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Laura Benanti


Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti can currently be seen on the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones TBS comedy, The Detour. In 2016, Laura completed her Tony nominated role (and 5th nomination) as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway Musical, She Loves Me. Laura also received Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk Award nominations for this role. In ... See full bio »

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Known For

Take the Lead
(2006)
Go On
Go On Lauren Schneider
(2012-2013)
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live! Elsa Schrader
(2013)
Supergirl
Supergirl Alura Zor-El / Astra
(2015-2016)

Filmography

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 2017 The Detour (TV Series)
Edie
- The Ass (2017) ... Edie
- The Mule (2017) ... Edie
- The Trip (2017) ... Edie
- The Dilemma (2017) ... Edie
- The Job (2017) ... Edie
 2017 Tangled: Before Ever After (TV Movie)
Lady Caine (voice)
 2016 She Loves Me (TV Movie)
Amalia
 2014-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Renata Ellard
- Dark Money (2015) ... 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
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Anne Barker / Abigail Spencer
- Poison Pen (2013) ... Anne Barker / Abigail Spencer
 2013 It Could Be Worse (TV Mini-Series)
Kendra
- What's Your Secret? (2013) ... Kendra
 2011 The Big C (TV Series)
Gia Sherman
 2010 Open Books (TV Movie)
June
 2010 Meskada
Allison Connor
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Beth Keller
- Two Ministers (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Father Figure (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Pilot (2008) ... Beth Keller
 2006 Falling for Grace
Alexandra
 2006 Take the Lead
Tina
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She acted in the musical, "Into the Woods," on Broadway in New York City with John McMartin, Gregg Edelman and Vanessa Williams in the cast. James Lapine was director. John Caraffa was choreographer. Douglas W. Schmidt was set designer. Brian MacDevitt was lighting designer. Susan Hilferty was costume designer. Stephen Sondheim... 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:

[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! See more »

Trivia:

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 37, a daughter named Ella Rose Benanti-Brown on February 14, 2017. Child's father is her husband, Patrick Brown. See more »

Nickname:

La-La

Star Sign:

Cancer

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