THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE
LAURA LINNEY recevied an Academy Award nomination 2001 for
her performance in Kenneth Lonergan's widely praised independent film, You Can
Count On Me, opposite Matthew Broderick and Mark Ruffalo. She was awarded Best
Actress by the New York film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film
Critics, and was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award, a Golden Globe Award
and an Independent Spirit Award. Most recently, Linney won an Emmy Award for her
portrayal of Iris Bravard in Showtime's Wild Iris. In addition, she was recently
nominated for a Tony Award for her role in The Crucible on Broadway.
Prior to this, Linney appeared in such films as Primal Fear
opposite Richard Gere, Peter Weir's The Truman Show, Clint Eastwood's Absolute
Power and The House of Mirth, based on Edith Wharton's turn-of-the-century novel
of the same name. Linney made her feature film debut in Congo. Most recently,
she re-teamed with Richard Gere for The Mothman Prophecies, which was released
in 2002. She recently completed production on the romantic ensemble comedy Love
Actually, as well as Clint Eastwood's Mystic River, starring opposite Sean Penn.
A graduate of the Julliard School, Linney starred on Broadway
in Phillip Barry's Holiday opposite Tony Goldwyn, and in John Guate's Landscape
of the Body at the Yale Repertory Theatre. Other Broadway credits include Gerald
Gutierrez's Honour opposite Jane Alexander, Six Degrees of Separation, The
Seagull and Hedda Gabler, for which she won a 1994 Calloway Award. She won a
Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination for her performance in Sight
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