Laura Allen is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during the first two seasons of the USA Network show The 4400.
Laura Allen was born on March 21st, 1974 in Portland, Oregon, to Juliet and David Allen. Laura has two sisters, Jennifer and Lindsay, of which she is the middle child. Grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington, Laura went to Bainbridge High School, as did SNL cast member Chris Kattan. “Snow Falling On Cedars” author David Guterson was a teacher at the same school. On Bainbridge, she performed in local community and high school stage productions with her sisters and her father.
Laura Allen attended Wellesley College (a womans college in Massachusetts) as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996.
She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor before pursuing acting.
Allen first established her career portraying Laura Kirk-English DuPres on the soap opera All My Children from 2000–02, taking over the role from Lauren Roman who originated the role in 1995–98. After departing AMC, Allen went on to play Susan Delacorte in Mike Newell’s Mona Lisa Smile co-starring with Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. She later starred in USA Network’s hit series, 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 season of The 4400 for one episode.
Laura eventually returned to New York and volunteered at an off-Broadway theatre, The Manhattan Class Company. At the opening night party of “Wit”, she met an agent and he started submitting her for roles and pilots. Laura auditioned for the role of Laura Kirk English in early August 2000. She got the role, and eventually became a “contract player” in December of 2000.
Laura Allen and Bruce Weyman married at the Relais Palazzo del Capitano in Pienza, Italy on September 23, 2006. They have two children.
Profile of Laura Allen
Name: Laura Allen
Born: March 21, 1974
Birth Place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 5 feet 7 inches
Profession: Film Actress
Spouse: Bruce Weyman (m. 2006)
Parents: Julie Allen, David Allen
Children: Harper Edward Weyman
Siblings: Jennifer Allen, Lindsay Allen