Following the steps of the playwright's father into the on-screen journey, American actor Laura Linney, who once worked as a teacher opted to pursue acting in the 90s. Throughout the 3 decades journey, Linney worked on more than 70 on-screen projects and became 4-time Primetime Emmy and 2-time Golden Globe Award winner.
With three Academy Award nominations, the New York native's progressive career not only saw her listing among Hollywood notables but also in a pool of millions of dollars. Mostly, she worked in films, having worked in many box-office hits including Mystic River (2003), Love Actually (2003), The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005), among others.
Moreover, the mother of one spread her success spree into TV screens as well; played major casts in The Big C (2010-2013), and Ozark (2017- Present). Currently, she lives with her second husband Marc Schauer, having divorced her first husband of 5 years in 2000.
What Is Laura Linney's Net Worth In 2021?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Laura, 57, has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of 2021. Reportedly, in the 5 years duration, her fortune skyrocketed from $3 million to thrice its amount. No doubt, it's her attractive salary of $300,000 per episode from the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017- Present), where she plays Wendy Byrde.
Roughly calculating with 30 episodes so far (3 seasons), Linney's payroll from Season 3 only was around $3 million (before taxes). She and her Ozark co-lead Jason Bateman both get the equal paycheck; the latter has $30 million net worth.
In June 2020, the series Ozark saw an order for Season 4 (final season) with 14 episodes in two parts, which is likely to soar the fortune of the American actress. Other casts in the series include Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner, Esai Morales, among others.
Although the salary from The Big C (2010-13) is yet to be out, the Golden Globe winner allegedly sought the 6-digit figure from the TV series, where she was one of the main casts, Cathy Jamison.
As per IMDB, for the 2000 film You Can Count On Me, she received $10,000.
Throughout her career journey, Laura Leggett Linney has worked in more than 70 on-screen projects; her upcoming film The Miracle Club is currently under pre-production. Despite she has made TV appearances in Tales of the City, Frasier, John Adams, and American Experience, it was actually the film journey that set her firm steps in Hollywood.
Career Journey and Box-Office Collection
The Brown University and Julliard School alumna had theater as her major focus in the early days and worked in Broadway as well as off-Broadway productions (first notable role in Hedda Gabler in 1994).
Other notable theater works were as Nina in The Seagull (1992-1993); as Linda Seton in Holiday (1995-96); as Patricia in Sight Unseen (2004); as Sarah Goodwin in Time Stands Still (2010-11); and as Lucy Barton in My Name Is Lucy Barton.
While she continued with stage productions, Linney concurrently strived for film recognition too. By the mid-90s, Laura landed as notable cast Dr. Karen Ross in Congo (1995), a box-office hit co-starring Dylan Walsh and Ernie Hudson.
Thereafter, showers of career success bestowed upon the actress with critically acclaimed films: The Truman Show (1998), You Can Count on Me (2000), The Laramie Project (2002), Kinsey (2004), The Squid and the Whale (2005), The Savages (2007), Breach (2007), Arthur Christmas (2011), Sully (2016), and Olympia (2018).
Also, here is the list of her film's box-office collections:
|Congo (1995)||$50 million||$152 million|
|Primal Fear (1996)||$30 million||$102.6 million|
|The Truman Show (1998)||$60 million||$264.1 million|
|Mystic River (2003)||$30 million||$156.6 million|
|Love Actually (2003)||$40-45 million||$246.8 million|
|The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)||$10 million||$145.2 million|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016)||$135 million||$245.6 million|
|Sully (2016)||$60 million||$240.8 million|
Did you know? Back in 2000, Linney got and immediately accepted the script of The Squid and the Whale (2005), but it took 4 years to collect the fundings, resulting in the delay in production.
Married Two Times and Mother Of One- Lives With Second Husband
By the time, Laura Linney's career began to take a pace in the mid-90s, she also thought it could be a primal time to settle her relationship into marriage. The Big C actress married actor David Adkins on September 2, 1995, however, it couldn't sustain more than 5 years; they divorced in 2000.
Throughout the process of their divorce, Linney got in a 2-year relationship with then-boyfriend Eric Stoltz, a director, until their split in 2001. He was the one who approached the actress for the 2005 film The Squid and the Whale.
Currently, the American actress lives with her second husband Marc Schauer in Brooklyn. They even share a son Bennett Armistead Schauer (born on January 8, 2014). Reportedly, the duo met at the 2004 Telluride Film Festival when he was her festival host.
For nearly 6 years, the Academy Award nominee kept herself away from the dating scene. Then, in 2007, news of Laura's engagement with Marc Schauer (to-be second husband), a native of Telluride, Colorado.
On May 2, 2009, the couple exchanged vows, following a 21-month-long engagement, where actor Liam Neeson was the Matron of Honor.
As reported, Linney's beau Marc is a drug and alcohol counselor and also works as a real estate agent.