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Alison La Placa

Born in New Jersey and raised in suburban Chicago, Alison La Placa received a degree in drama from Illinois Wesleyan University and received extensive training in classical piano and voice. She has starred on stage in regional productions of the musicals "Dames at Sea" and "Company", as well as the Los Angeles Cast Theatre's production of "Strider". She is best known for her role as snobbish yuppie Linda Phillips on the situation comedy Duet (1987) and its spin-off Open House (1989). She resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, actor/director Philip Charles MacKenzie (her co-star on "Open House"). In her spare time, La Placa enjoys playing classical piano and traveling to Italy.

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Dec 16, 1959 In New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Fame 1982-01-07
Latest Project:
Series Mom 2013-09-23
Known For
Poster of Desperate Housewives
Poster of Malcolm in the Middle
Poster of Friends
Poster of Open House
Series Mom Louanne 2013-09-23
Series Lie to Me Diane Ktretschmer 2009-01-21
Series 'Til Death Unknown 2006-09-07
Series Grey's Anatomy Unknown 2005-03-27
Series Boston Legal Unknown 2004-10-03
Series Desperate Housewives Unknown 2004-10-03
Series The O.C. Unknown 2003-08-05
Series Without a Trace Mary Whitman 2002-09-26
Series Malcolm in the Middle Barbara 2000-01-09
Series 7th Heaven Carolyn Fulton 1996-08-26
Series Duckman Unknown 1994-03-05
Series Tom 1994-03-02
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Series Friends Joanna 1994-09-22
Series The John Larroquette Show 1993-09-02
Series The Jackie Thomas Show 1992-12-01
Series Stat 1991-04-16
Movie MadHouse Claudia 1990-02-16
Series Open House Linda Phillips 1989-08-27
Series Duet Linda Phillips 1987-04-19
Movie Second Serve Nightclub Singer 1986-01-01
Movie Murder: By Reason of Insanity Janet Landry 1985-10-01
Movie Voyage of the Rock Aliens Diane 1984-03-09
Series Brothers Unknown 1984-07-13
Movie Listen to Your Heart Lynn 1983-01-04
Movie Diner Elyse 1983-08-08
Series Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Series Remington Steele Unknown 1982-10-01