Laura Dean

Laura Dean is one of many actresses who found themselves thrust into the national spotlight with the runaway success of "Fame". The 1980 musical hit told the story of a group of students at a high school for the ... Read more »
Born: 05/26/1963

Filmography

Actor (15)

Grey's Anatomy 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s: 3D 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders 1995 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? 1991 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Friends 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Little Pony 1986 (Movie)

of Sundance (Voice)

Almost You 1984 (Movie)

Jeannie (Actor)

Portrait of a Teenage Shoplifter 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Soup For One 1982 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fame 1980 (Movie)

Lisa Monroe (Actor)

Cannibals in the Streets 1979 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Movie Star's Daughter (TV Show)

Actor

Out of Step (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Fame 1980 (Movie)

("I Sing the Body Electric") (Song Performer)

Biography

Laura Dean is one of many actresses who found themselves thrust into the national spotlight with the runaway success of "Fame". The 1980 musical hit told the story of a group of students at a high school for the performing arts in New York City. This mirrored Dean's real-life experience: When she was cast, she was in between her junior and senior year at the High School of the Performing Arts. "Fame" remains the high point of her career--the same year, she was in a gory Italian horror flick called "Cannibal Apocalypse"--but she continued to pursue acting in both TV and movies. She was cast as Barbara Ann Boopstein in the Broadway production of "Doonesbury: The Musical", and also had a recurring role on mega-hit sitcom "Friends" as Sophie, one of Rachel's co-workers at Bloomingdale's. Dean has done a large amount of voice work as well, providing lines for My Little Pony characters in a number of movies. Her last major movie role was as part of the ensemble in the film adaptation of hit musical "Chicago", proving that Laura Dean hasn't strayed far from her roots. She is married to Stephen Koch and has two children, Savannah and Zoey.

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