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Laura Benanti

Biography

She played Maria Grazie about the TV theatre Law & Purchase: Unique Victims Device with Mariska Hargitay. She was also solid in the CBS series Supergirl in 2015. She produced her Television debut with an bout of Starved. She received a Tony Honor for her part as Louise in Gypsy. She was wedded to Chris Barron from 2005 to 2006. She wedded her second spouse, Steven Pasquale, in 2007. She experienced a recurring part on Continue on with Matthew Perry.

Quick Facts


Full Name Laura Benanti
Date Of Birth July 15, 1979
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.73 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Kinnelon High School, New York University
Nationality American
Spouse Patrick Brown, Steven Pasquale, Chris Barron
Children Ella Rose Benanti-Brown
Parents Martin Vidnovic, Linda Wonneberger
Awards Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play
Movies Tangled: Before Ever After, The Sound of Music Live!, Meskada, Falling for Grace, Take the Lead, Open Books
TV Shows Go On, The Playboy Club, Eli Stone, Starved, The Detour
Star Sign Cancer

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#Fact
1 She was nominated for a 2002 Antoinette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for "Into The Woods" on Broadway in New York City.
2 Her wedding to Patrick Brown appeared in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive Issue (November 2015).
3 Can be heard in the role of Jennie Brinker, the hero's money-hungry wife, in the studio cast recording of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Allegro". [February 2009]
4 In 2008, Laura starred in the Broadway revival of "Gypsy" as "Louise", opposite Patti LuPone as "Mama Rose" in which she won the Tony Award.
5 Opened on Broadway April 27th, 2006 at the Al Hirschfeld Theater as "Julia Sullivan" in "The Wedding Singer", a musical by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. Co-stars with Stephen Lynch. [April 2006]
6 With Brian Stokes Mitchell, she hosted the "Creative Arts Awards" segment of the 2009 Tony Awards. [June 2009]
7 Won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance as Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee in the Broadway revival of "Gypsy.".
8 She is the 1st cousin of former Minor Threat bassist, Steve Hansgen.
9 Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical): in 2000 for "Swing!" and in 2002 for a revival of "Into the Woods."
10 Lived in New York until she was three and then moved to New Jersey where she grew up.
11 Parents performed in "Oklahoma!" in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma together
12 Her father Martin Vidnovic is an actor. As was mother Linda who is now Laura's vocal coach. Stepfather Sal Benanti is a psychologist.
13 Replaced as Cinderella by Erin Dilly after she hurt her neck doing a pratfall.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Supergirl 2015-2016 TV Series Alura Zor-El / Astra
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Melania Trump
She Loves Me 2016 TV Movie Amalia
Nashville 2014-2015 TV Series Sadie Stone
The Good Wife 2014-2015 TV Series Renata Ellard
Nurse Jackie 2014 TV Series Mia
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011-2014 TV Series Maria Grazie
Russian Broadway Shut Down 2014 Short Sophia the Cosmonaut
The Sound of Music Live! 2013 TV Movie Elsa Schrader
Elementary 2013 TV Series Anne Barker / Abigail Spencer
Royal Pains 2013 TV Series Shelby Shackelford
Go On 2012-2013 TV Series Lauren Schneider
It Could Be Worse 2013 TV Mini-Series Kendra
The Playboy Club 2011 TV Series Carol-Lynne Cunningham
The Big C 2011 TV Series Gia Sherman
Open Books 2010 TV Movie June
Meskada 2010 Allison Connor
Life on Mars 2009 TV Series Denise Carling
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series Beth Keller
Falling for Grace 2006 Alexandra
Take the Lead 2006 Tina
Starved 2005 TV Series Billie Frasier

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sound of Music Live! 2013 TV Movie performer: "How Can Love Survive?", "No Way To Stop It"
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Special documentary performer: "I Like to Be on a TV Show/You Gotta Get a Series/Television Sucks/What I Did for Love"
The Playboy Club 2011 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special performer: "Into the Woods"
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing With a Swing"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway.com 2016 Tony Awards Special 2016 TV Movie Herself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself
Today 2015-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
A Roundabout Road to Broadway 2016 TV Movie Herself
7th Annual Shorty Awards 2015 Video Herself - Presenter
Rachael Ray 2015 TV Series Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors 2014 TV Special Herself - Performer
Show People with Paul Wontorek 2011-2014 TV Series Herself
The Broadway.com Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself
Bitter Party of Five 2013 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
Side by Side by Susan Blackwell 2009-2013 TV Series Herself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Host: Creative Arts Awards & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 77th Annual Drama League Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 2010 TV Special Herself
Great Performances 2010 TV Series Herself - Performer
The 64th Annual Tony Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter: In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)
Working in the Theatre 2009 TV Series documentary Herself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Performer & Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Play
A Backstage Look at 'The Wedding Singer' on Broadway 2006 Video documentary short Herself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Perfomer & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The 54th Annual Tony Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Backstage at 'The Sound of Music' 1999 TV Movie documentary Understudy for Maria

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Melania Trump
Eli Stone 2008 TV Series Beth Keller

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Guest Starring Role on Television Supergirl (2015)


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#Quote
1 I'll never forget reading the pilot for Glee (2009) and being like, 'Ugh, this is ridiculous'. And then it took over the world! I have terrible taste, apparently. If I read something and I think it's amazing, it will fail.
2 [on Supergirl (2015)] She [Supergirl] has darkness - she's an orphan and she definitely comes up against some dark, evil powers. So I think although her life is a positive life, the world that she then enters when she becomes Supergirl can be pretty dark and creepy. But not so creepy that kids can't watch it. It's a family-friendly... Yeah, a family-friendly creepiness!
3 You know when really, really good people become very successful - it makes me feel really happy, because there are so many idiot jerks in the world who are successful. Urgh, why?
4 [on Melissa Benoist] She is so talented and so smart and so funny and so kind and so down to earth and I just cannot say enough good things about her. I really, really love her. And I'm excited for little girls and young women to look up to her because she is a true role model.


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