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Laura Linney Biography

Laura Linney (Laura Leggett Linney) is an American actress and singer. Linney is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. Linney has also been nominated for three Academy Awards and four Tony Awards. In 1990 Linney made her Broadway debut before going on to receive Tony Award nominations for the 2002 revival of The Crucible, the original Broadway productions of Sight Unseen in 2004 and Time Stands Still in 2010 and the 2017 revival of The Little Foxes. On television, Linney won her first Emmy Award for the television film Wild Iris in 2001 and had subsequent wins for the sitcom Frasier 2003 to 2004 and the miniseries John Adams in 2008. From 2010 to 2013, Linney starred in the Showtime series The Big C, which won her a fourth Emmy in 2013. Currently Linney stars in the Netflix series Ozark.

Laura Linney is also an established film actress. She made her screen debut in 1992 in the film Lorenzo’s Oil and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for You Can Count On Me in 2000, Kinsey in 2004 and The Savages in 2007. Linney’s other films include Primal Fear in 1996, The Truman Show in 1998, Mystic River in 2003, Love Actually in 2003, The Squid and the Whale in 2005, The Nanny Diaries in 2007, Sully in 2016 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows in 2016.

Laura Linne Age

Laura Linney is 55 years old as per 2018 born on February 5, 1964 in New York City, U.S.

Laura Linney Husband | Relationships

Laura Linney married David Adkins in 1995, in 2000 they divorced. Linney became engaged again in 2007 to Marc Schauer, a real estate agent from Telluride, Colorado. In May 2009, on her wedding day, actor Liam Neeson walked her down the aisle. Linney gave birth on January 8, 2014, to a son, Bennett Armistead Schauer. Linney was a guest and presenter at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on January 18, 2009.

Laura Linney Career

Film

Laura Linney’s mother Miriam Anderson “Ann” Perse (née Leggett) was a nurse at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and her father Romulus Zachariah Linney IV from 1930 to 2011 was a playwright and professor. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was Republican U.S. Congressman Romulus Zachariah Linney. Linney grew up in modest circumstances, living with her mother in a small one-bedroom apartment. Linney has a half-sister named Susan from her father’s second marriage.

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Laura Linney is a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982 an elite preparatory school in New England for which she currently serves as the chair of the Arts Advisory Council. Linney then attended Northwestern University before transferring to Brown University, where she studied acting with John Emigh and Jim Barnhill and served on the board of Production Workshop, the university’s student theater group. She performed in one of her father’s plays as Lady Ada Lovelace during her senior year at Brown in a production of Childe Byron, a drama in which poet Lord Byron mends a taut, distant relationship with his daughter Ada.

In 1986, Laura Linney graduated from Brown. She went on to study acting from 1986 to 1990 at the Juilliard School as a member of Group 19, which also included Jeanne Tripplehorn. Linney received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard when she delivered the school’s commencement address in 2009.

Laura Linney first appeared in a few early 1990s films in minor roles, including Lorenzo’s Oil in 1992 and Dave in 1993, before coming to prominence in the public television miniseries Tales of the City in 1993. Laura Linney was then cast in a series of high-profile thrillers, including Congo in 1995, Primal Fear in 1996 and Absolute Power in 1997. In 1998, she made her Hollywood breakthrough, praised for playing Jim Carrey’s on-screen wife in The Truman Show. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2000 film You Can Count On Me. The same year, Linney also appeared in the role of an artist’s model in the low-budget film Maze with Rob Morrow. Linney appeared in 2003, in several notable films, including The Life of David Gale, Love Actually and Mystic River. The latter film earned Linney a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her performance in Kinsey in 2004, again as the title character’s wife, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Linney starred in 2005, in the horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the comedy-drama The Squid and the Whale. For the latter role, Linney received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Linney appeared in 2006, in the political satire Man of the Year, the comedy Driving Lessons (starring Rupert Grint) and the Australian drama Jindabyne by Ray Lawrence. Jindabyne was based on Raymond Carver’s short story So Much Water so Close to Home. Linney appeared in the spy thriller Breach in 2007, the comedy-drama The Nanny Diaries opposite Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans and based on the book by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus and The Savages with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Linney received a third Academy Award nomination for The Savages, this time for Best Actress. Linney starred in 2008, in The Other Man, opposite Liam Neeson, with whom she had starred in Kinsey and Love Actually and Antonio Banderas. She starred opposite Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson in 2012. She starred in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows in 2016. Linney will be starring alongside Chris Pratt, Mira Sorvino, Naomi Watts, Rebecca Hall, Eddie Redmayne, Hailee Steinfeld, Nicolas Cage, Jordana Brewster and Toni Garrn in Callander Square.

Television

Laura Linney starred in the television adaptations of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City books as Mary Ann Singleton in 1993, 1998, and 2001. In 2002, Linney won her first Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie” for Wild Iris. She won her second Emmy as “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series,” in 2004, for her recurring role as the final love interest of Frasier Crane in the television series Frasier. She won an Emmy in the category “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie” in 2008, for her portrayal of Abigail Adams, wife of the second president of the United States, in the HBO miniseries John Adams. Linney guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order in October 1994, (episode “Blue Bamboo”) as Martha Bowen. Linney played a blonde American singer who successfully claimed “battered woman syndrome” as a defense to the murder of a Japanese businessman. She returned to series television in Showtime’s half-hour series about cancer as actress and executive producer, The Big C, which debuted in mid-2010. Linney starred as a suburban wife and mother who explores the emotional ups and downs of suffering cancer and the changes it brings to her life and her sense of who she is. In January 2011, Linney won a Golden Globe award for her performance. Since 2009, she has served as host of the PBS television series Masterpiece Classic. She began starring as Wendy Byrde alongside Jason Bateman In 2017, in the Netflix crime drama series Ozark.

Theater

Her extensive stage credits on Broadway and elsewhere include Hedda Gabler, for which she won the 1994 Joe A. Callaway Award and Holiday in December 1995 through January 1996 (based on the 1938 movie starring Katharine Hepburn). Linney received a Best Actress Tony Award nomination for her role in the Broadway production of The Crucible in March 2002 through June 2002. In 2005, she was nominated again for Sight Unseen, in which she appeared on Broadway in May 2004 through July 2004. Linney also appeared on Sandra Boynton’s children’s CD, Philadelphia Chickens on which she sings “Please Can I Keep It?” and played La Marquise de Merteuil in a revival of Christopher Hampton’s play Les Liaisons Dangereuses. From January 28, 2010, through March 27, 2010, Linney had a three-month run on Broadway in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Time Stands Still by Donald Margulies. Linney was nominated for a 2010 Tony award for Best Leading Actress in a Play. The play returned in September 2010 to Broadway with most of the original cast and closed on January 30, 2011.

Laura Linney appeared on Broadway in the revival of The Little Foxes, which opened officially on April 19, 2017 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Linney alternated the roles of Regina and Birdie with Cynthia Nixon.

Laura Linney Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1992

Lorenzo’s Oil

Young Teacher

1993

Dave

Randi

Searching for Bobby Fischer

School Teacher

1994

A Simple Twist of Fate

Nancy Lambert Newland

1995

Congo

Dr. Karen Ross

1996

Primal Fear

Janet Venable

1997

Absolute Power

Kate Whitney

1998

The Truman Show

Meryl Burbank/Hannah Gill

1999

Lush

Rachel Van Dyke

2000

You Can Count On Me

Samantha “Sammy” Prescott

The House of Mirth

Bertha Dorset

Maze

Callie

2002

The Laramie Project

Sherry Johnson

The Mothman Prophecies

Officer Connie Mills

2003

The Life of David Gale

Constance Harraway

Mystic River

Annabeth Markum

Love Actually

Sarah

2004

P.S.

Louise Harrington

Kinsey

Clara McMillen

2005

The Squid and the Whale

Joan Berkman

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Erin Bruner

2006

Driving Lessons

Laura Marshall

Jindabyne

Claire

The Hottest State

Jesse

Man of the Year

Eleanor Green

2007

The Savages

Wendy Savage

Breach

Kate Burroughs

The Nanny Diaries

Mrs. X

2008

The Other Man

Lisa

2009

The City of Your Final Destination

Caroline

2010

Sympathy for Delicious

Nina Hogue

Morning

Dr. Goodman

2011

The Details

Lila

Arthur Christmas

North Pole Computer

Voice

2012

Hyde Park on Hudson

Margaret Suckley

2013

The Fifth Estate

Sarah Shaw

2015

Mr. Holmes

Mrs. Munro

2016

Genius

Louise Saunders

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Rebecca Vincent

Sully

Lorraine Sullenberger

Nocturnal Animals

Anne Sutton

Cameo

2017

The Dinner

Claire Lohman

TBA

Untitled Sally Potter project

Rita

Post-production

Laura Linney Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

1993

Class of ’61

Lily Magraw

TV movie

1993

Blind Spot

Phoebe

TV movie

1993

Tales of the City

Mary Ann Singleton

Miniseries; 7 episodes

1994

Law & Order

Martha Bowen

Episode: “Blue Bamboo”

1998

More Tales of the City

Mary Ann Singleton

Miniseries; 6 episodes

1999

Love Letters

Melisa Gardner Cobb

TV movie

2000

Running Mates

Lauren Hartman

TV movie

2001

Further Tales of the City

Mary Ann Singleton

Miniseries; 3 episodes

2001

Wild Iris

Iris Bravard

TV movie

2002

King of the Hill

Marlene

Voice; Episode: “Dang Ol’ Love”

2003–2004

Frasier

Mindy / Charlotte

6 episodes

2006

American Dad!

Doctor Gupta

Voice; Episode: “Roger ‘n’ Me”

2008

John Adams

Abigail Adams

Miniseries; 7 episodes

2010–2013

The Big C

Cathy Jamison

40 episodes, also executive producer

2016

Inside Amy Schumer

Herself

Episode: “Brave”

2017

Red Nose Day Actually

Sarah

Television short film[a]

2017

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Florence Harding

Segment: “Harding”

2017–present

Ozark

Wendy Byrde

20 episodes

2017

Sink Sank Sunk

Mitzi Mills

TV movie

2018

BoJack Horseman

Herself

Voice; Episode: “The Dog Days Are Over”

2019

Tales of the City

Mary Ann Singleton

Main cast

Laura Linney Theatre Credits

Year

Title

Role

Dates

Notes

1990–1992

Six Degrees of Separation

Tess

Nov 8, 1990 – Jan 5, 1992
Understudy

1992

Sight Unseen

Grete

N/A

1992–1993

The Seagull

Nina

Nov 29, 1992 – Jan 10, 1993

1994

Hedda Gabler

Thea Elvsted

Jul 10 – Aug 7, 1994

1995–1996

Holiday

Linda Seton

Dec 3, 1995 – Jan 14, 1996

1998

Honour

Claudia

Apr 26 – Jun 14, 1998

2000

Uncle Vanya

Yelena Andreyevna

Apr 30 – Jun 11, 2000

2002

The Crucible

Elizabeth Proctor

Mar 7 – Jun 9, 2002

2004

Sight Unseen

Patricia

May 25 – Jul 25, 2004

2008

Les liaisons dangereuses

La Marquise de Merteuil

May 1 – Jul 6, 2008

2010–2011

Time Stands Still

Sarah Goodwin

Jan 28, 2010 – Jan 30, 2011

2017

The Little Foxes

Regina Giddens / Birdie Hubbard

Apr 19 – Jul 2, 2017

2018

My Name Is Lucy Barton

Lucy Barton

Jun 2 – Jun 24, 2018

Bridge Theatre

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Love these two crazy talented women….Saw Mean Girls with the *amazing* @ashleyparklady and had the added bonus of being in the house with the swellegant @ellenpage. Love my Tales of the City family. Congrats #meangirls cast for rocking the August Wilson theatre eight times a week! Thank you all so much.

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