Laura Silverman

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Laura Silverman
BornLaura Jane Silverman
(1966-06-10) June 10, 1966 (age 48)
Bedford, New Hampshire
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1995–present
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Laura Silverman
BornLaura Jane Silverman
(1966-06-10) June 10, 1966 (age 48)
Bedford, New Hampshire
OccupationActress, voice actress
Years active1995–present

Laura Jane Silverman (born June 10, 1966, in Bedford, New Hampshire) is an American actress/voice actress, and the older sister of comedian Sarah Silverman.[1][2][3][4][5] 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 voices Laura, the sarcastic receptionist on the animated comedy television series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist.

Selected acting roles[edit]

1995–2002Dr. Katz, Professional TherapistLaura (voice)
1997Who's the Caboose?"At Every Audition" Girl
1998Half BakedJan
1999–2004Home MoviesLinda Small, Loni, others (voice)
2002Curb Your EnthusiasmSaleswoman
2005–2006The King of QueensDawn
2005, 2014The ComebackJane Benson
2005Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is MagicFictionalized version of herself
2006MetalocalypseRebecca Nightrod, Valerie Vransinn (voice)
2007–2010The Sarah Silverman ProgramFictionalized version of herself
2008House ("Don't Ever Change")Roz
2009All American OrgyTina
2011Adventure Time with Finn & JakeEthel Rainicorn (voice)
2012Nurse JackieLaura
2011–2014Bob's BurgersAndy 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).[6]

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.[6][7] Her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was 3 months old.[8]


  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 – Biography". IMDB. 2010. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Laura Silverman". BuddyTV. Seattle, Washington: David Niu, Andy Liu. July 16, 2007. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ Podell, Corey (February 21, 2007). "Interview with Laura Silverman – LAist". LAist. Gothamist. Retrieved February 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b Silverman, Susan (November 15, 2007). "My sister Sarah". 
  7. ^ bu (November 10, 2011). "Sister Act". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  8. ^ Silverman, Sarah. "Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy". NPR. Retrieved 2014-04-29. 

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