Linda Emond as Candace | The Patient on FX

Linda Emond

Candace Fortner

"Candace Fortner," portrayed by Linda Emond, is a thoughtful woman attempting to reconcile the abuse in her past by reading self-help and psychology books, including one written by Dr. Alan Strauss. While close to her son, Candace struggles to balance her unconditional love for him with a sense of right and wrong.

Career Highlights

Linda Emond is a three-time Tony Award® nominee whose stage credits include Death of a Salesman opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, directed by Mike Nichols; The Master Builder opposite Ralph Fiennes; and Cabaret, directed by Sam Mendes. She frequently works with Tony Kushner, a collaboration which began with his play Homebody/Kabul. Her work in film includes an upcoming A24 film opposite Jennifer Lawrence, as well as The Unforgivable, Gemini Man, The Big Sick, Indignation and Julie and Julia opposite Meryl Streep. On television, Emond’s work includes a series regular role on Lodge 49, as well as recurring roles on Succession, The Gilded Age, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife and The Good Fight.

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Laura Niemi

as Beth Strauss

Beth is the recently deceased wife of Dr. Alan Strauss and a beloved cantor at her community’s reform synagogue.