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Linda Cardellini has been trending on social media lately for all the right reasons. From her excellent performance in the Netflix series, Dead to Me, to her being a supportive friend to her co-star, Christina Applegate. Everyone loves Linda Cardellini and honestly, we agree. However, her career trajectory amongst other things goes beyond her performance in the last couple of years and we’re here to highlight just that.
You might recognize Linda Cardellini from Dead to Me, however, she has been a part of several big shows and movies too. For example, in New Girl, she played the role of Jess’s sister, and in Avengers: Age of Ultron, where she played the role of Clint aka Hawkeye’s wife. Cardellini is that actress who makes you go “I’ve definitely seen her somewhere” and it’s because you most likely have! So there’s everything you need to know about the very talented and versatile, Linda Cardellini:
Linda Cardellini has been around for a while and has starred in several movies and tv shows in the last decade. After all her performances, her net worth adds up to a total of $9 million, although we have a feeling that’s about to increase after her performance in Dead to Me. Prior to the popular Netflix series, Cardellini was known best for her role in tv shows like Freaks and Geeks, Bloodline, and ER. However, she isn’t just a television actress as she has also featured in movies like Legally Blonde, Green Book, Daddy’s Home, and Scooby-Doo 2.
Of course, as mentioned before, she has also been a part of the MCU and has aided Hawkeye. Although her role and screen time haven’t been as long as we would have liked, she still garnered several fans, and we would love to see her appear in future Marvel projects as well. As of now, we are unaware of any future projects that Linda Cardellini has signed up for, but we will make sure we keep you posted if there are any updates!
Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California on the 25th of June, 1975. She has three older siblings and has some very interesting ancestry ranging from Scottish to Irish to German and even Italian. Her first experience with the stage was she was merely ten years old and sang in a school play, which kickstarted her passion for being in front of an audience. Cardellini eventually started attending drama lessons and eventually moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in tv shows and movies. She was even a contestant on the popular reality show, The Price is Right in 1994. Cardellini eventually went on to attend attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated with a degree in theatre arts in 1997. She received her first big break before she even graduated in 1996 on ABC’s live-action series, Bone Chillers. After that, Cardellini was offered several small roles and guest appearances in primetime programs, which definitely helped her get recognized in the industry.
Around 1999, Cardellini earned her first starring role in the NBC series, Freaks and Geeks, for which she is known even today. After that, she was cast in one of her fan-favorite roles of Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo movies. Cardellini really did make a perfect Velma! After this, it was one role after the other. She was being cast in movies and tv shows, whether it was a guest appearance or a lead role, Cardellini was everyone and fans loved her bubbly face which matched her personality. She has also been nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for shows like Mad Men and Dead to Me, where her performances were impeccable as well as unforgettable. Cardellini’s range of shows and movies proves that she isn’t just a talented actress but also versatile!
Linda Cardellini and Steven Rodriguez have been together since 2009 and welcomed their daughter, Lilah Rose, to this world in 2012, and then proceeded to get engaged in 2013. Cardellini claims she has had a schoolgirl crush on Steven from a very young age, which only makes their love story a lot sweeter. Linda and Steven first met when she was 10, and he was 11, and they connected years later and decided to explore a more romantic side to their relationship and the rest is history. Although Cardellini has been with Steven for a while now, it doesn’t mean she hasn’t previously dated other men.
Linda Cardellini was in a long-term relationship with the popular Hollywood actor Jason Segel, who was also her co-star on the show Freaks and Geeks. The couple dated for five years before splitting in 2007. Cardellini has also briefly dated Nicholaus Goossen and Justin Rogina. Fans really did love her relationship with Jason Segel for the longest time, however, Linda and Steven do make a lovely couple and fans wish them nothing but the best.
If you made a list of all the movies and tv shows that Linda Cardellini has appeared and decided to watch them all, it would take you a long while considering she was been around for almost two decades and appeared in several productions over the years. As of now, Linda’s most recent and popular role has been as Judy in Dead to Me, and it will be interesting to see how her career progresses moving forward.