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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 19 June 1969
Birth NameLara Christine von Seelen
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lara Spencer was born on June 19, 1969 as Lara Christine von Seelen. She is an actress and writer, known for Antiques Roadshow (1997), Live from the Red Carpet: The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2009) and Emmys Red Carpet Live (2012). She has been married to David Haffenreffer since September 30, 2000. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

David Haffenreffer (30 September 2000 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (16)

Gave birth to a baby girl, Katharine Paige.
Has a son, David, in 2002.
She graduated in 1991 from Pennsylvania State University, where she studied communications and was a competitive diver.
Worked for "Eyewitness News" on WABC-TV in New York and for Good Morning America (1975).
The daughter of Carolyn and Richard von Seelen of Cutchogue, New York. Her father, who is retired, worked in New York as the president of the North American division of Pringle of Scotland, the knitwear manufacturer.
Was married to David Haffenreffer in Southampton, New York by the Rev. Peter M. Larsen, an Episcopal priest, who performed the ceremony at St. Andrew's Dune Church. The wedding was featured in Martha Stewart Living (1991) TV show and magazine, showcasing Lara's favorite color scheme -- Yellow.
Has a dog named Dandy.
Began her career at NBC as an NBC page.
Lara, her husband and their children lived in the "Riverside" section of Greenwich, Connecticut before moving to Los Angeles in 2008.
Grew up in the wealthy suburb of Garden City, Long Island.
Given the loving nickname, Tanglefoot, by George Clooney after she tripped on her face at a private movie screening, got up and curtsied.
Likes to take day hikes around Los Angeles with her family.
Lives in a 1961 Hollywood Hills house, which she decorated. Has a trampoline in the backyard and uses it with her children.
Her hobby is turning yard-sale goods into conservative-piece treasures. Her hobby for yard-sales turned into a career in 2004, when she became hostess for PBS' Antiques Roadshow (1997).
Left The Insider (2004) to return to Good Morning America (1975) as the lifestyle anchor [May 2011].
Friend of Bethenny Frankel.

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