Maura Tierney

Biography: Maura Lynn Tierney, the oldest of three children, was born to a prosperous politician father, Joseph Tierney, and a real estate agent mother, Pat Tierney. She grew up in the exclusive Hyde Park district of Boston and attended Notre Dame Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in Hingham, Massachusetts. In 1983 she moved to New York to study drama at NYU, where she performed in quite a few university plays, including Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Baby With the Bathwater; Danny and the Deep Blue Sea; Talking With; and Food. After receiving a BFA degree in Theater Studies, Maura honed her skills at the Circle in the Square Theater School, but did not complete her studies there. Opting instead to pursue her acting career in Tinseltown, she moved to Los Angeles in 1987.

Like countless other Hollywood hopefuls, Maura struggled to get noticed and land a breakthrough role. Her first jobs were in made-for-TV movies: she played a mean cheerleader in
Disney's 1987 movie for ABC titled Student Exchange, and had a forgettable role in the 1988 movie Crossing the Mob. That same year she was cast in The Van Dyke Show, a short lived series on CBS. This was followed by guest appearances on various television series like Family Ties, Booker, and Law & Order.

Maura's feature film debut was in 1991's Dead Women in Lingerie, though her formal resume lists her first movie credit as 1991's The Linguini Incident.
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Maura Tierney's Scores

Average career score: 74
Highest Metascore: 79 CSI: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 69 NewsRadio: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
76 The Good Wife: Season 1 Sep 22, 2009 Maddie Hayward 8.8
tbd CSI: Season 13 Sep 21, 2006 Abby Lockhart / Abby Lockhart / Dr. Abby Lockhart / Dr. Abby Lockhart 4.0
tbd The View: Season 10 Sep 5, 2006 Herself tbd
tbd The View: Season 9 Oct 3, 2005 Herself tbd
tbd CSI: Season 12 Sep 22, 2005 Dr. Abby Lockhart / Dr. Abby Lockhart 5.0
tbd CSI: Season 11 Sep 23, 2004 Dr. Abby Lockhart / Dr. Abby Lockhart 5.0
tbd CSI: Season 10 Sep 25, 2003 Nurse Abby Lockhart / Nurse Abby Lockhart 6.0
tbd CSI: Season 9 Sep 26, 2002 Abby Lockhart / Abby Lockhart / Nurse Abby Lockhart / Nurse Abby Lockhart 6.0
tbd CSI: Season 8 Sep 27, 2001 Abby Lockhart / Abby Lockhart / Nurse Abby Lockhart / Nurse Abby Lockhart 8.0
tbd The View: Season 5 Sep 24, 2001 Herself tbd
tbd The Andy Dick Show: Season 1 Feb 27, 2001 Herself tbd
tbd CSI: Season 7 Oct 12, 2000 Nurse Abby Lockhart / Nurse Abby Lockhart 7.0
tbd CSI: Season 6 Sep 30, 1999 Abby Lockhart / Abby Lockhart 7.0
tbd NewsRadio: Season 5 Sep 23, 1998 Lisa Miller tbd
tbd NewsRadio: Season 4 Sep 23, 1997 Lisa Miller tbd
tbd NewsRadio: Season 3 Sep 18, 1996 Lisa Miller tbd
tbd NewsRadio: Season 2 Sep 19, 1995 Lisa Miller tbd
69 NewsRadio: Season 1 Mar 21, 1995 Lisa Miller 7.4
79 CSI: Season 1 Sep 22, 1994 Dr. Abby Lockhart / Dr. Abby Lockhart 7.8
tbd The Andy Dick Show: Season 2 Feb 27, 2001 Herself tbd
tbd The Andy Dick Show: Season 3 Feb 27, 2001 Herself tbd