Laura Linney

Empathetic humanitarian who cared for others.

Laura Linney
Full NameLaura Leggett Linney


The illustrious Lady Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City to a prestigious and prominent theatre family on February 5th, 1964. Her father, the esteemed Romulus Linney, was an acclaimed playwright, and her own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Lady Laura graduated from Brown University in 1986 and went on to study acting at Juilliard and the Arts Theatre School in Moscow. She made her professional debut on the Broadway stage, receiving much acclaim for her performances in plays such as "Hedda Gabler" and "Six Degrees of Separation". Lady Laura's film career began in the early 1990s, and she went on to star in the PBS film adaptation of Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City". Her long-spanning career has earned her much respect and reverence amongst her peers and colleagues.

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  • Primetime Emmy2013
    The Big COutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
  • Primetime Emmy2008
    John AdamsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
  • Primetime Emmy2004
    FrasierOutstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series


  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • BoJack Horseman
  • Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Masterpiece Classic
  • Ozark
  • John Adams
  • Tales of the City
  • The Truman Show
  • Frasier
  • The Big C
  • The Last Movie Stars
  • The Truman Show: Tru-Talk
  • More Tales of the City
  • Mystic River
  • Primal Fear
  • Love Actually
  • Further Tales of the City
  • 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • The Life of David Gale
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Tales of the City
  • Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy
  • Sully
  • Searching for Bobby Fischer
  • Lorenzo's Oil
  • The Squid and the Whale
  • Kinsey
  • The Laramie Project
  • The 58th Annual Tony Awards
  • Arthur Christmas
  • The Savages
  • Red Nose Day Actually
  • Sink Sank Sunk
  • The House of Mirth
  • Breach
  • The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
  • The Great Work Begins. Scenes from Angels in America
  • Dave
  • Love Letters
  • The 80th Annual Academy Awards
  • Mr. Holmes
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • Absolute Power
  • Genius
  • The 73rd Annual Academy Awards
  • Falling

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