Laura Benanti


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Tony® Award-winner and five-time Tony® Award nominee Laura Benanti is a highly celebrated stage and screen actress. Benanti can most recently be seen in Amy Schumer's Life & Beth (2022), which premiered on Hulu on March 18. The series follows Beth (Schumer) whose life changes forever following a sudden incident when she is forced to engage ... See full bio »

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Known For

(2022)
Gossip Girl Katherine 'Kiki' Hope
(2021)
Worth Karen Donato
(2020)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Melania Trump / Self / Self - Musical Guest
(2016-2021)

Filmography

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 2022 Life & Beth (TV Series)
Jane
- MRI (2022) ... Jane
- Homegoing (2022) ... Jane
- Boat (2022) ... Jane
- Fair (2022) ... Jane
- Out on the Island (2022) ... Jane
 2021 Tomorrow (Podcast Series)
Miss Agatha Hannigan
 2021 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Katherine 'Kiki' Hope
- Final Cancellation (2021) ... Katherine 'Kiki' Hope
- Once Upon a Time in the Upper West (2021) ... Katherine 'Kiki' Hope
- Parentsite (2021) ... Katherine 'Kiki' Hope
- Hope Sinks (2021) ... Katherine 'Kiki' Hope
- She's Having a Maybe (2021) ... Katherine 'Kiki' Hope
 2021 tick, tick... BOOM!
Judy
 2021 ZIWE (TV Series)
Fake Ziwe / Jane
- Whitewashing (2021) ... Fake Ziwe
- Immigration (2021) ... Jane
 2018-2021 Younger (TV Series)
Quinn Tyler / Quinn
- Older (2021) ... Quinn Tyler
- Make No Mustique (2021) ... Quinn Tyler
- Inku-baited (2021) ... Quinn Tyler
- Fallout (2021) ... Quinn Tyler
- The Baroness (2021) ... Quinn Tyler
 2021 Cinema Toast (TV Series)
 2021 Here Today
Francine
 2016-2021 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
Melania Trump
- Sen. Corey Booker/Infinity Song (2021) ... Melania Trump
- Laura Benanti/Donnie Wahlberg/Heidi Schreck (2019) ... Melania Trump
- Chris O'Donnell/Jack White (2018) ... Melania Trump
 2020 The Pack Podcast (Podcast Series)
June
 2020 Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors (Podcast Series)
Dr. Jean Van Helsing
- The Final, Final Coffin (2020) ... Dr. Jean Van Helsing
- Dancing on the Ceiling (2020) ... Dr. Jean Van Helsing
 2020 At Home with Amy Sedaris (TV Series)
Pipper
- Babies (2020) ... Pipper
 2020 Worth
Karen Donato
 2017-2019 The Detour (TV Series)
Edie
- The Groom (2019) ... Edie (voice)
- The Escape (2018) ... Edie
- The Funeral (2018) ... Edie
- The Plane (2018) ... Edie
- The Water (2018) ... Edie
 2019 The Two Princes (Podcast Series)
Flora
- Prince and Thief (2019) ... Flora
- Once Upon a Time (2019) ... Flora
 2017-2019 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (TV Series)
Lady Caine
- Peril on the High Seas (2019) ... Lady Caine (voice)
- 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 Balash
 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
 2013 The Sound of Music Live! (TV Special)
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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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)

Spouse:

Patrick Brown  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Benanti-Brown, Ella Rose

Parents:

Martin Vidnovic | Wonneberger, Linda
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Personal Quote:

[on Melissa Benoist] She is so talented and so smart and so funny and so kind and so down to earth and I just cannot say enough good things about her. I really, really love her. And I'm excited for little girls and young women to look up to her because she is a true role model. See more »

Trivia:

Her father Martin Vidnovic is an actor. As was mother Linda who is now Laura's vocal coach. Stepfather Sal Benanti is a psychologist. See more »

Nickname:

La-La

Star Sign:

Cancer

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