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      Laura Dean

      Laura Dean

      Highest Rated: 81% Fame (1980)

      Lowest Rated: 81% Fame (1980)

      Birthday: May 27, 1963

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Laura Dean is one of many actresses who found themselves thrust into the national spotlight with the runaway success of "Fame." The 1980 musical hit told the story of a group of students at a high school for the performing arts in New York City. This mirrored Dean's real-life experience: When she was cast, she was in between her junior and senior year at the High School of the Performing Arts. "Fame" remains the high point of her career--the same year, she was in a gory Italian horror flick called "Cannibal Apocalypse"--but she continued to pursue acting in both TV and movies. She was cast as Barbara Ann Boopstein in the Broadway production of "Doonesbury: The Musical," and also had a recurring role on mega-hit sitcom "Friends" as Sophie, one of Rachel's co-workers at Bloomingdale's. Dean has done a large amount of voice work as well, providing lines for My Little Pony characters in a number of movies. Her last major movie role was as part of the ensemble in the film adaptation of hit musical "Chicago," proving that Laura Dean hasn't strayed far from her roots. She is married to Stephen Koch and has two children, Savannah and Zoey.

      Highest rated movies

      81% Fame

      Photos

      ALMOST YOU, Marty Watt, Laura Dean, 1985. ©20thCentFox

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 72% My Little Pony Sundance / Bushwoolie 2 (Voice) $4.4M 1986
      No Score Yet 17% Almost You Jeannie (Character) - 1984
      81% 69% Fame Lisa Monroe (Character) - 1980

      TV

      Credit
      78% 93% Friends Sophie (Guest Star) 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kate & Allie Unknown (Guest Star) 1987