Laura San Giacomo

Actress
Stage-trained Laura San Giacomo made an auspicious debut as the brassy, hedonistic Cynthia in Steven Soderbergh's low-budget 1989 hit, "sex, lies and videotape". Her career has flourished since, but with the exception ... Read more »
Born: 11/13/1962 in West Orange, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

The Mentalist 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Least Among Saints 2012 (Movie)

Jolene (Actor)

Tall Hot Blonde 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot in Cleveland 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

In Plain Sight 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Medium 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Defenders 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saving Grace 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Checking Out 2006 (Movie)

Flo Applebaum (Actor)

Veronica Mars 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unscripted 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

With Friends Like These 2005 (Movie)

Joanne Hersh (Actor)

Havoc 2004 (Movie)

Joanna Lang (Actor)

Snapped 2004 (Tv Show)

Narrator

A House on a Hill 2003 (Movie)

Gaby (Actor)

Just Shoot Me 1996 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Handler 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Jenifer Estess Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Andie MacDowell 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Eat Your Heart Out 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

NBC Must See TV Primetime Preview 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Stories From My Childhood 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Suicide Kings 1998 (Movie)

Lydia (Actor)

Sex and the Silver Screen 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nina Takes a Lover 1995 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Stuart Saves His Family 1995 (Movie)

Julia (Actor)

Stephen King's The Stand 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Under Suspicion 1992 (Movie)

Angeline (Actor)

Where the Day Takes You 1992 (Movie)

Interviewer (Actor)

Once Around 1991 (Movie)

Jan Bella (Actor)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

Kit DeLuca (Actor)

Quigley Down Under 1990 (Movie)

Crazy Cora (Actor)

Vital Signs 1990 (Movie)

Lauren Rose (Actor)

Sex, Lies, and Videotape 1989 (Movie)

Cynthia Bishop (Actor)

For Their Own Good (TV Show)

Actor

Hurricane Mary (Movie)

(Actor)

Sister Mary Explains It All (TV Show)

Actor

The Apocalypse (TV Show)

Actor

The List (TV Show)

Actor

The Right to Remain Silent (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Stage-trained Laura San Giacomo made an auspicious debut as the brassy, hedonistic Cynthia in Steven Soderbergh's low-budget 1989 hit, "sex, lies and videotape". Her career has flourished since, but with the exception of her supporting role as Julia Roberts' wisecracking hooker friend in "Pretty Woman" (1990), her films have not showcased the brown-eyed siren's sass so evident in her first performance. San Giacomo starred with Tom Selleck in the Australian Western "Quigley Down Under" (1990), registered weakly as a femme fatale opposite Liam Neeson in "Under Suspicion" (1992) and played a repressed woman embarking on an affair in the underappreciated small film, "Nina Takes a Lover" (1994). She also appeared in the superb ensemble of "Once Around" (1991) and had her moments in the Al Franken vehicle "Stuart Saves His Family" (1995).

Relationships

Mary Jo San Giacomo

Mother

Matt Adler Actor

Husband
Married 2000

Torry Castellano Actor

Cousin
Member of the rock group The Donnas

Cameron Dye Actor

Husband
Met 1989 when they appeared together on an episode of "Miami Vice" Married 1990 Divorced 1998

Mason Dye

Son
Born with cerebral palsy in November 1995 father, Cameron Dye

John Giacomo

Father

EDUCATION

Carnegie-Mellon University

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania

Morris Knolls High School

Denville , New Jersey

Milestones

2007

Cast as Grace's (Holly Hunter) best friend Rhetta in the TNT drama, "Saving Grace"

2006

Returned to TV in a recurring role on the third season of "Veronica Mars" (CW)

2005

Appeared in the feature, "Checking Out"

2001

Played the title role in the CBS biopic, "Jenifer," about actress Jenifer Estess who was stricken with Lou Gehrig's disease and founded Project ALS

1997

First regular series role, as the neo-feminist character Maya Gallo on the NBC sitcom, "Just Shoot Me"; earned a Golden Globe (1998) nomination for Best Actress

1994

TV miniseries debut, "Stephen King's 'The Stand'"

1993

Appeared in first TV-movie, "For Their Own Good" (ABC)

1990

Was leading lady to Tom Selleck in "Quigley Down Under"

1990

Played Julia Roberts' character's wisecracking friend Kit De Luca in the film "Pretty Woman"

1989

Film acting debut in Steven Soderbergh's "sex, lies and videotape"; earned a Golden Globe nomination

1988

Appeared in the Off-Broadway productions of "The Love Talker" and "Italian American Reconciliation"

Raised in Denville, New Jersey

Made Off-Broadway debut in "North Shore Fish"

Appeared in regional theater performances in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia

Bonus Trivia

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On her experience shooting "Quigley Down Under": "Tom [Selleck] was great. It was such a dream of his to play a cowboy, and he wanted the movie to be authentic. But it was extremely hard work, the middle of their summer in the middle of their desert, in costume, a physically demanding script. But we had a great time. Two and a half months in the Outback, a look at Australia few tourists ever get." - Giacomo quoted in Parade magazine, Jan. 29, 1995

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