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Maura Tierney returns to television after breast cancer battle

Maura Tierney has been in the spotlight recently, but perhaps not for the reasons she would prefer. The talented actress, who shot to fame after playing nurse Abby Lockhart on ER, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and had to drop out of the highly-publicized NBC series, Parenthood, to undergo treatment.

Now, less than a year after first hearing the shocking news, Tierney's life is on an upswing. According to TV, the beautiful brunette (whose locks are starting to grow back) just signed on to star in another television drama, The Whole Truth. She also has officially gone into remission from the disease.

Tierney is taking over for actress Joely Richardson, who left the series to spend more time with her family.

However, this isn't the first time Tierney has dusted off her acting chops since her startling diagnosis. Back in April, she spoke with the New York Times about her role in the revival of the play North Atlantic.

"What appealed to me was that the focus of North Atlantic was more about performance rather than emoting, because I was at a point in life where it was nice not to have to emote all over the place," she told the news source.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19838799-ADNFCR
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