Laura Linney Net Worth

February 6, 2023
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Laura Leggett Linney was born on the 5th February 1964, in Manhattan, New York City USA, and is an actress nominated for an Academy Award as the Best Actress three times. Moreover, Linney is the winner of three Emmy Awards as well as two Golden Globe Awards all in the category of the Best Actress. Laura has been active in the entertainment industry since 1990.

How much is the net worth of Laura Linney? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $9 million, as of the data presented in late 2017. Films, television and stage roles are the main sources of Linney net worth.


Laura Linney Net Worth $9 Million


To begin with, she is the daughter of Miriam Anderson Persia and Romulus Linney, the playwright and professor, as well as the granddaughter of Romulus Zachariah Linney, a Republican Congressman. Despite her ancestry, the girl lived in a small apartment with her mother, who became a student after she divorced. Laura was educated at the private Northfield Mount Hermon School, then attended Northwestern University before changing to Brown University, where she studied drama and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Later, she went on studying at the Juilliard School as a member of Group 19 (1986-1990).

Concerning her professional career, Laura made her debut in the theatre in both classic and contemporary productions, regularly receiving awards for her performances, including three nominations for Tony Awards. She landed a secondary role in the film “Lorenzo” in 1992, however, her breakthrough came with leading roles in the films “Congo” (1995) and “Primal Fear” (1996). Moreover, her performance in the “Truman Show” (1998) directed by Peter Weir gained her international recognition, and a significant rise in her net worth.

In addition, Laura is also known for her lead role as Samantha Prescott in “You Can Count on Me” (2000) by Kenneth Lonergan, which earned her a first nomination for an Academy Award as Best Actress. Meanwhile, she led a successful career on television, as she had her first major role in the miniseries “Tales of the City” (1998 – 2001). In 2002, she won an Emmy Award as the Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her performance in “Wild Iris” (2001), followed by an Emmy for the Best Actress in a Series in “Frasier” (2003 – 2004). In 2004, she was nominated for a second Oscar after starring in the feature film “Kinsey” by Bill Condon, and her third nomination for a prestigious Academy Award the actress received was after portraying Wendy Savage in the film “The Savages” (2007) by Tamara Jenkins. In 2008, her performance of Abigail Adams in the miniseries “John Adams” earned her a nomination for a Golden Globe and a second Emmy Award. In 2010, she played the role of Cathy Jamison in the series “The Big C”, in which she is also credited as an executive producer; this role brought her a Golden Globe Award. Recently, she has starred in the films “Genius” (2016), “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” (2016), “Sully” (2016) and “Nocturnal Animals” (2016), so her net worth is still rising.

Finally, in the personal life of the actress, Linney was married to actor David Adkins from 1995 to 2000. In 2009, she married real estate agent Marc Schauer, and in 2014 gave birth to their son.

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