Linda Cardellini’s biographyLinda Cardellini is a famous American actress who appeared in more than 40 feature-length films and television series. She first captured the hearts of the audience when she starred in a live-action adaptation of a popular cartoon Scooby-Doo, and starting from that moment her career really took off.
Childhood and adolescenceThe actress-to-be was born on June 25, 1975, in a relatively small seaside city, Redwood City (California), into a big international family. Linda is the youngest of four kids in the family of David Cardellini, whose parents were Italian immigrants, and an Irish American Lorraine Hernan.
At the age of 10, the girl performed in a school play for the first time and fell in love with theater and everything related to it for the rest of her life. It was then that Linda began dreaming of becoming a professional actress and couldn’t even imagine her future without being the center of attention on stage.
Acting careerLinda began doing various television projects during her college years. In 1994, she was a contestant on a television game show The Price Is Right, and in 1996 she landed a starring role in horror television series Bone Chillers. She later went on to appear in a teen sitcom Clueless (1997), drama series Promised Land (1998), teen sitcom Kenan & Kel (1998), and numerous others, which although did not bring the young actress recognition, became a reliable foundation for her future career.
In the summer of 1999, Cardellini was a part of a touring production of Lancelot, which was a major success in Western European countries.
In 2001, Linda truly shined in a now-iconic comedy film Legally Blonde alongside mesmerizing Reese Witherspoon. A year later Cardellini portrayed Velma Dinkley in a film adaptation of a cult animated television series Scooby-Doo. The sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed came out in 2004 and the actress resumed her role. At that time she was a regular cast member of medical drama television series ER (2003-2009) and even received a prestigious Icon TV Land Award.