Laura Linner (full name Laura Liggett Linney) was born on February 5, 1964, in New York
. She is the daughter of dramatist Romulus Linney. In her early days, Laura Linney was closely influenced by theatres of New York. She was a student of acting at Julliard.
In the beginning of the 1990s, Laura Linney began acting in Broadway. She received the Joe A. Callaway Award for her acting in the drama "Hedda Gabler". She also appeared in the drama "Six Degrees of Separation".
During this time, Laura acted in a number of movies. In 1992, Laura Linney acted in "Lorenzo's Oil". In 1993, she appeared in the movies "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "Dave".
In 1994, she acted in the series "Tales of the City". Her acting in thi
s series also led her to act in the follow-ups of the series in 1998's "More Tales of the City" and 2001's "Further Tales of the City".
In 1994 and 1995, she appeared in the movies "A Simple Twist of Fate" and "Congo" respectively. In 1996, she acted in the movie "Primal Fear" with Richard Gere. In 1997, she got a chance to act in the movie "Absolute Power" as Clint Eastwood's daughter. The next year, 1998, Laura Linney was seen in "The Truman Show" starring Jim Carrey.
Her first chance to act in a leading role came in 2000 with the movie "You Can Count On Me". Her acting in this movie earned her the Best Actress awards at National Film Critics and New York Film Critics. Additionally, she got nominations in Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild.
The same year, in 2000, Laura appeared in the movie "The House of Mirth". In 2001, she worked in the telefilms "Wild Iris" in the leading role. This gave her an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. Her role in "The Crucible" also earned Laura a Tony Award nomination.
In 2003, Laura Linney acted in the big movies "Mystic River" and "The Life of David Gale". In 2004, Laura acted in the movie "Frasier" for which she got her second Emmy. Apart from this, she received a number of nominations across Oscar, SAG and Golden Globe for her acting in the movie "Kinsey".
In 2005, Laura Linney acted in the movies "Sight Unseen", "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" and "The Squid and the Whale". She bagged nominations in Tony Awards and Golden Globe for her acting that year.
Her next movies were "Man of the Year" (2006), "The Nanny Diaries" (2007), "The Savages" (2007) and "The Other Man" (2008). She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in "The Savages".
She also acted in the series "John Adams" in 2008. For this Laura Linney received a Golden Globe award in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Why is she famous?
Laura Linney is famous as an actress who has won Golden Globe, Emmys and a number of other nominations, including the Oscars. She starred in movies like "You Can Count On Me" (2000) and "Kinsey" (2004).
Here is one of her famous quotes:
"People can't really place me. They're not really sure who I am. Sometimes they think I'm Helen Hunt. Sometimes they think I'm Laura Dern."
- Laura Linney
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