Laura Linney

Born Feb 5, 1964

Laura Leggett Linney is an American actress of film, television, and theatre. She is most well known for her performances in films such as The Truman Show, Mystic River and Kinsey, among others. As of 2012 she is playing the lead role of Cathy Jamison in the Showtime series The Big C, which has recently been renewed for a fourth and final season. Throughout her career she has received three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award.… Read More

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1964 Birth Born on February 5, 1964.


1990 26 Years Old Linney made her Broadway debut in 1990, before going on to receive Tony Award nominations for the 2002 revival of The Crucible and the original Broadway productions of Sight Unseen (2004) and Time Stands Still (2010).
1992 28 Years Old She made her screen debut in the 1992 film Lorenzo's Oil, and went on to receive Academy Award nominations for You Can Count on Me (2000), Kinsey (2004) and The Savages (2007). … Read More


1998 34 Years Old …  She made her Hollywood breakthrough in 1998, playing Jim Carrey's on-screen wife in The Truman Show, for which she received critical acclaim.
2000 36 Years Old Linney was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2000 film You Can Count on Me. … Read More
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…  She won her first Emmy Award in 2002 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie" for Wild Iris. … Read More


2005 41 Years Old She was nominated again in 2005 for Sight Unseen, in which she appeared on Broadway in May 2004 through July 2004. … Read More
2007 43 Years Old In 2007, she became engaged to Marc Schauer, a real estate agent from Telluride, Colorado.
2008 44 Years Old In 2008, she won an Emmy in the category "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie" for her portrayal of Abigail Adams, wife of the second president of the United States, in the HBO miniseries John Adams. … Read More
Linney later received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard when she delivered the school's commencement address in 2009.
…  From 2010–13, she starred in the Showtime series The Big C, which won her a fourth Emmy in 2013. … Read More
2011 47 Years Old She won a Golden Globe award for her performance in January 2011.
2012 48 Years Old In 2012, she starred opposite Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson.
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