los Angeles, California to Elizabeth Marie (née Domasin), a housewife, and John Richard O'Brien, a graphic designer. Her cousin is actress Hailee Steinfeld whose mother is Cheri (née Domasin), an interior designer. Both O’Brien’s and Steinfeld’s maternal grandfather was Ricardo Domasin who was of half Filipino (from Bohol) and half African-American descent. Their maternal grand-uncle is former child actor Larry Domasin.
|2012||Jessie||Diamond Bloodworth||Episode: "Trashin' Fashion"|
|2014–15, 2017, 2020||Days of Our Lives||Paige Larson||Series regular; 2014–15; 2017
|2016||Queen Sugar||Stella||Episodes: "Thy Will Be Done" and "The Darker Sooner"|
|2016||Code Black||Joy Samton||Episode: "Hero Complex"|
|2018||Taco Bell: Web of Fries||Millennial||Short film|
|2009||"One Time"||Justin Bieber||Extra|
Awards and nominations
|Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||Days of Our Lives||Won|
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My grandfather, my mom's dad, was half African-American, half Filipino.
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- True O'Brien; Casey Moss (July 31, 2016). "True O'Brien & Casey Moss Interview | AfterBuzz TV's Spolight On" (Livestream). Interviewed by Tony Moore, Matthew Evan Paine and Mark J. Freeman. Los Angeles: AfterBuzz TV. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
- "True O'Brien Watched Her Boyfriend Rock Out and Posted This Picture!". Soap Shows. November 17, 2015. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
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