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Laura Linney


Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 63 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Genius (filming)
Louise Saunders
 2011 The Details
Lila
 2006 Jindabyne
Claire
 2005-2006 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Annie Oakley (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
- Mary Pickford (2005) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Doctor Gupta
- Roger 'n' Me (2006) ... Doctor Gupta (voice)
 2003-2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Charlotte / Mindy
- Detour (2004) ... Charlotte
- Miss Right Now (2004) ... Charlotte
- Match Game (2004) ... Charlotte
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Marlene
- Dang Ol' Love (2002) ... Marlene (voice)
 2001 Wild Iris (TV Movie)
Iris Bravard
 2000 Maze
Callie
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Lauren Hartman
 1999 Lush
Rachel Van Dyke
 1999 Love Letters (TV Movie)
Melissa Gardner Cobb
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Martha Bowen
- Blue Bamboo (1994) ... Martha Bowen
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
School Teacher
 1993 Dave
Randi
 1993 Blind Spot (TV Movie)
Phoebe
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie)
Lily Magraw
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Young Teacher
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Other Works:

"Holiday," comedy revival, written by Philip Barry; directed by David Warren; with Michael Countryman (portraying Nick Potter); Tony Goldwyn (portraying Johnny Case); Tom Lacy (portraying Edward Seton); Anne Lange (portraying Susan Potter); Laura Linney (portraying Linda Seton); Becca Lish (portraying Laura Cram); Reese Madigan... See more »

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7 Interviews | 11 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on her character in The Truman Show (1998)]: The concept of The Truman Show - it was so much fun. What gave us all an additional challenge was that those of us who were the cast play the actors but playing a role. So we did all this elaborate back-story. So I made up my actress name Hanna Gill, who plays Meryl Burbank, who is married to Truman Burbank. So we did all this double layering of ... See more »

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New York, New York, USA: Spoke at commencement of her alma mater, the Juilliard School in New York City, from which she graduated in 1990. Previously had spoken at the 2009 commencement, at which she was awarded an honorary doctor of fine arts degree. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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