LAURA LINNEY (Daisy)
Laura Linney has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, for her performances in Kenneth Lonerganís YOU CAN COUNT ON ME, alongside Mark Ruffalo and Matthew Broderick; in Bill Condonís KINSEY, opposite Liam Neeson; and in Tamara Jenkinsí THE SAVAGES, with Philip Seymour Hoffman.
The performance in YOU CAN COUNT ON ME also earned her Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe Award, and Independent Spirit Award nominations; and Best Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics. The portrayal in KINSEY also garnered her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations as well as the National Board of Reviewís award for Best Supporting Actress. Her performance in THE SAVAGES additionally brought her a London Criticsí Circle Film Award nomination for Best Actress, among other honors.
Ms. Linney has won a Golden Globe Award and been an Emmy Award nominee for her starring role as Cathy Jamison on the television series THE BIG C, on which she is an executive producer and which recently aired its third season. She starred opposite Paul Giamatti as First Lady Abigail Adams in the critically acclaimed miniseries JOHN ADAMS, directed by Tom Hooper, for which she won Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Emmy Awards. She has also won Emmy Awards for her guest role on the final season of FRASIER, opposite Kelsey Grammer, and for her performance in the telefilm WILD IRIS, in which she starred with Gena Rowlands and Emile Hirsch for director Daniel Petrie.
Among Ms. Linneyís other feature credits are Noah Baumbachís THE SQUID AND THE WHALE, opposite Jeff Daniels, for which she received Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations; Clint Eastwoodís MYSTIC RIVER, for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination, and ABSOLUTE POWER; Peter Weirís THE TRUMAN SHOW, with Jim Carrey; Gregory Hoblitís PRIMAL FEAR and Mark Pellingtonís THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, both opposite Richard Gere; Richard Curtisí LOVE ACTUALLY; George Millerís LORENZO'S OIL; Ivan Reitmanís DAVE; Steven Zaillianís SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER; Gillies MacKinnonís A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE; Frank Marshallís CONGO; Terence Daviesí THE HOUSE OF MIRTH; Michael Unoís "Hallmark Hall of Fame" telefilm BLIND SPOT, with Joanne Woodward; and Stanley Donenís telefilm LOVE LETTERS, opposite Steven Weber.
She memorably starred as Mary Ann Singleton in three TALES OF THE CITY miniseries, based on the novels by Armistead Maupin, and directed respectively by Alastair Reid and Pierre Gang.
The Juilliard graduate was recently a Drama Desk and Tony Award nominee for TIME STANDS STILL, written by Donald Marguiles and directed by Daniel Sullivan. She previously starred on Broadway in, among other shows, the Roundabout Theatre Companyís revival of Christopher Hamptonís LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES with Ben Daniels, directed by Rufus Norris; Richard Eyreís staging of Arthur Millerís THE CRUCIBLE, opposite Liam Neeson, for which she was a Tony Award nominee; Henrik Ibsenís HEDDA GABLER, staged by Sarah Anderson, for which she won a 1994 Calloway Award; and Donald Marguliesí SIGHT UNSEEN, staged by Daniel Sullivan, for which she received her first Tony Award nomination. She had starred off-Broadway in the latter play over a decade earlier, earning her first Drama Desk Award nomination as well as Drama League and Outer Critic Circle Award nominations, and a Theatre World award.