Burns burst on to the scene in Nora Ephron's You've Got Mail and has been busy ever since. With her first feature film, Burns set a trend - those who work with her almost always work with her again. She will soon be seen in Ephron's Bewitched, starring opposite Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.
Burns graduated from the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, through TISCH School of the Arts NYU, and has since returned with All Things Considered, directed by David Pittu; and Writer's Block, directed by Woody Allen. Burns has twice worked with writer Kenneth Lonergan: in Lobby Hero, directed by Marc Brokaw at Playwrights Horizons and John Houseman Theatre; and in London's West End production of This is our Youth at the Garrick Theatre, directed by Lawrence Boswell and opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. and Chris Klein.
In the independent world, she can be seen in Kill the Poor, produced by John Malkovich and directed by Alan Taylor; and the upcoming features Lobster Farm, with Jane Curtin and Danny Aiello; and Perception, with Piper Perabo, Seth Meyers and Ajay Naidu. On the small screen, Burns was a series regular in the Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson produced The Beat, starring opposite Mark Ruffalo.
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