Who plays Melania Trump on Stephen Colbert? Through Donald Trump’s presidency, a Melania Trump look-alike has become a familiar face on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. Now that Trump’s presidency is coming to an end, both “fake Melania” and the real FLOTUS have said her final goodbyes.
FLOTUS impersonator bids farewell to The Late Show
A Melania Trump lookalike has been a feature on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert since July 19, 2016.
Since then, she has made regular appearances on the show, typically when something relating to Donald Trump was making headlines.
Her latest – and last! – appearance on Stephen Colbert comes following a speech from the real FLOTUS, made two days before President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Here’s the real First Lady’s speech:
So, it was only natural for Melania from the Colbert Show to make a follow-up appearance, right?!
In this sketch, the actress playing Melania adds some things real Melania maybe forgot to mention in her address to the nation:
Who plays Melania Trump on Stephen Colbert’s show?
The role of Melania Trump is played by American actress and singer Laura Benanti.
Benanti has performed on Broadway, receiving five Tony Award nominations. For her role as Louise in the 2008 adaption of Gypsy, she won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress In A Musical.
As for television, Benanti featured in the 2013 NBC TV production of The Sound Of Music Live! and in 2015, she played twin sisters Alura and Astra in TV series Supergirl.
However, her recurring role as Melania Trump is what she is best known for.
Get to know Laura Benanti
However, despite her parents’ involvement in the industry, they refused to let Laura audition for professional theatre. Instead, she appeared in many high school and community productions, including Evita and Into The Woods.
As a child, Benanti remembers being “very serious.” From a young age, she was passionate about musical theatre, saying she “came out of the womb as a 40-year-old.”
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