Laura Linney '82
In December 2008 Academy Award-nominated actress Laura Linney '82 won her third Emmy for her portrayal of Abigail Adams on HBO's miniseries "John Adams." Soon after, she added a Golden Globe to her collection. She was named best actress in a miniseries or movie made for television for her performance. "With words, but also with eloquent gestures and glances, Ms. Linney delicately evokes Abigail's humor, loyalty and fierce intelligence," noted the New York Times when the series debuted last March. Linney, whose films include The Savages, The Nanny Diaries, Kinsey, and You Can Count on Me, was interviewed on Bravo's "Inside the Actors Studio" after her wins for "John Adams." Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and Old Sturbridge Village presented actress Laura Linney '82 with the 2009 Ken Burns Lifetime Achievement Award at a fundraising dinner benefiting the living history museum.