Laura Linney


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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 & 109 nominations. See more awards »

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The Big C Cathy Jamison
(2010-2013)
The Savages Wendy Savage
(2007)
Kinsey Clara McMillen
(2004)
(2000)

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  The Miracle Club (filming)
Chrissie
 2017-2022 Ozark (TV Series)
Wendy Byrde
- Mud (2022) ... Wendy Byrde
- Trouble the Water (2022) ... Wendy Byrde
- Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin' (2022) ... Wendy Byrde
- You're the Boss (2022) ... Wendy Byrde
- Pick a God and Pray (2022) ... Wendy Byrde
 2020 The Roads Not Taken
Rita
 2020/I Falling
Sarah
 2019 Tales of the City (TV Series)
Mary Ann Singleton
- Three of Cups (2019) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Rainbow Warriors (2019) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Next Level Sh*t (2019) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- A Touch o' Butch (2019) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Not Today, Satan (2019) ... Mary Ann Singleton
 2018 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Laura Linney
- The Dog Days Are Over (2018) ... Laura Linney (voice)
 2018 Sink Sank Sunk (TV Series)
Mitzi Mills
- Sunk (2018) ... Mitzi Mills
- Sank (2018) ... Mitzi Mills
- Sink (2018) ... Mitzi Mills
 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
Florence Harding
- Sinclair Broadcast Group (2017) ... Florence Harding (as Laura Fucking Linney)
 2017 Red Nose Day Actually (TV Short)
Sarah
 2017/I The Dinner
Claire Lohman
 2016 Nocturnal Animals
Anne Sutton
 2016 Sully
Lorrie Sullenberger
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Laura Linney
- Brave (2016) ... Laura Linney
 2016 Genius
Louise Perkins
 2015 Mr. Holmes
Mrs. Munro
 2013 The Fifth Estate
Sarah Shaw
 2010-2013 The Big C (TV Series)
Cathy Jamison
- The Finale (2013) ... Cathy Jamison
- Quality of Death (2013) ... Cathy Jamison
- You Can't Take It with You (2013) ... Cathy Jamison
- Quality of Life (2013) ... Cathy Jamison
- Fly Away (2012) ... Cathy Jamison
 2012 Enduring Legacy (Short)
Abigail Adams (voice)
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson
Daisy
 2012 Aimee Mann: Charmer (Music Video)
Robot Aimee Mann (uncredited)
 2011 Arthur Christmas
North Pole Computer (voice)
 2011 The Details
Lila
 2010/II Morning
Doctor Goodman
 2010 Sympathy for Delicious
Nina Hogue
 2008 The Other Man
Lisa
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini Series)
Abigail Adams
- Peacefield (2008) ... Abigail Adams
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... Abigail Adams
- Unite or Die (2008) ... Abigail Adams
- Reunion (2008) ... Abigail Adams
- Don't Tread on Me (2008) ... Abigail Adams
 2007 The Nanny Diaries
Mrs. X
 2007 Breach
Kate Burroughs
 2007 The Savages
Wendy Savage
 2006 Man of the Year
Eleanor Green
 2006 The Hottest State
Jesse
 2006 Jindabyne
Claire
 2006 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Annie Oakley (2006) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Doctor Gupta
- Roger 'n' Me (2006) ... Doctor Gupta (voice)
 2006 Driving Lessons
Laura
 2005 The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Erin Bruner
 2005 The Squid and the Whale
Joan Berkman
 2004 Kinsey
Clara McMillen
 2004 P.S.
Louise Harrington
 2003-2004 Frasier (TV Series)
Charlotte / Mindy
- Goodnight, Seattle: Part 1 (2004) ... Charlotte
- Detour (2004) ... Charlotte
- And Frasier Makes Three (2004) ... Charlotte
- Miss Right Now (2004) ... Charlotte
- Match Game (2004) ... Charlotte
 2003 Love Actually
Sarah
 2003 Mystic River
Annabeth Markum
 2003 The Life of David Gale
Constance Harraway
 2002 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Marlene
- Dang Ol' Love (2002) ... Marlene (voice)
 2002 The Mothman Prophecies
Connie Mills
 2002 The Laramie Project (TV Movie)
Sherry Johnson
 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Zelda Fitzgerald
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams (2001) ... Zelda Fitzgerald
 2001 Wild Iris (TV Movie)
Iris Bravard
 2001 Further Tales of the City (TV Mini Series)
Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Mary Ann Singleton
 2000 Maze
Callie
 2000 Running Mates (TV Movie)
Lauren Hartman
 2000 The House of Mirth
Bertha Dorset
 2000 Lush
Rachel Van Dyke
 2000 You Can Count on Me
Sammy
 1999 Love Letters (TV Movie)
Melissa Gardner Cobb
 1998 The Truman Show: Tru-Talk (TV Short)
Hannah Gill
 1998 More Tales of the City (TV Mini Series)
Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.6 (1998) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.5 (1998) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.4 (1998) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.3 (1998) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Mary Ann Singleton
 1998 The Truman Show
Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill
 1997 Absolute Power
Kate Whitney
 1996 Primal Fear
Janet Venable
 1995 Congo
Dr. Karen Ross
 1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Martha Bowen
- Blue Bamboo (1994) ... Martha Bowen
 1994 A Simple Twist of Fate
Nancy Lambert Newland
 1993 Tales of the City (TV Mini Series)
Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.6 (1993) ... Mary Ann Singleton
- Episode #1.5 (1993) ... Mary Ann Singleton
 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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Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (133 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Claudia in the US premiere of "Honour" by Joanna Murray-Smith - Belasco Theatre, New York City, USA (April-May 1998). See more »

Publicity Listings:

9 Interviews | 13 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 19 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Laura Fucking Linney

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Marc Schauer  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

Schauer, Bennett Armistead

Parents:

Romulus Linney | Linney (Leggett), Miriam Anderson

Relatives:

Linney, Susan (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

(On making You Can Count on Me (2000)) Kenneth Lonergan and I locked horns. It was about tiny things that would drive me crazy. He was very specific about his script being word perfect. See more »

Trivia:

Loves Meryl Streep. In The Truman Show (1998), her character was named Meryl and Laura was made up to look like her. See more »

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