Showtime's "The Big C", The Savages, John Adams, Kinsey
Laura Linney is a multiple award-winning film, television, and theatre actress who currently stars as Cathy Jameson in Showtime's The Big C, now in it's 3rd season. In 2010, she received a Golden Globe for her portrayal of a suburban mom who is diagnosed with cancer and tries to find humor in the disease.
Laura received an Academy Award nomination in 2008 in the lead actress category for her role in the box office hit, The Savages, opposite Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and also starred in the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries John Adams, for which she won an Emmy Award, a SAG Award and a Golden Globe.
She also received Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominations for her work in The Squid And The Whale (2005).
For her performance in Kinsey (2004), opposite Liam Neeson and directed by Bill Condon, she was nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition, for that performance, she won the award for 'Best Supporting Actress' by the National Board of Review.
Laura returned to television in 2004 on the NBC comedy Frasier. For this role, she won a 2004 Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.' She previously won an Emmy for 'Outstanding Lead Actress' for SHOWTIME's Wild Iris (2001), opposite Gena Rowlands.
Earlier television appearances include: the lead role in PBS's Tales Of The City, based on the novels by Armistead Maupin, a role which she reprised in More Tales Of The City for SHOWTIME. Laura was also seen opposite Joanne Woodward in the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation of Blind Spot, and opposite Steven Weber in Love Letters, directed by Stanley Donen.
In 2003, she appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Love Actually. For her work in Mystic River, she earned a 'Best Supporting Actress in a Drama' nomination by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
For her performance in Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count On Me (2000), she was nominated for an Oscar, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, an Independent Spirit Award and received the award for 'Best Actress' from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film Critics.
Other film credits include Sympathy For Delicious (2009) with Orlando Bloom and Mark Ruffalo; City Of Your Final Destination (2008), opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and The Other Man (2008) with Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas.
She stars opposite Bill Murray in director Roger Michell's (Notting Hill) Hyde Park on the Hudson scheduled to be released in December 2012. This film is about the love affair between Franklin D. Roosevelt and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley during a weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Laura is a graduate of Juilliard. In 2010, she received a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her role as photo journalist, Sarah Goodwin in the Tony Nominated production of Donald Marguiles' Time Stands Still which ran from January 28, 2010 to January 30, 2011.
In 2008, she starred in the Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuse with Ben Daniels. She was nominated for a Tony for her performance in Richard Eyre's The Crucible, opposite Liam Neeson.
In 2004, she starred in Donald Margulies' Broadway staging of Sight Unseen, the same play she did 12 years prior. She received a Tony nomination as well as nominations from the Drama League, the Drama Desk Club and the Outer Critic Circle for 'Outstanding Actress in a Play.'
Her additional theatre credits include roles in the Broadway presentations of Six Degrees Of Separation, The Seagull, Hedda Gabler, for which she won a 1994 Calloway Award, Phillip Barry's Holiday, a comedy of manners opposite Tony Goldwyn, Honour, Sight Unseen, for which she earned a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk nomination, and John Guare's Landscape Of The Body at the Yale Repertory Theatre.
Laura Linney at the Internet Movie Database
Laura Linney at the Internet Broadway Database