Laura San Giacomo

Laura San Giacomo


11/14/1962, West Orange, New Jersey

Birth Name

Laura San Giacomo


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Laura San Giacomo is an Italian American actress from New Jersey. She is well remembered for her role as Kit De Luca in the 1990 film Pretty Woman. Laura is the former star of the TV series Just Shoot Me and is currently married to Matt Adler. She…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Laura's hair color is naturally red although she dyes it brown quite often.

    • In 2005, Laura won the Best Actress Award at the Palm Beach International Film Festival for her role as Flo Applebaum in the 2005 film Checking Out.

    • While starring in Just Shoot Me, Laura appeared in 8 public service announcements for NBC's The More You Know campaign. Her topics were disability awareness, designated drivers, parental involvement, knowing where your kids are, teacher appreciation, fetal alcohol syndrome, child abuse, and diversity.

    • Laura is a founder of the Chime Charter elementary school.

    • Laura supports many charities, she appeared at the Environmental Media Awards, and the 'Voices for Change' gala benefit and concert benefitting children with disabilities.

    • Laura appeared in all of the series episodes of Just Shoot Me.

    • Laura's favorite actors are Matt Damon and Harrison Ford.

    • Laura's favorite book is The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien.

    • Laura's hobbies include: gymnastics, ice skating, horseback riding, ballet, golf, and playing the piano.

    • Laura was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1999 for 'Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series-Comedy/Musical' for her role in Just Shoot Me.

    • Laura appeared in the Off-Broadway production of Three Sisters.

    • Laura played opposite Julia Roberts, as Kit DeLuca in the smash hit Pretty Woman, in 1990. The film won the Peoples Choice Award for 'Best Comedy' and 'Best Film'.

    • Laura won the 'New Generation Award' from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, for her role in Sex, Lies, and Videotape.

    • Laura's debut film, Sex, Lies, and Videotape won the Grand Prize Award at the Cannes Fim Festival in 1989.

    • Laura received a Fine Arts Degree, specializing in acting from Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

    • Laura played the lead in many of her high school's plays, which encouraged her to pursue a career in acting.

    • Laura appeared on The cover of TV Guide in 2001, with Rob Lowe.

    • Laura's agent insisted that her name not be listed in the credits for her voice work in the animated series Gargoyles.

    • Laura is a graduate of Morris Knolls High School.

    • Laura is the cousin of Torry Castellano from The Donnas.

    • Laura was supposed to star in a biopic of Frida Kahlo. However the project was scrapped when many fans demanded a Mexican play the part.

    • Originally Just Shoot Me was supposed to star Laura and focus on Maya's personal and work life however the writers soon decided to focus on the office. By the 3rd season David Spade became the main character of the show.

    • She is currently married to actor Matt Adler. She was once married to actor Cameron Dye, who she had her only child with.

    • In a February 2000 interview with Maxim, cast member David Spade noted that Just Shoot Me headquarters would constantly receive letters regarding Laura San Giacomo's large breasts from viewers.

    • Laura was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at Golden Globe Awards for in the 1990 film Sex, Lies and Videotape.

    • Laura was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at BAFTA Awards for her 1990 film Sex, Lies and Videotape.

    • Laura was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy/Musical at Golden Globe Awards for Just Shoot Me (1999).

    • Laura loves sneakers and vintage clothing.

    • Laura's hobbies include Horseback riding, gymnastics, ice skating, ballet, tennis, golf, playing piano.

    • 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. She was wearing a long beige coat, black slacks and a black turtleneck sweater.

    • Laura's son Mason, who was born in 1996, has cerebral palsy and cannot walk unassisted. Since his birth she has become a strong supporter of inclusive educational opportunities for all children.

    • Laura's last name is pronounced San Jee-ah-co-mo.

    • She is 5 feet 2 inches or 157 centimeters.

  • Quotes

    • Laura: I knew that I wanted to be an actor. Then it became about whether acting wanted me. So, I gave it a shot. It hasn't worked out too bad, so far.

    • Laura: I believe in giving back. For all of my fortune, there are many with misfortune that need a hand. I am willing to lend that hand, I will continue to stay involved with my charities as long as they need me.

    • Laura: I read the premise for the television show, Snapped, and knew I had to do this show. These woman are crazy, they were pushed beyond the limits of all their boundaries, and well, like the title says, they 'Snapped'.

    • Laura: Playing Maya on Just Shoot Me was great. She was the strong female character on the outside, brewing with esteem issues stemming from her daddy on the inside. Pair that with the fact that she works for daddy, and you get a grounded, level headed wreck!

    • Laura: After the birth of my son, my whole world shifted. Priorities changed in a second, he was the beginning, middle, and end to every day now. I couldn't have asked for a better gift, than what I received in Mason.