Laura Linney is an actress and singer from the United States with a net worth of $10 million. Laura Linney is a well-known actress in both theatre and Hollywood. She has a long list of significant credits to her name, but perhaps more crucially, she favours projects that receive widespread critical praise.
Laura Linney’s Early Years
Laura Leggett Linney was born in Manhattan, New York, on February 5th, 1964. Romulus Zachariah Linney IV, a well-known writer and academic, was her father. Because of her family’s heritage, Laura Linney has always had a strong interest in acting and theatre, even as a child.
She went to Brown University to study acting after graduating from an excellent preparatory high school in 1982. Linney grew close to the student theatre group and subsequently appeared in a Brown theatre production of one of her father’s plays. Linney pursued her acting career at the prestigious Julliard School after graduating from Brown in 1986.
Laura Linney’s Career in the Theater
Laura Linney has devoted herself to the theatre since the beginning of her playing career. Her first major part was in Hedda Gabler in 1994, and she has appeared in other Broadway and off-Broadway productions. She was nominated for an award for her early role, and she went on to star in Holiday in 1995.
Laura Linney booked another significant role in The Crucible at the Virginia Theater in 2002, following her success as an actor both in and out of the theatre. She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance alongside Liam Neeson. She was also nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Sight Unseen on Broadway in 2004.
Laura Linney made headlines again in 2008, this time with her performance in Les Liaisons Dangereuses on Broadway. When she starred in the Broadway production of Time Stands Still in 2010, she was nominated for a Tony Award for the third time. When she booked a role in another Broadway production, The Little Foxes, she received her fourth nomination for that elusive honour. She received considerable critical acclaim in 2018 for her performance in My Name is Lucy Barton, which premiered in London before heading to Broadway.
Laura Linney’s Career in Film
Laura Linney was developing deep roots in the film industry at the same time that she was enjoying early success in the theatre. Lorenzo’s Oil, Congo, and Primal Fear were among her first film roles in the 1990s. The Truman Show, in which she played the wife of Jim Carrey’s character, was the role that put her on the map.
Laura Linney received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in 2000 for her work in the critically acclaimed film You Can Count On Me. When Laura Linney starred in Mystic River in 2003, she continued her record of good script choices. In the same year, she appeared in Love Actually. Linney also appeared in critically acclaimed films such as Kinsey and The Squid and the Whale. Then followed roles in films like The Nanny Diaries in 2007 and Sully and Genius in 2016.
Laura Linney’s Career in Television
In 1993, Laura Linney made her television debut on Tales of the City. This led to other roles in the series’ spin-offs. In 2002, she earned an Emmy Award for her role in the television series Wild Iris. Linney won an Emmy Award for her work on the programme Frasier, which was one of her most well-known recurring appearances. With Angels in America, she won her third Emmy, and for her performance in Ozark, which premiered in 2017, she was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Laura Linney’s Personal Experiences
Laura Adkins was married to actor David Adkins from 1995 to 2000. Marc Schauer was her husband in 2007. In 2004, they welcomed their first child, a son.