Laura Benanti

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/15/1979, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; singer
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Laura Benanti Fast Facts:
  • Was inspired to become an actress at the age of 3 by a video of a Snow White play that a friend of her mother's was in.
  • Says she was something of an "ugly duckling" while growing up.  
  • Studies voice with her mother, Linda, a former Broadway performer.
  • Began her Broadway career at 18 when she was cast as the Maria understudy in The Sound of Music; she took over the role a year later when original star Rebecca Luker left the show. 
  • Fractured her neck in a pratfall during a 2002 production of Into the Woods; the injury went undiagnosed for nine months.  
  • Enjoys songwriting.
  • Laura Benanti Relationships:
  • Marielle - Sister
  • Steven Pasquale - Husband
  • Martin Vidnovic - Father
  • Linda Benanti - Mother
  • Salvatore Benanti - Stepfather
  • Chris Barron - Ex-husband
  • Laura Benanti Awards:
  • 2011 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Nominee
  • 2000 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Nominee
  • 2002 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Nominee
  • 2008 Tony: Actress (Featured Role--Musical) - Winner

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