Maura Tierney on acting in the hit series 'The Affair'

Maura Tierney co-stars on ‘The Affair’, which was this year's Golden Globe winner for Outstanding Drama Series. Maura plays Helen…who in this scene makes an angry accusation against her mother.

Emmy nominated actress, Maura Tierney currently stars on the Golden Globe Award winning Showtime series, “The Affair,” alongside Dominic West and Ruth Wilson. She is also known for her role on the top rated NBC series “ER” on which she starred for 8 seasons.  More recently, Tierney was seen on the CBS Drama, “The Good Wife,” as well as the critically acclaimed “Rescue Me” as the love interest of Dennis Leary’s character and reprised that role for the show’s last season.  Tierney also starred opposite Rob Morrow on ABC’s “The Whole Truth.” She made her Broadway debut in 2013 starring in Nora Ephron's “Lucky Guy,” alongside Tom Hanks.

Tierney has also starred in such films as the Universal film, “Baby Mama” with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. New Line Cinema’s comedy “Semi-Pro” opposite Will Ferrell and Woody Harrelson,  Magnolia Pictures’ “Diggers,” opposite Paul Rudd, and Ken Marino, Twentieth Century Fox’s comedy “Welcome to Mooseport” opposite Ray Romano and Gene Hackman, “Instinct” opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr. and "Nature Calls" with Patton Oswalt and Johnny Knoxville.

She earned critical praise for her role in “Primary Colors” as well as for her work opposite Jim Carrey in the smash hit “Liar Liar.”  Tierney also appeared in the Christopher Nolan directed film “Insomnia” opposite Al Pacino, Hilary Swank and Robin Williams.  Additional film credits include, “Primal Fear,” and “Scotland PA.”

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, most recently, in The Wooster Group’s “North Atlantic” with Frances McDormand.  She recently starred in Yasmina Reza’s award winning “God of Carnage” at the prestigious Gate Theater in Dublin.

Prior to joining the cast of “ER”, Tierney spent four years on the critically acclaimed NBC series 'Newsradio.'

Born and raised in Boston, she currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.

(Source: B|W|R Public Relations)

'The Affair' airs Sunday night at 10:00pm on Showtime.

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