'NewsRadio' star continues feature ascent

“NewsRadio” star Maura Tierney continues her quiet ascent on the feature scene.

Tierney, who played Jim Carrey’s estranged wife in “Liar Liar” and bested numerous actresses to land the politico role in “Primary Colors,” will next co-star alongside Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the Jon Turteltaub-directed “Instinct,” the Touchstone adaptation of the Daniel Quinn novel “Ishmael.”

She’s repped by William Morris’ Nicole David and Peter Levine, and managed by Raelle Koota of 3 Arts.

– Michael Fleming

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