WHO | HONOREE Laura Linney
EMCEE David Michael Jerome, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
GUEST SPEAKERS Holland Taylor and Chris Mundy
WHAT Dedication of the 2,727th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Monday, July 25, 2022, at 11:30 AM PT
WHERE 6533 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
Award-winning actress Laura Linney was honored with the 2,727th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 25th at 11:30 a.m. Star will be located at 6533 Hollywood Boulevard. Linney was awarded her star in the category of Television.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the globally iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the business of entertainment. Entertainment is a unique blend of art and enterprise: elevating and inspiring us all.
ABOUT OUR HONOREE
“Laura Linney is known for her roles playing strong and vulnerable women from all walks of life” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We have placed her star next to the Walk of Fame star of her TV husband Jason Bateman in honor of their amazing work as a rogue married couple involved in some hair-raising adventures deep in the Ozarks!” added Martinez.
Joining emcee David Michael Jerome for the star unveiling was Holland Taylor and Chris Mundy.
Linney was born in Manhattan, New York. Her mother Miriam Anderson “Ann” Perse (née Leggett) was a nurse at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and her father Romulus Zachariah Linney IV was a playwright and professor. Linney would spend summers with her father in New Hampshire and fell in love with the stage working with the local theatre group beginning at the age of eleven.
Linney graduated from Brown in 1986. She went on to study acting at the Juilliard School as a member of Group 19 (1986–90). In 2003, Linney received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Brown. She received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Juilliard when she delivered the school’s commencement address in 2009.
In June 2018, Laura made her London theater debut in Richard Eyre’s limited three-week run of My Name Is Lucy Barton, to rave reviews. The play made its Broadway debut also to rave reviews. Linney was nominated for a Tony Award for her Broadway run. She has also appeared in many Broadway productions, most notably The Little Foxes, Time Stands Still and Sight Unseen.
Linney can most recently be seen in all four seasons of Ozark, the critically acclaimed Netflix original series from MRC Television where she plays Wendy Byrde. Linney received her seventh Emmy Award nomination, this time for her portrayal as Wendy Byrde. The final season of Ozark received 13 Emmy nominations. Upcoming for Laura is The Miracle Club, where she is set to star opposite Maggie Smith and Kathy Bates.
Laura Linney’s numerous film credits include, Nocturnal Animals, Sully, Kinsey, The Savages, Hyde Park On Hudson, The Squid And The Whale, Mystic River, The Truman Show, and Love Actually, among many others.
Linney starred in and served as an executive producer for the Showtime Series The Big C for four seasons for which she won a few awards. She also won multiple awards for her portrayal of Abigail Adams in the HBO miniseries John Adams.
Linney has been nominated three times for an Academy Award, five times for a Tony Award, eight times for a SAG award, once for a BAFTA Award and seven times for a Golden Globe. She has won one Screen Actors Guild Award, one National Board of Review Award, two Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards. She holds two honorary Doctorates from her alma maters, Brown University and The Juilliard School where she is also a mentor to the students.