Laura Benanti Biography
Laura Benanti born Laura Ilene Vidnovic, is an American actress and singer. She was born on July 15, 1979 in New York City, to Linda Wonneberger and Martin Vidnovic.
On television, she can be seen playing the role of Alura Zor-El in the CW action drama “Supergirl”. In addition to television work and her critically acclaimed performance as Elsa Schrader in NBC’s The Sound of Music LIVE, Ms. Benanti is a highly celebrated, five time Tony Award-nominated stage actress who took Broadway by storm at the age of 18.
Laura Benanti Age
She was born on July 15, 1979.
Laura Benanti Husband
Benanti met Chris Barron, lead singer of the Spin Doctors, in the early 2000s. They married on July 25, 2005. They were divorced in 2006. At the 2005 World AIDS Day “dream cast” concert of The Secret Garden she met actor Steven Pasquale. In September 2007 they married. On July 8, 2013, they amicably filed for divorce. On June 12, 2015, she became engaged to Patrick Brown. The two were married on November 15, 2015. Benanti gave birth to her daughter, Ella Rose, on February 14, 2017.
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Laura Benanti Career
She received a Drama Desk award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award Nomination for her starring role in the Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown for Lincoln Center where she also starred in the Broadway production of Sarah Ruhl’sIn the Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Ms. Benanti earned the 2008 Tony Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award for her revelatory portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy opposite Patti LuPone and directed by Arthur Laurents. Her other Broadway roles include The Wedding Singer, Nine starring Antonio Banderas, her Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-nominated performance of Cinderella in Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods and her sultry Tony nominated turn in Swing! Ms. Benanti made her Broadway debut as Maria in The Sound of Music opposite Richard Chamberlain.
Other distinguished theater performances include the Public Theater’s production of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, Perdita in The Winter’s Tale at the Williamstown Theatre Festival opposite Kate Burton, Anne in A Little Night Music at the L.A. Opera opposite Victor Garber, Eileen in Wonderful Town opposite Donna Murphy and most recently her portrayal of Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella, both for City Center Encores! Ms. Benanti completed a week-long engagement at the popular New York cabaret club, Feinstein’s/54 Below, for which The New York Times hailed her as a “supremely confident” performer whose “bright, full soprano, with its semioperatic heft, can go almost anywhere.” In September 2013, she released her debut album, “In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention: Live at 54 Below” on Broadway Records to ecstatic reviews.
Laura currently performs her concerts in venues around the country and even recently performed for the President and First Lady of the United States at both the Fords Gala and the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington DC.
In 2014, she joined the cast of ABC’s hit series “Nashville” guest-starring as songbird Sadie Stone. Laura also appeared in recurring roles on CBS’s “The Good Wife” and HBO’s “Nurse Jackie.”
Laura’s past television credits include a starring role in the NBC series “The Playboy Club” and “Go On” opposite Matthew Perry. She also starred in the F/X original series “Starved”. Ms. Benanti recurred on”Law and Order: SVU,” “Royal Pains,” and “Eli Stone.” and had appearances on “The Big C” and “Elementary”.
Laura Benanti Movies and TV Shows
Laura Benanti Movies
- Take the Lead (2006)
- Falling for Grace (2006)
- Meskada (2010)
- Russian Broadway Shut Down (2014)
- She Loves Me (2016)
- 2017–present – The Detour
- 2017 – Tangled: Before Ever After
- 2017 – Tangled: The Series
- 2016–17 – The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- 2015–16 – Supergirl
- 2014–15 – The Good Wife
- 2014 – Nurse Jackie
- 2014–15 – Nashville
- 2013 – It Could Be Worse
- 2013 – Royal Pains
- 2013 – Elementary
- 2013 – The Sound of Music Live!
- 2012–13 – Go On
- 2011 – The Big C
- 2011 – The Playboy Club
- 2011–14 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2010 – Open Books
- 2009 – Life on Mars
- 2008 – Eli Stone
- 2005 – Starved
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Broadway is the theatrical performances that she loves,she most recently starred alongside Amy Schumer in Meteor Shower and was also seen in She Loves Me as Amalia, for which she received a 2016 Tony nod. She won a Tony for her performance in Gypsy; she was also nominated for Swing!, Into the Woods and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Benanti appeared in the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. Her screen credits are; Supergirl, Nashville, The Sound of Music live, The Playboy Club, Go On, Starved, Law and Order: SVU, Royal Pains, Eli Stone, The Big C and Elementary.
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Laura Benanti Body
Weight in Kilograms: 58kg(128pounds)
Bra Size: 34B
Eye Color: Grey
Body Measurement and Size: 34-24-35
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Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump needs French President Macron to save her
Updated: May 05, 2018
Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump is sitting up in the White House waiting for her Disney prince to come rescue her. That prince, Benanti joked, is French President Emmanuel Macron.
“Is the First Lady a prisoner of the White House?” Stephen Colbert asked his audience on The Late Show Friday. After all, Macron’s wife, Brigitte Macron, told Le Monde (as translated by The Guardian), Trump is “actually really fun” but that “she can’t even open a window at the White House. She can’t go outside. She’s much more constrained than I am. I go out every day in Paris.”
Benanti reprised her Trump impersonation to denounce that assertion as “fake news.”
“There is no need for me to open a window,” she added, “at least until my hair grows out long enough for Emmanuel Macron to climb up and save me. Grow!”
In the meantime, Trump bought a new hat to keep her husband at bay. Colbert showed the fictional First Lady footage of the real Melania Trump’s hat blocking President Trump from kissing her. “I just happen to enjoy high fashion,” Benanti’s Trump said. “In fact, I bought a new hat today” — a straw one covered in barbed wire.
Trump also uses a mop with googly eyes to stand in for her at events, though she admits she should probably upgrade to the wax statue from Madame Tussauds.
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Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump reacts to Stormy Daniels lawsuit
Updated:July 7, 2017
First Lady Melania Trump has remained quiet on the situation involving porn star Stormy Daniels, who’s suing President Donald Trump for failure to sign a non-disclosure agreement that allegedly covered up a sexual relationship between them. But Laura Benanti’s Melania Trump is another story.
The Broadway star reprised her impersonation on Friday night’s The Late Show for a conversation with Stephen Colbert. When questioned about Daniels, she replied, “Stephen, I told you before, I don’t care about this woman, Slimey Manholes. My Donald is as loyal as the Golden Retriever he buys his hair from.”
Colbert then brought up a New Yorker piece that reported another alleged attempt by Trump to cover up an affair with Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. “Not that I want to know what’s going on in the president’s bedroom,” he said.
“Oh god, neither do I,” Benanti’s Trump added as she pretended to choke back her own vomit.
Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, appeared on the Today show on Wednesday to state, “yes,” Trump had a sexual affair with Daniels. According to the legal complaint he filed in court, which he also made public on social media, the affair began in the “summer of 2006” and continued “well into the year 2007.”
Trump and the White House have denied the affair. However, Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, admitted to paying $130,000 to Daniels in 2016, and he told CNN he used his Trump organization email address to communicate the transfer of payment. Avenatti has since posted a photo on social media, implying Daniels filmed a segment for 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper.