Of Yugoslav, German, Irish, and Native American descent, her parents divorced when she was young; shortly after they moved to the city of Kinnelon (New Jersey), where he grew up with his mother and stepfather Salvatore benanti, from whom he took his surname.
Outstanding actress and singer, received throughout her career nominations for awards Tony for his performances in musicals “Swing!“(2000) and”Into the woods“(2002). Years later, in 2008, he won the prestigious award in the category Best Actress in a Musical, for his interpretation of Louise / Gypsy Rose Lee, in the work “Gippsy“.
Although he openly declares his passion for theater and musicals, Laura He has made some forays into the television and film fields. In this last medium, he worked together with Antonio Banderas Y Rob brown in the 2006 musical-drama “let yourself go“; also participated in the romantic comedy”East Broadway“(2006) and in the thriller”Meskada“(2010), starring Nick stahl Y Rachel Nichols.
Benanti has also had some regular roles in television series such as that of Billie frasier on “Starved“or Beth keller on “Eli stone“. She has recently been selected as one of the co-stars of the new television series of the network NBC, “The Playboy Club“set in the 60’s, in the first Playboy Club in Chicago. In it Laura plays the Carol Lynne Bunny.
In her personal life, she is divorced from the singer Chis barron. In September 2007 she married the actor Steven Pasquale, with whom he currently lives in New York City.