Laura Lundy Wheale was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in Cedartown, Georgia, a small town of around 10,000 population in northwest Georgia. She has three younger brothers, WIll, Lee and Spencer, and her parents are Catharine and Bill Lundy. Laura graduated from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University where she obtained her Juris Doctorate. During law school, Laura trained at The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in L.A.
Prior to law school, she graduated from Jacksonville State University (JSU) with a degree in theatre. While at JSU, she was a Division 1 full-scholarship athlete in tennis for four years. Additionally, Laura was the lead in three shows at JSU: All I really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (2007); Sylvia (2008); and Eurydice (2010). Laura now lives in Atlanta, Georgia.