She's of Italian origin. Surname is pronounced 'San JA-co-mo'. It's a soft 'G' and the 'i' is silent. Stress on the first syllable. Her last name means 'Saint James' in English.
Graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama with a degree in Fine Arts. Grew up in Denville, New Jersey.
Her son, Mason Alan Dye, born on November 19, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, has cerebral palsy and cannot walk unassisted.
Attended Morris Knolls High School in Denville, New Jersey.
Cousin of Torry Castellano. (aka Donna C) of the rock group The Donnas.
As a mother of a child with learning and physical disabilities, Laura is a strong supporter for inclusive educational opportunities for all children.
Was going to star in a biopic of Frida Kahlo, but it was canceled because of a backlash from fans who insisted that a Mexican be cast. Salma Hayek has since starred in a version.
Her acting mentor was George Segal.
Surrogate daughter of George Segal.
Credits George Segal as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
Actor George Segal took her under his wing, when she was 34.