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Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams were among the 400 mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.
By United Press International
Laura Linney, 49, gives birth to a son

Laura Linney, 49, gives birth to a son

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Laura Linney's publicist confirmed to People.com the 49-year-old U.S. actress gave birth to her first child, a son, this week.
'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

'Candelabra' wins Best Miniseries Emmy, Best Actor for Michael Douglas

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Michael Douglas earned an Emmy Sunday night in Los Angeles for his portrayal of iconic entertainer Liberace in the TV movie "Behind the Candelabra."
'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards' up for Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Game of Thrones," "Homeland," "House of Cards" and "Mad Men" were nominated for the Best Drama Emmy in Los Angeles Thursday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013.
By United Press International
Najimy lands role on 'The Big C'

Najimy lands role on 'The Big C'

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Kathy Najimy and Isaac Mizrahi are to guest star on the four-part conclusion of "The Big C," U.S. cable network Showtime said Thursday.
Showtime orders Season 4 of 'The Big C'

Showtime orders Season 4 of 'The Big C'

LOS ANGELES, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Showtime said Monday it has ordered a fourth season of Laura Linney's "The Big C," which will be comprised of four 1-hour episodes.
Janney to guest star on 'The Big C'

Janney to guest star on 'The Big C'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Cable network Showtime has hired Allison Janney for a role in Season 3 of its cancer-themed dramedy "The Big C," The Hollywood Reporter said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

New shows dominate Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "American Horror Story," "Boardwalk Empire," "Boss," "Game of Thrones" and "Homeland" were nominated for the Best Drama Series Golden Globe in Los Angeles.
'Big C' renewed for Season 3

'Big C' renewed for Season 3

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Showtime says it has renewed its comedy series "The Big C" for a third season.
Cynthia Nixon to appear on 'Big C'

Cynthia Nixon to appear on 'Big C'

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Cynthia Nixon has signed on as a guest star for four episodes of the new dark comedy series "The Big C," Showtime said.
Idris Elba to appear on 'The Big C'

Idris Elba to appear on 'The Big C'

NEW YORK, June 23 (UPI) -- British film and television actor Idris Elba has signed on as a guest star for four episodes of the new dark comedy series "The Big C," Showtime said.
Banderas, Blanchett to be Tonys presenters

Banderas, Blanchett to be Tonys presenters

NEW YORK, June 1 (UPI) -- Antonio Banderas, Justin Bartha, Cate Blanchett, Michael Douglas and Kelsey Grammer are confirmed to attend the Tony Awards show in New York, organizers said.
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Laura Linney
Actress Laura Linney, nominee, arrives for the 17th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony held at the Steiner Studios in Brooklyn New York on November 27, 2007. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress of film, television, and theatre. Linney has won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has been nominated for the Academy Award three times and once for the BAFTA Award. She has also been nominated three times for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.

She received a Golden Globe award for her role in The Big C.

Linney was born in Manhattan. Her mother, Miriam Anderson "Ann" Perse (née Leggett), is a nurse who worked at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and her father, Romulus Linney, was a well-known playwright and professor. He died on January 15, 2011. Linney's paternal great-great-grandfather was Republican U.S. Congressman Romulus Zachariah Linney. Despite her pedigree, Linney grew up living with her mother in a small one-bedroom apartment in modest circumstances, after her parents' divorce. She has a half-sister, Susan, from her father's second marriage. Linney graduated from the Northfield Mount Hermon School in 1982. She then attended Northwestern University before transferring to Brown University, where she studied acting with Jim Barnhill and John Emigh and served on the board of Production Workshop, the university's student theatre group. Linney graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1986 and then went on to study acting at the Juilliard School.

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