Laura Linney — Claire
Laura Linney attended the acclaimed Juilliard School and began her acting career in theatre. Her first film role was in George Miller’s “Lorenzo’s Oil” (1992). She came to prominence playing Mary Ann Singleton in the groundbreaking Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” TV mini-series on PBS in 1993. In 1996, she co-starred with Richard Gere in the thriller “Primal Fear”. On the strength of her performance, Clint Eastwood cast Ms Linney in “Absolute Power” (1997). Her career continued to gather momentum with critical and audience acclaim for her roles in Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” (1998) and the award- winning “You Can Count On Me” (2000). For that film she earned Best Actress nominations from the Screen Actors’ Guild, the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards (Oscars) in addition to Best Actress awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Society of Film. In 2003, she starred in Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River and the Working Title box office smash “Love, Actually”. She was again nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar in 2005, for Best Supporting Actress in Fox Searchlight’s “Kinsey”. Later in the year, Ms Linney garnered widespread praise for her performances in “P.S.”, The “Exorcism of Emily Rose”, and “The Squid and the Whale”. Among the numerous accolades bestowed upon her, she has also received two Emmys, one for “Wild Iris”, a television movie, and the other for her work on the final season of “Frasier”. An accomplished theatre actress, she regularly returns to the stage, and has been twice nominated for Tony Awards, first in 2002 for her portrayal of Elizabeth Proctor in the Broadway revival of “The Crucible”, and again in 2005 for her performance as Patricia in “Sight Unseen”. Her recent feature films include “Driving Lessons”, “Man of the Year”, and the upcoming “Breach”.

Film Credits

(2005) The Exorcism of Emily Rose
(2004) The Squid and the Whale
(2004) Kinsey
(2004) P.S.
(2003) Love, Actually
(2003) Mystic River
(2003) The Life of David Gale
(2002) The Mothman Prophecies
(2002) The Laramie Project
(2000) Maze (aka Touched)
(2000) The House of Mirth
(2000) You Can Count on Me
(1999) Lush
(1999) Love Letters
(1998) The Truman Show
(1997) Absolute Power
(1996) Primal Fear
(1995) Congo
(1994) A Simple Twist of Fate
(1993) Searching for Bobby Fischer (aka Innocent Moves)
(1993) Dave
(1992) Lorenzo’s Oil

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