Top 5000
Up 109 this week

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 »

New Trailer: "Transparent" Season 2

Watch the brand new trailer for "Transparent." Season 2 of the Emmy-winning show begins Dec. 11 on Amazon Prime.

Watch the new trailer

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 23 Jan 2011
a list of 40 people
created 08 Oct 2011
a list of 26 people
created 30 Oct 2012
a list of 40 people
created 16 Dec 2012
a list of 25 people
created 22 Sep 2013

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Laura Linney's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 36 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (58 credits)
 2016 Genius
Louise Saunders
 2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
- Amy Schumer/Stephen King/Troubled Waters (2015) ... Jill (uncredited)
 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
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (87 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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


5' 7" (1.7 m)

Did You Know?

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 »


Graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982. A fellow alumnus, who graduated in 1985, is Kim Raver. See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
*beep* Congo mason-dredge
i can't stand her :/ backstrokin
I can't believe she's American josiemurdoch
She is a GODDESS. Jimbadooboo
Looks just like..... jjordanlee2-1
Looks a bit like Jennifer Aniston JasmineOrange
Discuss Laura Linney on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page