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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

Supergirl Alura Zor-El / Astra
(2015-2016)
Eli Stone Beth Keller
(2008)
The Playboy Club Carol-Lynne Cunningham
(2011)
Life on Mars Denise Carling
(2009)

Filmography

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 2018 Younger (TV Series)
Quinn
- Lizability (2018) ... Quinn
- Girls on the Side (2018) ... Quinn
- Honk If You're Horny (2018) ... Quinn
 2016-2018 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
Melania Trump
- Chris O'Donnell/Jack White (2018) ... Melania Trump
- Helen Mirren/David Byrne (2018) ... Melania Trump
- Molly Shannon/Thomas Lennon/Owen Smith (2018) ... Melania Trump
- Carol Burnett/Lewis Black (2017) ... Melania Trump
 2017-2018 The Detour (TV Series)
Edie
- The Escape (2018) ... Edie
- The Funeral (2018) ... Edie
- The Plane (2018) ... Edie
- The Water (2018) ... Edie
- The Vows (2018) ... Edie
 2017 Tangled: The Series (TV Series)
Lady Caine
- Max's Enemy (2017) ... Lady Caine (voice)
 2017 Tangled: Before Ever After (TV Movie)
Lady Caine (voice)
 2015-2016 Supergirl (TV Series)
Alura Zor-El / Astra
- Survivors (2016) ... Alura Zor-El
- Better Angels (2016) ... Alura Zor-El
- Myriad (2016) ... Alura Zor-El
- Truth, Justice and the American Way (2016) ... Alura Zor-El / Astra
- For the Girl Who Has Everything (2016) ... Alura Zor-El / Astra
 2016 She Loves Me (TV Movie)
Amalia
 2014-2015 Nashville (TV Series)
Sadie Stone
- This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin' (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- I Can't Keep Away from You (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- That's the Way Love Goes (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (2015) ... Sadie Stone
- I'm Lost Between Right or Wrong (2015) ... Sadie Stone
 2014-2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Renata Ellard
- Dark Money (2015) ... Renata Ellard
- Tying the Knot (2014) ... 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
 2011-2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Maria Grazie
- Thought Criminal (2014) ... Maria Grazie
- Military Justice (2013) ... Maria Grazie
- Lost Reputation (2012) ... Maria Grazie
- Rhodium Nights (2012) ... Maria Grazie
- Street Revenge (2012) ... Maria Grazie
 2014 Russian Broadway Shut Down (Short)
Sophia the Cosmonaut
 2013 The Sound of Music Live! (TV Movie)
Elsa Schrader
 2013 Elementary (TV Series)
Anne Barker / Abigail Spencer
- Poison Pen (2013) ... Anne Barker / Abigail Spencer
 2013 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Shelby Shackelford
- Bones to Pick (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- A Trismus Story (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- Game of Phones (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- Pins and Needles (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
- Chock Full O' Nuts (2013) ... Shelby Shackelford
 2012-2013 Go On (TV Series)
Lauren Schneider
- Urn-ed Run (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Fast Breakup (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Matchup Problems (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Go for the Gold Watch (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
- Double Down (2013) ... Lauren Schneider
 2013 It Could Be Worse (TV Series)
Kendra
- What's Your Secret? (2013) ... Kendra
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series)
Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- A Matter of Simple Duplicity (2011) ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- The Scarlet Bunny (2011) ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- Pilot (2011) ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- Ding Dong Ghoul ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
- A Tryst of Fate ... Carol-Lynne Cunningham
 2011 The Big C (TV Series)
Gia Sherman
- Fight or Flight (2011) ... Gia Sherman
 2010 Open Books (TV Movie)
June
 2010 Meskada
Allison Connor
 2009 Life on Mars (TV Series)
Denise Carling
- Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster (2009) ... Denise Carling
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Beth Keller
- Two Ministers (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Owner of a Lonely Heart (2008) ... Beth Keller
- I Want Your Sex (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Father Figure (2008) ... Beth Keller
- Pilot (2008) ... Beth Keller
 2006 Falling for Grace
Alexandra
 2006 Take the Lead
Tina
 2005 Starved (TV Series)
Billie Frasier
- The Breatharians (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- Viva La Cucaracha (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- Thank You, I Love You (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- 3D (2005) ... Billie Frasier
- Scrotal Origami (2005) ... Billie Frasier
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Played Louise in the 2008 Broadway Revival of Gypsy, where she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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:

Replaced as Cinderella by Erin Dilly after she hurt her neck doing a pratfall. See more »

Nickname:

La-La

Star Sign:

Cancer

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