Laura Benanti Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Laura Benanti Quick Info
Height 5 ft 8 in
Weight 57 kg
Date of Birth July 15, 1979
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Spouse Patrick Brown

Laura Benanti is an American actress and singer who rose to fame for her portrayal of Louise in the Broadway revival of Gypsy in 2008. Other than that, she is also known for her appearance as Elsa Schräder in The Sound of Music Live!, Alura and Astra in Supergirl, Edie Randall in The Detour, and as First Lady Melania Trump on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Born Name

Laura Ilene Vidnovic

Nick Name

La-La

Laura Benanti as seen in a picture that was taken in at the 2012 Drama League Benefit Gala
Laura Benanti as seen in a picture that was taken in at the 2012 Drama League Benefit Gala (Drama League / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

New York City, New York, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

In 1997, Laura completed her studies at Kinnelon High School and from there she went on to attend New York University for a brief period of time.

Occupation

Actress, Singer

Family

  • Father – Martin Vidnovic (Broadway Actor, Singer)
  • Mother – Linda Wonneberger, (Vocal Coach, Former Actress)
  • Others – Salvatore Benanti (Stepfather) (Psychotherapist), Marielle (Half-Sister)

Manager

Laura is represented by Rachel Zeidman of The Gersh Agency.

Genre

Pop

Instruments

Vocals, Piano

Labels

Sony Music Entertainment

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 8 or 173 cm

Weight

57 kg or 125.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Laura has dated –

  1. Chris Barron (2005-2006)​ – Laura got married to singer and songwriter Chris Barron on July 25, 2005. However, the couple’s relationship did not last very long as they legally parted ways in 2006.
  2. Steven Pasquale (2005-2013)​ – Laura and actor Steven Pasquale tied the knot with one another in September 2007. However, they filed for divorce after being together for 6 years.
  3. Patrick Brown (2015-Present) – On November 15, 2015, Laura got married to Patrick Brown and 2 years later, she gave birth to their daughter Ella Rose (b. February 14, 2017).
Laura Benanti as seen in a selfie that was taken with her husband Patrick Brown and their daughter Ella Rose in June 2018
Laura Benanti as seen in a selfie that was taken with her husband Patrick Brown and their daughter Ella Rose in June 2018 (Laura Benanti / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has Serbian, German, English, and Irish ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • High cheekbones
  • Dimpled cheeks
  • Wide smile

Brand Endorsements

Laura has appeared in various commercials including –

  • New York Spring Spectacular
  • Nashville: The Soundtracks
Laura Benanti as seen in a selfie that was taken in August 2020
Laura Benanti as seen in a selfie that was taken in August 2020 (Laura Benanti / Instagram)

Laura Benanti Facts

  1. She spent the first few years of her life in New York before moving to Kinnelon, New Jersey with her mother who at the time had been in a relationship with her now-stepfather Salvatore.
  2. Laura adopted the last name Benanti from her stepfather and also refers to him as a father.
  3. Laura once stated in an interview that as a child, she was an “ugly duckling” and serious. She was also very passionate about musical theatre.
  4. Laura studied at New York University for 2 weeks before getting cast on The Sound of Music and leaving to join the show.
  5. She made her debut TV show appearance as Billie Frasier in Starved in 2005. Later, in 2006, Laura appeared in her first film titled Take the Lead as Tina.
  6. On October 23, 2020, Laura released her debut self-titled studio album. It consisted of a total of 11 tracks that included Go Slow, Sucker, Someone You Loved, Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, and The Party’s Over.
  7. Since the start of her acting career in 1998, Laura has been nominated for several Tony Awards of which she won her first in 2008, for her role as Louise in Gypsy.

Featured Image By Drama League / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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