Friday, September 8, 2017

Award-winning actress Laura Linney will deliver the 2017 Chancellor’s Speaker Series presentation, which is part of the annual UNC Charlotte Civic Speaker Series presented by Bank of America.

Members of the University community can register for her on-campus talk, scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. Limited seats are available, and prior registration is required.

In her talk, Linney will focus on the importance of infusing creativity into all aspects of people’s lives, both for those in the corporate arena and for students; she will distinguish how the arts enrich everything individuals do and allow for fuller, more prosperous lives.

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, including the upcoming films “Genius” and “Nocturnal Animals.” Other film credits include “Mr. Holmes,” “Kinsey,” “You Can Count on Me,” “Mystic River,” “Love Actually” and “The Truman Show.” Notable television appearances include the Showtime series “The Big C,” the HBO miniseries “John Adams” and “Tales of the City” and “Frasier.” Prominent Broadway productions include “The Crucible,” “Time Stands Still,” “Sight Unseen,” “Six Degrees of Separation” and many more. 

She is the recipient of several acting honors, including two Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmys. Additionally, she has been nominated for three Academy and four Tony awards.

Linney also has been honored for her work in raising awareness about cancer; she has lost family members to cancer and understands the physical and emotional affects that the disease can have.

The UNC Charlotte Civic Series presented by Bank of America, brings nationally recognized speakers to the UNC Charlotte and greater Charlotte communities for thought-provoking conversation. The afternoon session, sponsored by the Chancellor’s Office, is for UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff; an evening session is held for the greater Charlotte community.