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Few actresses today have made an indelible impression on Hollywood as quickly
as LAURA LINNEY. Most recently, she earned an Academy AwardÂ® nomination for her
starring role as Sammy Prescott in Kenneth Lonergan's "You Can Count On
Me" opposite Matthew Broderick, Mark Ruffalo and Jon Tenney. She was also
seen in Edith Wharton's turn-of-the-century novel "The House of Mirth"
opposite Gillian Anderson.
The critically acclaimed film, "The Truman Show," directed by Peter
Weir, gave Linney a chance to shine brightly as she co-starred opposite Jim
Carrey. Her motion picture debut was also her first starring film role -
Paramount's jungle action picture, "Congo."
Linney starred opposite Clint Eastwood in "Absolute Power,"
directed by Eastwood and based on the best-selling novel by David Baldacci.
"Absolute Power" is not Linney's first match with a legendary leading
man. Previously, she teamed up with Richard Gere in Paramount's hit suspense
thriller, "Primal Fear" directed by Gregory Hoblit. Linney garnered
critical acclaim for her role as a tough attorney prosecuting the case of a
grisly murder of a priest. Gere played her opponent, the defense attorney.
Linney's other screen credits include supporting roles in "Lorenzo's
Oil," "Dave," "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and "A
Simple Twist of Fate." Her television appearances include the leading role
of Mary Ann Singleton in PBS's award-winning "Tales of the City" based
on the novels by Armistead Maupin; she reprised her role as Mary Ann Singleton
in "More Tales of the City" for Showtime. She also starred opposite
Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "Blind
Spot." She was last seen on the small screen in "Love Letters"
opposite Steven Weber, and directed by Stanley Donen.
Linney, a graduate of the Julliard School and an accomplished theatre actress
was last seen on Broadway starring in Gerald Gutierrez's "Honor"
opposite Jane Alexander. 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 in John Guare's "Landscape of the Body" at the Yale
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