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Golden Globe-winning actress Maura Tierney is low key about her romantic life after her divorce from Billy Morrissette.

Relationship Facts of Maura Tierney

Maura Tierney is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Maura Tierney?

Maura Tierney is currently single.

Previously she was married to actor/writer, Billy Morrissette. Her ex-husband is an American actor and writer famous for his works in ‘Scotland, Pa.’, ‘Pump Up the Volume’, and ‘Vegas Vacation’.

The ex-couple first met in the revolving lounge at the top of the Hollywood Holiday Inn which was a blind date set up by their mutual friends. After dating for some time, they exchanged wedding vows on February 1, 1993, just a couple of days before her 28th birthday.

After around 13 years of marriage, she filed for divorce in 2006 citing irreconcilable differences. From their marriage, they did not have any children. Since her divorce in 2006, she has been private regarding her personal life and has not openly dated anyone.

Maura Tierney: Biography in Details

Who is Maura Tierney?

Maura Tierney is an American Golden Globe-winning actress. She is famous for her works in TV series and movies such as ‘Newsradio’, ‘The Affair’, ‘ER’, ‘Primal Fear’, ‘Insomnia’, etc.

Maura Tierney: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Maura Tierney was born as Maura Lynn Tierney on 3rd February 1965, in Boston, Massachusetts, US. As of 2021, her age is 56. She was born to parents Joseph M Tierney (father) and Pat James (mother).

Her later father was a politician who served for over 15 years on the Boston City Council whereas her mother worked as a real estate broker.

She is one of her parents’ three children and has two younger siblings. Her family is Irish Catholic and her ethnicity is Irish.

In which school did Maura Tierney attend?

Talking about her educational background, Tierney went to Mount Alvernia Academy Elementary School and Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Massachusetts.

Maura Tierney studied drama there and after graduating, she joined New York University, where she majored in dance and drama.

Maura Tierney: Professional Life, Career

Maura Tierney started her career by making appearances in plays. Her first significant TV role was in the 1987 romantic comedy, ‘Student Exchange’. In the following years, she appeared in ‘Dead Women in Lingerie, ‘White Sands’ (1992), and ‘Mercy’ (1995).

Maura Tierney first gained national exposure after appearing in the TV show, ‘Newsradio’ in 1995 as Lisa Miller. She portrayed Miller in 96 episodes from 1995 to 1999.

Moreover, she also appeared in the movie, ‘Primal Fear’ in 1996 and although her role was a minor one, the film received critical and box-office success. A year later, she portrayed the main character in the fantasy comedy movie, ‘Little Liar’ which was a commercially successful movie.

In 1999, Maura Tierney landed a role that would go on to define her career as a TV actress. She was cast as Dr. Abby Lockhart in the medical drama, ‘ER’, a role she played in 183 episodes until 2009. Her performance of Abby was well-received by the critics and the show won 23 Emmy Awards in over 100 nominations.

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Caption: Maura Tierney style (Source: Zimbio)

Following this, she also established herself as a popular movie actress with major roles in hit films including ‘The Thin Pink Line’ (1998), ‘Instinct’ (1999), ‘Welcome to Mooseport’ (2004), and  ‘Insomnia’ (2002).

In 2013, she joined the cast of the TV show, ‘The Affair’ as Helen Solloway. For her work in the show, in 2016, she received the Golden Globe Award. In total, she appeared in 45 episodes from 2016 to 2019.

In 2018, Maura Tierney appeared in the dark family drama film Beautiful Boy as Karen and a year later, appeared as Bernadette in the 2019 movie, ‘The Report’.

Health Problems, Accident

In 2009, aged 44, Tierney was diagnosed with a form of breast cancer. After the diagnosis, she was very afraid of chemotherapy. She recalled her experience;

“I was more afraid of the chemo than of cancer. I just thought I wouldn’t be able to live my life.”

Although there were side effects, she was able to do it and was back at work in the off-Broadway production of North Atlantic after a six-month absence.

On August 27, 2018, Maura Tierney was involved in a bike accident in Los Angeles. A car hit her bike’s back tire, which caused her to fall to the ground. Tierney was transported in an ambulance to a hospital after being placed in a neck brace and put on a stretcher. She was discharged without any major injuries.

How much does Maura Tierney earn?

Maura Tierney has an estimated net worth of around $12 million as of 2022. Her primary source of income is acting and she has earned a significant amount of money from her acting career. She has not revealed her annual salary which is $40k per year on average for American actresses. However, she is expected to be earning much more than that.

Maura Tierney: Rumors, Controversies

Maura Tierney has not been involved in any controversies. She has been able to keep herself away from any type of controversy and scandal. So far, she has not done anything controversial in her career.

In a career spanning over three decades, the actress has been able to keep herself out of any controversial subject matter.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Maura Tierney stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs around 57 kg.

She has attractive body measurements of 35-26-36 inches for breasts, waist, and hips. Her bra size is 35 B and her dress size is 6 (US). She has dark brown hair and a pair of hazel eyes.

Social Media

Maura Tierney is active in social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has over 7.1k followers on Facebook, more than 5.4k followers on Instagram, and around 3.2k followers on Twitter.


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