Most of the gorgeous and sexy Hollywood women stick to their lavish lifestyles and love to make everything about themselves public. This is not the case of Laurel Coppock, who became known for her motherhood and pregnant belly while being the enthusiastic face of Toyota. So who is the “Toyota girl”?
Early life and education
Laurel Coppock was born on August 22, 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA; she is white and her nationality is American. Her mother is Susan Coppock, a Broadway actress and dancer, but she has kept information about her father private. She has two sisters, Emily, who is an appraiser and art dealer, and Selena, an author and stand-up comedian.
Coppock spent most of her life on the East Coast, attending Weston High School in Weston, Massachusetts, and after graduating from college moved to Maine, USA, where she enrolled at Colby College, where she graduated. After that, Coppock went on to study acting at the Circle at the Square Acting Conservatory in New York. Upon graduating, she moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she performed at ImprovOlympic and Chicago’s Second City, while also performing with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands. After this, she moved again, this time to Los Angeles, California in 2007, to pursue her acting career.
Coppock initially landed guest starring roles on several series such as “Derek and Simon: The Show”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “UCB Comedy Originals”. The following year, she continued with small cameos including those in the TV movie ‘Food Chain’ and TV series ‘Downers Grove’, ‘Talk Show with Spike Feresten’ and ‘The Daily Habit’.
Her breakthrough came in 2011 when she was cast as Sophia in the romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid Love” starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore. The following year, she had a guest starring role in another major title, the NBC comedy TV series “The Office”, portraying Stephanie in the 2012 episode “Trivia”.
In the same year, she also appeared in several other television series and movies, including “How to Cheat on Your Wife”, “Zeke and Luther”, “Hard of Dixie”, and “2 Broke Girls”. She also starred in “Comedy Jam”, a Bryan Robbins short film. In 2013, Coppock played Maggie in Mitchell Hurwitz’s “Arrested Development” television series, as well as Ramona in “Adam Devine’s House Party.”
Becoming a “Toyota Girl”.
The real moment when Coppock rose to fame happened in 2014. That year, she got pregnant with her husband, Bobby Mort. Coppock previously worked for Toyota for several years as one of their prominent spokeswomen and commercial faces. After revealing her pregnancy to the world, she didn’t hide the baby bump like many women do, but instead decided to show it to everyone, which she did during the “Saatchi and Saatchi LA” Toyota campaign that was broadcast on Mother’s Day. .
During this campaign, Coppock portrayed Jan, a cute and perky pregnant mom who loves Toyota’s new car models. This instantly made Coppock popular, both on social media and television, and greatly aided her career. She continued portraying the character of Jan even after giving birth and is considered one of the most famous faces to have done advertisements for car companies. As of April 2020, Jan is seen joking about astronauts, explaining the Toyota Serving Centers, singing…
Later acting career
After the Toyota ad, Coppock stayed in the entertainment industry for a while.
In 2015, she played Emily in the final season of the TV sitcom “Hot in Cleveland”, and in 2016 she played three different roles in the comedy TV series – “History of the World…For Now”, one of them was the famous nanny Mary Poppins. She also got to create the voice of Amy Morgan in “Mike Tyson Mysteries”, an animated adventure comedy co-created by former boxer Mike Tyson, and in 2017 she voiced another character in the same series named Cathy Walker.
Coppok too demonstrated her singing skills in a Toyota holiday commercial – “Jancapella”, which wowed its fans and Toyota enthusiasts around the world. She has also appeared in numerous stand-up comedy shows and has been praised for her excellent comedic skills.
Coppok has tied the knot to her long-term boyfriend, Emmy Award winning actor Bobby Mort who is famous for his roles in movies “Beatdown” and “Locked Down”. Mort also wrote and produced TV sitcoms and movies such as “John Laudermilk” and “The Colbert Report”. The exact date, or even year, of the couple’s wedding is kept under wraps, as they are both rather private individuals who try to keep a low profile, but have been seen together at red carpet events on multiple occasions. Their only child, a son, was born in late 2014 and despite the name of their future child sparking the interest of many Toyota advertising fans, they have never revealed his name to the public.
Coppock is the main member of the Los Angeles non-profit improv and comedy sketch theater troupe called “The Groundlings”; other members include big names like comedians Melissa McCarthy and Will Ferrel, and talk show hosts Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien. She is also the co-creator of “The BreakWomb” YouTube profile, which is managed by three talented moms – Molly Erdman, Meghan Grano and Laurel Coppock herself.
Coppock used to be quite active on Twitter but as of April 2020 her profile has been closed for unknown reasons. She is not known to have any other social media accounts.
Coppock lives with her family at their Los Angeles residence.
Coppock starred in several dozen films and series, not counting her successful career as a commercial actress for Toyota. Her biggest movie, “Crazy, Stupid, Love”, made a profit of $145 million! With all this in mind, her net worth is estimated around $1 million. This is equal to her husband’s fortune, estimated at about the same amount.
Jan is a gorgeous dark-eyed brunette who stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.67m). Her weight is about 58 kg and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. Her bra size is 32B and she wears dress size 4 (US).