The Juilliard School
Starred alongside Colin Firth in the biographical drama "Genius"
Played Lorraine, the wife of Tom Hanks' title character, in Clint Eastwood's "Sully," abiographical film about the heroic flight captain behind the 2009 Miracle on the Hudson
Co-starred in the drama "Mr. Holmes"
Portrayed Margaret Suckley, the distant cousin and confidante of Franklin D. Roosevelt (Bill Murray) in "Hyde Park on Hudson"
Voiced the character of the North Pole Computer in the animated feature "Arthur Christmas"
Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Returned to Broadway to star as a photojournalist sidelined by a war injury in Donald Margulies's "Time Stands Still"; earned a Tony Award nomination for Leading Actress in a Play
Starred in Showtime's "The Big C," about a suburban high school teacher who's diagnosed with a terminal case of skin cancer, and decides to turn her life around
Portrayed Abigail Adams, wife of the second US president in the HBO mini-series "John Adams"
Costarred with Philip Seymour Hoffman in "The Savages," as adult siblings who are forced to take care of their estranged father; premiered at Sundance
Cast as Mrs. X, the head of a wealthy Manhattan household in "The Nanny Diaries"
Cast in Barry Levinson's "Man of the Year" opposite Robin Williams
Portrayed the lawyer defending Father Moore (Tom Wilkinson), the priest who performed a controversial exorcism in "The Exorcism of Emily Rose"
Co-starred with Jeff Daniels in Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale"
Cast opposite Liam Neeson, as Alfred Kinsey's wife in "Kinsey"
Earned a Tony nomination for her performance in the Broadway play "Sight Unseen"
Portrayed a love interest for Kelsey Grammer's character in the NBC sitcom "Frasier"
Had a supporting role as the wife of Sean Penn's character in the drama "Mystic River," directed by Clint Eastwood
Played an activist entangled with a man who is convicted of rape and murder in the drama "The Life of David Gale"
Was featured in the ensemble of "The Laramie Project", about the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard; premiered at Sundance before airing on HBO
Received an Emmy nomination for her role in "Wild Iris"
Returned to the NYC stage starring opposite Liam Neeson in "The Crucible"
Again reprised Mary Ann Singleton in "Armistead Maupin's 'Further Tales of the City'" (Showtime)
Delivered a scene-stealing turn as society matron Bertha Dorset in "The House of Mirth"
Returned to the Broadway stage in a revival of Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya"
Portrayed the brilliant campaign manager of a politician seeking his party's presidential nomination in the TNT movie "Running Mates"
Garnered praise for her performance as a single mother coping with her n'er-do-well brother in the Sundance-screened "You Can Count on Me"
Starred in the TV adaptation of A R Gurney's play "Love Letters" (ABC), directed by Stanley Donen
Reprised role of Mary Ann in the sequel "Armistead Maupin's 'More Tales of the City'" (Showtime)
Appeared as Jim Carrey's wife in the acclaimed feature "The Truman Show"
Returned to Broadway opposite Robert Foxworth and Jane Alexander in "Honour"
Handpicked by Clint Eastwood for co-starring role in "Absolute Power"
Reunited with director Gregory Hoblit as the assistant district attorney prosecuting a murder case against her former lover (Richard Gere) in "Primal Fear"
First feature starring role, "Congo"
Starred opposite Tony Goldwyn in the Broadway revival of Philip Barry's "Holiday"
First TV lead, played Mary Ann Singleton in "Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City'" (PBS)
Had small but memorable role as a secretary having an affair with the president in "Dave"
TV acting debut, "Class of '61" (ABC), directed by Gregory Hoblit
Feature acting debut, "Lorenzo's Oil"
Breakthrough stage role in "Sight Unseen"
Off-Broadway debut as an understudy in "Six Degrees of Separation"; made Broadway debut when she assumed the role in the Broadway production
Worked as a summer apprentice at New London Barn Playhouse in New Hampshire
Raised on the Upper East Side of NYC
Linney's father was the respected New York playwright and novelist Romulus Zachariah Linney IV.