Laura Norton is an English actress from Newcastle upon Tyne best known for her role in ITV's Yorkshire based soap opera, Emmerdale as Kerry Wyatt. Norton has worked extensively in Newcastle and in the North East England region. Wanting to pursue an acting career, she undertook a BTEC and HND performing arts courses at North Tyneside College.
Norton began her acting career at the age of fourteen with a youth theatre project with Live Theatre in Newcastle. Norton auditioned for the opening play of the project called Get Out Of That Then. She continued to work with the youth theatre until she was 19. It was there that Paul James, the actor and associate director for education and participation at the Live Theatre in Newcastle, got Norton her first professional audition for a television series called Badger; Norton booked the role.