Laura Linney

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  • Birth Name: Laura Leggett Linney
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/05/1964, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor
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Laura Linney Fast Facts:
  • Her father, Romulus Linney, was a writing teacher who authored over 30 plays.
  • Roomed with actress Jeanne Tripplehorn while attending a graduate program at Juilliard.
  • Recreated the character Mary Ann Singleton for the miniseries Tales of the City and its sequels based on the books by Armistead Maupin, with whom she maintains a close friendship.
  • After seeing her breakout performance in Primal Fear, Clint Eastwood picked her to portray his daughter in 1997's Absolute Power.
  • Played wife to actor Liam Neeson's John Proctor on Broadway in a 2002 revival of The Crucible and again onscreen as the wife of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey (2004).
  • Portrayed a matchmaker and the last of Dr. Frasier Crane's loves during the final season of Frasier.
  • Met her second husband while attending the Telluride film festival and was given away at the marriage ceremony by Neeson.
  • Drawn to the part of a woman dealing with a cancer diagnosis on the comedy-drama The Big C, accepted the lead role when made an executive producer.
  • Laura Linney Relationships:
  • Bennett Armistead Schauer - Son
  • Miriam Anderson Leggett Perse - Mother
  • Romulus Linney - Father
  • David Adkins - Ex-husband
  • Susan Linney - Half Sister
  • Laura Callahan - Stepmother
  • Marc Schauer - Husband
  • Laura Linney Awards:
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2005 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2002 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2004 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2007 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Winner
  • 2010 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Winner
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Winner
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Australian Film Institute Awards: Best Lead Actress - Nominee
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • College:
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, United States (BFA in Theater Arts, 1986); The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (Drama, 1990)

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