Linda Emond

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Linda Emond
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Born (1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 56)
New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Linda Emond (born May 22, 1959) is an American stage, film and television actress. Emond received Tony Award nominations 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 was raised in Orange County, California, and attended Loara Elementary, Ball Junior High and Loara High Schools (where she was homecoming queen.)[2] 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.[3]

Emond appeared in the Broadway productions of the musical 1776 (1997) as Abigail Adams, and in Yasmina Reza's play Life x 3 (2003),[4] for which she was nominated for the 2003 Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play.[5] She starred as Linda Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman.[6]

She debuted on the New York stage in the Off-Broadway play Nine Armenians in 1996 at the Manhattan Theatre Club[7] 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.[8]

She has performed in Tony Kushner's Homebody/Kabul in three separate productions, the first at the New York Theatre Workshop in 2001,[9] 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.[10][11] She appeared in the same play at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2004.[12]

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.[13]

In 2011, she appeared off-Broadway in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.[14]

In regional theatre, Emond has performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in David Hare's The Secret Rapture in 1990[15] and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The Cherry Orchard (2004)[16] and A.R. Gurney's Far East (1998). [17]

Emond's film and television roles include Simone Beck in Julie & Julia (2009),[18] Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) a made-for-television Lifetime film,[19] and as Abigail Adams in American Experience: John and Abigail Adams for PBS.[20] In 2009 she played Mary Ann McCray in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television presentation of A Dog Named Christmas.[21] She has made appearances on such New York-based television series as Gossip Girl, Law & Order,[22] Elementary and The Good Wife.

She is also an audiobook reader,[23] including recent recordings of 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs and Another Thing to Fall by Laura Lippman.[24]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 God's Will Gwyneth
1993 I Can Make You Love Me Penny Television film
2000 Pollock Martha Holmes
2001 Almost Salinas Nina Ellington
2002 A Gentleman's Game Meredith Price
2002 City by the Sea Margery
2005 The Dying Gaul Dr. Foss
2005 Dark Water Mediator
2005 North Country Leslie Conlin
2007 Trade Patty Sheridan
2007 Across the Universe Mrs. Carrigan
2008 Stop-Loss Ida King
2009 The Missing Person Mrs. Fullmer
2009 Julie & Julia Simone Beck
2009 Georgia O'Keeffe Beck Strand Television film
2009 A Dog Named Christmas Mary Ann McCray Television film
2010-2012 The Good Wife Judge Leora Kuhn (3 episodes)
2011 A Bird of the Air Margie
2013 Oldboy Edwina Burke
2014 Jenny's Wedding Rose
2014 Untitled Terrence Malick Project Judy


  1. ^ The Broadway League. "Linda Emond | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  2. ^ Broeske, Pat H. (December 2014). "Growing Up in Orange County". Orange Coast: 95. 
  3. ^ University of Washington Alumni,; accessed April 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Brantley, Ben. "Theater Review; A Dinner Becomes A Disaster, In Triplicate (Life x 3)", The New York Times, April 1, 2003
  5. ^ 'Life x 3' Listing, IBDb, accessed March 24, 2011
  6. ^ McKinley Jr., James C. Death of a Salesman production,, August 12, 2011
  7. ^ Brantley, Ben."Review: 'Nine Armenians'" The New York Times, November 13, 1996
  8. ^ Marks, Peter. "Dangerous Liaisons, On Line or Otherwise" The New York Times, June 2, 1998
  9. ^ Franklin, Nancy."Review:Afghan Tales" The New Yorker, January 28, 2002
  10. ^ Listing for Homebody/Kabul, (Internet off-Broadway database), accessed March 24, 2011
  11. ^ "Obie Award, 2002", accessed March 25, 2011
  12. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott. "Linda Emond remains a Homebody",, May 6, 2004
  13. ^ Hetrick, Adam."The Winter's Tale, With Linda Emond and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Opens in Central Park July 1",, July 1, 2010
  14. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Public Theater Takes a Page From Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide Beginning March 23",, March 23, 2011
  15. ^ The Secret Rapture (1990),, accessed March 24, 2011
  16. ^ Simonson, Robert. "Linda Emond and Michelle Williams Wander The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown, Aug. 11-22", August 11, 2004
  17. ^ Sommer, Elyse. "CurtainUp Review", July 18, 1998
  18. ^ Turan, Kenneth.Review Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2009
  19. ^ "Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)". Lifetime Television. 
  20. ^ [1], accessed March 24, 2011
  21. ^ Press Release for A Dog Named Christmas,, October 13, 2009
  22. ^ "Alumna Performs With Streep in Julie & Julia", September 15, 2009
  23. ^ Scott, Aurelia C., Audiofile Magazine
  24. ^ 'Audiobook Reader", accessed March 24, 2011

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