Laura Benanti will be Supergirl’s Mom in CBS pilot

Laura Benanti

Triple-threat actress Laura Benanti (singer, actress, dancer, host) has been cast in Greg Berlanti’s CBS pilot Supergirl.

Based on the DC Comics, Benanti will be playing Alura Zor-El, the birth mother of Kara (played by another singer/actress Melissa Benoist). Zor-El and Alura sent Kara to Earth to escape the inevitable destruction of Krypton. Being the cousin of Superman, Kara hides her abilities until she became an adult and decides to use her superpowers for good to become Supergirl.

Benanti tweeted her excitement along with the announcement of her role:

Tony winner Benanti is currently on ABC’s Nashville and past credits include Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: SVU, Royal Pains, NBC’s Sound of Music LIVE!¬†and Go On.

Source: Deadline

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