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 appears in Who's the Caboose?, a 1997 theatrical film starring her sister, 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
2005The ComebackJane
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
2011–2013Bob'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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