Laila Robins

 

Biography

Born on March 14, 1959 in St. Paul, Minnesota, Laila Robins is an American actress who has made a name for herself in the theatre world as the department chair of Theatre at Hope College, as well as the director of many productions like Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. As a performer, she has appeared off-Broadway in Sore Throats by Howard Brenton, The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Mrs. Klein by Nicholas Wright, Burnt Piano by Justin Fleming and The Film Society by Jon Robin Baitz, just to name a few.

Robins, who has been in a relationship with actor Robert Cuccioli since 2000, has also landed roles on the small screen, including Victoria Heller on ABC’s Gabriel's Fire, as the younger version of family matriarch Livia Soprano on HBO’s The Sopranos and as Claire Williams, the mother of lesbian Reese Williams on the daytime drama All My Children. At present, she plays Tammy Kent on HBO’s In Treatment.

Some of Laila Robins’ popular movie credits include The Book of Daniel, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, A Walk on the Moon and The Good Shepherd.