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What is Maura Tierney’s net worth?
Maura Tierney is an actress who has performed on stage, television and film. Maura Tierney has a net worth of $10 million. She is best known for her roles in the television series “NewsRadio,” “ER,” and “The Affair,” the latter of which won her a Golden Globe Award. Among Tierney’s film credits are “Primal Fear,” “Lear Liar,” “Insomnia,” and “Beautiful Boy.”
Early life and beginning of career
Maura Tierney was born on February 3, 1965, in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood. She is the eldest of three children to Irish Catholic parents Pat, a real estate broker, and Joseph, who served on the Boston City Council for 15 years. Tierney went to Mount Alvernia Academy Elementary, and then to Notre Dame Academy in Hingham. In the latter school, she studied drama, which led to her appearance at the Boston Globe Drama Festival. After her graduation, Tierney enrolled at New York University, majoring first in dance before moving on to drama.
After performing in several plays, Tierney moved to Los Angeles in 1987. He landed his first screen-acting role in the made-for-television Disney film “Student Exchange”. This was followed by another television film called “Crossing the Mob”. Subsequently, Tierney had a recurring role in ten episodes of the sitcom “The Van Dyke Show” and made guest appearances in episodes of “Family Ties” and “Booker”.
television career success
After her role in the short-lived CBS sitcom “704 Hauser” and an appearance in the made-for-television drama “Out of Darkness,” Tierney landed her biggest role on the NBC sitcom “NewsRadio.” The show, which ran for five seasons from 1995 to 1999, focused on the employees of an AM news radio station in New York City. Tierney played Lisa Miller in an ensemble cast of Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Joe Rogan, Vicki Lewis and Jon Lovitz. After the program was cancelled, Tierney decided not to star in any more sitcoms.
Tierney’s next major television role was in 1999, when she began playing nurse Abby Lockhart on the medical drama series “ER.” He debuted in a guest capacity before becoming a full-time regular artist in 2000. For her performance, Tierney received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In October of 2008, she made her last regular appearance on the show, and returned in 2009 to make a cameo appearance.
Further television career
Tierney was rarely seen on television in the 2000s. One of his few appearances was on the second season of Bravo’s “Celebrity Poker Showdown”, which he won. At the end of the decade, Tierney returned to script television with the recurring role of Kelly McPhee on the FX series “Rescue Me”, which she played through the show’s final season in 2011. During this time, she also became the new female lead. On the ABC legal drama “The Whole Truth”, the former lead actress took over from Jolie Richardson. However, the show was canceled after four episodes. Following this, Tierney had a recurring role playing Maddie Hayward in the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife”.
In 2014, Tierney began playing the lead role of Helen Butler on the Showtime series “The Affair.” Earning some of the best reviews of his career for his performance, he was nominated for an Emmy Award, and won a Golden Globe. The show ran for five seasons till 2019. Among Tierney’s later credits are the Showtime series “Your Honor” and “American Rust”.
In film, Tierney made her debut in the 1991 low-budget film “Dead Women in Lingerie”. In the same year, she was in the crime comedy “The Linguine Incident”. This was followed by films such as “White Sands,” “The Temp,” and “Mercy.” In the late ’90s, Tierney was in a string of hits, including the legal thriller “Primal Fear,” the Jim Carrey comedy “Learn Liar,” and the political drama “Primary Colours.” She also appeared in the romcoms “Force of Nature” and the thrillers “Oxygen” and “Instinct”.
In the early 2000s, Tierney played a Lady Macbeth-like character in “Scotland, Pa”, a part written especially for her by then-husband William Morissette. The following year, he had a supporting role in Christopher Nolan’s “Insomnia”, starring alongside Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank. Tierney’s other credits in the 2000s include “Melvin Goes to Dinner,” “Welcome to Mousesport,” “Danny Roane: First Time Director,” “Diggers,” “The Go-Getter,” “Semi-Pro,” “Baby Mama,” and “Finding Amanda. Her later notable films are “Beautiful Boy” starring Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet and “The Report” with Adam Driver and Annette Bening.
Among Tierney’s theater credits is the Off-Broadway drama “Three Changes”, in which he starred alongside Dylan McDermott in 2008. A few years later, she became a member of The Wooster Group, a New York City experimental theater company, and performed with Frances McDormand in a remounting of Elizabeth LeCompte’s “North Atlantic”. She also appeared in “The Town Hall Affair” directed by Lecompte. Tierney’s other theater credits include Yasmina Reza’s “God of Carnage” and Jane Silverman’s “The Witch”. The latter, which premiered on West Coast in 2019, marked her debut in the lead role of Elizabeth.
In 1993, Tierney married actor and director William Morissette. After 13 years, she filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. This couple has no children.
In 2009, Tierney underwent surgery for breast cancer. She was cast on the show “Parenthood” at the time, but had to change due to scheduling conflicts with her treatment. Tierney finished her treatment and returned to her acting career in 2010.
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