Laura San Giacomo was born in New Jersey and attended Washington College and
the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. She has appeared in the films S--, Lies,
and Videotape (1989), Pretty Woman (1990), Quigley Down Under (1990), and Nina
Takes a Lover (1994), among others. She was the lead character as the
neo-feminist Maya Gallo in the sitcom Just Shoot Me (1997-2003) and did voice
work for the animated series Gargoyles. She was to have made her return to
television on The WB's new drama Related in 2005, but the character she was to
play was recast due to creative differences. Laura made her first public
appearance in nearly a year on October 19, 2005. Laura made an appearance at the
15th Annual Environmental Media Awards.
Laura San Giacomo also appeared in the Stephen King TV miniseries The Stand, playing the part of Nadine Cross.
What is most striking about Laura San Giacomo is her odd kind of beauty. She is clearly a competent actress, and her odd beauty and "deep" voice made her perfect for the role of Nadine Cross (as the devil's bride) in The Stand, but makes her hard to cast in other roles.
San Giacomo has been married twice; to actor Cameron Dye (1990-1998), with whom she has a son, Mason (born 1996), and to actor Matt Adler (since 2000). She is the cousin of Torry Castellano, a member of the rock group The Donnas.
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