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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
  Sully (pre-production)
Lorraine Sullenberger
 2011 The Details
Lila
 2006 Jindabyne
Claire
 2005-2006 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
 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:

Her credits at New York's Manhatten Theatre Club include: Grete in "Sight Unseen" (1992) and Sheila in "Beggars In A House of Plenty" by John Patrick Shanley (1991). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[excerpt from 2013 commencement speech] I hope you never give anyone the power to tell anyone how you feel about your own work. That is your responsibility alone. Critics are in a different profession than we are. Don't look to them for your truth. See more »

Trivia:

Was in attendance at the wedding of Mamie Gummer to Benjamin Walker (16 July 2011). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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