Few actresses today have made the impression on Hollywood
that LAURA LINNEY (Annabeth Markum) has. Linney earned an Academy Award
nomination as well as nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden
Globe Award, and an Independent Spirit Award for her starring role as Sammy
Prescott in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count On Me, opposite Matthew
Broderick and Jon Tenney. She was also awarded Best Actress by the New York Film
Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.
Linney's film roles include starring opposite Kevin Spacey
and Kate Winslet in The Life of David Gale, The Laramie Project, The
Mothman Prophecies with Richard Gere, opposite Gillian Anderson in The
House of Mirth, in the critically acclaimed The Truman Show, opposite
Clint Eastwood in Absolute Power, directed by Eastwood, and with Richard
Gere in Paramount's hit suspense thriller Primal Fear. Her motion
picture debut was also her first starring film role, in Paramount's jungle
action picture, Congo.
Linney's other screen credits include supporting roles in Lorenzo's
Oil, Dave, Searching for Bobby Fischer, and A Simple Twist
of Fate. Linney's work for television includes her Emmy Award-winning
starring role in Showtime's Wild Iris. She has also starred opposite
Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Blind Spot,
and played a leading role in PBS's award-winning miniseries Tales of the
City, which she reprised in 1998 for Showtime's More Tales of the City.
Linney, a graduate of the Julliard school and an accomplished
theatre actress, was last seen starring on Broadway with Liam Neeson in Arthur
Miller's The Crucible, for which she received a Tony nomination. Prior
to that she was seen in Gerald Gutierrez's Honour 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 Philip Barry's Holiday opposite Tony
Goldwyn, Six Degrees of Separation, The Seagull and Hedda
Gabler, the latter earning her a 1994 Calloway Award.
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