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Laura Albert

Born: 1965
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Hoaxer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The infamous JT LeRoy

In 1999, New York writer Stephen Beachy postulated that JT LeRoy, a reclusive transgendered male prostitute and author of a controversial novel and several short works, was nothing other than a hoax of Laura Albert. A preponderance of circumstancial evidence indicated that such was almost certainly the case, and in 2006 Albert confirmed this to the Paris Review. In 2007, a Manhattan court ordered her to pay $116,500 for costs incurred in pre-production for a scuttled film adaptation of Albert/LeRoy's Sarah.

Mother: Carolyn F. Albert
Sister: JoAnna Albert
Boyfriend: Geoffrey Knoop (one son)

Official Website:

Author of books:
Sarah (1999, novel)
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (1999, short stories)
Harold's End (2005, novella)

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