Linda Cardellini is an American actress. She is known for playing Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on ER and Meg Rayburn on Bloodline. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her portrayal of Sylvia Rosen on Mad Men. Cardellini is also known for her portrayals of Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo! film series, Cassie in Brokeback Mountain, Laura Barton in Avengers: Age of Ultron and Dolores in Green Book. She received an Independent Spirit nomination for her performance in the film Return.

Birth Name

Linda Edna Cardellini


Cardellini, Linda


Actress, Voice Artist



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Linda Cardellini was born on June 25, 1975 in Redwood City, California, United States.


She is currently 43 years old.

Sun Sign



Roman Catholicism



Linda has English, Irish, Italian and German ancestry.


Cardellini attended Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, California and graduated in 1993. After finishing high school Linda started searching for TV / film roles in Los Angeles but after couple of years, she resumed her education at the Loyola Marymount Universitys College of Communication and Fine Arts to receive a degree in theatre arts in 2000. Linda has also attended drama lessons and was a part of several school productions.

Family Details

  • Father – Wayne David Cardellini (Businessman)
  • Mother – Lorraine Cardellini (nee Hernan) (Homemaker)
  • Siblings – Linda has three older siblings.

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Linda Cardellini dated –

  • Jason Segel (2001 – 2007) – Cardellini met actor Jason Segel on the set of TV series Freaks and Geeks (1999 – 2000). The actors commenced dating in March 2001 and remained in a relationship for nearly 6 years. They parted ways in January 2007.
  • Justin Rogina (2008) – Linda dated Justin Rogina for a period of three months in 2008.

  • Steven Rodriguez (2009-Present) – Cardellini started dating Steven Rodriguez in 2009. After 4 years of being in a relationship, the couple got engaged in June 2013. They have one child Lilah Rose (born – February 29, 2012).

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.6 m


  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37-26-36
  • Bust – 37 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip –  36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Linda Cardellini earned widespread acclaim and praise for her starring roles in movies such as The Prince and the Surfer (1999), The Unsaid (2001), Scooby-Doo (2002), American Gun (2005), Kill the Irishman (2011), Return (2011), Super (2011), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Daddy’s Home film series.

Film Debut

Linda Cardellini made her feature film debut as Heather in Brian Robbins’ comedy film Good Burger in 1997.

Television Debut

Cardellini made her first television debut via the science fiction TV series Bone Chillers in 1996. She played the role of Sarah in a total of 13 episodes.

Brand Endorsements

Linda hasn’t signed any endorsement contract yet.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2005Gotham AwardsBest Ensemble CastBrokeback MountainNominated
2006Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBrokeback MountainNominated
2009TV Land AwardsIconERWon
2013Independent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadReturnNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesMad MenNominated

Linda Cardellini Favorites

Linda’s favorite things are not known.

Linda Cardellini Net worth

Linda Cardellini has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Linda Cardellini

  • Her last name means “goldfinches” in Italian.
  • She developed interest in acting at a very young age after performing in school productions and community theater.
  • She won fireplace in a 1994 episode of the American game show The Price Is Right.
  • Cardellini received her first Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Guest Actress in A Drama Series” for her role in the critically acclaimed AMC series, Mad Men.
  • She took martial arts classes at a young age.
  • She was ranked #93 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the Word” list in 2006.
  • In 2009, Cardellini won the TV Land Awards for her work in the TV show ER.
  • In 2011, she received an Independent Spirit nomination for her performance in Return.
  • In August 2018, Cardellini was cast to co-star with Christina Applegate in Netflix’s dark comedy series Dead to Me. Applegate, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Jessica Elbaum will be credited as executive producers of the series.


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