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Laura Linney was born on February 5, 1964 in New York.

Laura began her big screen career with a small role in "Lorenzo's Oil" (1992). She made an impression as the secretary sleeping with the president in "Dave" (1993). Laura went on to co-star with Steve Martin in "A Simple Twist of Fate" (1994), and then landed her first starring roles as the naive Mary Ann Singleton in "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" (1994) and as a member of an expedition into the jungles of South America in "Congo" (1995). Laura's ascendancy continued when she nabbed the co-starring role as the former lover of Richard Gere in "Primal Fear" (1996) and was solidified when Clint Eastwood tapped her to portray his daughter in "Absolute Power" (1997).
In between her film work, the actress squeezed in Broadway appearances in a revival of "Holiday" (1995) and co-starred opposite Jane Alexander in "Honour" (1998). Laura also reprised her signature role of Mary Ann Singleton in the Showtime sequel "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City" in 1998.

Laura's highest profile role to date came when she was tipped to portray Meryl, the wife of Jim Carrey's Truman Burbank in the satirical "The Truman Show" (1998). Laura essayed the role of an actress playing the wife of a man whose life is broadcast on TV. With the Sundance hit "You Can Count on Me" (2000), Laura proved her capabilities, turning in a richly nuanced turn as a woman coping with a demanding new boss, raising her six-year old son and the return of her prodigal brother. A return to Broadway in "Uncle Vanya" followed before she undertook the part of a lusty campaign manager in "Running Mates" (2000). Laura then segued to early 20th-century Manhattan as the bitchy society matron Bertha Dorset in "The House of Mirth" (2000).

Laura Linney was nominated for Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a "The Crucible" (2002).

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