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Laura Innes

Laura Innes stars as Sophia Maguire, the leader of a mysterious group of detainees being held at a top-secret facility. She becomes a critical liaison to President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) amidst a huge government cover-up, in NBC's new high-octane conspiracy thriller The Event.

Recognized for her talented work in front of the camera as well as behind the lens, Laura Innes is a three-time Emmy Award-nominated actress and director.

Innes is best known for her work as the skilled but abrasive Dr. Kerry Weaver on the long-running hit show ER. She joined the acclaimed NBC medical drama in its second season, and her recurring role led to being cast as a series regular at the start of the third season. She received two Emmy nominations for her portrayal, as well as three Screen Actors Guild Awards as part of the ER ensemble, and has received five nominations for Best Supporting Actress from Viewers for Quality Television. In January 2007, Innes left ER after 12 seasons, becoming the longest-serving cast member in the show's history. She returned to ER for two episodes (including the series finale) during the series' 15th and final season.

Also a seasoned television director, Innes garnered an Emmy nomination for directing The West Wing. She has also directed various popular shows, including several more episodes of ER as well as episodes of Brothers & Sisters and House.

Innes' additional TV and film acting credits include the Emmy-winning cable film And the Band Played On, as well as the NBC hit comedy series Wings, where she played the lovable but promiscuous ex-wife Bunny from 1991-93. Innes co-starred in the blockbuster apocalyptic film Deep Impact, and with fellow ER castmate Noah Wyle in Can't Stop Dancing.

Innes began her acting career in the theater. She performed in her first major play at Chicago's renowned Goodman Theatre, where among other roles she played Stella alongside John Malkovich's Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire. Other major stage credits include Two Shakespearean Actors with Eric Stoltz at Lincoln Center; Our Town at the Seattle Repertory Theatre; and Three Sisters at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.

Innes resides in Los Angeles with her family and is a graduate of Northwestern University.


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Laura Innes Facts

Birth Name Laura Elizabeth Innes
OccupationActress
BirthdayAugust 16, 1959 (58)
SignLeo
BirthplacePontiac, Michigan, USA
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Laura Innes compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Deep Impact
John Carter, M.D.
Taking Back Our Town
ER: Season 6
ER: Season 5
ER: Season 3
ER: Season 4
ER: Season 8
ER: Season 7
ER: Season 10
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