MAURA TIERNEY (Karen Barbour) is a consummate actress who
has cultivated a well respected
career across film, television and theater. She currently stars on the Showtime
series "The Affair,"
for which she won a Golden Globe Award and was also nominated for Emmy and
Critics' Choice awards.
Tierney recently starred opposite John Carroll Lynch and Matt Bomer in Anything,
an indie about
the infinite possibilities of love. Her other film credits include Baby Mama,
with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler;
Semi-Pro, opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson; Diggers, alongside Paul
Rudd and Ken Marino;
Welcome to Mooseport, opposite Ray Romano and Gene Hackman; Instinct, with
Anthony Hopkins and Cuba
Gooding Jr.; Nature Calls, co-starring Patton Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville;
Primary Colors, alongside John
Travolta; Liar Liar, opposite Jim Carrey; Insomnia, with Al Pacino, Hilary Swank
and Robin Williams; and
Primal Fear, co-starring Richard Gere and Ed Norton.
On the small screen, Tierney earned kudos for her Emmy-nominated role across
eight seasons of
the top-rated NBC series "ER." She previously spent four years on the critically
acclaimed NBC series
"News Radio." Most recently, she was seen in Amazon's science-fiction anthology
series "Philip K. Dick's
Electric Dreams," with an impressive lineup of actors including Steve Buscemi,
Bryan Cranston and Vera
Farmiga. She also had an arc on the 2012 and 2013 seasons of "The Good Wife" as
well as the critically
acclaimed "Rescue Me." She also starred opposite Rob Morrow in ABC's "The Whole
Tierney has also made a name for herself in the theater. She made her
Broadway debut in 2013,
starring alongside Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy." She also starred in
"North Atlantic," with
Frances McDormand and toured with "A Town Hall Affair." In 2006 she starred in
the Off Broadway
production of Neil LaBute's "Some Girl(s)," at the Lucille Lortel Theater,
joining the cast with Eric
McCormack, Fran Drescher, Judy Reyes and Brooke Smith. Additionally, she starred
in Nicky Silver's
"Three Changes," with Dylan McDermott, and in Yasmina Reza's award-winning "God
of Carnage," at the
prestigious Gate Theater in Dublin.
Born and raised in Boston, Tierney currently divides her time between Los
Angeles and New York.
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