Linda Kelsey

  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Began a fellowship at the renowned Guthrie Theater Company in Minneapolis shortly after her graduation from the University of Minnesota in 1968.
  • Made an early small-screen acting turn in the 1973 made for TV-movie The Picture of Dorian Gray, in which she played the title character's unwitting love interest.
  • Received five consecutive Emmy Award nominations (1978-82) and three consecutive Golden Globe nominations (1979-81) for her supporting role as a reporter in the acclaimed TV series Lou Grant, starring Ed Asner.
  • Returned to her local theater roots following a slowdown in her television acting career.
  • In 2009, took part in stage performances of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, reenacting a 1974 episode of the series in which she'd appeared as a young woman with hopes of taking over the "Happy Homemaker" show.

Awards

  • 1981, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1980, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1981, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1979, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1979, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1980, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Glenn Strand — Husband
  • Tom Kelsey — Brother
  • Bill Grivna — Ex-husband

College

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (BA in Drama, 1968)
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