February 3, 1965
56 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
35-26-36 in | 89-66-91.5 cm
57 kg | 125.5 lbs
6 US | 36.5 EU
Maura Therese Tierney was born in Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on February 3, 1965, is an American actress.
Young Maura Tierney first started performing at the Circle in the Square Theatre School.
She made her big screen debut in crime comedy film The Linguini Incident (1991) in role as Cecelia.
She got her television debut in Disney's comedy movie Student Exchange (1987) in role as Kathy Maltby.
Her breakthrough performance came as Lisa Miller in NBC sitcom NewsRadio (1995-1999).
She was nominated for a Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress for her role as Bridget Cahill in romantic comedy movie Forces of Nature (1999).
She was nominated for the FilmOut's San Diego LGBT Film Festival Award for Best Actress in Supporting Role for her performance as Laurette Sachman in romantic drama film Anything (2017).
Primal Fear (1996) legal thriller with Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Frances McDormand
Liar Liar (1997) fantasy comedy opposite Jim Carrey and Jennifer Tilly
Primary Colors (1998) comedy drama with John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Billy Bob Thornton
Instinct (1999) psychological thriller opposite Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Donald Sutherland
Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003) comedy with Michael Blieden, Stephanie Courtney and Matt Price
Semi-Pro (2008) sports comedy opposite Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson and André Benjamin
Baby Mama (2008) romantic comedy with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Greg Kinnear
Beautiful Boy (2018) biographical drama opposite Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet and Amy Ryan
The Report (2019) political drama in role as Bernadette, opposite Adam Driver, Annette Bening and Ted Levine
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Dr. Abby Lockhart in NBC medical drama television series ER (1999-2000) also for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Filmfor her role as Helen Solloway in Showtime drama series The Affair (2014-2019), also for two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
The Van Dyke Show (1988) CBS sitcom in role as Jillian Ryan
704 Hauser (1994) CBS sitcom in role as Cherlyn Markowitz
Rescue Me (2009-2011) FX comedy drama series in role as Kelly McPhee
The Whole Truth (2010-2011) ABC legal drama series in role as Kathryn Peale
The Good Wife (2012-2013) CBS legal and political drama series in role as Maddie Hayward
Ruth & Erica (2012) drama series in role as Erica
Your Honor (2020-2021) Showtime miniseries in role as Fiona McKee
American Rust (2021) family drama series in role as Grace Poe
Attended the Mount Alvernia Academy Elementary School in Massachusetts.
Studied drama at the Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts.
She majored in Dance and Drama from New York University.
Studied drama at Circle in the Square Theatre School.
Has two younger brothers: Joseph, Brian and one younger sister, Deidre.
Has Irish ancestry.
Good friends with actress Parminder Nagra.
She was nominated the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards for Lead Performance for her role as Elizabeth in a play "Witch" (2019), at the Geffen Playhouse.
Lives in New York City, New York, United States.
She dated actor Nick Nolte.
She was married to actor and director Billy Morrissette (1993-2006).