Laura Linney was born on the 5th February 1964 in New York City, New York. She is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award wining actress, active in television, theatre and movies. Her important television roles include "Mary Ann Singleton" in the television adaptations of Tales of the City books (1993, 1998, and 2001). She won her first Emmy Award in 2002 for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie" for Wild Iris. In 2004, she won her second Emmy Award as "Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series", for her recurring role as the final love interest of Frasier Crane in the series Frasier. Her extensive stage credits on Broadway and elsewhere include Hedda Gabler (she won a 1994 Joe A. Callaway Award). Holiday (based on the movie starring Katherine Hepburn), and she was nominated for a Tony Award in 2002 as Best Actress (Play) for The Crucible, and again in 2005 for Sight Unseen. Her early movies were mostly high profile thrillers like, Congo, Primal Fear and Absolute Power. She married David Adkins in 1995. They divorced in 2000. As of 2007, she is engaged to Marc Schauer.