Linney was born into a theatrical family; her father was the playwright Romulus Linney. She immediately began performing on Broadway , eventually earning praise for her roles in Six Degrees of Separation and Hedda Gabler. Her breakthrough came in when she starred opposite Richard Gere in the film Primal Fear , a thriller that revolves around the murder of an archbishop.
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Her parents divorced when she was six months old. Thanks to her father's job, Linney grew up working in the theater, both behind the scenes and, in her late teens, on the stage. Following prep school in Massachusetts, she attended both Brown University and Juilliard, and she was soon appearing in a number of Broadway productions. She garnered notice for her roles in plays like The Seagull and Six Degrees of Separation, and won particular acclaim for her performance in Hedda Gabler. Linney made her onscreen debut in with a small role as a teacher in Lorenzo's Oil. The following year, she had a brief but pivotal role as Kevin Kline's presidential mistress in Dave, appeared in Searching for Bobby Fischer, and landed a lead as one of the protagonists of Armistead Maupin's acclaimed Tales of the City, which aired on PBS. Based on the strength of her performance, Clint Eastwood chose her to play his daughter -- another lawyer -- in Absolute Power the following year. In , Linney sent up her wholesome, fresh-scrubbed appearance to great effect as Truman Burbank's wife in Peter Weir's highly acclaimed The Truman Show. The actress finally came into her own in , thanks to two very different parts in two highly acclaimed independent features.
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