Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964 in Manhattan, New York) is an American actress.
She has a pretty long list of acting credits, as well as awards and nominations.
Works on TV Tropes:
- 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.