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Laura Linney

Laura Linney is a three-time Academy Award® nominee, three-time Emmy® winner, three-time Tony® Award nominee, two-time Golden Globe® Award winner, and SAG® winner. She earned her second lead actress Golden Globe Award for her critically acclaimed work as Cathy Jamison in THE BIG C. She garnered a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Donald Margulies's Tony® Award-nominated production of TIME STANDS STILL. In 2008, she received an Academy Award nomination in the lead actress category for her role in the box office hit, THE SAVAGES, opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman and also starred in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries JOHN ADAMS, for which she won an Emmy® Award, a SAG Award, and a Golden Globe®.

 

Linney just wrapped filming HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, the Roger Mitchell-directed drama that will be released later in 2012. It tells the story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, played by Linney. THE DETAILS, also starring Linney, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by The Weinstein Co.

 

Linney's additional film credits include Kenneth Lonergan's YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, for which she was nominated for an Oscar®, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe® Award, and an Independent Spirit Award. She received the award for Best Actress from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics for her work in that film. She received Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for her work in THE SQUID AND THE WHALE. In 2004, she starred in KINSEY, opposite Liam Neeson and directed by Bill Condon, for which she was nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition, for that performance, she won the award for Best Supporting Actress by the National Board of Review. In 2003, Linney appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy LOVE ACTUALLY. For her work in MYSTIC RIVER, she earned a Best Supporting Actress in a Drama nomination by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Her other film credits include CONGO, ABSOLUTE POWER, PRIMAL FEAR, THE TRUMAN SHOW, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, LORENZO'S OIL, DAVE, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE, PS, THE EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, BREACH, MAN OF THE YEAR, DRIVING LESSONS, JINDABYNE, THE HOTTEST STATE, THE NANNY DIARIES, CITY OF YOUR FINAL DESTINATION, THE OTHER MAN, and SYMPATHY FOR THE DELICIOUS.

 

Linney returned to television in 2004 on the NBC comedy FRASIER. For this role, Linney won a 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. She previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress for SHOWTIME's WILD IRIS opposite Gena Rowlands. Additional television appearances include the lead role in PBS's TALES OF THE CITY based on the novels by Armistead Maupin, a role which she reprised in MORE TALES OF THE CITY for SHOWTIME. Linney was also seen opposite Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of BLIND SPOT, and opposite Steven Weber in LOVE LETTERS, directed by Stanley Donen.

 

Linney is a graduate of Juilliard. In 2008, she starred in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Christopher Hampton's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSE with Ben Daniels. She was nominated for a Tony for her performance in Richard Eyre's THE CRUCIBLE, opposite Liam Neeson. In 2004, Linney starred in Donald Margulies' Broadway staging of SIGHT UNSEEN, the same play she did 12 years prior. She received a Tony nomination as well as nominations from the Drama League, the Drama Desk Club and the Outer Critic Circle for Outstanding Actress in a play. Her additional theatre credits include roles in the Broadway presentations of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION; THE SEAGULL; HEDDA GABLER, for which she won a 1994 Calloway Award; Phillip Barry's HOLIDAY, a comedy of manners, opposite Tony Goldwyn; HONOUR; SIGHT UNSEEN; for which she earned a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination; and John Guare's LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY at the Yale Repertory Theatre.

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