Laura Allen

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Laura Allen
Born (1974-03-21) March 21, 1974 (age 40)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Bruce Weyman (m. 2006); 2 children
Website
www.lauraallen.net

Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974) is an American actress, best known for starring as Lily Tyler on the USA Network hit-series The 4400 during the first two seasons (2004–2005).

Personal life[edit]

Allen was born in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Julie and David Allen.[1] She grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington as the middle child of three sisters: older Jennifer (Jenny) and younger Lindsay. She attended Wellesley College as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996. She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor[2] before pursuing acting.

She and Bruce Weyman married at the Relais Palazzo del Capitano in Pienza, Italy on September 23, 2006. They have one child.[3]

Career[edit]

Allen first established her career portraying Laura Kirk-English DuPres on the soap opera All My Children from 2000–2002, taking over the role from Lauren Roman, who originated the role in 1995-1998. After departing AMC, Allen went on to play Susan Delacorte in Julia Roberts's Mona Lisa Smile co-starring with Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. She later starred in USA Network's hit series, The 4400. She played the role of Lily Tyler. However, her character was written out of the show before its third season. She did reprise the role of Lily Tyler in 2007 in the fourth and final season of The 4400 for two episodes.[4]

In 2006, Allen was a guest star on House M.D. in the episode "All In", as Sarah, the mother of a sick 6-year-old boy. She was also a guest star in the season 2 episode of Criminal Minds "Open Season" as the victim of two serial killers and alongside Cynthia Nixon in the 2007 season premiere of Law & Order: SVU. She starred as Julia Mallory in the first season of the FX drama series Dirt. Her character was a Hollywood heroin addict. She also appeared as a former love interest of Major Owen Hunt on the ABC's Grey's Anatomy in 2009. Other recent projects include the thrillers Hysteria, From Within and The Collective, and Old Dogs with John Travolta and Robin Williams. She has played regular characters in two television series: Katie Nichols in Terriers in 2010 and Hannah Britten in Awake in 2012.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Tale of Two, AA Tale of Two Limo Girl Short film
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Susan Delacorte
2005 How You Look to Me Jane Carol Webb
2008 From Within Trish
2008 Collective, TheThe Collective Clare
2009 Old Dogs Kelly
2010 Cherry Linda
2010 Hysteria Erin
2013 Clown Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 $treet, TheThe $treet Jennifer Episode: "Pilot"
2000–2002 All My Children Laura English TV series
2004 Cold Case Vanessa Prosser Episode: "Late Returns"
2004 North Shore Monique Episode: "More"
2004 Sucker Free City Samantha Wade TV movie
2004–2005 4400, TheThe 4400 Lily Tyler 17 episodes
2006 House M.D. Sarah Alston Episode: "All In"
2007 Criminal Minds Bobbi Baird Episode: "Open Season"
2007 4400, TheThe 4400 Lily Moore Tyler Episode: "One of Us"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cass Magnall Episode: "Alternate"
2007–2008 Dirt Julia Mallory 14 episodes
2009 Grey's Anatomy Beth Whitman Episode: "Beat Your Heart Out"
Episode: "Before and After"
2009 CSI: Miami Sondra Moore Episode: "Dissolved"
2010 Terriers Katie Nichols 13 episodes
2012 Awake Hannah Britten 13 episodes
2013 Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives Alison Dunn TV movie, filming
2013 Ravenswood Rochelle Matheson TV Series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Laura Allen at". Filmreference.com. 1974-03-21. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Bio". Lauraallen.net. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Profile in ''People Magazine''". People.com. 2013-01-14. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  4. ^ Lee, Patrick. "What Happened To 4400's Lily?". Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2006-12-11. 

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