Laurel Mercer
General Information





Hair Color:


Eye Color:

Light brown

Marital Status:



August 1995




High School Junior at Arroyo High School,


Sutton Mercer (Half sister)
Emma Becker (Half sister)
Kristin Mercer (mother)
Ted Mercer (father)


Justin Miller (ex-boyfriend)

Baz (kissed)
Jordan Lyle (fake romance)



Emma Becker
Madeline Rybak
Ethan Whitehorse

Series Information


Song writing,


Playing the violin,
Series Information


Dated Justin even though she said she ended it (exposed to Sutton and Emma)
Knows that Ted and Rebecca Sewell are Emma and Sutton's birth parents.



First appearance:


Portrayed By:

Allie Gonino
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I've lived with you for 18 years... And I never needed shared DNA as a reason to love you.
— Laurel to Sutton in The Grave Truth

Laurel Mercer is the younger half-sister of Sutton Mercer and Emma Becker. Where as Sutton is the daughter of Ted Mercer and Annie Rebecca Sewell, Laurel is actually the biological daughter of Ted and Kristin Mercer.

Laurel's relationship with Sutton was always difficult, growing up. Sutton would always distance herself from Laurel.

Laurel is a member of the Mercer Family.

She is portrayed by Allie Gonino


Laurel was a surprise child: after some great difficulty getting pregnant, Ted and Kristin never thought they would be able to have a child of their own. However, shortly after adopting Sutton, Kristin became pregnant and Laurel was born ten months later. Growing up as sisters Sutton never paid much attention to Laurel and when she did they'd argue over things, or at least until Emma comes: she and Laurel have been closer since.

Season One

Laurel and her sister, Sutton, have a very competitive relationship. Basically, Sutton finds her annoying, and Laurel is quite sarcastic and witty. This changes when Emma becomes Sutton. Laurel can tell something is different with her sister, but she’s not sure what it is. Emma is nicer and is willing to help Laurel. Emma has never been part of a family before, so she treats her new sister really well, which starts to change Laurel’s attitude toward her. Emma allows Laurel to drive her car and takes Laurel to places now, which Sutton would never do. Without Emma's help, she never would've started dating Justin Miller. She joined a band from school who she performed with, she and Justin have since broken up. She also has kissed Baz, after discovering the truth about her father cheating it has impacted her more then it's realized and she's distanced herself from her father.

Season Two

In The Revengers, Laurel and Emma try to get their parents back together, but fail at the event at Chelsea Creek and their fighting during Strangeworthy's performance causes Laurel to run off stage. Later she's happy to have Mads move in.

In Cheat, Play, Love, Laurel is suprised at (Sutton) Emma trying to get Ted and Kristin into marriage therapy and it works. Laurel is invited by Jordan to his party and he gets her band to preform. Jordan's mom (step mom?) tells him to get close to Laurel and later he is clearly flirting with her. Laurel is flattered and excited to have a potential new man in her life. Laurel does not know that Mads had drunken sex with him a couple days earlier and that event prompted her to move in with the Mercers in the first place.

In Advantage Sutton, Laurel goes on a date with Jordan, but catches him and Mads making out.

In A Kiss Before Lying, Laurel instantly tells the difference between Emma and Sutton and gets suspicious and angry with Sutton's change. She also takes her advice in not trying to be with Jordan.

In Much Ado About Everything, Laurel begins to ask questions about Sutton's change, and after falling and hitting her head, Emma reveals the truth to her.


Laurel is very open minded, she is a bit of a goof at times, and can put a smile on someones face if they're sad.

Physical Appearence

Laurel is a blonde with shoulder legnth hair but when The Revengers aired Laurel's hair has grown a few inches, she has a heart shaped face with almond shaped eyes that are dark brown. Like Sutton/Emma she dresses alot more fashionable then normal teenage girls.


Ted Mercer

Her Father

Kristin Mercer

Her mother

Emma Becker

After finding out about the twin secret things became clearer for Laurel. She found she prefers Emma to Sutton......

Sutton Mercer

Sutton hates Laurel. She treated Laurel horribily, thus making them enemies

Justin Miller: Dated him until she found out a secret that he has been keeping from her,which causes them to break up.

Baz-one kiss

Jordan Lyle- Went on a few dates. Nothing Serious.

Thayer Rybak- Dated for the last episode.


Season One

Season Two

Comparison to books

  • In the books, Laurel, though raised as Sutton's sister, is actually Becky's sister, and the twin's Aunt.
  • In the books, Instead of having brown eyes Laurel's book counterpart has blue eyes.
  • In the show, when Emma Becker becomes 'Sutton' she and Laurel get along better. In the books this is generally untrue. Sometimes they seem to get along, but then Emma, as Sutton does something to upset her. For the most part, the book version of Laurel is both extremely envious and judgmental of Sutton- wanting desperately to be like her and her friends, but also despising her for her actions. For example, her room very nearly mirrors the set-up of Sutton's room, complete with pictures of Sutton and her friends, but Laurel is quick to anger where Sutton is concerned, and can be very nasty toward her (book Laurel's attitude can be much like the television version of Sutton).
  • In the books, Laurel and Thayer Vega were best friends, and Laurel harbored a very one-sided love for him. (And jealousy, toward Sutton, since Thayer was in love with her)
  • In the books, Laurel's room is nearly mirrored like Sutton's room, although it's unconfirmed at the moment, In the show, Laurel may very well have Sutton's room mirrored as well.

Also see

Gallery:Laurel Mercer

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