Laura Leggett Linney is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards and five Tony Awards. In 2017, she began starring in the Netflix crime series Ozark.
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Laura Leggett Linney is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. Linney made her Broadway debut in 1990 before going on to receive Tony Award nominations for the 2002 revival of The Crucible, the original Broadway productions of Sight Unseen and Time Stands Still. In 2017, she began starring in the Netflix crime series Ozark. She has been nominated for three Academy Awards and five Tony Awards for her work in film and on stage.Linney’s paternal great-great-grandfather was Republican U.S. Congressman Romulus Zachariah Linney IV. Her half-sister is Susan from her father’s second marriage. She was born in Manhattan and is a graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, an elite preparatory school in New England. She also attended Northwestern University before transferring to Brown University, where she studied acting with Jim Barnhill and John Emigh. In 2003, Linney received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard when she delivered the school’s commencement address in 2009. She played a blonde American singer who successfully claimed \”battered woman syndrome\” as a defense to the murder of a Japanese businessman in the film You Can Count On Me. In 2002, she starred in the television adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City as Mary Ann Singleton.
In October 1994, she guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order as Martha Bowen. She starred in The Truman Show in 1998, praised for playing Jim Carrey’s on-screen wife in Peter Weir’s science fiction comedy drama film The Truman show. In 2000, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Nanny Diaries. In 2001, she won her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. She appeared in the musical The Little Foxes alongside Liam Neeson and Sandra Menson in 2002, which ran from March through June 2002 at the Virginia Theatre. In 2007, she appeared alongside Mandy Patinkin and Sandra Bullock in The Book of Mormon. In 2012, she had a starring role in the miniseries John Adams, which won her a fourth Emmy in 2013. She had a role in The Big C from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, she played a woman who claims she is a victim of domestic violence in the movie You Can count on Me. Her other films include Primal Fear and Mystic River, Mystic River and Love Actually, The Squid and the Whale, Hyde Park on Hudson, Mr. Holmes, Sully and Nocturnal Animals. She made her film debut with a minor role in Lorenzo’s Oil and went on to received Academy Award nominations for the dramas You Cancount On Me and Kinsey.
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