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Laura Linney

Laura Linney

Laura Linney (born February 5, 1964 in New York City) is an American actress.

She was nominated for a Academy Award for Best Actress in 2000 for her role in You Can Count on Me, and again in 2004 for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Kinsey. Other films she appeared in include Mystic River, The Truman Show, and Primal Fear.

Her important television roles include "Mary Ann Singleton" in the television adaptations of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City books. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2004 for her recurring role as the final love interest of Frasier Crane in Frasier.

Her extensive stage credits on Broadway and elsewhere include Hedda Gabler, Holiday (based on the movie starring Katharine Hepburn), and The Crucible.

Linney was educated at the Northfield Mount Hermon School and Brown University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986. She also trained at the Juilliard School and the Moscow Art Theatre. Her father is the playwright Romulus Linney and her mother was a nurse.

 

Selected Filmography

Driving Lessons (2006) as Laura
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) as Erin Bruner
The Squid and the Whale (2005) as Joan Berkman
P.S. (2004) as Louise Harrington
Kinsey (2004) as Clara McMillen
Love Actually (2003) as Sarah
Mystic River (2003) as Annabeth Markum
The Life of David Gale (2003) as Constance Harraway
The Mothman Prophecies (2002) as Connie Mills
The Laramie Project (2002) as Sherry Johnson
The House of Mirth (2000) as Bertha Dorset
You Can Count on Me (2000) as Samantha 'Sammy' Prescott
The Truman Show (1998) as Hanna Gill as Meryl Burbank
Absolute Power (1997) as Kate Whitney
Primal Fear (1996) as Janet Venable
Congo (1995) as Dr. Karen Ross
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) as School Teacher
Dave (1993) as Randi
Lorenzo's Oil (1992) as Young Teacher



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