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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameLaura 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

Family (2)

Spouse Adam Gascoine (30 April 2006 - present)
Parents Vicki Niemi

Trivia (10)

Daughter of Vicki Niemi.
Daughter-in-law of Alfred Molina & Jill Gascoine.
Attended El Camino Real HS, Beverly Hills High School and University High School.
A third generation Los Angelino.
Spanish, Turkish and Greek.
Won the 2005 LA Ovation Award both as an Actor (Best Ensemble) and Producer (Lost Angels Theatre Company) for the West Coast Premiere of Tracy Letts' Killer Joe at The Gardner Stages.
Plays bass guitar in the performance art rock band Spork alongside Tom Stern, Tim Aaron & Matt Tecu.
Playing Pat Monday in Tracy Letts' Man From Nebraska at South Coast Rep alongside Brian Kerwin, Kathy Baker, Jane A. Johnston, Ben Livingston, Susan Dalian, Julian Stone & Susannah Rogers, Directed by William Friedkin. [2006]
Sister-in-law of Sean Gascoine.
Niemi co-founded the comedy group ShowFriends (2016), and in 2017 they signed a deal with Funny or Die back to produce shorts.

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