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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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