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Laura Linney

 
Birth Place:
New York, NY, USA
Bio:
Laura Linney is an American actress who works in film, television and theatre. She was most recently seen in Season 2 of “Ozark,” a Netflix original series where she plays Wendy Byrde opposite Jason Bateman and Julia Garner. Season 3 is set to premiere in late 2019. Also debuting in 2019 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: February 05, 1964 (58)

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

Bio:
Laura Linney is an American actress who works in film, television and theatre. She was most recently seen in Season 2 of “Ozark,” a Netflix original series where she plays Wendy Byrde opposite Jason Bateman and Julia Garner. Season 3 is set to premiere in late 2019. Also debuting in 2019 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Premiere Production, 2020
Lucy Barton
  [London]
London Premiere Production, 2018
Lucy Barton
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Birdie (Alternate)
Regina (Alternate)
  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2010
Sarah Goodwin
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2010
Sarah Goodwin
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
La Marquise de Merteuil
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Patricia
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Elizabeth Proctor
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Yelena Andreyevna
  [Broadway]
1998
Claudia
  [Broadway]
1995
Linda Seton
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Thea Elvsted
  [Broadway]
1992
Nina
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Grete
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Sheila
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Tess [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Premiere Production, 2020
Lucy Barton

  [London]
London Premiere Production, 2018
Lucy Barton

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Birdie (Alternate)

Regina (Alternate)

  [Broadway]
Return Engagement [Broadway], 2010
Sarah Goodwin

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2010
Sarah Goodwin

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2008
La Marquise de Merteuil

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2004
Patricia

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2002
Elizabeth Proctor

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2000
Yelena Andreyevna

  [Broadway]
1998
Claudia

  [Broadway]
1995
Linda Seton

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1994
Thea Elvsted

  [Broadway]
1992
Nina

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Grete

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Sheila

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1990
Tess [Replacement]

Laura Linney Biography

Laura Linney is an American actress who works in film, television and theatre. She was most recently seen in Season 2 of “Ozark,” a Netflix original series where she plays Wendy Byrde opposite Jason Bateman and Julia Garner. Season 3 is set to premiere in late 2019. Also debuting in 2019 is the highly anticipated Netflix revival of “Tales of the City,” for which she served as an executive producer and will star opposite Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Paige. Laura is currently working on the film Molly opposite Elle Fanning and Salma Hayek, slated to premiere in 2020. In June 2018 Laura made her London theatre debut in Richard Eyre’s limited three-week run of My Name Is Lucy Barton, the stage play adapted from the Elizabeth Strout novel of the same name, and opened to rave reviews. Back by popular demand, the show returned to the London stage in 2019. Linney’s numerous film credits include, The Dinner, Nocturnal Animals, Sully, Genius, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, You Can Count On Me, Kinsey, The Savages, 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 many others. Laura starred in and served as an executive producer for the Showtime Series “The Big C” for four seasons for which she won a few awards. She also won multiple awards 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 Blind Spot. She has also appeared in many Broadway productions, most notably Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes, Time Stands Still and Sight Unseen, directed by Daniel Sullivan and written by Donald Margulies at MTC. Additional credits include Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Richard Eyre opposite Liam Neeson, Six Degrees of Separation, Honour, Uncle Vanya, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Holiday and The Seagull. Linney has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, four times for a Tony Award, six times for a SAG award, once for a BAFTA Award, and five times for a Golden Globe. She has won one Screen Actors Guild 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.


Laura Linney Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Solo Performance Gold Star
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney , Sight Unseen
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laura Linney, Sight Unseen
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, The Crucible
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laura Linney, The Crucible
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Laura Linney, Uncle Vanya
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Laura Linney, Sight Unseen
 
Theatre World Awards - 1992 - Performance Gold Star
Laura Linney, Sight Unseen

Laura Linney News

Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM Photo Primary Stages Announces Cast for ON THAT DAY IN AMSTERDAM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

PRIMARY STAGES announced casting for On That Day in Amsterdam by Clarence Coo (People Sitting in Darkness) and directed by Zi Alikhan (The Boy Who Danced on Air). On That Day in Amsterdam will begin previews at 59E59’s Theater A on July 23, 2022, with opening night set for August 11 for a limited run through September 4, 2022.

Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamp Photo Bob Gunton, John Rubinstein, & Carolyn McCormick to Star in THE SOAP MYTH in The Hamptons This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Bob Gunton, a two-time Tony nominee, Drama Desk and Obie winner (Sweeney Todd, Evita, How I Got That Story) will return to the New York area stage after a thirty-year hiatus to star in the acclaimed drama The Soap Myth by Drama Desk winner Jeff Cohen Aug 10-28 at Southampton Cultural Center.

American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ Photo American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present a live, online reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ, directed by Michael Cotey as part of “The Room” series. The reading will be live on Monday, June 27 at 7pm.

HBO Max to Debut Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward Documentary THE LAST MOVIE STARS Photo HBO Max to Debut Paul Newman And Joanne Woodward Documentary THE LAST MOVIE STARS
by Michael Major - Jun 21, 2022

Four-time Academy Award nominee Ethan Hawke, who previously directed the highly-acclaimed documentary, “Seymour: An Introduction,” directs the six-part documentary. Academy Award-winning director, writer and producer Martin Scorsese serves as executive producer. THE LAST MOVIE STARS premiered at SXSW followed by Cannes in May.

Eric Bogosian's 1+1 To Receive Special NYC Premiere Photo Eric Bogosian's 1+1 To Receive Special NYC Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

Black Box Performing Arts Center's New Production of Eric Bogosian's 1+1 will headline The Chain Play Festival this July, as a special NYC Premiere!

'Killing Eve' Star Jodie Comer Will Make Broadway Debut in PRIMA FACIE Photo 'Killing Eve' Star Jodie Comer Will Make Broadway Debut in PRIMA FACIE
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 9, 2022

Killing Eve star Jodie Comer is coming to Broadway! The Emmy and BAFTA winner will make her Broadway debut in Prima Facie, a new play by Suzie Miller, directed by Justin Martin.

THE LINCOLN LAWYER Tops Netflix's English TV List Photo THE LINCOLN LAWYER Tops Netflix's English TV List
by Michael Major - May 24, 2022

The Lincoln Lawyer topped the English TV list with a whopping 108.09M hours viewed, making it the most viewed title of the week. Starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, the drama made the Top 10 in 90 countries. In advance of the highly anticipated return of Season 4, Vol. 1, Stranger Things Season 1 entered the list with 9.49M hours viewed.

Symphony Space to Present Elevator Repair Service's World Premiere of ULYSSES Photo Symphony Space to Present Elevator Repair Service's World Premiere of ULYSSES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Symphony Space, which celebrates James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses in its beloved annual Bloomsday on Broadway, marks the milestone occasion of the book’s 100th anniversary with a new commission in which Elevator Repair Service (ERS) brings the novel to wild, illuminating theatrical life.

Read Excerpts from Troy David Johnston's 'Going Dark' Photo Read Excerpts from Troy David Johnston's 'Going Dark'
by Team BWW - May 16, 2022

Just last month, Matcham Books released Troy David Johnston's Going Dark- a new book featuring a series of photographs that document the closure of theatres across the West End and Greater London during the 2020/21 Covid-19 pandemic.

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Writers Bloc Present AN EVENING W Photo Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Writers Bloc Present AN EVENING WITH JAMES BURROWS
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2022

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts and Writers Bloc present “An Evening with James Burrows,” featuring Jason Bateman moderating a conversation with the legendary TV sitcom director whose extensive credits include “Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Taxi,” “Cheers,” “Frasier,” “Friends” and “Will & Grace,” in conjunction with the release of his memoir, Directed by James Burrows, on Monday, June 6, 2022, 7:30 pm, at The Wallis.

Laura Linney Videos

VIDEO: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse VideoVIDEO: Rehearsal Footage of David Mamet's THE WOODS at Southwark Playhouse
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 19, 2022

David Mamet’s extraordinary 1977 ‘battle of the sexes’ play gets its 1st UK revival after 25 years, directed by Russell Bolam, at Southwark Playhouse from Thursday 24 February to Saturday 26 March, 2022.

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Season 4 of OZARK VideoVIDEO: Get a First Look at Season 4 of OZARK
by Stage Tube - Sep 25, 2021

Netflix has released an all new first look at the upcoming fourth season of Ozark. The Byrdes are back and the stakes have never been higher. Check out the trailer for the new season here!

VIDEO: Kristen Bell Discusses Her Husband's Struggle With Addiction on GOOD MORNING A VideoVIDEO: Kristen Bell Discusses Her Husband's Struggle With Addiction on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2020

The actress and mother of two spoke out about her husbanda??s struggle with opioid addiction including when he told her about his drug relapse.

VIDEO: Laura Linney Reminisces on Her Juilliard Audition VideoVIDEO: Laura Linney Reminisces on Her Juilliard Audition
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2020

On last night's episode of The Late Late Show, James Corden connects with Laura Linney, who is safe in quarantine, to talk about her career and the show she currently stars in on Netflix, Ozark, which recently premiered it's third season.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES with Laura Linney! VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Full Scenes from LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES with Laura Linney!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2020

Today we rewind to 2008 for the two-month Broadway run of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, starring Laura Linney, Ben Daniels, Kristine Nielsen, Mamie Gummer and Benjamin Walker. Adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, the play focuses on the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Their targets are the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel and Cécile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous schemes.

VIDEO: Hear Audra McDonald, Laura Linney, & More in the Trailer for THE VOTE on PBS VideoVIDEO: Hear Audra McDonald, Laura Linney, & More in the Trailer for THE VOTE on PBS
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The Vote, a new four-hour, two-part documentary series, tells the dramatic story of the epic a?" and surprisingly unfamiliar a?" crusade waged by American women for the right to vote. Focusing primarily on the movement's militant and momentous final decade, the film charts American women's determined march to the ballot box, and illuminates the myriad social, political and cultural obstacles that stood in their path. The Vote delves deeply into the animating controversies that divided the nation in the early 20th century a?"a?" gender, race, state's rights, and political power a?"a?" and offers an absorbing lesson in the delicate, often fractious dynamics of social change. Timed to the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, The Vote is narrated by Kate Burton and features the voices of Mae Whitman (Alice Paul), Audra McDonald (Ida B. Wells), Laura Linney (Carrie Chapman Catt) and Patricia Clarkson (Harriot Stanton Blatch) portraying some of the unsung warriors of the movement. Written, directed and produced by Emmy Award-winner Michelle Ferrari and executive produced by Mark Samels and Susan Bellows, The Vote premieres Monday and Tuesday, July 6-7, 2020, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App. With funding from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the documentary is part of the PBS Trailblazers summer programming lineup honoring the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for Season Three of OZARK VideoVIDEO: Netflix Releases Trailer for Season Three of OZARK
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020

Netflix has released the season three trailer for Ozark. In the third season, it's six months later, the casino is up and running, but Marty and Wendy are fighting for control of the family's destiny. Marty preaches keeping the status quo. Aided by an alliance with Helen and drug cartel leader Omar Navarro, Wendy plots for expansion. But when Wendy's brother Ben comes into town, everyone's lives are thrown into chaos.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Laura Linney in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Laura Linney in MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 15, 2020

My Name is Lucy Barton opens tonight, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: Laura Linney Gets Ready to Bring MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON to Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Laura Linney Gets Ready to Bring MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON to Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 13, 2019

Laura Linney is coming back to Broadway, direct from London! The four-time Emmy Award winner, two-time Golden Globe Award winner, three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony Award nominee returns in a haunting new solo play adapted by Rona Munro from the bestselling novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney will start previews on Saturday, January 4 at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

VIDEO: Laura Linney Discusses the Challenges of Her One-Woman Show VideoVIDEO: Laura Linney Discusses the Challenges of Her One-Woman Show
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2019

Laura Linney was a guest on Tuesday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about her one-woman play My Name Is Lucy Barton.


Laura Linney Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Laura Linney been in?
Laura Linney has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Laura Linney been in?
Laura Linney has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Laura Linney been nominated for?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for My Name is Lucy Barton , Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My Name is Lucy Barton , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for My Name is Lucy Barton , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Foxes , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Little Foxes , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Little Foxes , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Time Stands Still , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Time Stands Still , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Time Stands Still , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Les Liaisons Dangereuses , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sight Unseen , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Sight Unseen , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Crucible , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Crucible , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Uncle Vanya Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sight Unseen and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sight Unseen .

What awards has Laura Linney won?
Outstanding Solo Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for My Name is Lucy Barton, Outstanding Solo Performance (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for My Name is Lucy Barton, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Little Foxes Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Little Foxesand Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sight Unseen.