Oona Laurence (born August 2, 2002) is an American child actress who played Matilda in the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical. Laurence was a member of the original Broadway cast.



Regional theatre 

  • Woody Gutherie Dreams as Cathy Ann Gutherie 
  • To Kill a Mockingbird as Scout 
  • Suessical 
  • The Cosmic Fruitbowl as The Philosophical Banana 


  • Days Dance as Oona 
  • Wet Cement as Girl 
  • Esther as Esther 
  • Penny Dreadful as Little Girl 
  • Correcting. Perplexing. Patrick as Jessica Barnwell 
  • American Gladiators as Jean 
  • A Little Game as Becky 
  • The Grief of Others as Biscuit Ryrie 
  • I Smile Back as Daisy 
  • Southpaw as Leila Hope 
  • Lamb as Tommie
  • Bad Moms as Jane
  • Pete's Dragon as Natalie
  • The Beguiled


  • Celebrity Ghost Stories as Phyillis' Daughter 
  • Louie as Mean Spiteful Girl #4
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Zoe Harris
  • Orange is the New Black as Young Tiffany (Pennsatucky)


  • Oona's first performance was March 4, 2013 and her final performance was December 15, 2013.  
  • Oona is a native of New York City. 
  • Oona has two younger sisters: Aimée and Jetè who are both actresses. 
  • Oona was the first Broadway Matilda to debut and the first to leave.  
  • The first Broadway show that Oona saw was The Addams Family.  
  • Oona was one of the Original Broadway Matilda's and she shared the role with Bailey Ryon, Sophia Gennusa and Milly Shapiro