Lara Flynn Boyle

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Lara Flynn Boyle was born in Davenport, Iowa on March 24, 1970 to 21-year old Sally Boyle. For Sally and young Lara, money was not plentiful so Sally was required to work three jobs in addition to raising baby Lara by herself. Since Lara was mostly around Sally, they developed a bond that still binds Lara and Sally today. Until recently, Sally ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Happiness Helen Jordan
Men in Black II Serleena
The Practice Helen Gamble / A.D.A. Helen Gamble
Twin Peaks Donna Hayward


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 2015 Lucky Dog
Ms. Donley
 2013 Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
Witch Agnes
 2011 Cougar Hunting
 2009 Life Is Hot in Cracktown
Betty McBain
 2009 Baby on Board
Mary Radcliffe (as Laura Flynn Boyle)
 2008 Law & Order (TV Series)
Dawn Talley
- Submission (2008) ... Dawn Talley
 2007 A West Texas Children's Story
Ben's Mother
 2007 Insatiable (TV Series)
 2006 Shades of Black: The Conrad Black Story (TV Movie)
Barbara Amiel
 2006 The House Next Door (TV Movie)
Col Kennedy
 2006 (Short)
Yuppy Girl
 2006 Land of the Blind
First Lady
 2005-2006 Las Vegas (TV Series)
Monica Mancuso
- And Here's Mike with the Weather (2006) ... Monica Mancuso
- Mothwoman (2005) ... Monica Mancuso
- Bold, Beautiful & Blue (2005) ... Monica Mancuso
- The Real McCoy (2005) ... Monica Mancuso
- Whatever Happened to Seymour Magoon? (2005) ... Monica Mancuso
 2005 Crazy (TV Movie)
 2004-2005 Huff (TV Series)
Melody Coatar
- Crazy Nuts & All Fucked Up (2005) ... Melody Coatar
- That Fucking Cabin (2004) ... Melody Coatar
- Flashpants (2004) ... Melody Coatar
- Control (2004) ... Melody Coatar
- Assault & Pepper (2004) ... Melody Coatar
 1997-2003 The Practice (TV Series)
Helen Gamble / A.D.A. Helen Gamble
- Goodbye (2003) ... Helen Gamble
- Baby Love (2003) ... Helen Gamble (credit only)
- Heroes and Villains (2003) ... Helen Gamble
- Les Is More (2003) ... Helen Gamble
- Capitol Crimes (2003) ... Helen Gamble
 2002 Men in Black II
 1998-2002 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Tally Cupp / Helen Gamble
- Tom Dooley (2002) ... Tally Cupp (uncredited)
- Making Spirits Bright (1998) ... Helen Gamble (uncredited)
 2001 Speaking of Sex
Dr. Emily Paige
 2000 Chain of Fools
 1998 Susan's Plan
Betty Johnson
 1998 Happiness
Helen Jordan
 1998 Since You've Been Gone (TV Movie)
Grace Williams
 1997 Afterglow
Marianne Byron
 1997 Red Meat
 1997 Farmer & Chase
 1996 The Big Squeeze
Tanya Mulhill
 1995 Legend (TV Series)
Theresa Dunleavy
- Skeletons in the Closet (1995) ... Theresa Dunleavy (uncredited)
 1995 Cafe Society
Pat Ward
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
 1994 The Road to Wellville
Ida Muntz
 1994 Baby's Day Out
Laraine Cotwell
 1994 Past Tense (TV Movie)
Tory Bass / Sabrina James
 1994 Threesome
 1993 Red Rock West
 1993 The Temp
Kris Bolin
 1992 Equinox
Beverly Franks
 1992 Wayne's World
 1992 Where the Day Takes You
 1991 Eye of the Storm
Sandra Gladstone
 1991 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
- Splinters of Privacy (1991) ... Nicole
 1991 Mobsters
Mara Motes
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
Donna Hayward
- Episode #2.21 (1991) ... Donna Hayward
- Episode #2.22 (1991) ... Donna Hayward
- Episode #2.20 (1991) ... Donna Hayward
- Variations and Relations (1991) ... Donna Hayward
- On the Wings of Love (1991) ... Donna Hayward
 1991 The Dark Backward
 1990 The Rookie
 1990 Calvin Klein: Obsession (TV Mini-Series short)
- Explore (1990) ... Woman
 1990 May Wine (TV Movie)
 1989 The Preppie Murder (TV Movie)
Jennifer Levin
 1989 Dead Poets Society
Ginny Danburry (scenes deleted)
 1989 How I Got Into College
Jessica Kailo
 1989 Terror on Highway 91 (TV Movie)
Laura Taggart
 1988 Poltergeist III
Donna Gardner
 1987 Jack and Mike (TV Series)
- Quality of Mercy (1987) ... Leslie
 1987 Sable (TV Series)
Melanie Waterston
- Toy Gun (1987) ... Melanie Waterston
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series)
Jackie Bradford
- Part VII (1987) ... Jackie Bradford
- Part V (1987) ... Jackie Bradford
- Part IV (1987) ... Jackie Bradford
- Part III (1987) ... Jackie Bradford
- Part II (1987) ... Jackie Bradford
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TV commercial for Calvin Klein's "Obsession" (1990). See more »

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10 Interviews | 20 Articles | 10 Pictorials | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Laura Flynn Boyle


5' 6" (1.68 m)

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David created such an atmosphere of fantastic strangeness. I remember, in the pilot, I did a very long scene that we had to shoot 30 or 40 times. David came up to me and said quietly, in my ear: "Think of how gently a deer has to move in the snow..." It was strange direction. But that's what I thought of, and it worked. See more »


As a young child, she was extremely shy. Overcame her shyness by taking Irish folk dancing, art classes, and working in a local improv class. See more »


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