Linda Emond as Candace | The Patient on FX

The Patient

Linda Emond

Candace Fortner

Linda Emond Headshot

"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.

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Laura Niemi Headshot

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.


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