|Born||Laura Jane Silverman
June 10, 1966
Bedford, New Hampshire
|Occupation||Actress, voice actress|
Laura Jane Silverman (born June 10, 1966) is an American actress/voice actress, and the older sister of comedian Sarah Silverman. She is best known for portraying a fictionalized version of herself alongside her sister in Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic and The Sarah Silverman Program. She also stars as Jane Benson on The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow, and voiced Laura, the sarcastic receptionist on the animated comedy television series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.
Selected acting roles
|1995–2002||Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist||Laura (voice)|
|1997||Who's the Caboose?||"At Every Audition" Girl|
|1999–2004||Home Movies||Linda Small, Loni, others (voice)|
|2002||Curb Your Enthusiasm||Saleswoman|
|2005–2006||The King of Queens||Dawn|
|2005, 2014||The Comeback||Jane Benson|
|2005||Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic||Fictionalized version of herself|
|2006||Metalocalypse||Rebecca Nightrod, Valerie Vransinn (voice)|
|2007–2010||The Sarah Silverman Program||Fictionalized version of herself|
|2008||House ("Don't Ever Change")||Roz|
|2009||All American Orgy||Tina|
|2011||Adventure Time with Finn & Jake||Ethel Rainicorn (voice)|
|2011–2014||Bob's Burgers||Andy Pesto (voice)|
Silverman was born to Beth Ann O'Hara and Donald Silverman. Her parents are divorced and each remarried (to John O'Hara and Janice, respectively).
She is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
She has three sisters: screenwriter Jodyne, comedian Sarah Silverman, and Susan, a rabbi who lives in Jerusalem, Israel with her husband Yosef Abramowitz and their five children. Her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was 3 months old.
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- Diaz, Amy (December 5, 2002). "Queen City comedy is killing 'em. A look past the punchlines at the city's famous-and not so famous-comedians.". Hippo Press (Manchester, New Hampshire: HippoPress LLC). OCLC 53451249. Archived from the original on August 14, 2004. Retrieved February 13, 2011.
- Silverman, Susan (November 15, 2007). "My sister Sarah". JewishJournal.com.
- bu (November 10, 2011). "Sister Act". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
- Silverman, Sarah. "Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy". NPR. Retrieved 2014-04-29.
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