• 59 year old Caucasian actress of Italian descent
• Best known for her role in Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 drama “Sex, Lies, and Videotape”
• Also appeared in “Pretty Woman”
• Has won 12 awards and nominations, most notably Golden Globe Award nomination and CFCA awards
• Estimated net worth of $6 million in 2022
Who is Laura San Giacomo?
Born under the sign of Scorpio on the 14th of November 1962, in West Orange, New Jersey USA, Laura San Giacomo is a 59-year-old Caucasian award-winning actress of Italian descent. She is probably best known throughout the world for her role as Cynthia in Steven Soderbergh’s 1989 drama “Sex, Lies, and Videotape,” which has 15 awards, and 24 nominations including for an Oscar for Screenplay. She’s also played parts in other significant titles, such as the legendary “Pretty Woman.” She has had quite a few successes throughout her frequently lucrative acting career since around 1980.
Early life: An unlikely star
Laura was raised apparently an only child in Denville Township, New Jersey by her mother MaryJo, and father John San Giacomo, who owned a paper mill and who hails from Italy. She grew up without a particular interest in acting, and initially had other plans for her future. This changed when she began attending Morris Knolls High School, where she discovered school plays and quickly warmed to them. She auditioned for numerous roles there. and had the lead several times. Upon matriculation in 1980, she moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to attend Carnegie Mellon School of Drama for the next four years, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree specializing in acting.
Career: From the stage to the screen
Laura then moved to New York to pursue her acting career, starting in theaters. Her early performances throughout her first seven career years can’t be traced to particular dates, but it’s known that she participated in “Wrong Turn at Lungfish”, “Three Sisters” and “Beirut” among several othersn. Her 1986 performance in Walnut Street Theatre’s “As You Like It” earned a description in the review, stating ‘although doll-like Laura San Giacomo had only a minor role as a willful shepherdess, she sank her fangs into it and received the only show-interrupting applause of the evening.’
She appeared on television for the first time the next year, as Luisa in an episode of “All My Children”, as well as in the role of Sharon in an episode of “Spenser: For Hire.” She appeared in an episode of “Crime Story” in 1988, and had an uncredited role as Sandy in the film “Miles from Home.” Her actual film debut came a year later, which would also be her greatest career achievement – the 1989 drama entitled “Sex, Lies, and Videotape”– a performance that earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination, while the film itself received the highly esteemed Palme d’Or Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
Pursuing the dream
Following on, Laura proceeded with her career and appeared in another 24 titles up until the year 2000, the most significant of which was the role of Kit De Luca alongside legendary Richard Gere and Julia Roberts in the world-renowned ilm f“Pretty Woman.” Her biggest role in late 1990’s and early 2000’s was the character of Maya Gallo in “Just Shoot Me!”, in 149 episodes from 1997 to 2003. After several single episode appearances, she landed the part of Rhetta Rodriguez in 46 episodes of “Saving Grace”, from 2007 to 2010.
The next five years went by somewhat quietly compared to earlier, with another 10 guest roles. In 2016 she played Elena Medina in 10 episodes of “Full Circle”, and at the same time started a six-year long presence as Dr. Grace Confalone in the highly acclaimed “NCIS,” which won three Primetime Emmy Awards. From 2017 to 2018 she was busy in nine episodes of “Animal Kingdom,” and after several more single appearances, she is now realizing the lead role in “Vacuums and the Whistling Pig,” which is in pre-production in 2022. San Giacomo has 62 credited roles to date, and her career is still in full bloom.
Love life: Who is Laura San Giacomo’s husband?
Laura’s first known boyfriend is fellow actor Cameron Dye, whom she dated for a while and ultimately married on 24th June 1990. They had one child together – Mason Alan Dye, born on November 19th 1995 in Los Angeles, California, with cerebral palsy and can’t walk without assistance. Their marriage lasted for about eight years, dissolving in 1998. She began dating actor Matt Adler soon after her divorce, marrying him two years later. They haven’t had any children, and the marriage seems to be stable. They’re residing in Los Angeles, California.
San Giacomo had been nominated 12 times, half of which she’s won. She received the New Generation Award for her performance in “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” in 1889, and the following year was nominated for the prestigious BAFTA Film Award in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for the aforementioned film. Her most significant win came in the same year, when she received two CFCA awards, in both Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Actress categories, for the same signature film. Laura’s most recently won nomination got her the Felix award in the Best Supporting Actress category, again for the same film. Her only win is the Best Actress award at the 2005 Palm Beach International Film Festival for her performance in “Checking Out.”
A kind soul
Aware of her own hardships with raising a child with a disability, Laura is a staunch supporter of philanthropic events, especially those aimed at helping disabled children, and founded the CHIME Charter Elementary School in Woodland Hills, California. Additionally, the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine graced her with their Humanitarian Award, and she also received the Redbook’s Mother and Shaker Award. She was named the Board Secretary of the international wheelchair-charity Momentum Wheels for Humanity, as well as Honorary Chair of the Environment of People Foundation, Inc., which aims to establish music opportunities for children.
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What is Laura San Giacomo’s net worth?
Laura’s net worth is estimated by numerous sources at $6 million in 2022, earning this modest fortune by playing numerous lucrative roles throughout her career, most notably that of Cynthia in “Sex, Lies, and Videotape.”
Laura’s Body Measurements
As of mid-2022, Laura has light brown hair and dark brown eyes. Her height is 5ft 2ins (157cm), she weighs about 130lbs (59kgs), with vital statistics of 38-25-35, bra size 44DD. Her dress size is 4 (US), and shoe size 6 (US).