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

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 an MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of Washington in 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 received a nomination for the 2003 Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play.[3] She is currently starring as Linda Loman in the Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, which opened on March 16, 2012 opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.[4]

Emond 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 the character "Elaine" in the Craig Lucas play 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, Outstanding Featured Actress and winning the Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Actress and 2002 Obie Award for Performance.[8][9] Emond also 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] Emond appeared in the play The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, which opened Off-Broadway in the Spring of 2011.[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, Massachusetts 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 2009s Julie & Julia,[16] Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) a made-for-television film for Lifetime,[17][18] and as Abigail Adams in American Experience: John and Abigail Adams for PBS.[19] In 2009 she played the role of Mary Ann McCray in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television presentation of A Dog Named Christmas.[20] She has also appeared in the Gossip Girl, Law and Order television series[21] and the series The Good Wife.[22]

Emond has also been a reader for audiobooks,[23] including recent recordings of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs and Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman.[24]


  1. ^ University of Washington Alumni
  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 Internet Broadway Database, accessed March 24, 2011
  4. ^ McKinley Jr., James C.[1] New York Times, 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, 2998
  7. ^ Franklin, Nancy."Review:Afghan Tales" The New Yorker, January 28, 2002
  8. ^ Listing, 'Homebody/Kabul' InternetOffBroadwayatabase, accessed March 24, 2011
  9. ^ "Obie Award, 2002", accessed March 25, 2011
  10. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott."Linda Emond remains a Homebody, Shuler Hensley reunites with Hugh Jackman in Van Helsing, and Colin Hay makes hay in Man @ Work", 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 Television. 
  18. ^ Georgia O'Keeffe 
  19. ^ [2], accessed March 24, 2011
  20. ^ "Press Release, A Dog Named Christmas", October 13, 2009
  21. ^ "Alumna Performs With Streep in "Julie & Julia", September 15, 2009
  22. ^ 'Double Jeopardy' episode, The Good Wife, accessed March 24, 2011
  23. ^ Scott, Aurelia C., Audiofile Magazine
  24. ^ 'Audiobook Reader", accessed March 24, 2011

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