Laura Silverman

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Laura Silverman
Born Laura Jane Silverman
(1966-06-10) June 10, 1966 (age 50)
Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Occupation Actress, voice actress
Years active 1995–present

Laura Jane Silverman (born June 10, 1966) is an American actress and voice actress, and the older sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.[1][2][3][4] 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[edit]

Year Title Role
1995–2002 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist Laura (voice)
1997 Who's the Caboose? "At Every Audition" Girl
1998 Half Baked Jan
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)
2012 Nurse Jackie Laura
2011–2014 Bob's Burgers Andy Pesto (voice)

Early life[edit]

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).[5]

She is a graduate of Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

Personal life[edit]

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.[5][6] Her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was 3 months old.[7]


  1. ^ Smith, Lynn (February 4, 2007). "Two for the show. Laura Silverman shores up her sister but doesn't shy from the limelight.". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California: Eddy Hartenstein. ISSN 0458-3035. OCLC 3638237. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Laura Silverman". BuddyTV. Seattle, Washington: David Niu, Andy Liu. July 16, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ Podell, Corey (February 21, 2007). "Interview with Laura Silverman – LAist". LAist. Gothamist. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ a b Silverman, Susan (November 15, 2007). "My sister Sarah". 
  6. ^ bu (November 10, 2011). "Sister Act". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  7. ^ Silverman, Sarah. "Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy". NPR. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 

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