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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 42 wins & 62 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:

Starred on Broadway as Patricia opposite Ben Shenkman in "Sight Unseen" by Donald Margulies - (May-July 2004). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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 »

Trivia:

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

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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