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Birth information

5 February 1964 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Laura Leggett Linney

How tall is Laura Linney?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Marc Schauer
David Adkins

Life Story of Laura Linney

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant), Linney's world revolved, in part, around his profession from the earliest age. She graduated from Brown University in 1986 and studied acting at Juilliard and the Arts Theatre School in Moscow and, thereafter, embarked on a career on the Broadway stage receiving favorable notices for her work in such plays as "Hedda Gabler" and "Six Degrees of Separation".

Linney's film career began in the early 1990s with small roles in Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and Dave (1993). She landed the role of Mary Anne Singleton in the PBS film adaptations of Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" series, playing her in Tales of the City (1993), More Tales of the City (1998) and Further Tales of the City (2001). Linney's first substantial big-screen role was as the ex-girlfriend of Richard Gere's character in Primal Fear (1996) and her...

How much money has Laura Linney earned?

You Can Count on Me (2000) $10,000
Ozark (2017) $300,000 per episode

What movies did Laura Linney play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Tales of the City (2019) , The Big C (2013) ,
Actors Filmography
Falling (2020) , Molly (2020) Rita, Ozark (2019) Wendy Byrde, Tales of the City (2019) Mary Ann Singleton, BoJack Horseman (2018) Laura Linney, Sink Sank Sunk (2018) Mitzi Mills, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2017) Florence Harding, Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Sarah, The Dinner (2017) Claire Lohman, Nocturnal Animals (2016) Anne Sutton, Sully (2016) Lorrie Sullenberger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Chief Vincent, Inside Amy Schumer...

Birth information

5 February 1964 New York City, New York, USA

Given Name

Laura Leggett Linney

How tall is Laura Linney?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Marc Schauer
David Adkins

Life Story of Laura Linney

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her father's house (her parents having divorced when she was an infant), Linney's world revolved, in part, around his profession from the earliest age. She graduated from Brown University in 1986 and studied acting at Juilliard and the Arts Theatre School in Moscow and, thereafter, embarked on a career on the Broadway stage receiving favorable notices for her work in such plays as "Hedda Gabler" and "Six Degrees of Separation".

Linney's film career began in the early 1990s with small roles in Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and Dave (1993). She landed the role of Mary Anne Singleton in the PBS film adaptations of Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" series, playing her in Tales of the City (1993), More Tales of the City (1998) and Further Tales of the City (2001). Linney's first substantial big-screen role was as the ex-girlfriend of Richard Gere's character in Primal Fear (1996) and her...

How much money has Laura Linney earned?

You Can Count on Me (2000) $10,000
Ozark (2017) $300,000 per episode

What movies did Laura Linney play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Tales of the City (2019) , The Big C (2013) ,
Actors Filmography
Falling (2020) , Molly (2020) Rita, Ozark (2019) Wendy Byrde, Tales of the City (2019) Mary Ann Singleton, BoJack Horseman (2018) Laura Linney, Sink Sank Sunk (2018) Mitzi Mills, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2017) Florence Harding, Red Nose Day Actually (2017) Sarah, The Dinner (2017) Claire Lohman, Nocturnal Animals (2016) Anne Sutton, Sully (2016) Lorrie Sullenberger, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Chief Vincent, Inside Amy Schumer...

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Laura Linney and Ian McKellen in Mr. Holmes (2015)

Her father is respected Off-Broadway playwright Romulus Linney.

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Laura Linney and Ian McKellen in Mr. Holmes (2015)

Has a paternal half-sister, Susan Linney.

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Laura Linney in Mr. Holmes (2015)

Graduated from Brown University in 1986.

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Laura Linney in Mr. Holmes (2015)

1990 graduate of the Juilliard School.

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Laura Linney and Milo Parker in Mr. Holmes (2015)

Was nominated for Broadway's 2002 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying Elizabeth Proctor in a revival of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible".

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Laura Linney and Paul Gross in Stadtgeschichten (2019)

She says that she was the worst at reading and writing in her class.

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Laura Linney and Barbara Garrick in Stadtgeschichten (2019)

Clint Eastwood picked her for the part of Kate Whitney in his new movie Absolute Power (1997) after he saw her performance in Primal Fear (1996).

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Olympia Dukakis and Laura Linney in Stadtgeschichten (2019)

Gained about 20 pounds for her role in Kinsey (2004), mainly by eating Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts.

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Laura Linney and Murray Bartlett in Stadtgeschichten (2019)

Has a yellow Labrador dog that she named Eleonora Duse, after the actress Eleonora Duse.

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Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Garcia, and May Hong in Stadtgeschichten (2019)

Laura Linney was given the script for The Squid and the Whale (2005) by Eric Stoltz, her boyfriend at that time, while they were filming The House of Mirth (2000) in 2000. She agreed to do the film immediately, but it took four years to raise the financing.

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Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Skylar Gaertner, and Sofia Hublitz in Ozark (2017)

Won the 1994 Joe A. Callaway Award, for Best Performance in a Classic Drama, for her performance as Thea Elvsted in "Hedda Gabler".

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Laura Linney in Ozark (2017)

Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award for "Sight Unseen" (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play).

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Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Skylar Gaertner, and Sofia Hublitz in Ozark (2017)

The writers Romulus Linney (father of Laura) and Jonathan Baumbach (father of Noah Baumbach, who directed Linney in The Squid and the Whale (2005)), spent time at Yaddo, an artists colony, where they knew each other well enough to have gotten into a car accident together.

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Antonio Banderas and Laura Linney in Der Andere (2008)

Was at Northwestern University for one year before transferring to Brown University.

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Liam Neeson and Laura Linney in Der Andere (2008)

Engaged to Marc Schauer in August 2007. She met him at the 2004 Telluride Film Festival when he was her festival host that week.

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Laura Linney in Der Andere (2008)

Won a Theatre World Award and received a Drama Desk nomination for her stage performance in "Sight Unseen".

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At age 14, she spent the summer at the New London Barn Playhouse, summer-stock theater in New London, NH, and loved it, sometimes doing 14 hour days.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg and Laura Linney in The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

She was the 2009 commencement speaker at Juillard School in New York City.

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Laura Linney and Hiroyuki Sanada in The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

Was in attendance at the wedding of Mamie Gummer to Benjamin Walker (16 July 2011).

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Laura Linney in The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

Attended the wedding of longtime friend Armistead Maupin and Christopher Turner which took place in the garden of the Sausalito, California, home of Amy Tan and husband, Lou DeMattei.

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Laura Linney in The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

Great-great-granddaughter of U.S. Congressman Romulus Zachariah Linney (1841-1910), a Representive from North Carolina. He was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901).

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Laura Linney in The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

She has English, as well as Irish, Scottish, and German, ancestry.

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Laura Linney in The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

Argentina: Filming The City of Your Final Destination (2009) in Argentina, December 2006-January 2007. [December 2006]

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Laura Linney in The City of Your Final Destination (2009)

New York, New York, USA: On Broadway as "Sarah" in "Time Stands Still," a new play by Donald Margulies, directed by 'Daniel Sullivan'. With Eric Bogosian, Brian d'Arcy James, and Alicia Silverstone. [February 2010]

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Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in Ozark (2017)

New York, New York, USA: Starring on Broadway in the play Sight Unseen at the Biltmore Theater. This is her second time performing in the play. Years ago she was cast in the role of the younger female character. [May 2004]

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Laura Linney in The Mothman Prophecies - Tödliche Visionen (2002)

New York, New York, USA: Spoke at commencement of her alma mater, the Juilliard School in New York City, from which she graduated in 1990. Previously had spoken at the 2009 commencement, at which she was awarded an honorary doctor of fine arts degree. [May 2013]

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Laura Linney in The Mothman Prophecies - Tödliche Visionen (2002)

(May 2, 2009) Married for the 2nd time to her boyfriend of 5 years Marc Schauer, following a 21-month-long engagement.

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Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in Ozark (2017)

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 49, a son Bennett Armistead Schauer on January 8, 2014. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Marc Schauer.

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Laura Linney in Zwielicht (1996)

Returned to work 6 months after giving birth to her son Bennett to begin filming Mr. Holmes (2015).

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Laura Linney in Zwielicht (1996)

Filmed Mystic River (2003) in Boston, US, while filming Love Actually (2003) in London, UK. She flew across the Atlantic several times in a short manner of time, in order to complete filming on both movies.

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Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and Robert C. Treveiler in Ozark (2017)

Won both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for her work on The Big C (2010), however, not for the same season. Both times she was unable to accept the award in person, due to personal reasons.

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Laura Linney and Sofia Hublitz in Ozark (2017)

Is just 10 years older than Amy Adams, who played her daughter in Nocturnal Animals (2016).

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Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, and McKinley Belcher III in Ozark (2017)

Nominated for the 2017 Tony Award for "The Little Foxes" (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play).

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Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Skylar Gaertner, and Sofia Hublitz in Ozark (2017)

Nominated for the 2010 Tony Award for "Time Stands Still" (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play).

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Laura Linney in Ozark (2017)

Counts Bill Condon among her all-time favorite directors with whom she has worked.

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Jason Bateman and Laura Linney in Ozark (2017)

Longtime friend of Ian McKellen whom she acquainted through their mutual friend Armistead Maupin.

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Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall in The Dinner (2017)

Is to date the oldest Oscar nominee to become a natural first-time mother, having given birth to her son Bennett at age 49, surpassing even Jennifer Jason Leigh and Holly Hunter who became natural first-time mothers at age 48 and 47 respectively.

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Kevin Spacey and Laura Linney in Das Leben des David Gale (2003)

Nominated for a 2011 Satellite Award in the Best Actress - Television Series (Musical or Comedy) category for her role as Cathy Jamison in The Big C (2010).

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Colin Firth and Laura Linney in Tatsächlich... Liebe (2003)

Won a 2013 Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie category for her role as Cathy Jamison in The Big C (2010).

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Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me (2000)

Won a 2011 Golden Globe Award in the Best Actress - Television Series (Musical or Comedy) category for her role as Cathy Jamison in The Big C (2010).

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Laura Linney and Mark Ruffalo in You Can Count on Me (2000)

Nominated for a 2012 Golden Globe Award in the Best Actress - Television Series (Musical or Comedy) category for her role as Cathy Jamison in The Big C (2010).

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Matthew Broderick and Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me (2000)

Nominated for a 2011 Primetime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Cathy Jamison in The Big C (2010).

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Matthew Broderick and Laura Linney in You Can Count on Me (2000)

Won a 2010 Satellite Award in the Best Actress - Television Series (Musical or Comedy) category for her role as Cathy Jamison in The Big C (2010).

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