Linda Cardellini

Born Jun 25, 1975

Linda Edna Cardellini is an American television and film actress. She is known for her television roles Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on ER, as well as the voices of Hot Dog Water on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Wendy on Gravity Falls, and the film role of Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo films.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on June 25, 1975.


1993 18 Years Old She graduated from nearby Mountain View's Catholic St. Francis High School in 1993, then moved to Los Angeles to seek roles in television and film.
1994 19 Years Old Cardellini was a contestant in a 1994 episode of The Price Is Right, winning a fireplace.


1996 21 Years Old Cardellini received her first big break role in 1996 when she landed a starring role as Sarah on ABC's Saturday morning live-action children's series, Bone Chillers. … Read More
1999 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Cardellini co-starred in the AMC mini-series The Lot in 1999, and spent the summer in Europe as part of a touring production of Lancelot, a fourteenth-century Dutch tragedy.
2002 27 Years Old Cardellini starred in the live-action adaptation of Scooby-Doo in 2002, in which she brought to life the cartoon character of Velma Dinkley. … Read More
2003 28 Years Old She joined the cast of the hospital drama ER in 2003 as Samantha Taggart, a free-spirited nurse. … Read More


2007 32 Years Old In 2007, Cardellini was chosen to play lovelorn Clara in the CBS miniseries Comanche Moon, a prequel to 1989's Lonesome Dove.
2010 35 Years Old In 2010 and 2011, Cardellini returned to the stage with the Dr. God comedy group in Los Angeles and San Francisco, appeared in Kill the Irishman and Super, and starred in the independent film Return.
2011 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Cardellini appeared with cast members and producers of Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared at the Paley Center for Media PaleyFest on March 12, 2011. … Read More
2012 37 Years Old Cardellini gave birth to their daughter Lilah-Rose in February 2012.
2013 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013, Cardellini was chosen to play Sylvia Rosen, a love interest of Don Draper on Mad Men. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old Starting in 2015, she joined Kyle Chandler on a new Netflix series Bloodline from the creators of Damages. … Read More
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