Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini
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.
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Our 8 Favorite Halloween Episodes (and How to Watch Them Online)
Yahoo News - 4 months
The spooking hour is upon us. Ghosts and goblins have hit the streets, and Halloween is finally here. That means it's time to put on your costume, grab some candy... and sit down on the couch and watch TV. Or at least, after you're done trick r' treating and have a belly full of sugary treats, it's time to treat yo'self to one (or more) of the best Halloween episodes ever made. Check out our editors' picks below, and let us know what your favorite Halloween episode is in the comments! "Personal Demons," Party of Five Watch it: on Hulu Most TV shows go for spooks, thrills and/or eye-catching costumes with Halloween episodes, but Party of Five stayed true to form and went for tragic heartbreak and ramped-up drama. The Season 3 episode "Personal Demons" marks the first time Bailey (Scott Wolf) officially cheated on Sarah (Jennifer Love Hewitt) with his seductive roommate Callie (Alexondra Lee). He later goes to Sarah's Halloween party out of guilt to try and make up for it (without actual ...
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With 'Bloodline,' Linda Cardellini tackles drugs, murder - and a fair bit of drinking
LATimes - 9 months
Meg Rayburn of “Bloodline” has had a tough year.   The fictional character, played by Linda Cardellini in the Netflix original series (now in its second season), has become increasingly entangled in her affluent family’s messy mistakes — i.e. drug trafficking, extortion and murder. Meg is an accomplished...
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Linda Cardellini on nudity and keeping ‘Avengers’ role a secret
Fox News - almost 2 years
It’s a great time to be Linda Cardellini.
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Linda Cardellini geeks out over 'Bloodline'
USA Today - almost 2 years
She's the youngest sibling on the dark Netflix series.           
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Freaks and Geeks' Linda Cardellini Joins Netflix Drama
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Freaks and Geeks alum Linda Cardellini has joined the cast of the upcoming Netflix drama starring Friday Night Lights' The 13-episode untitled thriller comes from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler and tells the story of a family of adult siblings whose secrets resurface when the black sheep oldest brother returns home.
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Danielle Fishel On Topanga, Linda Cardellini And Growing Up Onscreen
Huffington Post - over 3 years
When "Boy Meets World" hit ABC in 1993, Danielle Fishel became Topanga Lawrence to the world. From that moment on, she was forever linked to her onscreen high school sweetheart Cory Matthews (Ben Savage), and 20 years later everyone still calls her "Topanga." In honor of the DVD release of "Boy Meets World: The Complete Collection" and the premiere of "Girl Meets World" (premiering on the Disney Channel in 2014), Fishel opened up to The Huffington Post about what to expect from "Girl Meets World," being Topanga, her relationship with her co-stars and more. What was it like growing up onscreen? Wonderful! I don’t have any complaints. Even during the years when I was awkward-looking or overweight, it didn’t really worry me that millions of people were watching me go through it. I get my self-worth from within, not external validation, so I just look at all those years as scripted home movies. You've said you're really enjoying working with Ben Savage again. Did you two stay close o ...
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Carrie Preston On Her Return To 'The Good Wife,' Her Emmy Win & 'True Blood' Ending (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Carrie Preston is back on "The Good Wife" and she's ... on a treadmill. Preston returns to "The Good Wife" for the Sunday, Oct. 20 episode as Elsbeth Tascioni, the kooky lawyer who's become the go-to attorney when Lockhart/Gardner find themselves in times of need. See for yourself above. The "True Blood" star recently took home an Emmy for her work on "The Good Wife" and told The Huffington Post she didn't think she'd beat out the likes of Jane Fonda and Margo Martindale to take home the award. "I honestly didn't think I was going to win," Preston said in a phone interview. "At the Creative Arts, they don't give you very much time to give the speech and my award was way, way into the ceremony, so I was sitting there going, 'Oh my gosh, if I do happen to win, I better be brief.' People were running down the aisles to get up on the stage to say their speech. I was kind of thinking, if I win, I hope I'm going to be able to get through this without the scary Emmy music. When my name ...
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12 Shows That Should Have Never Been Canceled
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Everybody has a favorite show that went the way of the dinosaurs, but we think these 12 shows never should have been canceled when they received the axe. We're talking about shows featuring a teenaged private eye, a group of ah-mah-zing friends and one critically-acclaimed show featuring an angsty teen whose chin-acting is unparallelled. Without further ado ... "Veronica Mars" Canceled After Three Seasons In 2007 Why It Shouldn't Have Been Canceled: The adventures of "Veronica Mars" were just beginning! Sure, she solved her best friend's murder, but imagine what the show could have been like had: 1. The CW let it go more noir and/or 2. It had jumped into the future with VM as an FBI agent. Gone too soon, VMars. But hey, now we have the movie ... [GIF via] "Happy Endings" Canceled After Three Seasons In 2013 webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen> Why It Shouldn't Have Been Canceled: We were just getting to know these six ah-mah-zing friends, with their ...
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A Complete List Of Emmy Winners
Business Insider - over 3 years
That's a wrap on the 65th annual Emmy awards. With Neil Patrick Harris hosting, "Breaking Bad" received a top honor, Michael Douglas won for best acceptance speech, and "The Colbert Report" nabbed its first win for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series. But there were a lot of other big winners, too. See who took home the gold (via The Wrap): Outstanding Drama Series "Breaking Bad" WINNER "Downton Abbey" "Game of Thrones" "House of Cards" "Homeland" "Mad Men" Outstanding Comedy Series "30 Rock" "The Big Bang" "Girls" "Louie" "Modern Family" WINNER "Veep" Outstanding Miniseries or Movie "American Horror Story" "Behind the Candelabra" WINNER "The Bible" "Phil Spector" "Political Animals" "Top of the Lake" Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade’s End" Michael Douglas, "Behind The Candelabra" WINNER Matt Damon, "Behind The Candelabra" Toby Jones, "The Girl" Al Pacino, "Phil Spector" Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseri ...
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Emmy Awards 2013: List of Nominees!
US Magazine - over 3 years
Who will win an Emmy this year? The countdown begins as Neil Patrick Harris gears up to host the 2013 Emmy Awards live on Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS. Nominations for the star-studded event were first announced on July 18 by Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and the first-time host at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood.   PHOTOS: Emmy Awards -- best dressed stars of all time Notable nominations for this year's big award show include House of Cards star Kevin Spacey earning an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series nod and Arrested Development's Jason Bateman nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Jeff Daniels earned his first Emmy nomination for The Newsroom and Scandal's Kerry Washington, House of Cards' Robin Wright and Bates Motel's Vera Farmiga earned their first lead actress nomination. Full a refresher on nominations, check out the full list below before the big night: Outstanding Comedy Series ...
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Nickelodeon Wants More Sanjay And Craig For Next Year
Boom Tron - over 3 years
Nickelodeon, it would appear, loves Sanjay and Craig as much as everyone else as it is giving the freshman series the chance to strut around with a second season renewal. There’s no denying the animated comedy is a little on the silly side ­– there’s plenty of gross jokes and slapstick humor ­­– but it’s also smart in the way it doesn’t treat its target audience like, well, kids. It doesn’t talk down to anyone and just simply is. Because of that, there are some adults who give the series their blessing. That’s pretty awesome when you think about it. Few children’s programs can be tolerated by grown ups. According to THR, Sanjay and Craig was given a 20 episode order for its second season, just in time for the final eight episodes of Season 1 to begin airing – Sept. 14 is date the series returns after taking a two month break. The series debuted with back-to-back episodes, raking in 3.6 million in viewers on May 25. Season 2 will air sometime in 2014 and will likely be just as great ...
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6 Life Lessons From 'Freaks & Geeks' (GIFs)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
With everyone back to school, September is the perfect month to revisit the short lived high school drama/comedy "Freaks and Geeks." The show has a cult following, thanks to how well written it was. It managed to have more memorable moments in eighteen episodes than most long running series could ever hope to have. "Freaks and Geeks" was about the lives of high schoolers Lindsey and Sam Weir, and the group of burnouts and nerds that they respectively hung out with. Throw in their overbearing parents, a creative team lead by Paul Feig and Judd Apatow, and a cast featuring future stars like James Franco, Linda Cardellini, Jason Segel and Seth Rogen, and you had a classic television show. Watching "Freaks and Geeks" brings back memories of our teenage years, but there are several life lessons that you can take away from the show that pertain to everyday life. Here are some of our favorite household tips from the series. Hide Your Party Valuables Lindsey winds up reluctantly hosting ...
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'Mad Men': Linda Cardellini talks Don Draper, secrets and frosting
LATimes - over 3 years
When Linda Cardellini signed on board "Mad Men" this season, she knew two things about her character ¿ she was Italian American and married to a doctor.
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Join a live video chat with 'Mad Men's Linda Cardellini on Monday
LATimes - over 3 years
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Who Got Snubbed At The Emmys?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Like every year, the 2013 Emmy nominations brought some members of the Hollywood elite good news and others not-so-good news. There were names we were pleasantly surprised (Mrs. Coach herself Connie Britton) to see on the list of nominees, and some that were noticeably absent ("Parenthood" star Monica Potter for her gut-wrenching portrayal of a mother dealing with breast cancer). So which were the most glaring snubs of the 2013 Emmy nominations? And which shows and stars were surprisingly added to the list of nominees this year? Read 'em and weep -- and then share your own snubs and surprises in the comments. SNUBS: Monica Potter, "Parenthood" (Supporting Actress in a Drama) Tatiana Maslany, "Orphan Black" (Lead Actress in a Drama) "The Americans" (Drama Series) Keri Russell, "The Americans" (Lead Actress in a Drama) Aaron Sorkin, "The Newsroom" (Writing For A Drama Series) Matt Weiner, "Mad Men" (Writing For A Drama Series) Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly" (Lea ...
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Get Ready For Plinko Overload
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A whole hour of Plinko? Believe it. According to Buzzfeed, CBS' beloved game show "The Price Is Right" taped an entire episode of contestants playing only Plinko. For those unfamiliar with it, the game asks players to guess the price of a product, and if they guess correctly ,they can win up to five Plinko chips. Then they toss their chips down a peg board of slots that can send them home with up to $10,000. According to CBS, the episode was filmed in honor of the 30th anniversary of the game. “When we realized it was the 30th anniversary of Plinko, we wanted to do something special,” executive producer Mike Richards said. “And [host] Drew [Carey] and I have always wanted to do an all-Plinko show. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to keep trotting it out.” On the air since 1972, "The Price Is Right" was a debut television experience for a few well-known actors, including "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul and "Mad Men" star Linda Cardellini. Cardellini, who pla ...
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The Women Are Winning On 'Mad Men'
Popeater - over 3 years
NEW YORK — Breaking up is hard to do. That is, unless you're "Mad Men," which this season has been free-and-easy in its fragmentation. By now Peggy Olson and her radical beau are splitsville. So are Pete Campbell and wife Trudy, who caught him philandering one too many times. Twice-wed Roger Sterling, currently solo, saw his knotty relationship with his mom torn asunder with her death this season, and he's alienated from his daughter and grandson. And don't forget the latest romantic entanglement of Don Draper, whose marriage to winsome Megan seemed on suicide watch as, every chance he got, he scorched the sheets with downstairs neighbor Sylvia (wife of Don's presumed friend Dr. Arnold Rosen). The only notable coming-together: the stormy merger of Sterling, Cooper, Draper and Pryce with former rival ad agency Cutler, Gleason and Chaough, which has assembled a bickering band of ad execs only slightly more collegial than either house of Congress. Is the unm ...
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Linda Cardellini: 'What You See On Screen Isn't Actually What She Sees On Set'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Linda Cardellini has been the talk of "Mad Men" Season 6. The "Freaks & Geeks" alumna joined the critically-acclaimed AMC series as Don Draper's (Jon Hamm) mistress and neighbor Sylvia Rosen. In a recent "Mad Men" episode, the s*** hit the fan when Sally (Kiernan Shipka) walked in on the two of them having sex, prompting young Sally to explode at her father. "Well, the good thing about that is that when Kiernan walks in, what you see on screen isn't actually what she sees on set," Cardellini explained of the shocking "Mad Men" scene during a recent visit to HuffPost Live. "What we were doing while she was reacting to that is not exactly as explicit as it is on screen. So that's the nice thing about acting sometimes is that you don't have to actually experience the things as the characters do." Shipka recently opened up about the traumatic scene, telling Vulture, "The whole thing about acting in general, whether other actors are there with you or not, is that it's ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Linda Cardellini
  • 2015
    Age 39
    Starting in 2015, she joined Kyle Chandler on a new Netflix series Bloodline from the creators of Damages.
    More Details Hide Details The show was cancelled in 2016, and will end after its third season. Cardellini attended Loyola Marymount University's College of Communication and Fine Arts, graduating in 2000 with a degree in theatre arts. In 2007, she was recognized as a "Distinguished Alumnus" by the university. Cardellini dated her Freaks and Geeks co-star Jason Segel for five years following the show's cancellation.
  • 2013
    Age 37
    Cardellini and Rodriguez became engaged in June 2013.
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    In 2013, Cardellini was chosen to play Sylvia Rosen, a love interest of Don Draper on Mad Men.
    More Details Hide Details For her performance on Mad Men, she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
  • 2012
    Age 36
    Cardellini gave birth to their daughter Lilah-Rose in February 2012.
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  • 2011
    Age 35
    In October 2011, Cardellini and her boyfriend Steven Rodriguez announced her pregnancy.
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    Cardellini appeared with cast members and producers of Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared at the Paley Center for Media PaleyFest on March 12, 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Since June 15, 2012, she has been the voice of Wendy on the Disney Channel show Gravity Falls. Cardellini voice acts periodically on the podcast and live show The Thrilling Adventure Hour, on the Sparks Nevada: Marshall on Mars segments.
  • 2010
    Age 34
    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.
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  • 2007
    Age 31
    In 2007, Cardellini was chosen to play lovelorn Clara in the CBS miniseries Comanche Moon, a prequel to 1989's Lonesome Dove.
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  • 2003
    Age 27
    She joined the cast of the hospital drama ER in 2003 as Samantha Taggart, a free-spirited nurse.
    More Details Hide Details Cardellini acted for six seasons on ER, until the series finale, "And in the End", and with the cast won the TV Land ensemble Icon Award in 2009. Her other film work includes roles in Dead Man on Campus, Strangeland, Good Burger, Legally Blonde, Brokeback Mountain (for which she was nominated for the ensemble Gotham and Screen Actors Guild awards), and a starring role in the Happy Madison film Grandma's Boy as Samantha. She was the voice of Ursula in the role-playing video game, Gladius, and played the voice of Bliss Goode on the ABC animated series The Goode Family.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    Cardellini starred in the live-action adaptation of Scooby-Doo in 2002, in which she brought to life the cartoon character of Velma Dinkley.
    More Details Hide Details She would later reprise the role of Velma in 2004's Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed.
  • 1999
    Age 23
    Cardellini had her first major success when she landed one of the starring roles in the NBC series Freaks and Geeks, which debuted during the 1999–2000 season.
    More Details Hide Details As Lindsay Weir, an honor student in the midst of an identity crisis, Cardellini earned positive response that subsequently catapulted her to fame.
    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.
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  • 1996
    Age 20
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Following this, she made guest appearances on prime-time programs such as Step by Step, Clueless, 3rd Rock from the Sun, and Boy Meets World as Lauren, a girl that came between the show's star couple.
  • 1994
    Age 18
    Cardellini was a contestant in a 1994 episode of The Price Is Right, winning a fireplace.
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  • 1993
    Age 17
    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.
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  • 1975
    Born on June 25, 1975.
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