Laura Benanti — American Actress born on July 15, 1979,

Laura Ilene Benanti is an American stage and screen actress. She played "Louise" in the 2008 Broadway revival of Gypsy, winning the Tony Award, and appeared in the stage musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown in 2010, winning the Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She played Baroness Elsa Schr├Ąder in the 2013 NBC television production of The Sound of Music Live!... (wikipedia)

I think that every therapist that I know, including my dad and my sister, have their own issues. But that empathy is what makes them good at their job.
Of course I wanted an agent from the time I was like 5, but my mother was like, 'No, you're going to be normal, you're going to go to school, you're going to get good grades, you're going to play soccer, and if you do well, if you keep your grades up, you can do one community-theater show a year.'
I try to give the appearance that I have it all together and that I know what I'm talking about, but at the end of the day, I think I might be full of crap.
Musical theatre is my first love.
I don't think theater is dying, and musicals are a great American art form. We've got apple pie, jazz and musical theater.