Laura San Giacomo Net Worth, Biography & Wiki 2017
Laura San Giacomo was born on the 14th November 1962, in West Orange, New Jersey USA, and is an actress, perhaps best known for her role of Maya Gallo on the NBC’s sitcom “Just Shoot Me!” (1997-2003). San Giacomo also played in “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” (1989), “Quigley Down Under” (1990), and “Pretty Woman” (1990). Her career started in 1987.
Have you ever wondered how rich Laura San Giacomo is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Laura San Giacomo’s net worth is as high as $6 million, earned through her successful acting career. In addition to her Golden Globe-nominated role in “Just Shoot Me!”, San Giacomo has also appeared in numerous series and movies which have improved her wealth.
Laura San Giacomo Net Worth $6 Million
Laura San Giacomo is a daughter of paper mill owner John San Giacomo, and MaryJo, and was raised in Denville, New Jersey, where she went to the Morris Knolls High School, becoming interested in acting, and later studied at the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1984 with a degree in Fine Arts. Laura then moved to New York, and commuted to Los Angeles as necessary.
San Giacomo had her television debut in the series “Spenser: For Hire” in 1987, and appeared in an episode of “Crime Story” in 1988. Later, she landed the role of Cynthia Patrice Bishop in Steven Soderbergh’s “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” (1989) starring James Spader, Andie MacDowell, and Peter Gallagher, but came to prominence in the early 90’s with a part in the Oscar-nominated romantic comedy “Pretty Woman” (1990) with Richard Gere and Julia Roberts.
However, in 1997 San Giacomo’s role as Maya Gallo, eventually in 149 episodes of “Just Shoot Me!” (1997-2003), marked her career, and significantly improved her net worth, as after which she became a millionaire. By the end of the ‘90s, Laura appeared in Peter O’Fallon’s “Suicide Kings” (1997) starring Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, and Sean Patrick Flanery, “Eat Your Heart Out” (1997), and “With Friends Like These…” (1998).
In the 2000’s, San Giacomo had notable roles in “Sister Mary Explains It All” (2001) starring Diane Keaton, “A House on a Hill” (2003), “Checking Out” (2005) with Peter Falk, and “Havoc” (2005) starring Anne Hathaway and Bijou Phillips. Laura played Rhetta Rodriguez in TNT’s series “Saving Grace” from 2007 to 2010 and later appeared in “TalhotBlond” (2012), “Least Among Saints” (2012), and “The Meddler” (2015) with Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, and J.K. Simmons. Most recently, San Giacomo played in TV series “Recovery Road” (2016) and “NCIS” (2016).
Regarding her personal life, Laura San Giacomo was married to actor Cameron Dye from 1990 to 1998, and the pair has a son together. She later married the actor Matt Adler in 2000, and they currently reside in the San Fernando Valley, California. Laura has numerous hobbies including ice skating, ballet, tennis, horseback riding, gymnastics, golf and playing the piano.
San Giacomo is a well-known philanthropist, and supports disability-related charitable causes; she founded the CHIME Charter Elementary School, in Woodland Hills, California.
Attended Morris Knolls High School in Denville, New Jersey.
Her son, Mason, born in 1996, has cerebral palsy and cannot walk unassisted.
Graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama with a degree in Fine Arts. Grew up in Denville, New Jersey.
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. In English Saint James.
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I went to college in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University... studied acting there. Then I went to New York for about five years. I moved out here about 10 years ago.
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I have a son, Mason, who is disabled - cerebral palsy - and he does not walk independently, sit independently or speak. He uses a talking computer. I started becoming an advocate for him when he was 3 years old.
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I did theater at Carnegie, and in Pittsburgh and New York.
For all of my fortune, there are many with misfortune that need a hand.
I knew that I wanted to be an actor. Then it became about whether acting wanted me.So, I gave it a shot. It hasn't worked out too bad, so far.