Chancellor’s Speaker Series: Laura Linney

Date Published: 
August 21, 2017

Thursday, October 19
2:15 – 3:15 PM
Robinson Hall

Faculty, staff and, students are encouraged to attend the 2017 Chancellor’s Speaker Series with award-winning actress Laura Linney on Thursday, October 19.

The discussion will focus on Linney’s perspective on the value that art and creativity allows individuals to live and lead more fulfilling lives. Audience Q & A session will follow.

 The lecture is free and open to all guests, but registration is mandatory. Limited seats are available. Register here.
Group and class reservations can be made by contacting Erin Millerick at

Submitting questions: Advance questions are welcome at

Student Attendance: Attendance verification will be provided.

Additional information: Please contact Jordan Harris at with additional questions.

Laura Linney's respect and gratitude for creative expression is limitless. Born to a prominent NYC playwright and nurse, Golden Globe, SAG, and Emmy award-winning actress Laura Linney began her experiential education in performance art at an early age.

After graduating from The Juilliard School, Linney went on to appear in leading roles across film, television, and theatre. She's performed in a myriad of productions such as the upcoming films Genius and Nocturnal Animals. Other films include Mr. Holmes, Kinsey, You Can Count on Me, Mystic River, Love Actually, and The Truman Show. Notable television credits include the Showtime Series The Big C, the HBO mini-series John Adams, Tales of the City, and Frasier. Prominent Broadway productions include, The Crucible, Time Stands Still, Sight Unseen, Six Degrees of Separation and many more. 

Linney has also been honored for her work in cancer advocacy. Having lost family to cancer, she understands the unique physical and emotional damage inflicted on victims and families. She aims to help them find ways to cope, grow, and rebuild so that each one can truly win his or her own fight against cancer.

This lecture is sponsored by The Office of the Chancellor and is open to the entire University community.