Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City, New York on February 5, 1964. The actress has been working in films, television shows and theatre since 1992 and has earned a net worth of more than $7 million dollar. She is the critic’s favorite actress, which is clear from the list of awards she has received which include four Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe awards. So in all likelihood, net worth is not the best measure of her success as an actress.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Brown University where she learnt much of her acting lessons. Being the daughter of a playwright has its benefits, since she got to act in his play in 1986, which marks the beginning of her long and illustrious career. She went on to make her film debut in the year 1992 with Lorenzo’s Oil and in the years that followed she had some very successful films.
Her important films include Searching for Bobby Fischer, Congo, Primal Fear, The Truman Show, The House of Mirth, You Can Count on Me, Mystic River, Love Actually, Kinsey, P.S., The Squid and the Whale, Jindabyne, The Savages and Hyde Park on Hudson. When her theatre credits are counted along with these movies, they make Laura Linney one of the most celebrated stars of the recent decades.