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Laura San Giacomo



Born in New Jersey to Italian-American parents, deep-voiced actress Laura San Giacomo studied at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. After performing in regional theater, off-Broadway, and TV guest-star roles, she made her auspicious debut in Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape. As the down-to-earth yet adulterous Cynthia, her presence brought a sense of inhibition to the cast of otherwise sexually repressed characters. This was followed by a series of other good roles: the prostitute Kit in Pretty Woman, the hardworking waitress in Vital Signs, Holly Hunter's sister in Once Around, and the American expatriate Crazy Cora in Quigley Down Under. In addition to providing her husky voice to the star-studded animated series Gargoyles, she moved over to TV movies, most notably the Stephen King adaptation The Stand. On the big screen, she starred in Nina Takes a Lover, Stuart Saves His Family, and The Apocalypse (co-starring her then-husband Cameron Dye). After having her son Mason, she started playing the memorable role of magazine journalist Maya Gallo on Just Shoot Me, which ran from 1997-2003 on NBC. She worked steadily in the years following Just Shoot Me, but she was away from screens for four years after 2001, returning in the 2005 drama Havoc. Two years later she starred opposite Holly Hunter in the supernatural series Saving Grace.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
36% Least Among Saints
  • Jolene
2012
No Score Yet Few Options
  • Bus Ticket Agent
2011
No Score Yet Saving Grace
  • Actor
2008
45% Havoc
  • Joanna Lang
2005
43% Checking Out
  • Flo Applebaum
2005
75% A House on a Hill
  • Gaby
2003
No Score Yet Jenifer (The Jenifer Estess Story)
  • Jenifer Estess
2001
No Score Yet Sister Mary Explains It All
  • Angela DiMarco
2001
No Score Yet Eat Your Heart Out
  • Jaqueline
2000
50% With Friends Like These
  • Joanne Hersh
1998
No Score Yet The Apocalypse
  • Goad
1997
34% Suicide Kings
  • Lydia
1997
No Score Yet The Apocalypse
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Stories from My Childhood
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet The Right To Remain Silent
  • Nicole Savita
1995
30% Stuart Saves His Family
  • Julia
1995
50% Nina Takes a Lover
  • Nina
1995
80% Where the Day Takes You
  • Interviewer
1992
No Score Yet For Their Own Good
  • Jo Mandell
1992
No Score Yet The Other Woman
  • Actor
1992
25% Under Suspicion
  • Angeline
1991
56% Quigley Down Under
  • Crazy Cora
1990
68% Once Around
  • Jan
1990
50% Vital Signs
  • Lauren Rose
1990
61% Pretty Woman
  • Kit De Luca
1990
98% Sex, Lies, and Videotape
  • Cynthia Bishop
1989
No Score Yet Miles from Home
  • Sandy
1988
No Score Yet Hurricane Mary
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Full Circle
2013
  • Elena Medina
73% The Defenders
2010-2011
  • Judge Anna Desanti
No Score Yet The Mentalist
2008-2015
  • Miriam Gottlieb
No Score Yet In Plain Sight
2008-2012
  • Mia Cusato
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Dr. Grace Confalone Grace Confalone
97% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
  • Guest
  • Harmony Chase
83% Saving Grace
2007-2010
  • Rhetta Rodriguez
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Susannah Collings
100% Recovery Road
2016
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Caroline
No Score Yet Hysteria
2014
  • Grace Pelayo

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