One of the brightest acting talents to emerge in recent years, MAURA TIERNEY is currently gracing television screens every week on the top rated NBC series "ER" for which she received her first Emmy nomination. Tierney has successfully managed to juggle both television and film careers.
Tierney stars in the upcoming Universal film Baby Mama with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Tierney can also be seen in the upcoming films The Go-Getter with Zooey Deschanel, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and Finding Amanda with Matthew Broderick. Last summer, she appeared on the big screen in a film for Magnolia Pictures called Diggers, where she starred opposite Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Josh Hamilton, Ron Eldard, Laura Ambrose and Sarah Paulson, directed by Katherine Dieckmann.
Tierney has starred in such films as Twentieth Century Fox's comedy Welcome to Mooseport opposite Ray Romano and Gene Hackman, Instinct opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr. and Dreamworks' hugely successful Forces of Nature with Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock. Additional film credits include Primal Fear, The Temp, White Sands, Oxygen and Scotland PA.
She earned critical praise for her role in Primary Colors as well as for her work opposite Jim Carrey in the smash hit Liar Liar. Tierney also appeared in the Christopher Nolan directed film Insomnia opposite Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams.
In 2006, Tierney starred in the Off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute's "Some Girl(s)" at the Lucille Lortel Theater. She joined a cast which also included Eric McCormack, Fran Drescher, Judy Reyes and Brooke Smith.
Prior to joining the cast of "ER", Tierney spent four years on the critically acclaimed NBC series "Newsradio."
Born and raised in Boston, she currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.
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