More Linda Cardellini Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed)With her combination of irresistible charm and natural talent, Linda Cardellini has earned the reputation of being one of the most promising young actresses in Hollywood.
Cardellini recently joined the cast of the NBC hit medical drama ER, starring as Nurse Samantha Taggart, a free-spirited single mother who struggles to balance parenthood, work, and romance.
Cardellini first made her mark in the critically acclaimed NBC series Freaks and Geeks. She starred as Lindsay Weir, a precocious academic decathlete who experiences a crisis of faith after witnessing the death of her grandmother. Her witty and biting portrayal still resonates among the show's cult following. The Freaks and Geeks DVD will be released on April 6th, 2004.
Cardellini's other feature credits include Legally Blonde; Good Burger; Dead Man on Campus with Tom Everett Scott and Marc-Paul Gosselaar; the thriller Strangeland; and the independent feature The Unsaid, opposite Andy Garcia. She also recently completed work on the independent feature Welcome to LaLa Wood opposite Martin Short.
Aside from her breakout role on Freaks and Geeks, Linda's television work also includes The Lot for AMC, Guys Like Us and Bone Chillers. Her guest appearances include 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Twilight Zone, Boy Meets World, Clueless and Pacific Palisades.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed" (10-Jun-2004)
Biography #3Through her exposure on the critically adored NBC series Freaks and Geeks, Linda Cardellini was singled out by dozens of major publications as one of the most extraordinary young actors in Hollywood. And they were right.
Since finishing the series Cardellini has worked non-stop in both feature films and theatre. She recently starred in The Unsaid, in which she starred opposite Andy Garcia and was seen last summer in the critical and audience favorite, Legally Blonde, with Reese Witherspoon. As early as age 10, when she was first asked to sing in a school play, Cardellini knew what her future would be. She immersed herself in school productions and drama classes, getting her big break with a starring role in the television series Bone Chillers. She has also appeared in the films Dead Man on Campus and Good Burger.
After breaking into the scene in Freaks and Geeks in the fall of 1999, she starred that season in American Movie Classics' original four-part dramedy The Lot, set in a 1930's film studio. The multi-plot story revolved around her character, an innocent young Midwesterner who goes to Hollywood to become a star. When AMC opted to continue the multi-part series this season, Cardellini re-joined her original castmates for several guest-star appearances, winning repeat rave reviews.
Cardellini is also genuinely committed to her first love, theatre. She has performed in Europe, starring in the 14th century Dutch tragedy Lancelot, one of the earliest secular feminist plays ever discovered and only recently translated into English and also appeared in the West Coast premiere of Adam Rapp's award-winning Ghosts in the Cottonwoods.Cardellini currently resides in Los Angeles.
Bio courtesy Warner Bros. (01-Jan-2000)