Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974) is an American actress.
Allen was born in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Julie and David Allen. She grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington as the middle child of three sisters: older Jennifer (Jenny) and younger Lindsay. She attended Wellesley College as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996. She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor before pursuing acting.
Allen married Bruce Weyman at the Relais Palazzo del Capitano in Pienza, Italy on September 23, 2006. Son Harper Edward Weyman was born September 3, 2008 in Los Angeles and weighed 9 lbs., 5 oz.
Allen was best known to fans as Laura Kirk-English DuPres on the soap opera All My Children, taking over the role from Lauren E. Roman. After departing the show in 2002, Allen went on to play Susan Delacorte in Julia Robert's Mona Lisa Smile costarring with Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. Later she starred in USA Network's hit show, The 4400. She played the role of Lily Tyler. However, her character was written out of the show before its third season. However she did reprise the role of Lily Tyler in 2007 in the fourth and final season of The 4400 for two episodes. In 2006, Allen