Linda Cardellini Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Dec, 2018
Facts of Linda Cardellini
Date of Birth: 1975 , June-25
Age: 46 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Linda Cardellini
Birth Name Linda Edna Cardellini
Father Wayne David Cardellini
Mother Lorraine Hernan
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brixton, London, England, UK
Ethnicity White
Profession Acting, Modeling
Working For American actress
Net Worth $2 Million USD
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Dark Brown
Face Color Fair
Body Measurements 34-25-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size 34 B
Waist size 25 in
Hip Size 32 in
Neck Size 9.2
Shoe Size 9.5
Weight in KG 58.5 kg
Famous for ER, Freaks and Geeks, Scooby-Doo, Mad Men
Boyfriend Steven Rodriguez
Married Not Yet
Married to N/A
Children Lilah-Rose Rodriguez
Education Loyola Marymount University
Awards TV Land Awards
Movies Scooby-Doo, Brokeback Mountain
TV Show ER, Freaks and Geeks, Mad Men
Siblings 3
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American actress, Linda Cardellini is famously known for her role Lindsay Weir in Freaks and Geeks. She is also known for her role Velma in the TV series, ER. Her performance in the series helped her to win TV Land Awards. Some of her other popular movies and TV series include Scooby-DooBrokeback MountainMad Men, and Bloodline among others.

Cardellini is engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Steven Rodrigue since 2013. She shares a daughter with him. 

From her magnificent career, the actress has earned a decent amount of net worth too. 

Early Life And Education Of Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini was born Linda Edna Cardellini on 25th June 1975 in Redwood City, California under the birth sign Cancer. She holds American nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is White.

Cardellini is the youngest daughter of David Cardellini and Lorraine Cardellini. Her mother, Lorraine was a house maker while her father, David was a businessman. Her parents raised her with her three siblings in a Catholic family. 

Cardellini had a passion to join in an artistic field from her early age. She participated in many ECC during her schooling. Her first public appearance was at her age of 10 where she sang a song. Later she started taking lessons over drama and participated in various school acts as well.

In 1993, she graduated from nearby Mountain View's Catholic St. Francis High School. She attended Loyola Marymount University and got graduated with a degree in theatre arts. Later in 2007, she was honored as a "Distinguished Alumnus" by the university. 

In 1994, she earned the first place in a 1994 episode of The Price is Right, American game show.

Linda Cardellini's Career

TV Series

Linda Cardellini made her television debut in a young adult horror TV series, Bone Chillers (1996) as Sarah (one of her big break roles). The series also featured Esteban Powell, Trey Alexander, and Charles Fleischer.

Cardellini then started making small appearances in various programs like Step By Step, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Clueless and Boy Meets World among others. From 1993-2000, she made a huge leap in the field of media after her grand success in the Freaks and Geeks. She portrayed the role of schooler, Lindsay Weir where she shared the screen with John Francis Daley, James Franco, and Sam Levine.

In 2003, Cardellini appeared as a nurse, Samantha Taggart in the medical drama TV series, ER with George Clooney, Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, and Julianna Margulies. She was associated with the series from 2003 to 2009 appearing in 125 episodes. Her performance helped her to win TV Land Awards

Some of her other popular TV works include Regular Show and Mad Men. Her latest series include Netflix's original thriller drama series, Bloodline. She shared the screen with Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, and Sissy Spacek


Cardellini made her movie debut in 1997 as Heather in Good Burger. She then appeared in Dead Man on CampusStrangelandThe Prince and the Surfer, and Legally Blonde among others. 

Her breakthrough in films came in 2002 in a computer-animated family comedy adventure movie, Scooby-Doo. In the movie, she voiced the brain of the group, Velma Dinkley. The movie starred Matthew Lillard, Frank Welker, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

One of her another popular work include 2005's movie, Broke Mountain. She reprised her role in the second part of the Scooby-Doo- Scooby-Dooooooo2: Monsters Unleashed. In 2005, he played in Americ Gun.
In 2011, she appeared a direct-video film All-Star Superman. In 2012, Cardellini featured in a superhero film Avenger: Age of Ultron (sequel to The Avengers (2010). she played in Daddy's Home (2016) and its sequel Daddy's Home 2 (2017). 

As of  2018, she is working in several upcoming movies like A Simple FavorHunter Killer, La LloronaGreen Book, and Fonzo

Linda Cardellini's Awards And Achievement

Although she has been nominated in almost 5 awards till now the closest she has ever reached was in 2009 when she won Icon Award from TV Land Awards for hospital Drama ER. Some of her nominated awards include Gotham AwardsScreen Actors Guild Awards, and Primetime Emmy Awards

Linda Cardellini's Net Worth-Income Sources-Box Office Collection

According to The Richest, Linda Cardellini has an estimated net worth of $2 million whereas her net worth is estimated to be $3 million as per Celebrity Net Worth.

Cardellini worked on several movies that made an amazing collection at the box office. Here is the list of her hit movies:

Movies Budget Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Awards And Nominations Cast Members
Scooby-Doo (2002) $84 million $275.7 million 5.0
  • Won Teen Choice Awards.
  • Nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards
Matthew Lillard, Frank Welker, and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004) $25 million  $181.5 million 5.0
  • Won Razzie Awards.
Saraj Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Brokeback Mountain (2005) $14 million $178.1 million 7.7
  • Won Academy AwardsBAFTA Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy AwardsBAFTA Awards, European Awards, and Grammy Awards.
Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) $444 million $1.405 billion 7.4
  • Won the Teen Choice Awards, and Annie Awards.
  • Nominated for Teen Choice AwardsPeople's Choice Awards, and Annie Awards.
Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Evans.
Daddy's Home (2015) $69 million $242.8 million 6.1
  • Nominated for Teen Choice Awards.
John Cena, Kobe Bryant, and Mark Wahlberg.

Cardellini is also earning a decent paycheck from her work in TV series. Linda Cardellini resides in a beautiful home in Woodside, California with her fiance and 6-year-old daughter. 

As of Dec 2018, Linda has a huge fan following on her Instagram account where she has over 157K followers. And as per some authorized sources, it has been reported that the Instagram star who has over 100 K followers can command over $5 K a post. 

Linda Cardellini's Personal Life, Affair, Relationships, Children

Linda Cardellini is engaged to longtime boyfriend, Steven Rodriguez. The couple met for the first time decades before. The longtime boyfriend and girlfriend couple got engaged in 2013. Cardellini announced the proposal on the show, The View by showing her diamond engagement ring.

CAPTION: Linda Cardellini with her partner. SOURCE: Daily Mail

She explained the proposal,

I was surprised that it was happening at that moment. We were actually with some of the people I love most: my sister, and my cousins and one of my best friends Maura[Tierney]…and we were sitting, and he started getting choked up and then got on his knee. It was very beautiful.

In 2011 both of them announced that Cardellini was pregnant and was expecting their first child. Then in 2012, she gave birth to a cute daughter, Lilah-Rose. The couple is now all set to get married and is ready to be husband and wife. 

after her engagement, she spoke to People and said that she first met him when she was 10-year-old and in grade school. During that time, he came from another school and he had amazing bike tricks. Due to his bike tricks, she impressed with him and had a crush on him. Since school days, they were friends before began dating. 

Previously, Cardellini dated American actor, Jason Segel. The couple dated for over five years but the relationship did not last long and broke up for undisclosed reasons. 

Cardellini has a good family background and support. But still, she has to make a good struggle to establish herself as a successful actress. With her same level of dedication and hard work, she can be expected to reach much higher in the coming days.  She regularly shares her wonderful moments with her followers on her Instagram. 

Linda Cardellini's Body Measurement

  • Height = She stands at the height of 5' 3" (1.6 m). 
  • Weight = Cardellini weighs around 57 kg.
  • Body Measurement = Her body measurement is 34-24-33.
  • Shoe Size = She takes a shoe size of 7.
  • Age: June 25, 1975 (age 43)
  • Birth Name: Linda Edna Cardellini
  • Hair Color: Brown 
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Breast Size:  ‎37 inches (94 cm)
  • Waist Size: 26inch (66 cm)

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