Prior to her work on THE LOOMING TOWER, Virginia recurred on the HBO mini-series BIG LITTLE LIES and Amazon’s SNEAKY PETE.
Other notable credits include a starring role in the remake of the BBC series, ‘Broadchurch’ entitled GRACEPOINT with Anna Gunn, Michael Pena, and David Tennant. She has also recurred on BOARDWALK EMPIRE and THE FOLLOWING and has had several guest star turns including THE AFFAIR, NURSE JACKIE, THE GOOD WIFE, and THIS IS US.
In the world of film, Virginia shot the FOX Features supernatural thriller THE EMPTY MAN with James Badge Dale, and was the lead in the independent feature IMPERFECTIONS both shot last year.
Virginia’s Broadway credits include THE HEIRESS with Jessica Chastain, MAN AND BOY with Frank Langella, and Horton Foote’s Tony award winning, DIVIDING THE ESTATE. She received rave reviews for her work in RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN which premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York, and she later reprised the role at the Geffen Playhouse in California.
Kathy Shaugnessy is an FBI agent in O’Neill’s (Jeff Daniels) counter-terrorism squad. Kathy is a born and raised New Yorker, the daughter of a firefighter and the sister of two cops, allowing her to uniquely navigate the man’s world of law enforcement.