Laura Innes Biography (1959?-)

Born August 16, 1959 (some sources say 1960), in Pontiac, MI; daughter of Robert (a tool and die company executive) and Laurette Innes; married David Brisbin (an actor), 1988; children: Cal Brisbin, Mia Brisbin. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212;Paradigm, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., 25th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.; Publicist: Troy Nankin, Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actress, director
Birth Details
August 16, 1959?
Pontiac, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Krissy Bender Marino, The Stiller and Meara Show, NBC, 1986
  • Ghost of Nora Diamond, Another World, NBC, beginning 1988
  • Dr. Kerry Weaver, ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1995-
  • Sandy Sincic, The Louie Show, CBS, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Laurel Hearn, When Love Kills: The Seduction of John Hearn (also known as The Soldiers of Misfortune), CBS, 1993
  • Movies
  • Angelyn Graham, Telling Secrets (also known as Contract for Murder), 1993
  • Hemophiliac representative, The Band Played On, HBO, 1993
  • Ronnie, Judith Krantz's "Torch Song" (also known as Torch Song), ABC, 1993
  • Desperate Rescue: The Cathy Mahone Story (also known as Raid onJerash), NBC, 1993
  • Mrs. Klinger, See Jane Run, ABC, 1995
  • Rose, Just Like Dad, The Disney Channel, 1996
  • Lynn Cox, The Price of a Broken Heart, Lifetime, 1999
  • Pat Melancon, Taking Back Our Town, Lifetime, 2001
  • Specials
  • Herself, Larry King Meets ER, TNT, 1998
  • Herself, VH1 Rock & Roll Fantasy: Gloria Reuben, VH1, 2000
  • Herself, NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002
  • Herself, ER 200: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, Caribbean Music Awards, syndicated, 1997
  • (As Lauren Innes) Herself, The 26th Annual American Music Awards,ABC, 1999
  • Presenter, The 1999 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, HBO Plus,1999
  • Presenter, TV Guide Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Presenter, Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World, Lifetime, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Kay O'Brien, CBS, 1986
  • Miss Andrews, "Teacher's Pest," Hey Dude, Nickelodeon, 1989
  • Mrs. Rice, "Jacob Have I Loved," Wonderworks, PBS, 1989
  • Mrs. Fleeman, "Baby," Hey Dude, Nickelodeon, 1990
  • Bunny Mather, "I Ain't Got No Bunny," Wings, NBC, 1991
  • Mrs. Kramer, "Good as Gold," Brooklyn Bridge, CBS, 1992
  • Bunny Mather, "Another Wedding," Wings, NBC, 1993
  • Bunny Mather, "Bye-Bye, Bunny," Wings, NBC, 1993
  • Bunny Mather, "Happy Holidays," Wings, NBC, 1993
  • Darcy Wilks, "The Imposter," Bakersfield P.D., Fox, 1993
  • Actress, "Maureen's Play," The Good Life, NBC, 1994
  • Annie, Good Advice, CBS, 1994
  • Liz, "Homework," Party of Five, Fox, 1994
  • Cheryl Fleck, "Weekend," My So-Called Life, ABC, 1994
  • Contestant, "Celebrity Jeopardy!," Jeopardy!, syndicated, 1996
  • Voice of Dr. Brander, "Faire Play/The Smell of Success," Rugrats (animated), Nickelodeon, 1997
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2001
  • Commentator, "Black & White & Living Color," TV Revolution, Bravo, 2004
  • Commentator, "Body Count," TV Revolution, Bravo, 2004
  • Commentator, "Maids, Babes & Mothers," TV Revolution, Bravo, 2004
  • Commentator, "Out of the Closet," TV Revolution, Bravo, 2004
  • Appeared in episodes of Joey Can't Shoot Straight, MTV.
  • Pilots
  • Krissy Bender Marino, The Stiller and Meara Show, NBC, 1986
  • Annie, Philby (also known as Betty and Al), ABC, 1989
  • C.C.P.D., Fox, 1992
  • Also appeared in Something's Gotta Give, Fox.
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Power," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 1999
  • "Be Still My Heart," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2000
  • "Let Bartlet Be Bartlet," The West Wing, NBC, 2000
  • "Shibboleth," The West Wing, NBC, 2000
  • "If I Should Fall from Grace," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2001
  • "Sailing Away," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2001
  • "A Hopeless Wound," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC,2002
  • "Pick Your Battles," Presidio Med, CBS, 2002
  • "Constituency of One," The West Wing, NBC, 2003
  • "NICU," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2004
  • Film Appearances
  • The Fury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • Hamburger Hill, Paramount, 1987
  • Rose, Just Like Dad, 1995
  • Beth Stanley, Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998
  • Landlady, Can't Stop Dancing, PM Entertainment Group, 1999
  • Delores (short film), 2002
  • Stage Appearances
  • Twelfth Night, Body Politic Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1980-1981
  • Glenna and peep show girl, Edmond, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1981-1982, then Provincetown Playhouse, New York City, 1982-1983
  • Darlene, little person, and member of the ensemble, My Uncle Sam,Rolfe Company, Public Theatre/Other Stage, New York City, 1983
  • Hedda Gabler, Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1983-1984
  • Emily, Our Town, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1984-1985
  • Miranda, The Tempest, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1984-1985
  • Freda Ward, Alice and Fred, Rolfe Company, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Rosaura, Life Is a Dream, Ark Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Vienna: Lusthaus, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Newman Theatre, New York City, 1986
  • Deb, Prison-Made Tuxedos, Theatre at St. Clement's Church, New York City, 1987
  • Title character, Stella, New York Theatre Workshop, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Buster, Miss Peterson, and Jaculatrix, In Perpetuity throughout the Universe, Center Stage Theatre, Baltimore, MD, 1987-1988, then Hudson GuildTheatre, New York City, 1988
  • Linda, American Notes, Public Theatre/Susan Stein Shiva Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • La presidente de Tourvel, Les liaisons dangereuses, George StreetPlayhouse, New Brunswick, NJ, 1989-1990
  • Daisy, Paradise for the Worried, Theatre at St. Clement's Church,1990
  • Agnes Robertson, Two Shakespearean Actors, Cort Theatre, New YorkCity, 1991-1992
  • Appeared as Stella, A Streetcar Named Desire and in A ChristmasCarol, both Goodman Theatre; in Much Ado About Nothing and Three Sisters, both La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA; in In a Northern Landscape and My Sister in This House, both Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY; in Dracula, Jitterbugging, Poor FolksPleasures, and Tales of the Lost Formicans, all River Arts Repertory; in Midnight Caller and Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All forYou, both Wisdom Bridge Theatre; in A Country Doctor, Classic Stage Company; in The Dispute, New York Theatre Workshop; in The Hunger Artist, Music Theatre Group; in On the Fritz, Practical Theatre;and in Shirley Basin, Northlight Repertory.
  • Teleplays
  • Episodic
  • "Rest in Pieces," Hey Dude, Nickelodeon, c. 1991

Further Reference


    • Advocate, December 25, 2001, pp. 53-55
    • Biography, February, 1999, p. 18
    • Celebrity Dish, September, 2000, pp. 4-5
    • Detroit Free Press, November 9, 1995, pp. C1, C2
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 13, 1996, p. 33
    • Out, December, 2000, pp. 21-22
    • Parade, September 20, 1998, p. 14
    • People Weekly, December 16, 1996, p. 77
    • TV Guide, February 5, 2000, pp. 48-50

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