Laura Innes was born on August 16,1959 in Brimingham, Mich to Laurette and Robert Innes. She is the youngest of 6 children.
When Laura was just a year old she underwent three trachemotomies to remove a fragment of acorn lodged in her throat.
Laura attended Seaholm highschool from wich she graduated in 1977. She went on to Northwestren Universiy where she studied acting. She has done stage work in both Chicago and New York.
Laura metDavid Brisbin in 1987. A week after them met she ended up in the hospital with a ruptured appendix. David and Laura married in 1988. In 1990 Laura gave birth to a son named Cal. She had a difficult pregnancy requring her to spend three months in the hospital. Cal was born eight weeks premature weighing only 3 lbs 2 ozs. Despite his small size Cal was a healthy baby.Laura is a very devoted mother. When she can't be with Cal she call's him to say I love you and leaves him little notes to say I love you before for she leaves for work each morning.
Laura has had several tv and movie roles but she is best known for her role as Dr.Kerry Weaver on NBC's hit drama ER. She started out doing several geust appernces on ER but in the show's third season Laura became a regular cast member and she is still playing Dr. Weaver as the show goes into its ninth season. Laura's husband David also has a role on ER as Dr. Alex Babcock.Laura has also been on the other side of the camera as a director. She has directed several episodes of ER and The West Wing.
Laura, David and their son Cal and new daughter Mia reside in a quaint 2 bedroom bundglow in Venice, Calf.