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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 44 wins & 69 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015/I Genius (completed)
Louise Saunders
 2011 The Details
 2006 Jindabyne
 2005-2006 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- 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)
- Dang Ol' Love (2002) ... Marlene (voice)
 2001 Wild Iris (TV Movie)
Iris Bravard
 2000 Maze
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Lauren Hartman
 1999 Lush
Rachel Van Dyke
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Martha Bowen
- Blue Bamboo (1994) ... Martha Bowen
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer
School Teacher
 1993 Dave
 1993 Blind Spot (TV Movie)
 1993 Class of '61 (TV Movie)
Lily Magraw
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Young Teacher
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Other Works:

Played "Yelena" in a Broadway production of Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" - Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC (Dec 1999). See more »

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7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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A lifetime of work, particularly where you get to see an actor grow and change, is better than becoming a rock & roll movie star. See more »


At age 14, she spent the summer at the New London Barn Playhouse, summer-stock theater in New London, NH, and loved it, sometimes doing 14 hour days. See more »

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