Linda Fairstein

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5, 1947
New York
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5, 1947 (age 73)
New York


Lawyer, novelist, and former Assistant District Attorney serving as Head of Sex Crimes Unit of the County of New York. She gained attention as the head of prosecution during the Central Park Five trial in New York during 1989. 

Before Fame

She attended Vassar College where she earned her degree in English Literature. She then attended the University of Virginia Law School where she graduated in 1972. That same year, she joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office. She was then promoted to head of the Sex Crimes unit in 1976. 


She was dropped by her publisher Dutton after the release of the Netflix series When They See Us about the Central Park 5. 

Family Life

She was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York. She married Michael Goldberg in 2014. 

Associated With

She was portrayed by Felicity Huffman in the 2019 Netflix original series When They See Us