Linda Cardellini Biography

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Born: June 25, 1975


Date of Birth: June 25, 1975

Born in Redwood City, California, Linda Cardellini attended Saint Francis High School in Mountain View before venturing off to Loyola Marymount University. Though she 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 Linda to gain better roles in big budget films such as 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. She also reprised her role inĀ Daddy's Home 2 (2017).

In her spare time, Linda enjoys collecting art and taking martial arts classes.


Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Austin Found (2017)
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)
LolliLove (2004)
Jiminy Glick in Lalawood (2004)
Scooby-Doo (2002)
The Unsaid (2001)
Legally Blonde (2001)
The Prince and the Surfer (1999)
Strangeland (1998)
Dead Man on Campus (1998)
Good Burger (1997)

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