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Laura Innes
as Sophia Maguire
Name Laura Elizabeth Innes
Birthplace Pontiac, Michigan
Birth Date August 15, 1957
Season(s) 1
Number of Episodes 13 episodes

Laura Innes plays Sophia Maguire, leader of the Mount Inostranka prisoners on NBC's The Event.


Laura Innes stars as Sophia Maguire, the leader of a mysterious group of detainees being held at a top-secret facility. She becomes a critical liaison to President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) amidst a huge government cover up, in NBC's new high-octane conspiracy thriller "The Event."

Recognized for her talented work in front of the camera as well as behind the lens, Laura Innes is a three-time Emmy Award nominated actress and director.

Innes is best known for her work as the skilled but abrasive Dr. Kerry Weaver on the long-running hit show "ER." She joined the acclaimed NBC medical drama in its second season, and her recurring role led to being cast as a series regular at the start of the third season. She received two Emmy nominations for her portrayal, as well as three Screen Actors Guild Awards as part of the "ER" ensemble, and has received five nominations for Best Supporting Actress from Viewers for Quality Television. In January 2007, Innes left "ER" after 12 seasons, becoming the longest-serving cast member in the show's history. She returned to "ER" for two episodes (including the series finale) during the series' 15th and final season.

Also a seasoned television director, Innes garnered an Emmy nomination for directing "The West Wing." She has also directed various popular shows, including several more episodes of "ER" as well as episodes of "Brothers & Sisters" and "House."

Innes' additional TV and film acting credits include the Emmy-winning cable film "And the Band Played On," as well as the NBC hit comedy series "Wings," where she played the lovable but promiscuous ex-wife Bunny from 1991-93. Innes co-starred in the blockbuster apocalyptic film "Deep Impact," and with fellow "ER" castmate Noah Wyle in "Can't Stop Dancing."

Innes began her acting career in the theater. She performed in her first major play at Chicago's renowned Goodman Theatre, where among other roles she played Stella with John Malkovich's Stanley in "A Streetcar Named Desire." Other major stage credits include "Two Shakespearean Actors" with Eric Stoltz at Lincoln Center, "Our Town" at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, and "Three Sisters" at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego.

Innes resides in Los Angeles with her family and is a graduate of Northwestern University.

Selected Career[]


  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Chicagao)
  • Two Shakespearean Actors (Washington DC)


  • The Event (2010)
  • ER (1995-2009)

External Links[]


  1. NBCU Media Village