Laura San Giacomo: Who is She?
Laura San Giacomo is an American citizen and a Scorpio, as she was born on November 14, 1962, in West Orange, New Jersey. She is an actress most recognized for playing Cynthia in the 1989 film “Sex, Lies, and “Videotape.”
Laura San Giacomo was reared in West Orange by her mother MaryJo, a high school teacher, and her father John San Giacomo, a paper mill owner. Laura attended Morris Knolls High School, where she developed an interest in performing and joined the theatre club.
She then participated in all of her school’s productions as well as several others. After graduating, she went on to study acting at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1984.
Laura played soccer, ran track, and studied while she also learned how to play the piano and worked on her singing. She was also physically active while studying.
Acting Profession (stage and film)
Shortly after graduating, she began her career as a theater actress, performing in productions of “Three Sisters” by the Princeton/McCarter Theater and “Wrong Turn at Lungfish,” both of which were staged in Los Angeles.
She was asked to take the lead in “Italian American Reconciliation” in 1988, and after that, she appeared in several Shakespearean plays, including “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Tempest,” and “Crimes of the Heart,” among others. for her performance as Cynthia in the 1989 film “Sex, Lies, and Videotape.”
Childhood and Education of Laura San Giacomo
In 1988, she made her film debut as Sandy in “Miles from Home,” and the following year, she played Cynthia Patrice Bishop in “Sex, Lies, and Videotape.” For these roles, she was nominated for seven awards and took home four of them, including the Independent Spirit Award for best supporting female actress and the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for the most promising actress.
She was invited to appear in “Once Around” and “Under Suspicion” in 1991 after appearing in “Pretty Woman,” “Vital Signs,” and “Quigley Down Under” in 1990.
In the years that followed, Laura acted in movies like “Stuart Saves His Family” in 1995, “Nina Takes a Lover” in 1994, and “Suicide Kings” in 1997 before she starred in “With Friends Like These” in 1998, receiving accolades for her work and rising to fame across the US.
She accepted the offer to play Jacqueline Fosburg in the 1999 film “Eat Your Heart Out,” which follows three friends as they rise to fame and affluence. She then took on new parts, winning the best actress prize at the Palm Beach International Film Festival in 2005 for “Checking Out.” She then took a six-year gap after “Havoc” before making an appearance in “Few Options” in 2011.
The Meddler in 2015, Honey Boy in 2019, and Violet, which will be published on March 14, 2020, are a few of Laura’s most recent roles.
Participation in TV Series
In 1987, she made her television debut in “Spenser: For Hire.” She subsequently made guest appearances in several other TV shows, including “The Equalizer” and “Miami Vice” in 1989, “The Stand” in 1994, and “Fallen Angels” in 1995. Two years later, Laura received an offer to play Maya Gallo, the main character, in the comedy series “Just Shoot Me!,” which also starred George Segal and Enrico Colantoni. The show follows Maya as she loses her job and is forced to work for her father’s fashion magazine, “Blush,” after being dismissed.
In addition to being nominated for a Satellite Award and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy, Laura appeared in all 149 episodes of the show.
She then went on to make brief appearances in episodes of shows including “The Handler” in 2003 and “Related” in 2006. She then started playing Rhetta Rodriguez in “Saving Grace” in 2007 and continued doing so for 46 episodes until the show’s cancellation in 2010. She appeared in “In Plain Sight,” “The Defenders,” and “Medium” after the show ended, while some of her most recent roles were in “NCIS” in 2016, “Animal Kingdom” in 2017, and “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2018.
Family, Romantic Life, and Husband
In 1990, Laura was hitched to actor and singer Cameron Dye. Cameron is best known for playing Fred in the movie “Valley Girl,” but he has also starred in several other films, including “National Lampoon’s Joy of Sex,” “Fraternity Vacation,” and “Scenes from the Goldmine.”
They began dating soon after they connected at an event for actors and actresses in 1988, and on November 19, 1995, Laura gave birth to their son Mason Dye, who was born with cerebral palsy. Due to what seems to be infidelity on both sides, they got divorced in 1998.
She wed American actor Matt Adler in 2000. He is well known for his supporting appearances in teen films including “Teen Wolf,” “White Water Summer,” and “Dream a Little Dream,” among many more. Since then, there have been no speculations or problems regarding the couple’s marriage; they are not parents of any children together. Laura’s cousin is Torry Castellano, a former drummer for the rock band The Donnas.
Activities and Other Passions
In addition to being a gymnast, a horseback rider, and a ballet dancer, Laura still enjoys playing tennis, golf, and ice skating with her friends and coworkers.
She began taking piano lessons when she was 15 years old, and she is now capable of playing medium-hard compositions by well-known classical composers.
She is philanthropic and has given money to numerous organizations, primarily those that assist kids with disabilities. She became involved in this cause after learning that her son had cerebral palsy at birth. Laura was spotted at the Friends Finding a Cure initiative as well as the Environmental Media Awards. She is credited with founding the CHIME Charter Elementary School in Woodland Hills, which today enrolls over 700 students and provides both children with disabilities and children without them with free public education.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys watching movies, with some of her favorite actors and actresses being Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Meryl Streep, while some of her favorite movies include “The Godfather” trilogy, “Scarface”, and “Sleepers”. She prefers listening to classical music and attending operas and ballets. She is presently residing in California’s San Fernando Valley.
Both Appearance and Net Worth
Age 57 is Laura’s. She stands 5 ft 2 ins (1.57 m) tall, has brown eyes and long brown hair and weighs about 114 lb (52kgs). Her estimated net worth at the start of 2020 is $6 million or more.