Laura Benanti


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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/15/1979, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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The Good Wife Scoop: Laura Benanti Cast as Colin Sweeney's Fiancée

Laura Benanti has just landed a plum role on The Good Wife, but she may not be sticking around long.

The Tony-winning actress has been cast as the new fiancée of wife killer, and frequent Lockhart / Gardner client, Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker), has learned.

The Good Wife's Kalinda and more of TV's most stylish characters

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VIDEO: Military Justice

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Military Justice
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Aired: 11/13/2013

The SVU team experiences obstacles while solving a Coast Guard rape. watch

VIDEO: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Rapist Anonymous

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Aired: 11/13/2013

Rollins' AA friend accuses her engaged lover of rape. watch


Take The Lead Scene: Dance Is Like Lif
Take The Lead
Take The Lead Scene: Dancing In Detent
Take The Lead Scene: Turn It Off

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Take the Lead (2006)
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Year Title Description
2013 The Sound of Music Live! TV Show Series, Actor - Elsa Schrader
2012 Go On TV Show Series, Actor - Lauren
2011 The Playboy Club TV Show Series, Actor - Carol-Lynne
2010 Meskada Movie, Actor - Allison Connor
2010 Tony Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

An Ohio native, Parker studied at... read more

Review: NBC's Live The Sound of Music

When The Sound of Music sang, it soared. And scored, attracting an astounding 18.5 million viewers Thursday during NBC's ambitious three-hour live broadcast of the enduring Rodgers & Hammerstein classic. Climb every ratings mountain, indeed.

With stunning sets and backdrops, generally gorgeous and enjoyable singing — Those nuns! Those kids! — and fluid direction that attempted to minimize the vacuum effect of people performing to an otherwise empty and hollow-sounding soundstage, this was a pleasurable one-night-only stunt that felt like a major TV event. Trust me, there will be more where this came from. (Let's start casting The King and I now.)

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Watch the Performances From The Sound of Music Live!

Were the hills actually alive with the Sound of Music Thursday?

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer were tasked with filling the shoes of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the three-hour live production for NBC. Unfortunately, the pair lacked any semblance of chemistry and Underwood's acting chops weren't nearly as strong as her vocals.

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Carrie Underwood Responds to Hate Tweets About Sound of Music Live

The Sound of Music Live doesn't air until Dec. 5, but Carrie Underwood is already taking heat from fans of the beloved 1965 movie musical starring Julie Andrews.

"I get hate tweets and stuff like... read more

Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer Prepare for The Sound of Music Live

Imagine for a moment that it's Thursday at 8pm. You innocently turn on your TV and flip to NBC, thinking maybe you'll catch an episode of Parks and Recreation. Instead, you encounter what is surely destined to be one of the most curious, ambitious and generally nutso undertakings in recent media history: A live (!), three-hour (!!) production of The Sound of Music, featuring country superstar Carrie Underwood (!!!) as Maria von Trapp.

Rest assured, you haven't been smoking edelweiss. This reimagining of the beloved classic about a plucky nun-turned-governess, her irresistible charges and their widower ­father in Nazi-occupied Austria is actually happening on network television... read more

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