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Laura Benanti

Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti recently joined the season 3 cast of ABC's hit series, Nashville (2012), as songbird "Sadie Stone". Last year, Laura appeared in recurring roles on CBS'S The Good Wife (2009) and Showtime's Nurse Jackie (2009), in addition to her critically-acclaimed performance as "Elsa Schrader" in NBC's The Sound of Music Live! (... See full bio »

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Take the Lead
Go On
Go On Lauren Schneider
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live! Elsa Schrader
Supergirl Alura Zor-El / Astra


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 2016 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
Melania Trump
 2016 She Loves Me (TV Movie)
 2014-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Renata Ellard
- Dark Money (2015) ... Renata Ellard
 2014 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
- 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)
- What's Your Secret? (2013) ... Kendra
 2011 The Big C (TV Series)
Gia Sherman
 2010 Open Books (TV Movie)
 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
 2006 Take the Lead
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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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5' 8" (1.73 m)

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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 »


Her wedding to Patrick Brown appeared in People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive Issue (November 2015). See more »



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