Laura Allen

Laura Allen


3/21/1974, Portland, Oregon, USA

Birth Name


  • Laura Allen in Awake
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86 votes


Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Attended Wellesley College as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996. She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor before pursuing acting. Laura and her fiance Bruce Weyman were married in Pienza, Italy on September 23, 2006.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Laura Allen: (When asked by TV what it was like working with Mahershalalhashbaz Ali again in "The 4400".) I adore that guy. He's left the show now as well, and he's doing great. We actually knew each other before The 4400, so he's like an old friend now.

    • Laura Allen: (When asked by TV if she'll be back on "Dirt".) Yes, we go back to work in October. There's a cliff-hanger going on there, a stabbing between myself and Courteney Cox's character. It is undetermined who really got the knife.

    • Laura Allen: (On Courteney Cox and Jennifer Aniston's kiss on "Dirt".) Courteney has some steamy sex scenes. This was actually really tame.

    • Laura Allen: (On Jennifer Anniston also quitting caffeine.) I had a Diet Coke on-set, and she was really jonesing for it.

    • Laura Allen: (On Jennifer Aniston quitting smoking on the set of "Dirt".) Jen was doing a total cleansing and did a lot of yoga to stop smoking. Between takes, it would have been tempting to go outside and have a cigarette. Instead, Jen was clinging to Courteney. She said how hard it was.

    • Laura: If I could time travel I would go back to high school. I would tell myself not to do certain things.

    • Laura: (about her NYPD domestic abuse counselor job) It's frustrating because you don't know if [the victim's] safe tonight.

    • Laura: (on her NYPD domestic violence job) Domestic violence is such a private issue. Getting inside the victim's home and into their business is a really hard thing to do.

  • Good actress.

    Love her.
  • Laura Allen on The 4400

    Laura Allen is new to me. I haven't seen much of her work but I have seen "The 4400" and I think she did a fantastic job playing Lily. One thing that I loved about Lily's character was her maternal instinct that she had. Me being a new mom can personally relate to everything that she was going though as far as communicating with an unborn child. Now my personal experience was not to the extreme as Lily's was but I do think that every mom is able to communicate to their unborn baby in some kind of way. The way she protected her baby (Isabelle) was just awesome. I felt I related to Lily's character with the whole maternal instinct thing.moreless