LAURA LINNEY (Lorrie Sullenberger) is an American actress who
works in film, television and theatre. Her recent film work includes "Genius,"
directed by Michael Grandage, also starring Colin Firth, Jude Law and Nicole
Kidman; Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals"; "The Dinner," directed by Oren Moverman,
with Richard Gere, Steve Coogan and Rebecca Hall; and "Mr. Holmes," directed by
Bill Condon, starring Ian McKellan. She has appeared in "You Can Count on Me,"
"Kinsey," and "The Savages," receiving Oscar nominations for her work in all
three, as well as "The Fifth Estate," Hyde Park on Hudson," "The Squid and the
Whale," Mystic River," "Absolute Power," "The Truman Show," "Primal Fear," "The
Mothman Prophecies," "Love Actually," "P.S.," "The House of Mirth," "The
Details" and "Congo," among others.
She starred in and produced the Showtime series "The Big C" for four seasons,
for which she won a few awards, as she did for her portrayal of Abigail Adams in
the HBO miniseries John Adams," directed by Tom Hooper. Early in her career, she
starred as Mary Ann Singleton in Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" series,
a job for which she continues to be most grateful and proud. She appeared as
Kelsey Grammer's final girlfriend in the last six episodes of "Frasier," was
directed by Stanley Donen in "Love Letters," and starred opposite Joanne
Woodward in "Blindspot."
She has appeared in many Broadway productions, most notably "Time Times Still"
and "Sight Unseen," both directed by Daniel Sullivan and written by Donald
Margulies; and Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," directed by Richard Eyre,
opposite Liam Neeson, with whom she has worked many times. Her other plays
include "Six Degrees of Separation," "Honour," "Uncle Vanya," Les Liasons
Dangereuses," "Holiday" and "The Seagull."
She has been nominated three times for the Academy Award, three times for the
Tony Award, once for a BAFTA Award, and five times for the Golden Globe. She has
won one Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award, one National Board of Review Award, two
Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards.
She holds two honorary Doctorates from her alma maters, Brown University and The
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