Laura Linney Biography (1964-)

Full name, Laura Leggett Linney; born February 5, 1964, in New York, NY; daughter of Romulus Linney (a playwright and professor) and Ann Perse (a nurse; maiden name, Leggett); married David Adkins (an actor), September, 1995 (divorced 2000). Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.; Manager: Aleen Keshishian, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Cheryl Maisel, PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd.,Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd.,Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
February 5, 1964
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Young teacher, Lorenzo's Oil, Universal, 1992
  • Randi, Dave, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Teacher, Searching for Bobby Fischer (also known as Innocent Moves), Paramount, 1993
  • Nancy Lambert Newland, A Simple Twist of Fate, Buena Vista, 1994
  • Dr. Karen Ross, Congo, Paramount, 1995
  • Janet Venable, Primal Fear, Paramount, 1996
  • Kate Whitney, Absolute Power, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1997
  • Hanna Gill/Meryl Burbank, The Truman Show, Paramount, 1998
  • Rachel Van Dyke, Lush, i5 Films, 1999
  • Samantha "Sammy" Prescott, You Can Count on Me, Paramount, 2000
  • Callie, Maze (also known as Touched), Andora Pictures International, 2001
  • Connie Mills, The Mothman Prophecies (also known as Mothmanand The Mothman), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • Annabeth Markum, Mystic River, Warner Bros., 2003
  • Constance Harraway, The Life of David Gale (also known as Das Leben des David Gale), Universal, 2003
  • Sarah, Love Actually (also known as Love Actually Is All Around and Untitled Richard Curtis Project), Universal, 2003
  • Clara "Mac" McMillen, Kinsey, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004
  • Louise Harrington, P.S., Newmarket Films, 2004
  • Claire, Jindabyne, April Distribution, 2005
  • Erin Bruner, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Screen Gems, 2005
  • Joan Berkman, The Squid and the Whale, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 2005
  • Laura, Driving Lessons, ContentFilm, 2005, Tartan Films, 2006
  • Kate Burroughs, Breach (also known as The 11th Hour and Hanssen), Universal, 2006
  • Man of the Year, Universal, 2006
  • Jesse, The Hottest State, 2007
  • Mrs. X, The Nanny Diaries, The Weinstein Company, 2007
  • Sister, The Savages, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2007
  • Kevin Approaches, c. 2007
  • Some sources cite an appearance in House of Curl.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Charlotte, a recurring role, Frasier (also known as Dr. FrasierCrane), NBC, 2003-2004
  • Miniseries
  • Mary Ann Singleton, Tales of the City, Channel 4 (England), 1994,and broadcast on American Playhouse, PBS, 1994
  • Mary Ann Singleton, More Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's "More Tales of the City"), Channel 4 and Showtime, 1998
  • Mary Ann Singleton, Further Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's "Further Tales of the City"), Channel 4 and Showtime, 2001
  • Voice of Nellie Wilson, "Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of the American Century" (also known as "Woodrow Wilson"; consists of "A Passionate Man" and "The Redemption of the World"), The American Experience, PBS, 2002
  • Movies
  • Lily Magraw, Class of '61, ABC, 1993
  • Bertha Dorset, The House of Mirth (also known as Chez les heureux du monde and Haus Bellomont), Showtime, 2000
  • Lauren Hartman (campaign manager), Running Mates (also known as Washington Slept Here), TNT, 2000
  • Iris Bravard (title role), Wild Iris, Showtime, 2001
  • Sherry Johnson, The Laramie Project, HBO, 2002
  • Specials
  • Phoebe, "Blind Spot" (also known as "Death in the Family"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1993
  • Melissa Gardner Cobb, Love Letters, ABC, 1999
  • (Uncredited; in archive footage) Charlotte, Frasier: Analyzing the Laughter, NBC, 2004
  • Herself, Mystic River: From Page to Screen, 2004
  • Narrator, The Armenian Genocide (documentary), PBS, 2006
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, Seventh Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001
  • The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Tony Awards (also known as The 2004Tony Awards), CBS, 2004
  • Presenter, The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Presenter, The Ninth Annual Critics' Choice Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Presenter, The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004
  • Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2004
  • Moving Images Salutes Richard Gere, USA Network, 2004
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2005
  • Presenter, The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005
  • Presenter, The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards, Bravo and Independent Film Channel, 2005
  • The 59th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2005
  • Premiere Magazine's 12th Annual Women in Hollywood Awards, American Movie Classics, 2005
  • The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005
  • Presenter, The 21st Independent Spirit Awards (also known as 2006 Independent Spirit Awards), Independent Film Channel, 2006
  • Episodic
  • Martha Bowen, "Blue Bamboo," Law & Order (also known as Law& Order Prime), NBC, 1994
  • Voice of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, "F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams," American Masters, PBS, 2001
  • Voice of Marlene, "Dang Ol' Love," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2002
  • Voice of Mindy, "Kenny on the Couch," Frasier (also known as Dr. Frasier Crane), NBC, 2003
  • Herself, "Richard Gere," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: Richard Gere), Arts and Entertainment, 2004
  • Narrator, "Mary Pickford," American Masters, PBS, 2005
  • Some sources cite an appearance in American Dad! (animated), Fox.
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2001, 2002
  • "Laura Linney," Autograph, 2002
  • RI:SE, Channel 4 (England), 2003
  • The View, ABC, 2004
  • Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2005
  • The Film Programme (also known as Film 2005), BBC, 2005
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2005
  • Magacine, [Spain], 2005
  • Martha, syndicated, 2005
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (also known as The LateLate Show), CBS, 2005
  • Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Nina, The Seagull: The Hamptons: 1990, RAPP Arts Center, New YorkCity, 1990
  • Manhattan Class One-Acts, Nat Horne Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Tess, Six Degrees of Separation, Lincoln Center Theater, Mitzi E.Newhouse Theater and Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, c. 1990-92
  • Ophelia, Fortinbras, La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, 1991
  • Sheila, Beggars in the House of Plenty, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, New York City, 1991
  • Grete, Sight Unseen, Manhattan Theatre Club Stage II, then OrpheumTheatre, both New York City, 1992
  • Nina, The Seagull, National Actors Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1992-93
  • Thea Elvsted, Hedda Gabler, Roundabout Theatre Company, CriterionCenter Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Linda Seton, Holiday, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1995-96
  • Betty, Landscape of the Body, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1997
  • Claudia, Honour, New York Stage and Film Company, Belasco Theatre,New York City, 1998
  • Yelena Andreyevna, Uncle Vanya, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New YorkCity, 2000
  • Corrie, Barefoot in the Park, L.A. Theatre Works, 2002
  • Elizabeth Proctor, The Crucible, Virginia Theatre, New York City,2002
  • Patricia, Sight Unseen, Manhattan Theatre Club, Biltmore Theatre,New York City, 2004
  • Appeared in summer stock productions.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • You Can Count on Me: A Look Inside, 2001
  • Day by Day: A Director's Journey Part I (also known as Day by Day: A Director's Journey--The Road In), 2003
  • Mystic River: Beneath the Surface, Warner Home Video, 2004
  • How's It Going to End? The Making of "The Truman Show," ParamountPictures Home Entertainment, 2005
  • The Kinsey Report: Sex on Film, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2005
  • Audiobooks
  • Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Listening Library, 1998
  • Anna Quindlen, One True Thing, Audioworks, 1999
  • Neil Simon, Barefoot in the Park, L.A. Theatre Works, 2002
  • Sandra Boynton, Philadelphia Chickens (audiobook and CD), WorkmanPublishing Company, 2002
  • Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew #1: The Secret of the Old Clock, Listening Library, 2002
  • Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew #2: The Hidden Staircase, Listening Library, 2002
  • Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew #3: The Bungalow Mystery, Listening Library, 2002
  • Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew #4 The Mystery at Lilac Inn, Listening Library, 2003
  • Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew #5: The Secret of Shadow Ranch, Listening Library, 2003
  • Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew #6: The Secret of Red Gate Farm, Listening Library, 2003
  • Carolyn Keene, Nancy Drew #7: The Clue in the Diary, Listening Library, 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 26, 1998, p. 24; December 1, 2000, pp.52-53; February 23, 2001, p. 40; February 4, 2005, p. 46; September 23, 2005,p. 14
    • Interview, March, 1997, pp. 54-55; December, 2004, pp. 54-56
    • Movieline, Volume 7, issue 8, 1996, pp. 54-59
    • People Weekly, June 26, 1995, pp. 99-100; March 12, 2001, pp. 69-70; December 22, 2003, p. 24
    • Premiere, March, 2003, p. 26; October, 2005, pp. 90-92, 143
    • Starlog, July, 1995
    • Time, November 10, 2003, p. 123
    • W, February, 2002, p. 64
    • Washington Post, September 9, 2005, pp. 35-37

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