Laura Linney Age, Wiki, Biography, Husband, Height in feet, Net Worth, Movies, Tv Shows & Many More

By | February 14, 2022

Laura Leggett Linney is the full name of Laura Linney, who is a famous American actress, singer and model. She is one of the most famous actresses who rose to fame for her roles in films like Mystic River, Primal Fear, Loves Actually and The Truman Show. Laura Linney is the recipient of several awards, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for three Academy Awards and five Tony Awards. She is one of the most popular actresses and singers too, who mainly works in the American film and television industry. Laura entered the field of acting by taking small roles in Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), followed by a role in the comedy Dave (1993). She rose to fame by playing Jim Carrey’s wife in a movie called “The Truman Show.”

Laura Linney, also known by her birth name Laura Leggett Linney, was born on February 5th, 1964, in Manhattan, New York City. She is the daughter of a famous playwright and professor Romulus Zachariah Linney IV, and her mother, Miriam Anderson “Ann”, was a nurse at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her family consists of her mother (a nurse), father (a playwright), and a half-sister named Susan from her father’s second marriage. Laura Linney was born and grew up in New York. She completed her primary education at the Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982 and then attended Northwestern University before transferring to Brown University, where she served on the board of Production Workshop, the university’s student theatre group. Later on, she graduated from Brown in 1986 and went on to study acting at the Juilliard School as a member of Group 19. She has also received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.) degree from Brown and an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard when she delivered the school’s commencement address in 2009.

Laura Linney was a bright student during her college days. She belongs to a theatrical family from New York, and she was interested in acting from her childhood. Her father, Romulus Linney, who was a famous playwright and professor, introduced Laura to the theatre world. She began her career by appearing in minor roles in a few early 1990s films, including Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) and Dave (1993). In 1993, she also appeared as Mary Ann Singleton in Tales of the City, the television miniseries based on Armistead Maupin’s book. Her breakthrough came in 1996 when she starred opposite Richard Gere in the film Primal Fear, a thriller that revolves around the murder of an archbishop.

In the beginning of the 21st century, Laura Linney’s acting began to receive widespread praise. For her portrayal of a single mom in You Can Count on Me (2000), she was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress. She won Emmy Awards for her roles in the sitcom Frasier (2002), the television movie Wild Iris (2004), and the HBO miniseries John Adams (2008). In 2005, Linney earned a second Academy Award nomination, for best-supporting actress, for her performance as the free-thinking wife of the sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey (2004). She also won a Golden Globe Award for the role in 2011 and an Emmy Award in 2013. Linney’s later TV work included the Netflix series Ozark (2017–), in which she portrayed the wife of a money launderer working for a drug cartel.

Talking about Laura Linney’s personal life, She was in a past relationship and was previously married to David Adkins from 1995–2000. Later on, she married Marc Schauer in 2009. The couple gave birth to their son, named Bennett Armistead Schauer, in 2014. 

NameLaura Linney (Laura Leggett Linney)
Nick NameLaura
ProfessionActress, Singer, Model
Date of Birth05th February 1964
Age (2021) 57 Years
Birth PlaceNew York City, United States
HometownNew York City, United States
SchoolNorthfield Mount Hermon School, New England
The Juilliard School, New York
CollageNorthwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
DebutFilm: The Savages (2007)
Film: Kinsey (2004)
Zodiac SignLeo

Laura Linney Career

Laura Linney Films
1992Lorenzo’s OilYoung Teacher
Searching for Bobby Fischer
School Teacher
1994A Simple Twist of FateNancy Lambert Newland
1995CongoDr. Karen Ross
1996Primal FearJanet Venable
1997Absolute PowerKate Whitney
1998The Truman ShowMeryl Burbank/Hannah Gill
1999LushRachel Van Dyke
2000You Can Count On Me
The House of Mirth
Samantha “Sammy” Prescott
Bertha Dorset
2002The Laramie Project
The Mothman Prophecies
Sherry Johnson
Officer Connie Mills
2003The Life of David Gale
Mystic River
Love Actually
Constance Harraway
Annabeth Markum
Louise Harrington
Clara McMillen
2005The Squid and the Whale
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
Joan Berkman
Erin Bruner
2006Driving Lessons
The Hottest State
Man of the Year
Laura Marshall
Eleanor Green
2007The Savages
The Nanny Diaries
Wendy Savage
Kate Burroughs
Mrs. X
2008The Other ManLisa
2009The City of Your Final DestinationCaroline
2010Sympathy for Delicious
Nina Hogue
Dr. Goodman
2011The Details
Arthur Christmas
North Pole Computer (voice)
2012Hyde Park on HudsonMargaret Suckley
2013The Fifth EstateSarah Shaw
2015Mr. HolmesMrs. Munro
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Nocturnal Animals
Louise Saunders
Rebecca Vincent
Lorraine Sullenberger
Anne Sutton
2017The DinnerClaire Lohman
Laura Linney Television Shows
1993Class of ’61Lily Magraw
1993Blind SpotPhoebe
1993Tales of the CityMary Ann Singleton
1994Law & OrderMartha Bowen
1998More Tales of the CityMary Ann Singleton
1999Love LettersMelisa Gardner Cobb
2000Running MatesLauren Hartman
2001Further Tales of the CityMary Ann Singleton
2001Wild IrisIris Bravard
2002King of the HillMarlene (voice)
2003–2004FrasierMindy / Charlotte
2006American Dad!Doctor Gupta (voice)
2008John AdamsAbigail Adams
2010–2013The Big CCathy Jamison
2016Inside Amy SchumerHerself
2017Red Nose Day ActuallySarah
2017Last Week Tonight with John OliverFlorence Harding
2017–presentOzarkWendy Byrde
2017Sink Sank SunkMitzi Mills
2018BoJack HorsemanHerself (voice)
2018Tales of the CityMary Ann Singleton
Laura Linney Thratre Credits
1990–1992Six Degrees of SeparationTessNov 8, 1990 – Jan 5, 1992
1992Sight UnseenGrete
1992–1993The SeagullNinaNov 29, 1992 – Jan 10, 1993
1994Hedda GablerThea ElvstedJul 10 – Aug 7, 1994
1995–1996HolidayLinda SetonDec 3, 1995 – Jan 14, 1996
1998HonourClaudiaApr 26 – Jun 14, 1998
2000Uncle VanyaYelena AndreyevnaApr 30 – Jun 11, 2000
2002The CrucibleElizabeth ProctorMar 7 – Jun 9, 2002
2004Sight UnseenPatriciaMay 25 – Jul 25, 2004
2008Les liaisons dangereusesLa Marquise de MerteuilMay 1 – Jul 6, 2008
2010–2011Time Stands StillSarah GoodwinJan 28, 2010 – Jan 30, 2011
2017The Little FoxesRegina Giddens / Birdie HubbardApr 19 – Jul 2, 2017
2018My Name Is Lucy BartonLucy BartonJun 2 – Jun 24, 2018

Laura Linney Family 

Actress Laura Linney was born on February 5, 1964, in Manhattan, New York City. She is the daughter of Romulus Linney and Ann Leggett. Her mother was a nurse at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and her father was a playwright and professor. She has a half-sister named Susan from her father’s second marriage.

Father Name Romulus Zachariah Linney IV 
Mother Name Ann Leggett
Brother N/A
Sister Susan Linney
Husband / Wife Marc Schauer

Laura Linney Relationship / Marital Status & Many More 

Laura Linney is a famous American actress who married her longtime boyfriend actor David Adkins in 1995, but unfortunately, the couple got divorced in 2000. After that in 2007, Laura engaged to Marc Schauer, a drug and alcohol counselor from Telluride, Colorado. The couple got married in May 2009, where actor Liam Neeson walked her down the aisle. Laura gave birth to her first child on January 8, 2014.

Marital Status Married
Affairs / Boyfriend Marc Schauer
David Adkins
Eric Stoltz (1999 – 2001)
Husband Marc Schauer (2009)
David Adkins (1995–2000)
Marriage date N/A
Marriage Place N/A
ChildrenBennett Armistead Schauer

Laura Linney Physical Stats

HeightIn Centimeter – 165 cm
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
WeightIn Kilogram- 54 Kg
In Pounds – 119lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBrown

Laura Linney Favourite 

Favourite  Actor N/A
Favourite Actress N/A
Favourite Song N/A
Favourite Movie N/A
Favourite FoodCheese Pizza
Favourite Color Light Brown, Red, White
Favourite Sport N/A
Favourite Destination N/A

Laura Linney Education 

The famous American actress and model Laura Linney was born in Manhattan, New York City. She had attended the Northfield Mount Hermon School, New England and completed her graduation in 1992. Later on she attended Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and afterward enrolled herself to Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, where she studied acting with Jim Barnhill and John Emigh and served on the board of Production Workshop, the university’s student theater group.

Linney graduated from Brown in 1986 and then went to study acting at the Juilliard School as a member of Group 19 (1986–90), which also included Jeanne Tripplehorn. Linney completed her master’s from Brown University in 2003, receiving an honorary doctor of fine arts degree. She received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Juilliard when she delivered the school’s commencement address in 2009.

School Northfield Mount Hermon School, New England
The Juilliard School, New York
Collage Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Educational Qualification Graduate

Laura Linney Net Worth

Net Worth$ 5 MIllion Doller
Income SourceN/A
Car CollectionN/A

Some Unknown facts about Laura Linney

  • Her father, Romulus Linney, was a writing teacher who authored over 30 plays
  • Roomed with actress Jeanne Tripplehorn while attending a graduate program at Juilliard
  • Recreated the character Mary Ann Singleton for the miniseries Tales of the City and its sequels based on the books by Armistead Maupin, with whom she maintains a close friendship
  • After seeing her breakout performance in Primal Fear, Clint Eastwood picked her to portray his daughter in 1997’s Absolute Power
  • Played wife to actor Liam Neeson’s John Proctor on Broadway in a 2002 revival of The Crucible and again onscreen as the wife of sex researcher Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey (2004)
  • Portrayed a matchmaker and the last of Dr
  • Frasier Crane’s loves during the final season of Frasier
  • Met her second husband while attending the Telluride film festival and was given away at the marriage ceremony by Neeson
  • Drawn to the part of a woman dealing with a cancer diagnosis on the comedy-drama The Big C, accepted the lead role when made an executive producer

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