Known for her soothing voice and acting versatility, American television, stage and movie actress Laura Benanti is a veteran actress who is credited for her performance in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, a popular 1959 musical based on Gypsy: A Memoir, a 1957 published autobiography styled book of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee.
Laura plays the role of shy and introverted Louise in the Broadway revival. The shy kid “Louise” was never regarded as a great singer, but when her highly ambitious stage-mother was left with no choice after her older daughter and meant to be star “Baby June” runs away, she begins to drag Louise to the showbiz industry. Louise now has to fulfill her talented and extroverted older sister’s shoes, but she is not that daring. She can’t run away like her sister who escaped from her mother domineering attitude and ill-management style, nor is she a confident performer.
So, the major story here is the transition of the shy and unappealing singer, Louise to the famous striptease stars namely “Gypsy Rose Lee” and Laura Benetti completely nailed the role. The same year she won various awards for Gypsy including the prestigious Tony Awards.
Other wiki on her professional life can be accessed via Wikipedia’s biography on her. However, we couldn’t resist mentioning about the NBC’s The Playboy Club (2011).
In the seductive and controversial series, Laura played the role of the original Playboy bunny, Carol Lynne. Unfortunately, the series was cancelled after three episodes because of its low rating and controversial contents. However, there are lots of fans who think that the show shouldn’t have been cancelled.
Despite the failure of the show and mostly negative reviews attached to it, Broadway star Laura Benanti was the only one who was praised by the critics for her performance as the ageing bunny.
It makes sense why her net worth is just $1 million dollars. She has achieved more success in stage then other on-screen platforms such as TV and movies. Laura has said that she would act in stage till her last day, but wouldn’t mind appearing in TV and movies now and then as she is a versatile actress.
So, here we are, at the end of the article and today’s last notion “Who is her man?”
In fact, she is engaged to a marketing head. His name is Patrick Brown and he is a handsome man with charming personality. The couple got engaged in this June following an emotional proposal from Brown.
Interestingly, boyfriend Brown initiated a one-knee proposal while they were touring their newly bought NYC apartment and Laura was extremely pleased. She said yes, but was surprised since Brown had called her to talk about renovations and flooring.
Previously, Laura had two long-term relationships. Her ex-husbands are Spin Doctors Lead singer Chris Barron (dating relationship from 2000 to 2005, married in 2005 and divorced in 2006) and actor Steven Pasquale (first met in 2005, married in 2007 and divorced in 2013).
Anyway, Laura has no kids and we don’t know the reason why. Maybe it’s because of her busy career. Also, the reason of her respective breakups is not known.
However, it is speculated that Laura and Steven went through the sad divorce because of their busy professional life.
Now moving on to her physical configuration, she is an average tall woman with the height of 5 feet and 8 inches. Moreover, she possesses a fit hourglass shaped body and her body measurements are 34-25-32 inches.
Furthermore, she is of white ethnicity and has Yugoslavian, German, Irish, and Native American heritage. As of 2015, her age is 36. And, what makes the hot stage actress Laura Benanti sexy is her down-to-earth/straight-forward attitude combined with her passionate voice.
Even though the appeal of the stage industry is decreasing, Laura is still firm on her decision to make it her life-time love. But, don’t think she is this folk fare and boring musicals singing nerd, as she will surprise you with her acting versatility and progressive worldly view.
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