Linda Emond

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Linda Emond
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Linda Marie Emond

(1959-05-22) May 22, 1959 (age 61)
EducationCalifornia State University, Fullerton (BA)
University of Washington, Seattle (MFA)

Linda Marie Emond[1] (born May 22, 1959)[2] is an American stage, film and television actress. Emond has received three Tony Award nominations for her performances in Life (x) 3 (2003), Death of a Salesman (2012) and Cabaret (2014).[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Emond was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey.[2] She was raised in Orange County, California, and attended Loara Elementary, Ball Junior High and Loara High Schools (where she was homecoming queen).[3] 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.[4]

Her first performance on stage was in high school as Jean Brodie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.[5]


Her first professional stage performance, for which she earned her Equity card, was in On the Verge at The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle during her last semester of graduate school.[5]

She worked extensively in Chicago where she went on to be nominated for five Joseph Jefferson Awards, winning it twice for her performances as Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion and Paulina in The Winter’s Tale.[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.[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,[10] and winning both the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Actress and the 2002 Obie Award for Performance.[11][12] She appeared in the same play at the Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2004.[13]

In 2011, she appeared off-Broadway in Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures[14] as “Empty”, a part that was written for her.[15]

She was cast as "Elaine" in Craig Lucas's The Dying Gaul at the Vineyard Theater in 1998.[16] 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.[17] In regional theatre, Emond has performed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in David Hare's The Secret Rapture in 1990[18] and at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in The Cherry Orchard (2004)[19] and A.R. Gurney's Far East (1998).[20]

On Broadway, Emond appeared in productions of the musical 1776 (1997) as Abigail Adams, and in Yasmina Reza's play Life x 3 (2003),[21] for which she was nominated for the 2003 Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Play[22] and for which she won the Outer Critics Circle Award.[23] She starred as Linda Loman in the 2012 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman[24] and as Fraulein Schneider in the 2014 revival of Cabaret and received Tony nominations for both performances.[25]

Emond's film and television roles include Simone Beck in Julie & Julia (2009),[26] Georgia O'Keeffe (2009) a made-for-television Lifetime film,[27] and as Abigail Adams in American Experience: John and Abigail Adams for PBS.[28] In 2009, she played Mary Ann McCray in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television presentation of A Dog Named Christmas.[29] She has had recurring roles in such New York-based television series as The Good Wife, Law & Order: SVU, Gossip Girl, Wonderland, Elementary, and The Knick.

She is also a voiceover actor, having narrated over 50 episodes of the Lifetime series Intimate Portrait. As an audiobook reader, Emond is the recipient of four Audiofile Earphones Awards and was named one of their Best Voices of the Year.[30]

Emond co-starred in Indignation (2016), an adaptation of Philip Roth's 2008 novel of the same name, playing Esther Messner, the mother of Logan Lerman's lead character.

She is a cast-member of the AMC comedy-drama Lodge 49, playing Connie Clark.



Year Title Role Notes
1989 God's Will Gwyneth
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. Marta Foss
2005 Dark Water Mediator (Edith Levine)
2005 North Country Leslie Conlin
2006 Trade Patty Sheridan
2007 Across the Universe Mrs. Carrigan
2008 Stop-Loss Ida King
2009 The Missing Person Megan Fullmer
2009 Julie & Julia Simone Beck
2011 A Bird of the Air Margie
2013 Oldboy Dr. Edwina Burke
2015 Jenny's Wedding Rose Farrell
2015 3 Generations Frances
2015 The Family Fang Miss Delano
2016 Indignation Esther Messner
2016 The Land Momma
2017 The Big Sick Dr. Cunningham
2017 Song to Song Judy
2018 The Professor Barbara
2019 Gemini Man Lassiter
TBA Red, White and Water Post-production
TBA Untitled Nora Fingscheidt project Rachel Malcom Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1992 L.A. Law Dr. Emily Connor Episode: "Great Balls Afire"
1992 Mann & Machine Monica Barker Episode: "Truth or Consequences"
1993 Reasonable Doubts Pamela Reichel Episode: "Legacy"
1993 I Can Make You Love Me Penny Television Film
1996 Law & Order Laura Cochran Episode: "Savior"
1997 Feds June Leeds Episode: "The War Against Crime" (pilot)
1997 New York Undercover Nancy Carol Episode: "The Unthinkable"
2000 Wonderland A.D.A. Strictler 4 episodes
2000 The Sopranos Dahlia Episode: "Big Girls Don't Cry"
2000 Law & Order Carolyn Tyler Episode: "Panic"
2000 Third Watch Francine Bradley Episode: "Duty"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Dr. Christine Fellowes Episode: "Anti-Thesis"
2004–2014 Law & Order: SVU Dr. Emily Sopher 7 episodes
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Dr. Emily Downey Episode: "Baby Boom"
2005 Law & Order Rosalie Helton Episode: "Tombstone"
2006 American Experience: John and Abigail Adams Abigail Adams Television film
2008–2009 Gossip Girl Headmistress Queller 3 episodes
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 Unforgettable Debi Moser Episode: "Check Out Time"
2012 Elementary Dr. Candace Reed 3 episodes
2015 The Knick Anne Chickering 3 episodes
2016 The Blacklist Dr. Adrian Shaw 2 episodes
2018-2019 Lodge 49 Connie Clark 20 episodes
2020 The Good Fight Judge Leora Kuhn Episode: "Gang Goes to War"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
1987 Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago) Actress in a Supporting Role-Play Tartuffe Nominated
1989 Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago) Actress in a Principal Role-Play Pygmalion Won
1990 Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago) Actress in a Supporting Role-Play The Winter's Tale Won
1991 Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago) Actress in a Principal Role-Play The Secret Rapture Nominated
1991 Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago) Actress in a Principal Role-Play Caucasian Chalk Circle Nominated
1997 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nine Armenians Nominated
2002 Obie Award Performance Homebody/Kabul Won
2002 Lucille Lortel Award Outstanding Actress Homebody/Kabul Won
2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Homebody/Kabul Nominated
2004 LA Drama Critics Award Lead Performance Homebody/Kabul Nominated
2004 LA Ovation Award Lead Actress in a Play Homebody/Kabul Nominated
2003 Backstage West Garland Award Performance Homebody/Kabul Won
2003 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play Life x 3 Nominated
2003 Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Life x 3 Won
2011 Drama League Award Distinguished Performance The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures Nominated
2012 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play Death of a Salesman Nominated
2014 Tony Award Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Cabaret Nominated


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c "Linda Emond". Internet Broadway Database (The Broadway League). Retrieved 2014-06-02.
  3. ^ Broeske, Pat H. (November 28, 2014). "Growing Up in O.C.: Actress Linda Emond Was Queen for a Day". Orange Coast. Orange County, California. p. 95.
  4. ^ University of Washington Alumni,; accessed April 17, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Levin, Hannah. "Linda Emond Has Mastered Broadway" Master Chat, February 18, 2013
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-01-02. Retrieved 2015-07-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Brantley, Ben."Review: 'Nine Armenians'" The New York Times, November 13, 1996
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ Franklin, Nancy."Review:Afghan Tales" The New Yorker, January 28, 2002
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ Listing for Homebody/Kabul Archived 2012-10-12 at the Wayback Machine, (Internet off-Broadway database), accessed March 24, 2011
  12. ^ "Obie Award, 2002", accessed March 25, 2011
  13. ^ Lipton, Brian Scott. "Linda Emond remains a Homebody",, May 6, 2004
  14. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Public Theater Takes a Page From Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide Beginning March 23" Archived 2011-03-25 at the Wayback Machine,, March 23, 2011
  15. ^ Royce, Graydon. "Can Tony Kushner make magic again with his sprawling brand-new play?",, May 21, 2009
  16. ^ Marks, Peter. "Dangerous Liaisons, On Line or Otherwise" The New York Times, June 2, 1998
  17. ^ Hetrick, Adam."The Winter's Tale, With Linda Emond and Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Opens in Central Park July 1" Archived 2010-08-10 at the Wayback Machine,, July 1, 2010
  18. ^ The Secret Rapture (1990) Archived 2011-09-27 at the Wayback Machine,, accessed March 24, 2011
  19. ^ Simonson, Robert. "Linda Emond and Michelle Williams Wander The Cherry Orchard at Williamstown, Aug. 11-22" Archived 2014-04-18 at the Wayback Machine, August 11, 2004
  20. ^ Sommer, Elyse. "CurtainUp Review", July 18, 1998
  21. ^ Brantley, Ben. "Theater Review; A Dinner Becomes A Disaster, In Triplicate (Life x 3)", The New York Times, April 1, 2003
  22. ^ 'Life x 3' Listing, IBDb, accessed March 24, 2011
  23. ^ [4]
  24. ^ McKinley Jr., James C. Death of a Salesman production,, August 12, 2011
  25. ^ [5]
  26. ^ Turan, Kenneth.Review Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2009
  27. ^ "Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)". Lifetime Television. Archived from the original on 2009-08-30.
  28. ^ [6], accessed March 24, 2011
  29. ^ Press Release for A Dog Named Christmas,, October 13, 2009
  30. ^ [7]

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