Laura Silverman

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Laura Silverman
Laura Jane Silverman

(1966-06-10) June 10, 1966 (age 54)
Years active1987–present
RelativesSarah Silverman (sister)
Susan Silverman (sister)

Laura Jane Silverman (born June 10, 1966) is an American actress and the older sister of actress and comedian Sarah Silverman.[1][2][3][4] She acted in Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic and The Sarah Silverman Program portraying a fictionalized version of herself. 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. Her dramatic roles include guest appearances in House and Nurse Jackie.

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]

Personal life[edit]

She has three sisters: screenwriter Jodyne, comedian Sarah Silverman, and Rabbi Susan Silverman.[5][6] Her brother Jeffrey Michael died when he was 3 months old.[7]

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–present Bob's Burgers Andy Pesto (voice)
2018 Big Hero 6: The Series Krei's Assistant (voice)
2020 I Know This Much Is True Kristin


  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. Archived from the original on May 10, 2011. 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 May 29, 2012.
  7. ^ Silverman, Sarah. "Sarah Silverman: Turning Ignorance Into Comedy". NPR. Retrieved April 29, 2014.

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