Tierney, Maura 1965–

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Tierney, Maura 1965–


Full name, Maura Lynn Tierney; born February 3, 1965, in Boston, MA; daughter of Joseph (a politician) and Pat (a real estate agent) Tierney; married Billy Morrisette (an actor), 1994. Education: Attended New York University; trained for the stage at Circle in the Square Theatre School. Avocational Interests: Travel.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1825. Manager—Raelle Koota, Anonymous Content, 3532 Hayden Ave., Culver City, CA 90232. Publicist—Brit Reece, PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069.

Career: Actress and producer. Appeared in commercials for Swiffer Wet Jet cleaning tool and other products.

Awards, Honors: Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actress in a comedy or romance, 2000, for Forces of Nature; Emmy Award nomination and TV Guide Award nomination, both outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2001, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding ensemble in a drama series, 2001, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actress in a television drama series, International Press Academy, 2003, all for ER.


Film Appearances:

Molly Field, Dead Women in Lingerie, Monarch Home Video, 1991.

Cecelia, The Linguini Incident, Academy Entertainment, 1991.

Noreen, White Sands, Warner Bros., 1992.

Sharon Derns, The Temp, Paramount, 1993.

Denise, Fly by Night, Arrow Releasing, 1993.

Naomi Chance, Primal Fear, Paramount, 1996.

Simonet, Mercy, A-Pix Entertainment, 1996.

Audrey Reede, Liar, Liar, Universal, 1997.

Daisy Green, Primary Colors (also known as Perfect Couple and Mit aller macht), Universal, 1998.

Bridget Cahill, Forces of Nature, DreamWorks, 1999.

Lynn Powell, Instinct, Buena Vista, 1999.

Voice of Pam on telephone, Mexico City, Curb Entertainment/Dimension Films/Splendid Film, 2000.

Pat McBeth, Scotland, Pa., Lot 47 Films, 2001.

Rachel Clement, Insomnia, Warner Bros., 2002.

Denise, Rooftop Kisses (short film), 2002.

Helen, The Nazi (short film), 2002.

Herself, Love & Support, Hi Tide, 2003.

Sally Mannis, Welcome to Mooseport, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004.

Danny Roane: First Time Director, 2006.

Hal's Pets person, The Go-Getter, Et Cetera Films/Two Roads Entertainment, 2006.

Gina, Diggers, Magnolia Pictures, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Jillian Ryan, The Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1988.

Cherlyn Markowitz, 704 Hauser (also known as 704 Hauser Street), CBS, 1994.

Lisa Miller, NewsRadio (also known as The Station), NBC, 1995–1999.

Voice of Kathy Kelly, Sammy (animated), NBC, 2000.

Abby Lockhart, ER, NBC, 2000–.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Kathy Maltby, Student Exchange, ABC, 1987.

Michelle, Crossing the Mob, NBC, 1988.

Donna, Flying Blind, NBC, 1990.

Meg, Out of Darkness, ABC, 1994.

Detective Madeline Foster, Oxygen, Cinemax, 1999.

Leslie, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Sundance Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

NBC 75th Anniversary Special (also known as NBC 75th Anniversary Celebration), NBC, 2002.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

ER 200: A Dateline Special, NBC, 2003.

Christmas in Rockefeller Center, NBC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Darlene, "My Best Friend's Girl," Family Ties, 1989.

Donna Cofax, "Reunion," Booker (also known as Booker, P.I.), Fox, 1990.

Patricia "Patty" Blaine, "Aria," Law & Order, NBC, 1990.

"A Body to Die For: The Aaron Henry Story," Lifestories: Families in Crisis, 1994.

Voice of Tanya, "Movin' On Up," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2000.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999, 2002.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 2004.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005.

The View, ABC, 2005.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005.

Television Appearances; Other:

Lisa Miller, NewsRadio (pilot; also known as The Station), NBC, 1995.

Contestant, Celebrity Poker Showdown (miniseries), Bravo, 2004.

Television Producer; Movies:

Oxygen, Cinemax, 1999.

Stage Appearances:

Bobbi, Some Girl(s), Manhattan Class Company, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 2006.



Liar Liar: Bridging the Comedy Chasm, Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.



Boston Common, winter, 2006.

Entertainment Weekly, February 18, 2000, p. 69; June 18, 2002, p. 67.

Movieline, Vol. 8, issue 7, 1997, p. 18.

Parade, March 25, 2001, p. 22.

TV Guide, May 10, 1997, p. 42; February 14, 2004, pp. 44-48.