Maura Tierney
American actor
Maura Tierney
Maura Therese Tierney is an American film and television actress, who is best known for her roles as Lisa Miller on the sitcom NewsRadio and Abby Lockhart on the television medical drama ER.
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Maura Tierney's personal information overview.
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Jennifer Esposito Hopes We'll Get To See Nina's Point Of View On 'The Affair'
Huffington Post - 25 days
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From CNN.com: Is sexual jealousy an inevitable part of relationships?
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Showtime's provocative series "The Affair" follows the devastating aftershocks of an adulterous relationship between Noah Solloway (played by Dominic West), a married father of four, and a married waitress, Alison (Ruth Wilson). The mess that extends from their extramarital union includes the demise of two marriages, four troubled and bereft children, an unplanned pregnancy, an accidental homicide and an unjust incarceration. Maura Tierney, who plays a deeply affecting Helen Solloway, Noah's abandoned wife, has said of the drama: "My friends who are couples, don't like to watch it together." As someone who struggles with sexual jealousy, which I believe is hardwired into us, I get why a couple might not want to preview the ugliness and suffering in store if they fail the expectation of fidelity. (Especially as it plays out on this show!) The thought of sexual betrayal alone can feel unbearable. In an interview last summer, showrunner Sarah Treem put it this way: "A romantic relati ...
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‘The Affair’ Season 3: Watch Maura Tierney and Dominic West Preview the New Season (Exclusive)
Wall Street Journal - 4 months
More intense drama is in store for Showtime's acclaimed series.
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Watch These Actresses Rally Women To Stop Donald Trump
Huffington Post - 5 months
Some of the most popular women in Hollywood have taken a stand against Donald Trump, and are reminding women everywhere that we have the power to shut down his dangerous bullsh*t.  Zoë Kravitz, Amber Tamblyn, Diane Guerrero Erika Alexander (of “Living Single), Maura Tierney, and entrepreneur Kate Greer star in the video, which was posted on Friday by the political action committee Emily’s List. In it, they urge women across the country to join the fight to stop [Donald] Trump from becoming president of the United States ― and they make some very compelling arguments.  “No way are we voting for the guy who wants to not only ban abortion but punish any woman that has one,” Tierney says. The ladies also point out the fact that Trump has promised to defund Planned Parenthood, appoint anti-choice judges to the Supreme Court in order to overturn Roe v. Wade, and has publicly called powerful women bimbos, dogs, and fat pigs.  As Erika Alexander says: “We’re not g ...
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The Wooster Group to bring 'Town Bloody Hall' adaptation to L.A., with Maura Tierney
LATimes - 6 months
Having married its far-out avant-garde aesthetic to numerous classic dramas over the decades, the Wooster Group will attempt to adapt a documentary film for the stage when it debuts its new production “The Town Hall Affair” in Los Angeles next year. The production is an adaptation of the feminism-themed 1979...
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Emmy Nominations 2016: Maura Tierney on ‘The Affair’ and Helen’s Swearing
NYTimes - 7 months
Ms. Tierney was nominated for best supporting actress in a drama for her role in this Showtime series.
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Maura Tierney talks about her self-conscious return to the ER on 'The Affair'
LATimes - 9 months
Exclusive video interviews with TV stars from your favorite shows June 2, 2016, 12:12 p.m. There can be no doubt that television today offers more high-quality programming than ever before, and now it's not always even on your television. But wherever you watch it, there are so many stand-out performances...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Maura Tierney
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 48
    In 2013, Tierney joined the cast of Showtime's The Affair, playing Helen Solloway. The Affair began airing in October 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 47
    In September 2012, Tierney began a recurring role on the CBS legal drama The Good Wife, playing Maddie Hayward.
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  • 2011
    Age 46
    In February 2011, Tierney made her debut at the Gate Theatre in the Dublin premiere of Yasmina Reza's God of Carnage (translation by Christopher Hampton) alongside Ardal O'Hanlon.
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  • 2010
    Age 45
    She replaced Joely Richardson as the female lead of the 2010 ABC television series The Whole Truth, after Richardson dropped out to spend more time with her family.
    More Details Hide Details Tierney's role in the show, a legal drama produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, marked her return to television after recovering from breast surgery and cancer treatments. ABC canceled The Whole Truth after four episodes due to low ratings.
  • 2009
    Age 44
    On February 1, 2009, the recently ordained Tierney officiated at the wedding of her friend and former ER co-star Parminder Nagra to photographer James Stenson.
    More Details Hide Details Tierney had surgery to remove a tumor from her breast in 2009. She had been cast in Parenthood but schedule conflicts with her cancer treatments led her to leave and she was replaced by Lauren Graham. Tierney finished treatment and returned to work in a stage play in 2010.
    Tierney returned to television, playing the recurring character Kelly McPhee on the FX series Rescue Me in 2009 and 2011 during its final season.
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  • 2008
    Age 43
    Tierney played the role of Laurel in the Off Broadway play Three Changes with Dylan McDermott from September 16 to October 4, 2008.
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    She also appeared in the 2008 films Semi-Pro, Baby Mama, The Go-Getter and Finding Amanda.
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  • 2006
    Age 41
    After being married for 13 years, she filed for divorce in 2006, citing irreconcilable differences.
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    Tierney returned to the stage in May 2006 in an appearance opposite Eric McCormack in the Off Broadway premiere of Some Girl(s).
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 39
    In 2004, Tierney won the second season tournament of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown against Lauren Graham, who had a guest role in the fourth season of NewsRadio.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    Tierney's highest-profile film while a member of the ER cast was the 2002 film Insomnia, directed by Christopher Nolan.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she also starred in Scotland, Pa., portraying a Lady Macbeth-like character written specifically for her by Billy Morrissette, her husband at the time. She was praised by critics for her performance. She also collaborated with NewsRadio writer Joe Furey for a special, "Working with Joe Furey" featurette for Furey's film Love and Support.
  • 1999
    Age 34
    From 1999-2008, Tierney played Nurse Abigail "Abby" Lockhart on ER, a character that began as a guest appearance as Julianna Margulies's character Carol Hathaway's OB nurse in November 1999, then expanded in February 2000 to a full-time regular role as an ER nurse and later, after completion of medical school, a doctor.
    More Details Hide Details She was reunited with her former NewsRadio co-star Khandi Alexander who at that time had a recurring role on ER. Within a year, Tierney's work on ER earned her an Emmy Award nomination, recognition she credits to a "juicy" story arc featuring Sally Field as Lockhart's mother Maggie Wyczenski, who suffers from bipolar disorder. Tierney confirmed in April 2008 that she would be leaving ER shortly after the beginning of the show's fifteenth season. In October 2008, she made her final regular appearance on the series after nearly 10 seasons on the show. She returned to make a cameo appearance in one additional episode later in 2009 toward the end of the final season.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 30
    Tierney had a number of small roles in film and television, but first received regular national exposure with her leading role in the sitcom NewsRadio from 1995 to 1999.
    More Details Hide Details While she was a NewsRadio cast member, she also appeared in several successful films, including Primal Fear, Primary Colors, Forces of Nature, Welcome to Mooseport, and Liar Liar opposite Jim Carrey. After NewsRadio was canceled, Tierney decided not to pursue a role in another sitcom:
  • 1993
    Age 28
    Tierney married actor and director Billy Morrissette on February 1, 1993, two days before her 28th birthday, after the two met on the set of a never-aired television series.
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  • 1987
    Age 22
    After appearing in several plays, Tierney moved to Los Angeles, California, and in 1987 got her first break with a role in Disney's made-for-TV film Student Exchange.
    More Details Hide Details Tierney's first starring role in a film was in a low-budget, independent film called Dead Women in Lingerie, shot in 24 days. The film never received a theatrical release, although it was released on DVD in 2005.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1965
    Age 0
    Born on February 3, 1965.
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