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Born: February 5, 1964 New York City, New York, United States.
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m).
-David Adkins (September 1995 - 2000) (divorced).
Laura Linney biography (bio):
Linney was born in New York City. Her father, Romulus Linney, is a well-known playwright and her mother, Ann Leggett Perse, is a nurse who worked at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City; she has a half-sister, Susan, from her father's second marriage.
Linney graduated from the Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982. She then attended Northwestern University before transferring to Brown University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986. Some of her more memorable roles while attending Brown University were as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the title role in Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. She also trained at the Juilliard School and at the Moscow Art Theatre.
Linney appeared in minor roles in a few early 1990s films, before being cast in a series of high-profile thrillers, including Congo, Primal Fear and Absolute Power. In 2000, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the lower-budget film You Can Count on Me. In 2003, Linney appeared in several notable films, including Mystic River, Love Actually and The Life of David Gale. Her 2004 performance in Kinsey, as the title character's wife, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2005, Linney starred in The Exorcism of Emily Rose (a horror movie and courtroom drama), and the very well-reviewed comedy, The Squid and the Whale, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy".
Linney recently appeared in the Robin Williams political satire Man of the Year, and will soon be seen in the spy thriller Breach, the comedy Driving Lessons starring Rupert Grint of Harry Potter fame, The Nanny Diaries, opposite Scarlett Johansson and based on the book by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, and The Savages, where Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman will play siblings.
-Meryl Burbank in The Truman Show (1998).
-Sammy Prescott in You Can Count on Me (2000).
-Clara McMillen in Kinsey (2004).
-Joan Berkman in The Squid and the Whale (2005).