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"Emergency Room" Star Maura Tierney Stuns in "The Affair"

Maura Tierney at The 68th Emmy Awards in 2016

Maura Tierney's (53) role as "Dr. Abigail Lockhart" made her famous worldwide and she is still a highly successful actress today. She won a Golden Globe in 2016 for her lead role in The Affair.

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.

Emergency Room

Maura was a member of the cast of the TV series Emergency Room, 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. "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 Emergency Room. 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. 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. Since 2014 she has had a lead role in the drama series The Affair, which she won a Golden Globe for in 2016.

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