Maura Tierney


Date Of Birth

February 3, 1965


Maura Tierney began her acting career in 1987 as Kathy Maltby on the Disney TV movie Student Exchange. A year later, she landed the role Jillian Ryan on The Van Dyke Show and then made her movie debut in Dead Women in Lingerie. After a string of mnor guest roles on the small screen, she was finally cast as the lead in the sitcom NewsRadio, earning her national exposure from 1995 to 1999. Simultaneously, she worked in films like Primal Fear, Forces of Nature and Liar Liar, alongside Jim Carrey.

Tierney's most famous role, however, was playing Abby Lockhart on the medical drama ER, which earned her several award nominations. Since then, she has been cast in other high profile prjects such as the movie Insomia, Finding Amanda, Baby Mama and Semi-Pro. Most recently, she appeared on Rescue Me and The Whole Truth.

Place of Birth

Boston, Massachusetts

Birth Name

Maura Lynn Tierney



Fun Facts

-She met her ex-husband Billy Morrissette on a blind date.


2003 Copper Wing Award - Best Ensemble Acting for Melvin Goes to Dinner


1987 Student Exchange
1988 Crossing the Mob
1988 The Van Dyke Show
1989 Family Ties
1990 Booker
1991 Dead Women in Lingerie
1991 The Linguini Incident
1991 Law & Order
1992 White Sands
1993 Fly by Night
1993 The Temp
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis
1995 Mercy
1995 NewsRadio
1996 Primal Fear
1997 Liar Liar
1998 Primary Colors
1999 Forces of Nature
1999 Instinct
1999 ER
189 episodes
2000 Mexico City
2000 King of the Hill
Ep: Movin' On Up
2001 Scotland, PA
2002 Insomnia
2002 Rooftop Kisses
2002 The Nazi Helen
2003 Melvin Goes to Dinner
2004 Welcome to Mooseport
2006 Danny Roane: First Time Director
2007 The Go-Getter
2008 Semi-Pro
2008 Baby Mama
2008 Finding Amanda
2009 Rescue Me
2010 The Whole Truth




5' 3 1/2"


"I prefer living in New York over Los Angeles -- or for that matter, any other city I've visited."

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