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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 Juilliard School.


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