Born: June 25, 1975
Date of Birth: June 25, 1975
Born in Redwood City, California, Cardellini attended Saint Francis High School in Mountain View before venturing off to Loyola Marymount University. Though she had landed numerous guest starring roles in series like 3rd Rock From the Sun, Clueless and Boy Meets World, and a regular role on Bone Chillers along with few film roles in Good Burger (1997) and Dead Man on Campus (1998), it wasn't until she landed the part of Lindsay Weir in the popular series Freaks and Geeks that people started to notice her.
The role as an honor student in the midst of an identity crisis in Freaks and Geeks provided enough exposure for Cardellini to gain better roles in big budget films like Legally Blonde (2001) and Scooby-Doo (2002), playing the ever-so-bright Velma.
In 2003, she was added to the cast of the popular TV series E.R. as Nurse Sam Taggart. She was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Sylvia Rosen on Mad Men (2007). More recently, she starred alongside Kyle Chandler in the Netflix Original Bloodline (2015), the dramedy Welcome to Me (2015), the superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), the comedy Daddy's Home (2015), and the biographical drama The Founder (2017), starring Michael Keaton.
During her spare time, Cardellini enjoys collecting art and taking martial arts classes.
Bloodline (Netflix) (2015)
Welcome to Me (2015)
Kill the Irishman (2011)
Grandma's Boy (2006)
American Gun (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
The Unsaid (2001)
Legally Blonde (2001)
The Prince and the Surfer (1999)
Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Good Burger (1997)