Laura is an Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actress who is recognizable for her critically acclaimed performances in movies, television, and theater. A majority of Laura's roles on screen have been dramatic ones but Laura has recently taken on more lighthearted roles.
In 2013, Laura won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Cathy Jamison on The Big C.
In 2008, Laura won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Abigail Adams on John Adams.
Laura has won two Emmy Awards. In 2002, Laura won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie playing Iris Bravard on Wild Iris. In 2004, Laura won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series playing Charlotte on Frasier.
Laura has been nominated for three SAG Awards. In 2001, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for You Can Count On Me. In 2004, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Mystic River. In 2005, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for Kinsey.
Laura has been nominated for three Golden Globe Awards. In 2001, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for You Can Count On Me. In 2005, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Kinsey. In 2006, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for The Squid and The Whale.
Laura has been nominated for three Academy Awards. In 2001, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for You Can Count On Me. In 2005, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Kinsey. In 2008, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for The Savages.
Laura and boyfriend Marc Schauer announced their engagement in August, 2007. This will be the second marriage for Laura, who was previously married to David Adkins.
Laura played a police officer in the film The Laramie Project. The film was based on a play about the gay-bashing murder of Wyoming college student Mathew Shepard.
Laura was in the horror movie The Mothman Prophecies with Richard Gere. She played a police officer named Connie Mills.
Laura earned $10,000 playing Samantha 'Sammy' Prescott in the 2000 flick
Laura is 5 Feet 7 Inches or 1.70 millimeters.
Laura worked as a waitress in Manhattan when she was twenty-three.
Laura's roommate at Juilliard School was actress Jeanne Tripplehorn.
In school Laura said she was the worst at reading and writing in her class.
Laura has a yellow labrador dog that she named after the actress Eleanor Duse.
Laura gained thirty pounds for her role in Kinsey which she mainly gained by eating Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts.
Laura married actor David Adkins in 1995. They divorced in 2000. They had no children together.
Laura takes her coffee very light with one sugar.
Laura hates having her picture taken.
Laura played Annabeth Markum in the 2003 hit film Mystic River.
Laura Linney graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon in 1982, a private boarding school in Western Massachusetts.
Her father, Romulus Linney, is a respected, Off-Broadway playwright.
Laura: (about her 2007 film "The Nanny Diaries") My character is a complete mess. God only knows how many pills she's popping or what she's drinking. And she doesn't understand why her life isn't turning out the way she thought it would. It was wonderful working with Scarlett Johansson. To be that successful at 21? And she seems like a happy person.
Laura: Really, any sense of spirituality, which I do have, really comes from the arts that are sort of my inspiration.
Laura: I grew up in the theater and went to Juilliard and really expected to be a stage actress, which was fine ... I wanted to be a stage actress. Film was something I was completely intimidated by. I thought that I had some promise as an actress, but I figured I'd never crack that particular nut. So to be where I am ... well, I just love it. I love it.
Laura: When I first came to LA, I had my lovely list of theatre credits. My resume was golden in my mind. I had worked regionally, I'd worked on Broadway. And a casting director looked at my resume and said 'You really haven't done anything, have you?' I was just dumbstruck. The attitude here is that theatre is what you do when you can't get filmwork, and that is just insulting to the marrow of my bones!
Laura: I don't consider myself a celebrity, and I don't consider myself a star.
Laura: (On Jim Carrey) He has tremendous charm. He has an enormous heart, just a big big heart. I think that is the thing. I think if you look at his other work you can see that there, which is what makes his characters more then just mimicry. I think that is why his work has hit so hard. Because there is just more there. So with this one you see more of his humanity.