Linda Emond has worked with directors Mike Nichols, Terrence Malick, Spike Lee, Steven Soderbergh, Sam Mendes, James Schamus, Jason Bateman, Nora Ephron, Julie Taymor, John Turturro, Kimberly Peirce, Niki Caro, Bob Balaban, Simon McBurney, Michael Caton-Jones, Ed Harris, Craig Lucas, Peter Berg, Walter Salles, Michael Showalter, Wayne Roberts, Steven J. Caple, and Hiro Murai.
Recent films include Richard Says Goodbye (upcoming), The Big Sick, Three Generations, and Song to Song. Other film work includes Indignation, The Land, The Family Fang, Jenny’s Wedding, Oldboy, Julie & Julia (in which she played “Simone ‘Simca’ Beck” opposite Meryl Streep), The Missing Person, Stop-Loss, Trade, Across the Universe, North Country, Dark Water, The Dying Gaul, and City by the Sea.
Episodic television includes Lodge 49 (AMC, upcoming), Sea Oak (Amazon, upcoming), The Blacklist (recurring), Madam Secretary (recurring), The Knick (recurring), The Good Wife (recurring), Elementary (recurring), The Sopranos, Gossip Girl, and multiple episodes on all four Law & Order series (recurring). Television film work includes Georgia O’Keeffe (with Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons), Hallmark Hall of Fame’s A Dog Named Christmas (opposite Bruce Greenwood) and American Experience: John & Abigail Adams (opposite Simon Russell Beale).
On stage, Emond recently appeared in The Master Builder at The Old Vic in London, opposite Ralph Fiennes. Her most recent run on Broadway was as “Fräulein Schneider” in Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. Also on Broadway, she appeared in Death of a Salesman (opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield, directed by Mike Nichols), Life x 3 (with John Turturro, Helen Hunt, and Brent Spiner), and 1776 (opposite Mr. Spiner and Pat Hingle).
Off-Broadway, she appeared opposite Al Pacino in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, and in the premieres of pieces by Craig Lucas, Yasmina Reza, Kander and Ebb, A. R. Gurney, Peter Hedges, and Tony Kushner. Her work as “The Homebody” in Mr. Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul spanned five years and three productions. In 2011 she premiered his latest piece: The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures in the role of “Empty,” which was written for her.
For her work on stage, Linda has been nominated for three Tony Awards and received an Obie Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Backstage West Garland Award, two Chicago Jeff Awards, and nominations for the Drama Desk, Drama League, LA Drama Critics and LA Ovation Awards.
She lives in New York City.