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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    Huffington Post - Nov 17, 2016
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    Huffington Post - Oct 31, 2016
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    Wall Street Journal - Aug 30, 2016


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1964 Birth Born on February 5, 1964.


1982 18 Years Old She is a 1982 graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, an elite preparatory school in New England, for which she currently serves as the chair of the Arts Advisory Council. … Read More


1986 22 Years Old Linney graduated from Brown in 1986. … Read More
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
1993 29 Years Old Linney first appeared in minor roles in a few early 1990s films, including Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and Dave (1993), before coming to prominence in the public television miniseries Tales of the City in 1993. … Read More


1995 31 Years Old Linney married David Adkins in 1995; they divorced in 2000.
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
2003 39 Years Old In 2003, Linney appeared in several notable films, including The Life of David Gale, Love Actually, and Mystic River. … Read More


2004 40 Years Old Her 2004 performance in Kinsey, again as the title character's wife, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
2005 41 Years Old In 2005, Linney starred in the horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose and the comedy-drama The Squid and the Whale. … Read More
2006 42 Years Old In 2006, Linney appeared in the political satire Man of the Year, the comedy Driving Lessons (starring Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame), and the Australian drama Jindabyne by Ray Lawrence. … Read More
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In 2007, Linney appeared in the spy thriller Breach, the comedy-drama The Nanny Diaries opposite Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans, and based on the book by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, and The Savages with Philip Seymour Hoffman. … Read More
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In 2008, Linney starred in The Other Man, opposite Liam Neeson, with whom she had starred in Kinsey and Love Actually, and Antonio Banderas. … Read More
2009 45 Years Old On her wedding day in May 2009, actor Liam Neeson walked her down the aisle.
Linney returned to series television as actress and executive producer in Showtime's half-hour series about cancer, The Big C, which debuted in mid-2010. … Read More


2014 50 Years Old On January 8, 2014, Linney gave birth to a son, Bennett Armistead Schauer. … Read More
2016 52 Years Old In June, 2016, Laura Linney was asked whether she would make another Tales series if she were asked, to which she answered yes and then revealed that talks were in progress about a new series of Tales of the City set in modern-day San Francisco.
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