Biography of Laura Linney

Laura Linney is an American singer and actress, born on 5th February 1964 in New York. Her father was a professor and playwright, and her mother was a nurse. Linney graduated in 1982 from Northfield Mount Hermon School. Before transferring to Brown University, she attended Northwestern University. 

Linney studied acting at Brown University with John Emigh and Jim Barnhill. In 1986, she graduated from Brown and went on to study acting at the Juilliard School. Linney got her degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from Brown University.

Linney is the recipient of many awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, and had been nominated for five Tony Awards and three Academy Awards.  She made her screen debut in 1992 in the movie Lorenzo’s Oil and went to receive Academy Award nomination for The Savages, Kinsey, and You Can Count on Me.

Her other movies include The Truman Show, Love Actually, The Nanny Diaries, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, Primal Fear, Mystic River, The Squid and The Whale, and Sully.

Personal Life of Laura Linney

In 1995, Laura Linney married an actor David Adkins, and in 2000, they got divorced. She engaged Marc Schauer, an alcohol and drug counselor from Telluride, Colorado, in 2007. On her wedding day, the actor Liam Neeson (actor) walked Linney down the aisle in May 2009. 

Linney gave birth to Bennett Armistead Schauer on 8th January 2014. On 18th January 2009, Linney was a presenter and a guest at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.


Linney played the role of Mary Ann Singleton in the television adaptations of Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin. In 2002, Linney won her first Emmy Award for Wild Iris for the lead actress category. She won her second Emmy in 2004 for her character Charlotte as the final love interest of Frasier Crane. 

Laura Linney played the character of Charlotte in the sitcom Frasier. In the show, she was shown as a bright, savvy, and charming matchmaker whom Frasier reaches out to find a great partner. 

Linney guest-starred in October 1994 in an episode of Law & Order. She returned to series television as an executive producer and actress in The Big C, a half-hour series about cancer.

Moreover, Linney also has served as host of the PBS television series since 2009. The name of the series was Masterpiece Classic. Linney, in 2017, started starring as Wendy Byrde in Ozark, a Netflix crime drama series.

Prime Awards and Achievements of Laura Linney 

Linney has been nominated for Academy Awards several times. She was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress category for Kinsey and Best Actress category for her performance in ‘You Can Count On Me’, and ‘The Savages;. Moreover, Linney has been nominated seven times for Emmy Awards and won four of them. She won Emmy Awards for Frasier, The Big C: Hereafter, Wild Iris, and John Adams

She has also been nominated for Tony Awards for the category of Best Leading Actress in a Play. The nominated work includes Sight Unseen, The Little Foxes, The Crucible, Time Stands Still, and My Name Is Lucy Barton.

Laura has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards (won two), Screen Actors Guild Awards (won one), Film Independent Spirt Awards, BAFTA Awards, Gotham Awards (won one), Satellite Awards (won two), and many more.

Laura Linney is an incredible performer who has worked in TV shows, movies, small screens, and theaters. Linney has proved herself in all the areas and won several significant awards. She also had a recurring role in the well-known sitcom Frasier and got appreciated for her work in it.