Laura Benanti


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Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee LAURA BENANTI is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress, with dozens of credits to her name. A native of Kinnelon, New Jersey, she won Paper Mill Playhouse's Rising Star Award for her portrayal of Dolly Levi in her high school production of Hello, Dolly!, and from there, she went on to take ... See full bio »

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Supergirl Alura Zor-El / Astra
(2015-2016)
Eli Stone Beth Keller
(2008)
The Playboy Club Carol-Lynne Cunningham
(2011)
(2011-2014)

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  Here Today (post-production)
Francine
 2020 Worth (post-production)
Karen Abate
 2018-2019 Younger (TV Series)
Quinn / Quinn Tyler
- Forever (2019) ... Quinn Tyler
- Millennial's Next Top Model (2019) ... Quinn
- The Unusual Suspect (2019) ... Quinn
- Flush with Love (2019) ... Quinn
- Big Day (2019) ... Quinn
 2017-2019 The Detour (TV Series)
Edie
- The Groom (2019) ... Edie (voice)
- The Escape (2018) ... Edie
- The Funeral (2018) ... Edie
- The Plane (2018) ... Edie
- The Water (2018) ... Edie
 2016-2019 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
Melania Trump
- Laura Benanti/Donnie Wahlberg/Heidi Schreck (2019) ... Melania Trump
- Chris O'Donnell/Jack White (2018) ... Melania Trump
- Helen Mirren/David Byrne (2018) ... Melania Trump
 2017-2019 Tangled: The Series (TV Series)
Lady Caine
- Peril on the High Seas (2019) ... Lady Caine (voice)
- Max's Enemy (2017) ... Lady Caine (voice)
 2017 Tangled: Before Ever After (TV Movie)
Lady Caine (voice)
 2015-2016 Supergirl (TV Series)
Alura Zor-El / Astra
- Survivors (2016) ... Alura Zor-El
- Better Angels (2016) ... Alura Zor-El
- Myriad (2016) ... Alura Zor-El
- Truth, Justice and the American Way (2016) ... Alura Zor-El / Astra
- For the Girl Who Has Everything (2016) ... Alura Zor-El / Astra
 2016 She Loves Me (TV Movie)
Amalia
 2014-2015 Nashville (TV Series)
Sadie Stone
- This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin' (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- I Can't Keep Away from You (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- That's the Way Love Goes (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- I'm Lost Between Right or Wrong (2015) ... Sadie Stone
 2014-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Renata Ellard
- Dark Money (2015) ... Renata Ellard
- Tying the Knot (2014) ... Renata Ellard
 2014 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Mia
- Flight (2014) ... Mia
- Sisterhood (2014) ... Mia
- Candyman (2014) ... Mia
- Rat on a Cheeto (2014) ... Mia
- Nancy Wood (2014) ... Mia
 2011-2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Maria Grazie
- Thought Criminal (2014) ... Maria Grazie
- Military Justice (2013) ... Maria Grazie
- Lost Reputation (2012) ... Maria Grazie
- Rhodium Nights (2012) ... Maria Grazie
- Street Revenge (2012) ... Maria Grazie
 2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down (Short)
Sophia the Cosmonaut
 2013 The Sound of Music Live! (TV Special)
Elsa Schrader
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Anne Barker / Abigail Spencer
- Poison Pen (2013) ... Anne Barker / Abigail Spencer
 2013 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Shelby Shackelford
- Bones to Pick (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- A Trismus Story (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- Game of Phones (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- Pins and Needles (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- Chock Full O' Nuts (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
 2012-2013 Go On (TV Series)
Lauren Schneider
- Urn-ed Run (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Fast Breakup (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Matchup Problems (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Go for the Gold Watch (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Double Down (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
 2013 It Could Be Worse (TV Series)
Kendra
- What's Your Secret? (2013) ... Kendra
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series)
Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- Ding Dong Ghoul (2011) ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- A Matter of Simple Duplicity (2011) ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- The Scarlet Bunny (2011) ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- Pilot (2011) ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- A Tryst of Fate ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
 2011 The Big C (TV Series)
Gia Sherman
- Fight or Flight (2011) ... Gia Sherman
 2010 Open Books (TV Movie)
June
 2010 Meskada
Allison Connor
 2009 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Denise Carling
- Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster (2009) ... Denise Carling
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Beth Keller
- Two Ministers (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Owner of a Lonely Heart (2008) ... Beth Keller
- I Want Your Sex (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Father Figure (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Pilot (2008) ... Beth Keller
 2006 Falling for Grace
Alexandra
 2006 Take the Lead
Tina
 2005 Starved (TV Series)
Billie Frasier
- The Breatharians (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- Viva La Cucaracha (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- Thank You, I Love You (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- 3D (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- Scrotal Origami (2005) ... Billie Frasier
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Other Works:

She performed in David Yazbek's music and lyrics, based on Pedro Almod√≥var's film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) (aka "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"), at the Lincoln Center Theater at the Belasco Theatre in New York City with De'Adre Aziza, Danny Burstein, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Patti LuPone, ... See more »

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3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

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. See more »

Trivia:

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." See more »

Nickname:

La-La

Star Sign:

Cancer

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