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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 & 87 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Truman Show
The Truman Show Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill
(1998)
Mystic River
Mystic River Annabeth Markum
(2003)
Primal Fear
Primal Fear Janet Venable
(1996)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
(2005)

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  Ozark (TV Series) (filming)
Wendy Byrde
- Episode #1.10 ... Wendy Byrde
- Episode #1.9 ... Wendy Byrde
- Episode #1.8 ... Wendy Byrde
- Episode #1.7 ... Wendy Byrde
- Episode #1.6 ... Wendy Byrde
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Laura Linney
- Brave (2016) ... Laura Linney
 2012 Aimee Mann: Charmer (Video short)
Robot Aimee Mann
 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:

"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 »

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

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working with Peter Weir on The Truman Show (1998)] Peter sparkles, you just want to keep up with him. That film just grows more relevant with every year. When we made it, that idea was unthinkable. See more »

Trivia:

Won a Theatre World Award and received a Drama Desk nomination for her stage performance in "Sight Unseen". See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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