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LAURA LINNEY (Meryl) has created a series of memorable
characters since making her motion picture starring debut in Paramount's
hit jungle adventure "Congo."
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Linney received critical acclaim
for her role as a tough prosecuting attorney in the suspense thriller
"Primal Fear," in which she co-starred with Richard
Gere and Edward Norton. She also starred opposite Clint Eastwood,
Gene Hackman and Ed Harris in "Absolute Power" as Kate
Whitney, the attorney daughter of a master thief (Eastwood). Linney's
other feature credits include roles in "Lorenzo's Oil,"
"Dave," "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and
"A Simple Twist of Fate."
Linney's television appearances include the leading role of Mary
Ann Singleton in PBS's "Tales of the City." In June,
Linney will reprise her role as Mary Ann Singleton in Showtime's
"More Tales of the City." She also starred opposite
Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation "Blindspot."
Linney, an accomplished theatre actress, will next be seen in
April, starring on Broadway in Gerald Gutierrez's "Honour."
She won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination for
her performance in "Sight Unseen." Her theatre credits
also include roles in the Broadway presentations of "Six
Degrees of Separation," "The Seagull" and "Hedda
Gabler," the latter earning her a 1994 Calloway Award. Last
year, she returned to Broadway, starring in Phillip Barry's "Holiday,"
a comedy of manners, opposite Tony Goldwyn and she also starred
in John Guare's "Landscape of the Body" at the Yale
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