Laura Linney Height and Weight Stats

Born on February 5, 1964, in New York City, to playwright Romulus Linney and nurse Ann Leggett Perse, Laura Linney grew up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Her parents divorced when she was only 6 months old.In 1990, Linney landed a job as an understudy in the New York stage production of Six Degrees of Separation. She eventually took over the part, making her off-Broadway and Broadway debuts. Her first film role was as a young teacher in Lorenzo’s Oil (1992).

Laura Linney nabbed her first lead role on television in 1994, earning raves for her performance as the naïve Mary Ann Singleton in the edgy PBS adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. She would reprise the role in the sequel, shown on Showtime in 1998.

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While building her career in Hollywood, Linney continued her impressive work in theater, giving a breakthrough performance in Sight Unseen in 1992, and starring opposite Tony Goldwyn in the Broadway revival of Philip Barry’s Holiday in 1995. She returned to the Great White Way in 1998, co-starring in Honour with Jane Alexander. Linney won her first Emmy Award in 2002, for her performance in another TV movie, Wild Iris. In addition to her television work, Linney appeared on Broadway in Time Stands Still in 2010.

Body Stats:

Laura Linney

Laura Linney

Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight: 125 lbs or 57 kg

Shoe size: 7

Dress size: 6

Bra size: 32C

Measurements: 35-26-34 in or 89-66-87 cm

Ethnicity: White

Hair Color: Red

Eye Color: Light Blue


Name: Laura Leggett Linney

Nickname: Laura

Date of Birth:  February 05, 1964

Place of Birth:  New York, USA

Place of Residence:New York, USA

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Education: Juilliard School

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Fun Facts:

 Laura Linney

Laura Linney


  • David Adkins (1995 – 2000)
  • Eric Stoltz (2000)
  • Marc Schauer (2007 – Present)

Children: 1

Awards and Honors:

  • 2013 Won Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
  • 2012 Nominated Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
  • 2011 Won Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
  • 2009 Won Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
  • 2008 Nominated Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
  • 2005 Nominated Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
  • 2001 Nominated Oscar Best Actress in a Leading Role

Hobbies and Interests: Reading

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: Lion Bar

Favorite Music: Madonna

Favorite Actor: Hugh Grant

Favorite Perfume: Mercier Almond Coconut Milk

Favorite Book:  Little Women

Favorite Sports: Swimming

Favorite Movie: Truly, Madly, Deeply

Interesting Facts:

  • She named her Labrador after the Italian actress Eleonora Duse.
  • Linney grew up in a small apartment with her mother.
  • Her father is respected Off-Broadway playwright Romulus Linney.
  • Has a sister, Susan Linney.
  • Graduated from Brown University in 1986.
  • 1990 graduate of the Juilliard School.
  • Was nominated for Broadway’s 2002 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for portraying Elizabeth Proctor in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”.
  • Graduated from Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982. A fellow alumnus, who graduated in 1985, is Kim Raver.
  • Her mother is a nurse.
  • She says that she was the worst at reading and writing in her class.
  • For her role in the movie Kinsey (2004), Laura gained 20 pounds.
  • For her acts as Thea Elvsted in the theater drama Hedda Gabler, Linney was honored with the award Joe A. Callaway for Best Performance in a Classic Drama.
  • She attended the wedding of Benjamin Walker and Mamie Gummer on July 16, 2011.
  • For her role as Cathy Jamison in the series The Big C, Laura received the Golden Globe and the Emmy Award.

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