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Laura Linney

1964-02-05 New York City, New York, USA

Image of Laura Linney


Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards, and has been nominated for three Academy Awards and five Tony Awards. Linney made her Broadway debut in 1990 before going on to receive Tony Award nominations for the 2002 revival of The Crucible, the original Broadway productions of Sight Unseen (2004), Time Stands Still (2010), My Name Is Lucy Barton (2020), and the 2017 revival of The Little Foxes. On television, she won her first Emmy Award for the television film Wild Iris (2001), and had subsequent wins for the sitcom Frasier (2003–04) and the miniseries John Adams (2008). From 2010 to 2013, she starred in the Showtime series The Big C, which won her a fourth Emmy in 2013, and from 2017 to 2022 she starred in the Netflix crime series Ozark. Linney is also an established film actress. She made her film debut with a minor role in Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for the dramas You Can Count on Me (2000), Kinsey (2004), and The Savages (2007). She's also known for her performances in Primal Fear (1996), The Truman Show (1998), Mystic River and Love Actually (both 2003), The Squid and the Whale (2005), The Nanny Diaries (2007), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), Mr. Holmes (2015), Sully and Nocturnal Animals (both 2016).


The Miracle Club Chrissie Ahearn 2023-07-14
Wildcat Regina Cline 2023-09-01
The Laughter & Secrets of 'Love Actually': 20 Years Later Self 2022-11-29
Bonnie Self 2022-11-12
A Farewell to Ozark Self 2022-04-29
Falling - Q&A Self 2021-12-09
Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy Self 2020-06-19
The Roads Not Taken Rita 2020-03-13
The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America Hannah Pitt 2020-10-08
Falling Sarah (45 Yrs) 2020-10-02
Olympia Herself 2018-11-11
Red Nose Day Actually Sarah 2017-03-24
The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin Self 2017-03-11
The Dinner Claire Lohman 2017-05-05
Nocturnal Animals Anne Sutton 2016-11-04
Genius Louise Saunders 2016-06-10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Chief Vincent 2016-06-01
Sully Lorraine Sullenberger 2016-09-07
Mr. Holmes Mrs. Munro 2015-06-19
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
The Fifth Estate Sarah Shaw 2013-10-11
Morning Doctor Goodman 2013-09-27
The Details Lila 2012-11-02
Hyde Park on Hudson Daisy 2012-12-07
Arthur Christmas North Pole Computer (voice) 2011-11-10
Sympathy for Delicious Nina Hogue 2010-04-09
The City of Your Final Destination Caroline Gund 2009-03-21
We Are One With President-Elect Barack Obama Self 2009-01-18
Mon Clown Self (archive footage) 2008-03-14
The Other Man Lisa 2008-12-25
Breach Kate Burroughs 2007-02-12
The Savages Wendy Savage 2007-01-19
The Nanny Diaries Mrs. X 2007-08-24
The Armenian Genocide Maria Jacobsen (voice) 2006-04-17
The Hottest State Jesse 2006-09-02
Man of the Year Eleanor Green 2006-10-09
Driving Lessons Laura Marshall 2006-10-13
Annie Oakley Narrator (voice) 2006-05-08
Jindabyne Claire 2006-07-20
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Erin Bruner 2005-09-09
The Squid and the Whale Joan Berkman 2005-10-05
Mary Pickford Narrator 2005-04-04
P.S. Louise Harrington 2004-10-15
Kinsey Clara McMillen 2004-09-04
The Life of David Gale Constance Hallaway 2003-02-21
Mystic River Annabeth Markum 2003-03-03
Love Actually Sarah 2003-09-07
The Laramie Project Sherry Johnson 2002-01-10
The Mothman Prophecies Connie Mills 2002-01-25
Woodrow Wilson voice 2002-01-06
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams Zelda Fitzgerald 2001-10-14
Maze Callie 2001-11-09
Wild Iris Iris Bravard 2001-01-01
You Can Count on Me Samantha Prescott 2000-11-17
Running Mates Lauren Hartman 2000-08-13
The House of Mirth Bertha Dorset 2000-09-23
Lush Rachel Van Dyke 1999-01-01
Love Letters Melissa Gardner Cobb 1999-05-12
The Truman Show Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill 1998-06-04
TruTalk Hannah Gill 1998-01-01
Absolute Power Kate Whitney 1997-02-14
Primal Fear Janet Venable 1996-03-06
Congo Dr. Karen Ross 1995-06-09
A Simple Twist of Fate Nancy Lambert Newland 1994-09-02
Searching for Bobby Fischer School Teacher 1993-08-13
Blind Spot Phoebe 1993-05-02
Dave Randi 1993-05-07
Class of '61 Lily Magraw 1993-04-12
Lorenzo's Oil Young Teacher 1992-12-30
Assassins: A Film Concerning Rimbaud 1985-01-01