Lara Flynn Boyle

About Lara Flynn Boyle

Lara Flynn Boyle (born March 24, 1970) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for her role as Donna Hayward in the ABC cult television series ‘Twin Peaks’. After portraying Stacy in Penelope Spheeris’s comedy ‘Wayne’s World’, Boyle had a lead role in John Dahl’s critically acclaimed neo-noir film ‘Red Rock West’, followed by roles in ‘Threesome’, ‘Cafe Society’, and ‘Happiness’. From 1997 to 2003, Boyle portrayed Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble in the ABC television series ‘The Practice’ for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. 

In 2005, Boyle joined the cast of Las Vegas for a seven-episode stint as Monica Mancuso, a new hotel owner. She played Barbara Amiel in the television film ‘Shades of Black’. Boyle also guest-starred as an ambitious reporter involved with the suspects in a possible murder in the ‘Law & Order’ 2008 episode “Submission”. Boyle took a brief break from her acting career after the 2015 release of ‘Lucky Dog’. In 2020, after a five-year break, she returned to acting to star as Grace in the film ‘Death in Texas’ alongside Stephen Lang. Learn More…

Lara Flynn Boyle