In 2008, Laura Linney 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. Additionally, Laura wrapped filming on the James Ivory film, “City of Your Final Destination,” opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and “Sympathy for Delicious,” with Orlando Bloom and Mark Ruffalo.
“The Other Man” with Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas. Linney can currently be seen in the Manhattan Theatre Club Production of Donald Margulies’ “Time Stands Still.” Laura will start production of the highly anticipated Showtime series, “The Big C” in which she will star and Executive Produce.
Laura’s additional 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, she won the award for “Best Supporting Actress” by the National Board of Review for her work in “Kinsey.” In 2003, Laura appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy “Love Actually,” written and directed by Richard Curtis. She was also seen that year in “Mystic River,” directed by Clint Eastwood. Laura was nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Drama” by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts for “Mystic River.” Her other credits include “Congo,” “Absolute Power,” directed by Clint Eastwood, “Primal Fear” opposite Richard Gere and directed by Gregory Hoblit, “The Truman Show” opposite Jim Carrey, “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” and “The Nanny Diaries,” “The Other Man.”
Laura returned to television in 2004 on the NBC comedy “Frasier.” She appeared in four episodes as Dr. Frasier Crane’s love interest, Charlotte. For this role, Laura won a 2004 Emmy Award for “Best 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 of Mary Ann Singleton 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. Laura 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, Laura 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, Laura starred in Donald Margulies’ Broadway staging of “Sight Unseen,” the same play she did 12 years before. For her role as Patricia 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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