Lara Flynn Boyle (born March 24, 1970) is an American actress.
Born in Davenport, Iowa, Boyle was romantically involved with Jack Nicholson for some time.
Lara Flynn Boyle is well known for her television roles, which
include Twin Peaks and The Practice.
Lara Boyle's first film role was a bit part in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), which earned her a SAG card, however her scene was cut from the final cut of the film. Lara Flynn Boyle then appeared in Amerika (1987),
Poltergeist III (1988) and Dead Poets Society
(1989), before landing her first major part, and the
role which made her well known, playing Donna Hayward in
the critically acclaimed series Twin Peaks. When the
series ended in 1991, creator David Lynch produced a
movie, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, but - largely due
to her rise in fame, and increased film offers - Boyle
chose not to return. Moira Kelly took over the role of
Donna for the film.
Lara Boyle spent several years in films, without achieving any particular success, starring in movies such as Wayne's World (1992) and Baby's Day Out (1994).
Finally, in 1997, Lara auditioned for the title role in David E. Kelley's Ally McBeal. Although she lost out to Calista Flockhart, Boyle impressed him enough to be cast in his other 1997 series, The Practice playing Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble. She starred on the show until 2003, when - in an attempt to revamp the show and cut costs - she was written out along with most of the other main cast. The role of Helen earned her an Emmy nomination, as well as household fame and several Screen Actors Guild ensemble cast nominations. She also made a crossover appearance in the role of Helen in an episode of Ally McBeal.
In 2002, Lara Boyle played a lead role in the film Men in Black II as an alien. Lara Flynn Boyle also guest starred on Ally McBeal in one of the last episode, in a different role to that she previously played before.
Recently, Lara Flynn Boyle had a several episode guest role on Huff, playing an unstable bipolar woman.
As of 2005, Boyle has joined the cast of Las Vegas.
Lara Flynn Boyle is not
related to Susan
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