Linda Emond

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Linda Emond
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Born(1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 55)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
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Linda Emond
Linda Emond.jpg
Born(1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 55)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

Linda Emond (born May 22, 1959) is an American stage, film and television actress. Emond recerved Tony Award nomination for her performances in Life (x) 3 (2003), Death of a Salesman (2012) and Cabaret (2014).[1]

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.[2]

Emond appeared in the Broadway productions of the musical 1776 (1997) as Abigail Adams, and in Yasmina Reza's play Life x 3 (2003),[3] for which she was nominated for the 2003 Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play.[4] She starred as Linda Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.[5]

She debuted on the New York stage in the Off-Broadway play Nine Armenians in 1996 at the Manhattan Theatre Club[6] 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.[7]

She has performed in Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul in three separate productions, the first at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2001,[8] 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.[9][10] She appeared in the same play at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2004.[11]

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.[12]

In 2011, she appeared off-Broadway in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.[13]

In regional theatre, Emond has performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in David Hare's The Secret Rapture in 1990[14] and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The Cherry Orchard (2004)[15] and A.R. Gurney's Far East (1998). [16]

Emond's film and television roles include Simone Beck in Julie & Julia (2009),[17] Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) a made-for-television Lifetime film,[18] and as Abigail Adams in American Experience: John and Abigail Adams for PBS.[19] In 2009 she played Mary Ann McCray in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television presentation of A Dog Named Christmas.[20] She has made appearances on such New York-based television series as Gossip Girl, Law & Order,[21] Elementary and The Good Wife.

She is also an audiobook reader,[22] including recent recordings of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs and Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman.[23]


1989God's WillGwyneth
1993I Can Make You Love MePennyTelevision film
2000PollockMartha Holmes
2001Almost SalinasNina Ellington
2002A Gentleman's GameMeredith Price
2002City by the SeaMargery
2005The Dying GaulDr. Foss
2005Dark WaterMediator
2005North CountryLeslie Conlin
2007TradePatty Sheridan
2007Across the UniverseMrs. Carrigan
2008Stop-LossIda King
2009The Missing PersonMrs. Fullmer
2009Julie & JuliaSimone Beck
2009Georgia O'KeeffeBeck StrandTelevision film
2009A Dog Named ChristmasMary Ann McCrayTelevision film
2011A Bird of the AirMargie
2013OldboyEdwina Burke
2014Jenny's WeddingRose
2014Untitled Terrence Malick ProjectJudy


  1. ^ The Broadway League. "Linda Emond | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  2. ^ University of Washington Alumni,; accessed April 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Brantley, Ben. "Theater Review; A Dinner Becomes A Disaster, In Triplicate (Life x 3)", The New York Times, April 1, 2003
  4. ^ 'Life x 3' Listing, IBDb, accessed March 24, 2011
  5. ^ McKinley Jr., James C. Death of a Salesman production,, August 12, 2011
  6. ^ Brantley, Ben."Review: 'Nine Armenians'" The New York Times, November 13, 1996
  7. ^ Marks, Peter. "Dangerous Liaisons, On Line or Otherwise" The New York Times, June 2, 1998
  8. ^ Franklin, Nancy."Review:Afghan Tales" The New Yorker, January 28, 2002
  9. ^ Listing for Homebody/Kabul, (Internet off-Broadway database), accessed March 24, 2011
  10. ^ "Obie Award, 2002", accessed March 25, 2011
  11. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott. "Linda Emond remains a Homebody",, May 6, 2004
  12. ^ Hetrick, Adam."The Winter's Tale, With Linda Emond and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Opens in Central Park July 1",, July 1, 2010
  13. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Public Theater Takes a Page From Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide Beginning March 23",, March 23, 2011
  14. ^ The Secret Rapture (1990),, accessed March 24, 2011
  15. ^ Simonson, Robert. "Linda Emond and Michelle Williams Wander The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown, Aug. 11-22", August 11, 2004
  16. ^ Sommer, Elyse. "CurtainUp Review", July 18, 1998
  17. ^ Turan, Kenneth.Review Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2009
  18. ^ "Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)". Lifetime Television. 
  19. ^ [1], accessed March 24, 2011
  20. ^ Press Release for A Dog Named Christmas,, October 13, 2009
  21. ^ "Alumna Performs With Streep in Julie & Julia", September 15, 2009
  22. ^ Scott, Aurelia C., Audiofile Magazine
  23. ^ 'Audiobook Reader", accessed March 24, 2011

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