Laura Benanti (born July 15, 1979) is an American actress. She portrayed Alura Zor-El and Astra on Supergirl before leaving due to schedule conflicts with first Broadway and then New York, as well as her commitments to her family.[1][2][3]

Smallville alum Erica Durance replaces her as Alura.[4]




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  1. Schonberg, Steve. (14 May 2016) ‘Supergirl’ Villain, Laura Benanti, Flies Back to Broadway and Wins. Huffington Post
  2. Laura Benanti - Twitter
  3. Wood, Matt. (2017) Why Supergirl's Laura Benanti Is Leaving The Show. CinemaBlend.
  4. Hurley, Laura (2017) Supergirl Is Recasting An Important Role With Another Superman Veteran. CinemaBlend

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