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Laura Benanti

Actor, Producer
Born July 15, 1979 (45 years)
Laura Benanti (born July 15, 1979) is an American actress and singer.

Over the course of her Broadway career, she has received five Tony Award nominations. She played Louise in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, winning the 2008 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. In 2016 she starred in She Loves Me as Amalia Balash, which was televised.

She played Elsa Schräder in the 2013 NBC television production of The Sound of Music Live!, appeared as Sadie Stone in Nashville in 2014 and 2015 and that same year began playing twin sisters Alura and Astra in the TV series Supergirl. Beginning in 2017, Benanti appeared as Edie Randall in the TBS comedy The Detour. Since 2016, she has had a recurring role as First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Known For
  • No Hard Feelings
  • Go On
  • Supergirl
  • Take the Lead
  • The Playboy Club
  • Younger
  • Worth
  • The Detour
  • Here Today
  • Life & Beth
  • The Sound of Music Live!
  • She Loves Me
  • Tangled: Before Ever After
  • Ziwe
  • Starved
  • Meskada
  • Falling for Grace
  • Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale: Who's Going to Clean Up This Sh*t?
  • Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020

Filmography

2024
Elsbeth (TV Series) · as Nadine Clay
2023
No Hard Feelings · as Allison Becker
2022
Life & Beth (TV Series) · as Jane
2022
The Gilded Age (TV Series) · as Susan Blane
2021
Slugfest (TV Series) · as Louise Simonson
2021
2021
Gossip Girl (2021) (TV Series) · as Kiki Hope
2021
Ziwe (TV Series) · as Fake Ziwe
2021
Here Today · as Francine
2021
Cinema Toast (TV Series) · as Cast
2020
Worth · as Karen Donato
2017
At Home with Amy Sedaris (TV Series) · as Pipper
2017
Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (TV Series) · as Lady Caine
2017
Tangled: Before Ever After · as Lady Caine (voice)
2016
2016
She Loves Me · as Amalia
2016
The Detour (TV Series) · as Edie
2015
Supergirl (TV Series) · as Alura Zor-El / Astra
2015
Younger (TV Series) · as Quinn Tyler
2013
The Sound of Music Live! · as Baroness Elsa Schrader
2013
Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series) · as Laura
2013
It Could Be Worse (TV Series) · as Kendra
2012
Nashville (2012) (TV Series) · as Sadie Stone
2012
Elementary (TV Series) · as Anne Barker
2012
Go On (TV Series) · as Lauren Schneider
2011
The Playboy Club (TV Series) · as Bunny Carol-Lynne
2010
Meskada · as Allison Connor
2010
The Big C (TV Series) · as Gia Sherman
2009
The Good Wife (TV Series) · as Renata Ellard
2009
Nurse Jackie (TV Series) · as Mia
2009
Royal Pains (TV Series) · as Shelby Shackelford
2008
Life on Mars (US) (TV Series) · as Denise Carling
2008
Eli Stone (TV Series)
2006
Take the Lead · as Tina
2006
Falling for Grace · as Alexandra
2005
Starved (TV Series) · as Billie Frasier
1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) · as Maria Grazie
1999
Backstage at 'the Sound of Music' · as Understudy For Maria

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