Born: New York City, New York, USA
Laura Dean (born as Laura Francine Deutscher; May 27, 1963 in New York City) is an American film and television actress and voice actress who is known for the roles of Sophie in the 3rd and 4th seasons of Friends and of a lead character Tamara in Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders. Since she was 10 years old, she also played the New York City Opera for five years in La bohème, Die tote Stadt and Mefistofele. She is best known as the character Lisa the ballet dancer who gets kicked out of the dance department in the film Fame. She also appeared in the Broadway musical version of Doonesbury and as the mother of the title character in The Whos Tommy.
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