Her father is respected Off-Broadway playwright Romulus
Has a sister,
she was the worst at reading and writing in her class
from Brown University in 1986.
Stoltz. [May 2001]
of the Juilliard School
for Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress
in a Play for role in "The Crucible", May
Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982
is a nurse.
from Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982.
that she was the worst at reading and writing in her
picked her for the part of Kate Whitney in his new movie
Absolute Power (1997) after he saw her performance in
Primal Fear (1996).
pounds for her role in Kinsey, mainly by eating Krispy
Keme glazed doughnuts.
[talking about Jim Carrey]: "He has tremendous
charm. He has an enormous heart, just a big big heart.
I think that is the thing. I think if you look at his
other work you can see that there, which is what makes
his characters more then just mimicry. I think that
is why his work has hit so hard. Because there is just
more there. So with this one you see more of his humanity."
character on Truman Show, The (1998)]: "Well the
thing that was interesting was that we sort of did these
back stories about these characters, and where they
were and what was going on with them. And when the movie
picks up, Hanna Gill, who plays Meryl Burbank, is aware
of the fact that she is losing her influence over Truman.
He's not happy at home. He's beginning to get agitated.
He's beginning to think of things outside the house,
and she can feel that she is losing her power. So consequently
the smile gets bigger and bigger, and the desperation,
that is why there is that intense undertow to her. Because
she knows she is losing it."
character in Truman Show, The (1998)]: "The concept
of The Truman Show - it was so much fun. What gave us
all an additional challenge was that those of us who
were the cast of The Truman Show play the actors but
playing a role. So we did all this elaborate backstory.
So I made up my actress name Hanna Gill, who plays Meryl
Burbank, who is married to Truman Burbank. So we did
all this double layering of character work not really
knowing what was going to come through. I'm glad that
some of the people who have seen the movie can say that
they can actually see it in all of us. All of us who
play the characters surrounding Jim in the film, that
they can see the double layer."
father]: "My parents were divorced and I didn't
grow up with him, but I spent a lot of time around him,
and his influence on me has been profound."
(on her fame)
"I don't consider myself a celebrity, and I don't
consider myself a star."
You Can Count On Me) "Kenny Lonnergan and I locked
horns. It was about tiny things that would drive me
crazy. He was very specific about his script being word
Laura Linney - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography
(list of movies she's appeared in)
Babycakes (2003) (TV) .... Mary Ann Singleton
... aka Armistead Maupin's Babycakes (2003) (TV) (USA:
Love Actually (2003) .... Sarah
Mystic River (2003) .... Annabeth Markum
Life of David Gale, The (2003) .... Constance Harraway
... aka Leben des David Gale, Das (2003) (Germany)
Mothman Prophecies, The (2002) .... Connie Parker
Laramie Project, The (2002) .... Sherry Johnson
Wild Iris (2001) (TV) .... Iris Bravard
"Further Tales of the City" (2001) (mini)
TV Series .... Mary Ann Singleton
... aka "Armistead Maupin's Further Tales of the
City" (2001) (mini) (USA: complete title)
Maze (2000) .... Callie
... aka Touched (2000) (USA)
Running Mates (2000) (TV) .... Lauren Hartman, Campaign
House of Mirth, The (2000) .... Bertha Dorset
... aka Chez les heureux du monde (2001) (France)
... aka Haus Bellomont (2001) (Germany)
You Can Count on Me (2000) .... Samantha 'Sammy' Prescott
.... Rachel Van Dyke
Love Letters (1999) (TV) .... Melissa Gardner
"More Tales of the City" (1998) (mini) TV
Series .... Mary Ann Singleton
... aka "Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City"
Truman Show, The (1998) .... Meryl
Absolute Power (1997) .... Kate Whitney
Primal Fear (1996) .... Janet Venable
Congo (1995) .... Dr. Karen Ross
Simple Twist of Fate, A (1994) .... Nancy Newland
Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) .... School Teacher
... aka Innocent Moves (1993)
"Tales of the City" (1993) (mini) TV Series
.... Mary Ann Singleton
... aka "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City"
Dave (1993) .... Randi
Blind Spot (1993/I) (TV) .... Phoebe
Class of '61 (1993) (TV) .... Lily Magraw
Lorenzo's Oil (1992) .... Young Teacher
Laura Linney - Notable TV Guest
"RI:SE" (2002) playing "Herself"
(episode # 2.36) 10 March 2003
"Frasier" (1993) playing "Mindy"
(voice) in episode: "Kenny on the Couch" (episode
# 10.17) 4 March 2003
"Autograph" (2002) playing "Herself"
in episode: "Laura Linney" (episode # 1.2)
17 May 2002
"King of the Hill" (1997) playing "Marlene"
(voice) in episode: "Dang Ol' Love" (episode
# 6.19) 5 May 2002
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) playing
"Herself" 13 June 1998
"Law & Order" (1990) playing "Martha
Bowen" in episode: "Blue Bamboo" (episode
# 5.3) 5 October 1994