Maura Tierney became a household name thanks to her role as "Dr. Abigail Lockhart" in the cult series Emergency Room. Maura has stayed loyal to acting and is still very much in demand today.

Maura Tierney attends the 2019 Amazon Prime Day Concert in NYC

Maura Tierney in ER

Maura was a member of the cast of the TV series ER, playing "Dr. Abby Lockhart" from 1999 to 2009. Her first guest appearance on the show was in its sixth season, three months later "Dr. Abby Lockhart" became one of the show's main characters.

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"Abby" had a difficult childhood and started out working as a nurse. After several years she continued her medical training and became a doctor. Difficult and disruptive patients were treated to a dose of her sarcasm, but she also exuded an air of gentleness and authority.

Eriq La Salle, Noah Wyle and Maura Tierney on E.R.

Maura Tierney took Hollywood by storm!

Maura also gained popularity for her parts in the comedy Liar Liar and the sitcom NewsRadio. She received six Emmy nominations over the years for her performance in ER. In 2002 she appeared in Christopher Nolan's film Insomnia, as well as in the film Scotland, PA, in a part that had been written for her especially.

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In the following years, she starred in many films including Semi-Pro and The Go-Getter. Her television career also continued to be a success and she had parts in countless TV series such as Rescue Me and The Good Wife. From 2014 to 2019 she had a lead role in the drama series The Affair, which she won a Golden Globe for in 2016. She also appeared in the American drama The Report (2019).

The stars of The Affair: Joshua Jackson, Maura Tierney, Ruth Wilson and Dominic West

Maura Tierney's Personal Life

Maura was married to actor Billy Morrissette from 1993 until 2006. They did not have any children and Tierney doesn't seem to be very active on any social media platforms.