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Laura San Giacomo      

Film and Television Actress Best Known for "Sex , Lies and Videotape" and "Just Shoot Me!"

Laura San Giacomo is an American actress, best known for her role as Maya Gallo on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Cynthia in the film Sex, Lies and Videotape, and Kit De Luca in the film Pretty Woman.

San Giacomo began her acting career in several theater productions, including the Garry Marshall-Lowell Ganz production of Wrong Turn at Lungfish in Los Angeles, the Princeton/McCarter Theatre production of Three Sisters, and off-Broadway in Beirut. She also starred in Italian American Reconciliation, regional productions of Shakespeare's The Tempest, As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet, as well as Crimes of the Heart.

San Giacomo's first television appearances were four episodes on three television series during 1987. Two notable appearances were in Crime Story in 1988 for the episode "Protected Witness" (Season 2 / Episode 13) as Theresa Farantino, and in Miami Vice in 1989 for the episode, "Leap of Faith" (Season 5, Episode 19) as Tania Lewis.

However, San Giacomo first drew international attention in Steven Soderbergh's Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989).Her work in the film was nominated for a Golden Globe, and she received a Los Angeles Film Critics Association New Generation Award.

She would go on to star in a variety of movies and television shows, most notably, as Kit De Luca in the film Pretty Woman (1990), Maya Gallo on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe, Rhetta Rodriguez on the TNT drama Saving Grace (2007–2010), and the recurring role of Dr. Grace Confalone on the CBS drama NCIS (2016–19).In 2019 she had a role in the Honey Boy.

San Giacomo is the founder of the CHIME Charter Elementary School, an elementary school in Woodland Hills, California. Chime is an inclusion school for all children of all abilities.


EXCLUSIVE: 'NCIS' Star Laura San Giacomo Opens Up About ...
The actress gets candid about her career and philanthropic work on the April 30th episode of OWN's 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?'.

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