Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini
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Name:
Linda Cardellini
Real name:
Linda Edna Cardellini
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(48 y.o.)
Place of birth:
Redwood City, California, U.S.
Height:
5'3 ft ()
Weight:
95 lb (43 kg)
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Linda Cardellini Biography

Linda Cardellini is a popular American actress, who has more than 40 roles in feature films and series to her credit. Her first success came after her participation in the movie version of the cartoon "Scooby-Doo", after which her career began to rapidly take off.
Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini

Childhood and Adolescence

The future actress was born on June 25, 1975, in the small coastal town of Redwood City, California, into a large international family. Linda is the youngest of four children of Italian immigrants David Cardellini and Lorraine Hernan, of Irish descent.
Actress Linda Cardellini in her youth
Actress Linda Cardellini in her youth
From an early age, the girl displayed artistic talents and was imaginative and creative. She could spend hours in front of the mirror, trying on her mother's outfits, singing, dancing, making up scenes, and staging impromptu shows at home.

At ten, Linda first acted in a school play and fell in love with theater forever. From that moment on, she began dreaming about an acting career and couldn't imagine her future life without the stage.
Linda started dreaming about an acting career while still in school
Linda started dreaming about an acting career while still in school
While studying at St. Francis School, she performed in youth theater and simultaneously attended acting classes. After graduating, she faced a serious choice - to continue her education in New York or head to Los Angeles, closer to the heart of the American film industry. The young woman chose the latter and in 1993, she enrolled in California's Loyola Marymount University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Theater Arts.

Acting Career

While still a student, Linda began appearing in various television projects. In 1994, she participated in the game show The Price Is Right, and in 1996, she had an important role in the horror anthology 'Bone Chillers'.
Linda Cardellini on The Price is Right (1994)
Then followed roles in TV series like 'Clueless' (1996), 'Promised Land' (1996), 'Kenan & Kel' (1997) and many others, which, while not bringing the young actress significant success, laid a solid foundation for her future career.
Linda Cardellini in the movie 'Good Burger'
Linda Cardellini in the movie 'Good Burger'
In 1997, the full-length comedy Good Burger was released, in which Linda had a small but memorable role. Over the next two years, Cardellini's filmography was enriched by five more works, the most notable of which was the lead role in the youth series Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000).
Linda Cardellini in the series Freaks and Geeks
Linda Cardellini in the series Freaks and Geeks
In 2001, Linda appeared in the sparkling comedy Legally Blonde, joining the charming Reese Witherspoon. A year later, the actress appeared as Velma Dinkley in the film version of the cult cartoon Scooby-Doo. In 2004, the sequel Scooby-Doo: Monsters Unleashed was released, featuring our heroine.
Scooby-Doo: Linda Cardellini as Velma
Scooby-Doo: Linda Cardellini as Velma
At the same time, Cardellini starred in the series ER (2003-2009), which brought her the prestigious TV Land Icon Award.
Linda Cardellini in the series ER
Linda Cardellini in the series ER
Also, a big success for the young actress was her participation in the western film 'Brokeback Mountain' (2005), which was awarded several prestigious film awards and attracted increased attention from the global public. In the film the mutual love story of two young shepherds is detailedly described, which was quite bold for the early 2000s. The lead roles were played by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. For the role of one cowboy's girlfriend, Linda was nominated for the Gotham Awards and the Screen Actors Guild Award.
Linda Cardellini in the movie Brokeback Mountain
Linda Cardellini in the movie Brokeback Mountain
From 2015, Cardellini was part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, playing Laura Barton, Hawkeye's wife (Jeremy Renner) in the films Avengers: 'Age of Ultron', 'Avengers: Endgame', 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' and the mini-series 'Hawkeye'.
Hawkeye: Linda Cardellini and Jeremy Renner
Hawkeye: Linda Cardellini and Jeremy Renner
The actress also appeared in the biographical drama 'Green Book' by Peter Farrelly, which was named the best film of 2018 and was awarded the honorary golden statue of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A scene from the movie 'Green Book'
A scene from the movie 'Green Book'
In 2019, the supernatural thriller 'The Curse of La Llorona' was released, in which the actress played the role of a single mother trying to protect her family from a ghostly killer. For this work, Linda received the MTV award in the category "Best Scared-As-S**t Performance".
Linda Cardellini in the movie The Curse of La Llorona
Linda Cardellini in the movie The Curse of La Llorona

Personal Life of Linda Cardellini

Linda has often stated that a large part of her life takes place on set. Therefore, it's no surprise that she had to build romantic relationships while continuously working.

For several years, she dated her co-star from the TV series "Freaks and Geeks" Jason Segel. Her next love interest was Nick Stoller, the director of the comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall". However, she never decided to start a stable family with either of these men and eventually changed her approach, giving up on workplace romances.
Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel
Linda Cardellini and Jason Segel
In the fall of 2011, the actress first appeared in public with her boyfriend Steven Rodriguez, and it was evident that the couple was expecting a baby. The joyful event took place on February 29, 2012 - their daughter Lilah-Rose was born. In the summer of 2013, in the presence of friends and relatives, Steven proposed to his beloved woman and put the long-awaited ring on her finger.
Linda Cardellini and Steven Rodriguez
Linda Cardellini and Steven Rodriguez
It is not known for certain whether there was an official wedding or if the couple continues to live in a civil marriage - Linda carefully hides her personal life and does everything possible to protect it from prying eyes.
Linda Cardellini on the red carpet
Linda Cardellini on the red carpet

Linda Cardellini Now

In 2019, Linda Cardellini began starring in the series "Dead to Me" alongside Christina Applegate. Moreover, her name was listed among the producers of the project, which viewers describe as a "mix of black comedy, detective story, and psychological drama". Her character is the eccentric Judy who starts a friendship with Jen, her complete opposite, who has recently lost her husband. The series was a big hit with audiences. In November 2022, the third and final season of the series was released.
A scene from the series 'Dead to Me'
A scene from the series 'Dead to Me'


  • I don’t remember the actress Cardellini very well, but on the upcoming holidays I will definitely watch her in the film «Daddy`s Home 2»
    2021-05-12 13:19:05
  • I watched the movie «A Simple Favor» with Linda, although she is not in the lead role, but she is still good
    2021-04-19 13:06:00
  • Linda reminds me very much of the actress from the TV series «Dead to Me», I was already scared by surprise!!
    2021-04-08 18:59:06
  • The Green Book is, in my opinion, Cardellini`s best work so far. She did a great job
    2021-03-23 12:57:53
  • The incredible beauty Cardellini drives me crazy :) Just like another famous Italian Monica Bellucci.
    2021-03-08 17:15:28
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