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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:

Stage Play: The Crucible. Drama (revival). Written by Arthur Miller. Original music by David Van Tieghem. Scenic Design by Tim Hatley. Directed by Richard Eyre. Virginia Theatre: 7 Mar 2002- 9 Jun 2002 (101 performances + 19 previews that began on 16 Feb 2002). Cast: Laura Linney (as "Elizabeth Proctor"), Liam Neeson (as "John Proctor"), ... 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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Personal Quote:

With big, emotional roles it's very easy, especially if you've grown up in the American school of acting, to exploit your own pain. You have to be careful about that, because 9 times out of 10, your pain is not appropriate to the character. You can watch someone on-stage cry and cry - but in the audience you feel nothing. It's easy to become indulgent. For me, what's important is the story first. See more »

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Has played the wife of Gabriel Byrne in three films: Jindabyne (2006), P.S. (2004), and A Simple Twist of Fate (1994). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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