Laura Innes

Actress, Director
After years of stage experience and a half-decade of guest roles on television, actress Laura Innes earned her big break as the steely Dr. Kerry Weaver on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), which in turn launched her successful ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1959 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

Awake 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Warehouse 13 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Event 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 1991 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Brooklyn Bridge 1992 - 1994, 1996 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Good Advice 1993 - 1994, 1996 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wings 1991 - 1994, 1996 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

TV Revolution 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

ER 200: A Dateline Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Rock & Roll Fantasy: Gloria Reuben 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Can't Stop Dancing 1999 (Movie)

Landlady (Actor)

Larry King Meets ER 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Guide Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Deep Impact 1998 (Movie)

Beth Stanley (Actor)

The Louie Show 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

My So-Called Life 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Good Life 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Judith Krantz's "Torch Song" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Jacob Have I Loved 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Philby 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stiller and Meara Show 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fury 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

And the Band Played On (TV Show)

Actor

Caribbean Music Awards (TV Show)

Actor

Just Like Dad (TV Show)

Actor

Secrets & Lies (Tv Show)

Actor

See Jane Run (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Back Our Town (TV Show)

Actor

The Price of a Broken Heart (TV Show)

Actor
Director (8)

How To Get Away With Murder 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Grey's Anatomy 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Prime Suspect 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Brothers & Sisters 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Director

Journeyman 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2007 (Tv Show)

Director

The West Wing 2000, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Director

Presidio Med 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

After years of stage experience and a half-decade of guest roles on television, actress Laura Innes earned her big break as the steely Dr. Kerry Weaver on "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009), which in turn launched her successful career as a television director. As played by Innes, Weaver was one of the strongest and longest-running female characters on network television, facing seemingly impossible internal and external challenges during her 12 seasons on the series. Her work, both indomitable and fragile, brought two Emmy nominations to the actress. She later showed the same skill as a director on "ER" and "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006); the latter of which earned her an Emmy nomination and solidified her status as a multi-hyphenate whose talents were yet to reveal their full potential.

Relationships

David Brisbin

Husband
Married in 1988

Mia Brisbin

Daughter
Adopted daughter from China father, David Brisbin

Cal Brisbin

Son
Born three months prematurely in 1990 father, David Brisbin

Robert Innes

Father

Laurette Innes

Mother

Kathy Innes

Sister
Born in 1945 contracted polio at age five and lost the use of one arm

EDUCATION

Seaholm High School

Birmingham , Michigan 1977
Played the lead role in a school production of "Oklahoma!"

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1979

Milestones

2010

Cast NBC's "The Event" as Sophia Maguire, the inmate leader at a mysterious prison facility

2009

Reprised role of Dr. Kerry Weaver for the final episode of NBC's "ER"

2008

Directed several episodes of the ABC drama, "Brothers & Sisters"

2001

Received an Emmy nomination for directing an episode of NBC's "The West Wing" titled "Shibboleth"

2000

Helmed an episode of the hit NBC series, "The West Wing" titled "Let Bartlett Be Bartlett"

1999

Made TV directorial debut with the episode of NBC's "ER" entitled "Power"; continued to direct at least one episode per season

1995

Joined the second season of NBC's "ER" in the recurring role of Dr. Kerry Weaver; made a regular cast member at start of third season; earned Emmy (1997, 1998) nominations for Best Supporting Actress; left the show in 2007 after 12 seasons

1993

Had a small role in the HBO movie "And the Band Played On" about the AIDS epidemic

1991

Played Lowell Mathers' ex-wife Bunny in several episodes of "Wings" (NBC)

1989

TV movie debut, "Jacob I Have Loved" (PBS)

1986

Played the daughter of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara in the short-lived NBC sitcom, "The Stiller and Meara Show"

1978

Made film debut in "The Fury"

Appeared on the NYC stage with Eric Stoltz in "Two Shakespearean Actors" at Lincoln Center

First stage credits were at the renowned Goodman Theatre in Chicago

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