Get to know Laine
thru her roles...
Laine fell in love with the performing arts at a young age and story telling has been a driving force in her life ever since. Now as an experienced performer, director, and acting/voice coach, she loves reaching for new heights and discovering new horizons - especially those within herself.
As a mother of four, naturally many of Laine's favorite roles on stage and screen have been mothers - of one sort or another. One of her favorites was “Maria” in THE SOUND OF MUSIC. An iconic musical based on a true story - the kind Laine loves to tell.
More recently, Laine fully embraced portraying colorful storybook mothers who are less-than-exemplary caregivers: “The Witch“ in INTO THE WOODS and “Maleficent” in DESCENDANTS. Another character, “Rona Peretti” in THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, morphs into a self-absorbed mother on The I Love You Song. Laine was thrilled to sing this with two of her real life daughters on separate occasions.
Recently, as "Sister Katherine" in the film LOVING YOU IS COMPLICATED (nominated at PRIZE FEST 2023), Laine played a motherly nun whose inspirational straight talk gave direction to a lost young man.
Laine is eager to tell more stories in collaboration with creative people who have a message to share, either on stage or on the screen. And - yes - she loves to play characters who are NOT mothers, too!!