Linda Emond

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Linda Emond
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Born(1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 54)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
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Linda Emond
Linda Emond.jpg
Born(1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 54)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

Linda Emond (born May 22, 1959) is an American stage, film and television actress.

Life and career[edit]

Emond was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She graduated with a BA in Theatre Arts from California State University, Fullerton in 1982. She earned an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington, Seattle.[1]

Emond appeared in the Broadway productions of the musical 1776 (1997) as Abigail Adams, and in Yasmina Reza's play Life x 3 (2003),[2] for which she was nominated for the 2003 Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play.[3] She starred as Linda Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.[4]

She debuted on the New York stage in the Off-Broadway play Nine Armenians in 1996 at the Manhattan Theatre Club[5] for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination.[citation needed] She was cast as "Elaine" in Craig Lucas's The Dying Gaul at the Vineyard Theater in 1998.[6]

She has performed in Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul in three separate productions, the first at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2001,[7] receiving a nomination for a Drama Desk Award as Outstanding Featured Actress, and winning both the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actress and the 2002 Obie Award for Performance.[8][9] She appeared in the same play at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2004.[10]

She played the role of Queen Hermione in The Winter's Tale at the Public Theater production of Shakespeare in the Park in July 2010.[11]

In 2011, she appeared off-Broadway in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.[12]

In regional theatre, Emond has performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in David Hare's The Secret Rapture in 1990[13] and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The Cherry Orchard (2004)[14] and A.R. Gurney's Far East (1998). [15]

Emond's film and television roles include Simone Beck in Julie & Julia (2009),[16] Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) a made-for-television Lifetime film,[17] and as Abigail Adams in American Experience: John and Abigail Adams for PBS.[18] In 2009 she played Mary Ann McCray in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television presentation of A Dog Named Christmas.[19] She has made appearances on such New York-based television series as Gossip Girl, Law & Order,[20] Elementary and The Good Wife.

She is also an audiobook reader,[21] including recent recordings of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs and Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman.[22]



  1. ^ University of Washington Alumni,; accessed April 17, 2014.
  2. ^ Brantley, Ben. "Theater Review; A Dinner Becomes A Disaster, In Triplicate (Life x 3)", The New York Times, April 1, 2003
  3. ^ 'Life x 3' Listing, IBDb, accessed March 24, 2011
  4. ^ McKinley Jr., James C. Death of a Salesman production,, August 12, 2011
  5. ^ Brantley, Ben."Review: 'Nine Armenians'" The New York Times, November 13, 1996
  6. ^ Marks, Peter. "Dangerous Liaisons, On Line or Otherwise" The New York Times, June 2, 1998
  7. ^ Franklin, Nancy."Review:Afghan Tales" The New Yorker, January 28, 2002
  8. ^ Listing for Homebody/Kabul, (Internet off-Broadway database), accessed March 24, 2011
  9. ^ "Obie Award, 2002", accessed March 25, 2011
  10. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott. "Linda Emond remains a Homebody",, May 6, 2004
  11. ^ Hetrick, Adam."The Winter's Tale, With Linda Emond and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Opens in Central Park July 1",, July 1, 2010
  12. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Public Theater Takes a Page From Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide Beginning March 23",, March 23, 2011
  13. ^ The Secret Rapture (1990),, accessed March 24, 2011
  14. ^ Simonson, Robert. "Linda Emond and Michelle Williams Wander The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown, Aug. 11-22", August 11, 2004
  15. ^ Sommer, Elyse. "CurtainUp Review", July 18, 1998
  16. ^ Turan, Kenneth.Review Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2009
  17. ^ "Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)". Lifetime Television. 
  18. ^ [1], accessed March 24, 2011
  19. ^ Press Release for A Dog Named Christmas,, October 13, 2009
  20. ^ "Alumna Performs With Streep in Julie & Julia", September 15, 2009
  21. ^ Scott, Aurelia C., Audiofile Magazine
  22. ^ 'Audiobook Reader", accessed March 24, 2011

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