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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 37 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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The Truman Show
The Truman Show Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill
Mystic River
Mystic River Annabeth Markum
Primal Fear
Primal Fear Janet Venable
The Exorcism of Emily Rose


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 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
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- Brave (2016) ... Laura Linney
 2012 Aimee Mann: Charmer (Video short)
Robot Aimee Mann
 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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Played "Mrs. Elvsted" in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler" - Criterion Center, NYC (1994). See more »

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7 Interviews | 12 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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[on her character on The Truman Show (1998)]: Well the thing that was interesting was that we sort of did these back stories about these characters and where they were and what was going on with them. And when the movie picks up, Hanna Gill, who plays Meryl Burbank, is aware of the fact that she is losing her influence over Truman. He's not happy at home. He's beginning to get agitated. He's ... See more »


Great-great-granddaughter of U.S. Congressman Romulus Zachariah Linney (1841-1910), a Representive from North Carolina. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901). See more »

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