Laura Benanti

Laura Ilene Benanti is an American actress and singer.

She played Louise in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, winning the year's Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Benanti then appeared in the stage musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in 2010, winning the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She played Baroness Elsa Schräder in the 2013 NBC television production of The Sound of Music Live! and in 2015 began playing twin sisters Alura and Astra in the TV series Supergirl. Beginning in 2017, Benanti appears as Edie Randall in the TBS comedy The Detour. Since 2016, she has had a recurring role as First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Benanti is set to next appear in the lead role of Eliza Doolittle in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady, beginning performances on October 23, 2018, for a limited run through February 17, 2019.

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Cast Credits

Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (2017)
Guest starring as Lady Caine
The Detour (2016)
Starring as USPIS Agent Edie (9 episodes)
Guest starring as USPIS Agent Edie (11 episodes)
Supergirl (2015)
Guest starring as Alura Zor-El (10 episodes)
Guest starring as Astra Zor-El (7 episodes)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Laura Benanti (4 episodes)
Younger (2015)
Guest starring as Quinn Tyler (3 episodes)
Nashville (2012)
Guest starring as Sadie Stone (15 episodes)
Elementary (2012)
Guest starring as Anne Barker
Go On (2012)
Starring as Lauren Schneider (22 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Laura Benanti (2 episodes)
The Chew (2011)
Guest starring as Laura Benanti (2 episodes)
The Playboy Club (2011)
Starring as Carol-Lynne Cunningham (5 episodes)
The Good Wife (2009)
Guest starring as Renata Ellard-Sweeney (2 episodes)
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Guest starring as Mia
  • Episode 6x12: Flight (Jun 29, 2014)
Royal Pains (2009)
Guest starring as Shelby Shackelford (8 episodes)
Eli Stone (2008)
Starring as Beth Keller (2 episodes)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Maria Grazie (10 episodes)
Tony Awards (1967)
Guest starring as Laura Benanti