Laura Benanti

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Born: 07/15/1979 in Kinelon, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

Supergirl 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Nashville 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurse Jackie 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Sound of Music Live! 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Elementary 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Royal Pains 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Go On 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Playboy Club 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Big C 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meskada 2010 (Movie)

Allison Connor (Actor)

Eli Stone 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Falling for Grace 2008 (Movie)

Princess Alexandra (Actor)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Starved 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Sal

Step-Father

Mariel

Sister

Chris Barron Actor

Ex-Husband

Salvatore Benanti

Step-Father

Steven Pasquale Actor

Husband

Martin Vidnovic Actor

Father

Linda Wonneberger

Mother

Milestones

2016

Joined the cast of the mini-series "Supergirl" as Alura Zor-El

2012

Played a grief therapy counselor on NBC's "Go On," starring Matthew Perry

2011

Cast in first major television role on NBC drama series "The Playboy Club"; appeared on the cover of the Oct. issue of Playboy magazine

2010

Received critical praise and another Tony nomination for her role in the musical "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," based on Pedro Almodovar's 1988 film of the same name

2008

Guest starred on several episodes of ABC legal comedy "Eli Stone"

2007

Starred in a revival of "Gypsy," a role that won her a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

2006

Reunited with Banderas to play his lovelorn assistant in the musical feature "Take the Lead"

2005

Landed a lead part on FX's short-lived comedy series "Starved"

2003

Played a sultry movie star who inspires Antonio Banderas’ womanizing character in Broadway revival of "Nine"

2002

Starred in Broadway revival of "Into the Woods"; once again received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

2000

Starred in Broadway production of "Swing;" earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1998

Auditioned for the part of Liesl in Broadway revival of the classic 1959 musical "The Sound of Music," but was cast instead as a nun; a year later, Benanti took over the lead role of Maria in the production opposite Richard Chamberlain

Popular songs include "Come Out of the Dumpster" and "Someday".

Bonus Trivia

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Is of Croatian, German, Irish, and Native American descent.

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Appeared in several high school theater productions, though her parents would not allow her to audition for professional roles as a teeneger.

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Took a leave from her studies at New York University after attending the school for only two weeks to take a job as an understudy on a Broadway production of "The Sound of Music."

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