Date of Birth : Feb 3rd 1965
One of the brightest acting talents to emerge in recent years, Maura Tierney, is currently gracing television screens every week on the top-rated NBC series ER, for which she received her first Emmy Award nomination. Tierney has successfully managed to juggle both television and film careers.
Tierney stars in New Line Cinema’s recently released comedy Semi-Pro, opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson. Tierney can also be seen in the upcoming films The Go-Getter with Zooey Deschanel, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, and Finding Amanda with Matthew Broderick. Last summer, she appeared on the big screen in a film for Magnolia Pictures called Diggers, in which she starred opposite Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Josh Hamilton, Ron Eldard, Lauren Ambrose and Sarah Paulson, directed by Katherine Dieckmann.
Tierney has starred in such films as 20th Century Fox’s comedy Welcome to Mooseport, opposite Ray Romano and Gene Hackman; Instinct, opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr.; and DreamWorks’ hugely successful Forces of Nature, with Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock. Additional film credits include Primal Fear, The Temp, White Sands, Oxygen and Scotland, Pa.
She earned critical praise for her role in Primary Colors as well as for her work opposite Jim Carrey in the smash hit Liar Liar. Tierney also appeared in the Christopher Nolan-directed film Insomnia, opposite Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams. In 2006, Tierney starred in the off-Broadway production of Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. She joined a cast that also included Eric McCormack, Fran Drescher, Judy Reyes and Brooke Smith.