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Linney in January 2009

Laura Leggett Linney (born February 5, 1964) is an American actress. She has acted in movies, on television and theater. She won a Golden Globe Award for playing Abigail Adams in John Adams. She is best known for playing the central role of Cathy Jamison in The Big C, for which she won a Golden Globe Award.

She was born in Manhattan, New York City. She is the elder daughter of Romulus Linney (1930-2011).

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