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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 Unseen.

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