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Linda Blair

Linda Blair is a versatile and popular performer whose career spans film, television and stage. Widely recognized for her film and television roles, Blair's best-known work includes Born Innocent, Sara T.: Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic, Sweet Hostage, Summer of Fear, Roller Boogie and the feature parody, Repossessed. She also appeared with Bob Goldthwaite as the Bundys' trailer trash cousins in the hit television sitcom, Married With Children.

Blair recently shot 13 episodes for the hit BBC show, LA-7, currently airing on the Fox Family channel . She also recently launched the internet site: www.thealternet.com which is devoted to developing content and programming that will entertain as well as raise awareness to the global issues affecting the quality of human and animal life. Blair's production company, Falcon Wolf, has also recently had projects optioned by Tri-Star Television and Fred Silverman Productions.

In a special television appearance earlier this year, Blair received great reviews for her starring role in the PAX drama, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Last year, she gave a critically acclaimed performance as a novelist suffering with multiple personalities on Psi-Factor. Previously, she received the Best Actress Award from the New Orleans Film Festival for her work in Marina.

Blair's other stage credits include a successful 1997 Broadway debut as Rizzo in Grease; Women Behind Bars with Sally Kellerman; the San Francisco production of Run For Your Wife; and the Canadian production of the romantic comedy, It Had to Be You.

Blair was raised in rural Connecticut, near New York City, where she began modeling and acting at age five. By her tenth birthday, her credits included more than 75 commercials, numerous voice-over assignments, magazine covers and layouts, a recurring soap opera role and two feature film parts.

Blair had aspirations of pursuing veterinary medicine until she was sidetracked with her casting in The Exorcist. She re-directed her love of horses into the world of show jumping and ultimately became a leading amateur owner/jumper/rider on the prestigious Florida circuit throughout her life.

Aside from her film and television work, Blair has become a worldwide renowned animal rights activist and humanitarian. Some of the charities she serves are: PETA; Art Trust; Last Chance for Animals and Actors and Others for Animals. In addition, she has worked for the past several years with Feed the Children, aiding those left homeless from natural disasters and Variety, the children's charity.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Linda Blair Facts

Birth NameLinda Denise Blair
BirthdayJanuary 22, 1959 (64)
BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height5' 2" (1m57)  How tall is Linda Blair compared to you?
Awards1974 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for The Exorcist)

Selected Filmography

Legally Blonde
A Bronx Tale
The Exorcist
The Relic
Blood of 1000 Virgins
The Sentinel
The Exorcist: Director's Cut
Airport: The Complete Collection
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