Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964 in Manhattan, New York) is an American actress and singer.
She has an extensive list of acting credits, as well as numerous awards and nominations.
Works on TV Tropes:
- Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
- Dave (1993)
- Law & Order (1994)
- Congo (1995)
- Primal Fear (1996)
- Absolute Power (1997)
- The Truman Show (1998)
- Maze (2000)
- King of the Hill (2002)
- Frasier (2003-2004)
- The Life of David Gale (2003)
- Mystic River (2003)
- Love Actually (2003)
- Kinsey (2004)
- The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)
- Man of the Year (2006)
- Breach (2007)
- The Nanny Diaries (2007)
- John Adams (2008)
- The Big C (2010-2013)
- Arthur Christmas (2011)
- Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
- The Fifth Estate (2013)
- Mr. Holmes (2015)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)
- Sully (2016)
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2017)
- Ozark (2017-present)
- BoJack Horseman (2018)
Tropes associated with her work include:
- Alliterative Name: She could be a comic book character.
- Costume Porn: She gets some elaborate ones in John Adams.
- Dyeing for Your Art: Linney's hair colour varies depending on the role, and she has changed her weight for other roles.
- Older Than She Looks: She's 54 but looks at least 15 years younger.
- Hollywood New England: She affects a thick Boston accent for Mystic River. ("Whaht waif would dooo thaht?")
- What Could Have Been: As a frequent collaborator with Bill Condon, she was considered for the role of Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (2017) before Emma Thompson was cast.