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Laura Allen (1974)

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Laura Allen is an American actress.

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 personal life
Allen was born in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Julie and David Allen. She grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington as the middle child of three sisters: older Jennifer and younger Lindsay. She attended Wellesley College as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996. She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor before pursuing acting.

Allen married Bruce Weyman at the Relais Palazzo del Capitano in Pienza, Italy on September 23, 2006.
Son Harper Edward Weyman was born September 3, 2008 in Los Angeles and weighed 9 lbs., 5 oz.

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Allen first established her career portraying Laura Kirk-English DuPres on the soap opera All My Children from 2000–2002, taking over the role from Lauren Roman, who originated the role in 1995-1998. After departing AMC, Allen went on to play Susan Delacorte in Julia Roberts' Mona Lisa Smile costarring with Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. Later she starred in USA Network's hit show, The 4400. She played the role of Lily Tyler. However, her character was written out of the show before its third season. She did reprise the role of Lily Tyler in 2007 in the fourth and final season of The 4400 for two episodes. In 2006, Allen was a guest star on House, MD in the episode "All In", as Sarah, the mother of a sick 6-year-old boy. She was also a guest star in the season 2 episode of Criminal Minds "Open Season" as the victim of two serial killers and alongside Cynthia Nixon in the 2007 season premiere of Law & Order: SVU.

Allen starred as Julia Mallory in the first season of the FX drama series Dirt, co-starring Courteney Cox and Ian Hart. Her character was a Hollywood heroin addict, suffering the abuses of paparazzi. Her most recent character was as a former love interest of Major Owen Hunt on the ABC's critically acclaimed Grey's Anatomy.

Other recent projects include the thrillers Hysteria, From Within and The Collective, and Old Dogs with John Travolta and Robin Williams.

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