|Born||in Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birth Name||Laura Irene Walk|
|Nickname||Niemi pronounced "KNEE-me"|
Mini Bio (1)
Best known for her performance as "Marilyn Pearson" on the NBC series "This Is Us (2016)". As the mother in Jack's (Milo Ventimiglia) struggling and dysfunctional working class family, her character has gained critical recognition which has landed Niemi an FYC Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in both 2019 and 2022.
A native Angelino, she started studying at The Academy of Performing Arts in Los Angeles at a young age.
The daughter of a movie producer and an insurance salesman, the family then moved to the east coast where she studied piano at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.
She spent her teens and early 20s back in California, where she swapped her piano for a bass guitar playing in many L.A. based bands.
As a trained theater actress she has performed at The Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Rep and The Taper and is the Artistic Director and founder of the multi-award winning Lost Angels Theatre Company (which landed her awards both as a producer and an actor).
She landed her first TV credit in Joss Whedon's "Firefly (2002)" and has been continuously working in television and film ever since.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous
|Spouse||Adam Gascoine (30 April 2006 - present)|