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Laura Bonarrigo-Koffman (born Laura Bonarrigo on October 29, 1964) is an American actress.

CareerEdit

Koffman is best known for her role as the fourth Cassie Callison on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live.

Before landing the role of Cassie, Koffman played the short-term role of Lindsay on the NBC soap opera Another World in 1991.

On One Life to Live, she succeeded Ava Haddad, who portrayed Cassie from 1983–1986, with a brief reprise in 1990. Koffman portrayed the role from March 1991 to January 1999, winning a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 1993 for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress. She left the show in 1999 when she was controversially fired while on maternity leave, something that was widely blamed on then-executive producer Jill Farren Phelps. She made several brief appearances on the series in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004. She returned once again on February 15, 18 and 26 and March 1 of 2010, when Cassie's family was being terrorized.

After leaving One Life to Live in 1999 & giving birth to her son, Laura performed as Trish in Five Women Wearing the Same Dress by Alan Ball. Her daughter was born in 2001 at which time she took a break from acting to raise her children in Manhattan.[1][2]

Koffman portrayed the title role in an off-Broadway play by Myra Bairstow entitled The Rise of Dorothy Hale from June 2007 to January 2008.

On October 28, 2008 Koffman returned to daytime television in the role of Rebecca Fowler on ABC's All My Children.[3][4]

She has since returned full-time to acting & modeling, playing Angie in the independent film Concertoa, which was a Sundance 2009 Selection and Winner of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award. She also starred as Kitty in the staged reading of Otherwise by Vincent Crapelli, with Karen Ziemba and Beth Leavel.[1]

In 2009, from June 17 to July 26, she portrayed the role of Elly in a production of Dance of the Seven Headed Mouse at the historic Beckett Theater in New York.[5] John Simon of Bloomberg News, said of her; "Outstanding is the Elly of Laura Bonarrigo, hitherto a model and TV actress; beautiful and talented, she deserves a rich theatrical career."[6]

Personal lifeEdit

She married Marty Koffman in 1995 and is the mother of two children. Recently, she has reverted back to using her maiden name professionally.

She has been noted in interviews with Soap Opera Digest magazine as being a fan of wearing thong and g-string bikinis.[1][7] This was only after considerable struggle with her body image as a young actress.

In 2006 Laura started her own company, Feed Your Mouths helping other moms feed their children healthy nourishing meals & snacks. Since then, she has worked closely with families & individuals interested in changing the way they shop, cook & eat in their own homes.[1][8]

Laura is a member of the historic acting club The Players.[9]

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