Laura Elizabeth Innes (born August 16, 1957) is an American actress and television director, best known for her role as Dr. Kerry Weaver on ER, and most recently, as Sophia on the NBC thriller The Event. Innes was introduced to professional theater by her father, who frequently took the family to the Stratford Festival of Canada in Stratford, Ontario. Following his advice to 'do what you love', she attended Northwestern University where she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and earned a degree in theater. Her first stage credits were in Chicago at the renowned Goodman Theatre and Wisdom Bridge Theatre, where she played Stella in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. John Malkovich played Mitch in this production.
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