Linda Cardellini biography

A Simple Favor

Linda Cardellini

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 in Daddy's Home 2 (2017).

Most recently, she starred opposite Viggo Mortensen in Green Book , which won the People's Choice award at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival. She also appeared in the drama thriller A Simple Favor (2018) alongside Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, and in the action film Hunter Killer (2018) with Gerard Butler and Gary Oldman.

In her spare time, Linda enjoys collecting art and taking martial arts classes. She and Steven Rodriguez have one child together, a daughter named Lilah-Rose, and have been engaged since 2013.

Linda Cardellini Filmography

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A Simple Favor

Genre:  Thriller
Running Time:  117 min.
In theatres: September 14, 2018
VOD/Digital: December 11, 2018
DVD/Blu-ray: December 18, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.05
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Cast: Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding, Andrew Rannells, Linda Cardellini, Jean Smart, Rupert Friend, Eric Johnson