Laura Linney is an American actress of film, television and theatre. Linney has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, for her performances in Kenneth Lonergan’s You Can Count on Me, in Bill Condon’s Kinsey, and in Tamara Jenkins’ The Savages.
The performance in You Can Count on Me also earned her Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe Award, and Independent Spirit Award nominations; and Best Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. The portrayal in Kinsey also garnered her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as well as the National Board of Review’s award for Best Supporting Actress. Her performance in The Savages additionally brought her a London Critics’ Circle Film Award nomination for Best Actress, among other honors.
Ms. Linney has won a Golden Globe Award and received an Emmy Award nomination for her starring role as Cathy Jamison on the television series The Big C, on which she was an executive producer. She starred as First Lady Abigail Adams in the critically acclaimed miniseries John Adams, directed by Tom Hooper, for which she won Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Emmy Awards. She has also won Emmy Awards for her guest role on the final season of Frasier and for her performance in the telefilm Wild Iris.
She memorably starred as Mary Ann Singleton in three Tales of the City miniseries, based on the novels by Armistead Maupin, and directed respectively by Alastair Reid and Pierre Gang.
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