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For her starring role in Kenneth Lonergan's YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, LAURA LINNEY was awarded Best Actress by the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics and earned nominations for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Independent Spirit Award. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama from The British Academy of Film and Television Arts for her role in last year's MYSTIC RIVER, directed by Clint Eastwood. She was Tony-nominated for her Broadway role opposite Liam Neeson in Richard Eyre's "The Crucible.” Linney also won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Showtime's "Wild Iris” and is currently nominated for an Emmy for Best Outstanding Guest Actress for her 2004 performance on the NBC hit comedy "Frasier.”

Linney was recently seen in the ensemble romantic comedy LOVE ACTUALLY, written and directed by Richard Curtis. In addition to KINSEY she will soon be seen in P.S., and is presently filming THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and was most recent seen on Broadway in. "Sight Unseen”, a reprisal of a role she played 12 years ago.

The critically acclaimed film, THE TRUMAN SHOW, directed by Peter Weir, gave Linney a chance to shine as she co-starred opposite Jim Carrey. Her first starring film role – the 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. Previously, she garnered critical acclaim for her role opposite Richard Gere in the hit suspense thriller PRIMAL FEAR, directed by Gregory Hoblit.

Linney's other screen credits include supporting roles in Edith Wharton's turn-of-thecentury novel THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, LORENZO'S OIL, DAVE, SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES and THE LIFE OF DAVID GALE.

Linney's television appearances include the leading role of Mary Ann Singleton in PBS's award-winning "Tales of the City,” and Showtime's "More Tales of the City.” She starred opposite Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of "Blind Spot” and opposite Steven Weber in "Love Letters” directed by Stanley Donen.

Theatre credits for Linney, a graduate of the Juilliard School and an accomplished theatre actress, include roles in the Broadway presentations of "Six Degrees of Separation;” "The Seagull;” "Hedda Gabler,” for which she won a 1994 Calloway Award; Phillip Barry's "Holiday,” a comedy of manners, opposite Tony Goldwyn; John Guare's "Landscape of the Body” at the Yale Repertory Theatre; Gerald Gutierrez's "Honour” on Broadway and "Sight Unseen,” for which she earned a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination.


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