skip navigation
Laila Robins

Laila Robins

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

Blumenthal ... "He died laughing" becomes the very definition of irony when renowned playwright... more info $14.95was $24.95 Buy Now

In Treatment: The Complete... Set within the highly charged confines of individual psychotherapy sessions, in... more info $25.95was $29.98 Buy Now

Live Nude Girls ... When Shane inherits a gentleman's club from his estranged uncle, he leaves his... more info $10.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Planes Trains & Automobiles ... Originally released in 1987. Directed by John Hughes. Starring John Candy,... more info $11.95was $17.99 Buy Now

The Blood Oranges ... This 105 minute feature film is a DVD starring Charles Dan ce, Sheryl Lee, Laila... more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Multiple Sarcasms ... Gabriel Richmond has it all - a great career, a devoted best friend and a loving... more info $11.95was $14.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: Died:
Born: March 14, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: St Paul, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1959 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Laila Robins earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire, and subsequently attended the prestigious Yale School of Drama, earning a Masters of Fine Arts. She began working on stage in the mid-1980s and quickly found herself on screen in a substantial role, playing Steve Martin's wife, in the holiday classic "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987). Her first series regular role came on the show "Gabriel's Fire" (ABC, 1990-91) playing the attorney who helps free James Earl Jones, then hires him as a private investigator. Once that show ended, Robins continued to work both on stage and screen, notably playing a recurring role as young Livia Soprano on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), and making multiple appearances on "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010), and "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-2011). In 2014, she appeared as a series regular, playing the US Ambassador to Pakistan on season 4 of "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011-). The following year she was a regular on season 2 of "Murder in the First" (TNT, 2014-16). It was announced that she would be a series regular on "Deception" (ABC, 2018-)

Born in 1959 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Laila Robins earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire, and subsequently attended the prestigious Yale School of Drama, earning a Masters of Fine Arts. She began working on stage in the mid-1980s and quickly found herself on screen in a substantial role, playing Steve Martin's wife, in the holiday classic "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" (1987). Her first series regular role came on the show "Gabriel's Fire" (ABC, 1990-91) playing the attorney who helps free James Earl Jones, then hires him as a private investigator. Once that show ended, Robins continued to work both on stage and screen, notably playing a recurring role as young Livia Soprano on "The Sopranos" (HBO, 1999-2007), and making multiple appearances on "In Treatment" (HBO, 2008-2010), and "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2009-2011). In 2014, she appeared as a series regular, playing the US Ambassador to Pakistan on season 4 of "Homeland" (Showtime, 2011-). The following year she was a regular on season 2 of "Murder in the First" (TNT, 2014-16). It was announced that she would be a series regular on "Deception" (ABC, 2018-)

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Grey Lady (2017)
2.
 Eye in the Sky (2016)
3.
 Concussion (2013)
4.
 Side Effects (2013)
6.
 Too Big to Fail (2011)
7.
8.
 August (2008)
9.
 Slippery Slope (2008)
10.
 Broken Sole, A (2007)
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

1995:
Co-starred with Uta Hagen in the Off-Broadway hit "Mrs. Klein"
1997:
Starred in the 50th Anniversary production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago
2000:
Cast opposite Richard Thomas in the stage revival of "Tiny Alice"
1986:
Film debut, "A Walk on the Moon"
1989:
TV-movie debut, "Dream Breakers"
1990:
Series debut, Victoria Heller in "Gabriel's Fire" (ABC)
1984:
Stage debut in "Peer Gynt" at Williamstown Theatre Festival
1984:
Broadway debut, succeeded Glenn Close as Annie in "The Real Thing" directed by Mike Nichols
1988:
TV debut, episode of "The Equalizer"
:
First onscreen appearance in "Planes, Train, and Automobiles"
:
First appearance on "Homeland"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

University of Wisconsin: Madison, Wisconsin -
School of Drama, Yale University: New Haven, Connecticut -

Notes

Robins plays classical piano

Family close complete family listing

father:
Janis Robins. Research chemist. Immigrant from Latvia.
mother:
Brigita Suarcs Robins. Immigrant from Latvia.

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute