Linda Cardellini Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Linda Cardellini is an American actress born on June 25, 1975. She has made a significant impact in television and film. She is well-known for her roles including Lindsay Weir in “Freaks and Geeks,” Samantha “Sam” Taggart in “ER,” and Meg Rayburn in “Bloodline”. Her portrayal of Judy Hale in Netflix’s “Dead to Me” earned her a nomination for the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Cardellini gained fame as Velma Dinkley in “Scooby-Doo” and its sequel in 2004. Her diverse filmography includes roles in “Legally Blonde,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Return,” “Daddy’s Home,” “The Founder,” “Green Book,” “A Simple Favor,” and “The Curse of La Llorona”.

She also played Laura Barton in “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Avengers: Endgame” and appeared in the Disney+ series “Hawkeye”. Cardellini’s versatility extends to voice acting and motion capture such as her role as Lylla in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” marking her as one of the few actresses to portray multiple characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Full NameLinda Cardellini
Date of BirthJune 25, 1975
Place of BirthRedwood City, California, USA
Height5 feet 2 inches (160 cm)
SpouseSteven Rodriguez
ChildrenLilah-Rose Rodriguez
Net Worth$9 million

Linda Cardellini’s Early Life and Education

Linda Cardellini Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Linda Edna Cardellini was born on June 25, 1975, in Redwood City California. Her father Wayne David Cardellini works in business and her mother Lorraine (née Hernan) takes care of their home. She’s the youngest of four children. Cardellini’s heritage includes Italian, Irish, German, and Scottish roots and she grew up in a Catholic family.

Her first public performance was at age ten in a school play where she sang. This sparked her interest in acting leading her to participate in more school productions and take drama lessons. She graduated from St. Francis High School in Mountain View California in 1993. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting in television and movies.

In 1994, Linda Cardellini even appeared on “The Price Is Right” as a contestant winning a fireplace. She continued her education at Loyola Marymount University earning a degree in theater arts in 1997. Her alma mater recognized her as a “Distinguished Alumna” in 2007.


Linda Cardellini Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Linda Cardellini began her acting career in 1996 with a notable role as Sarah in ABC’s “Bone Chillers”. She went on to make guest appearances in popular shows like “Step by Step”, “Clueless”, and “3rd Rock” from the Sun. In “Boy Meets World” she played Lauren a character who affected the main couple.

Her breakthrough came with the NBC series “Freaks and Geeks” where she portrayed Lindsay Weir a high-achieving student grappling with her identity crisis. Linda Cardellini also starred as Velma Dinkley in the live-action “Scooby-Doo” movies.

She joined “ER” in 2003 as Samantha Taggart a spirited nurse staying on for six seasons until the show’s finale in 2009 winning the TV Land Ensemble Icon Award with the cast.

Her film roles include appearances in “Dead Man on Campus,” “Legally Blonde,” and “Brokeback Mountain” earning nominations for awards like the Screen Actors Guild. She voiced Ursula in the video game “Gladius” and Bliss Goode in “The Goode Family”.

Linda Cardellini Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In 2010 and 2011, Linda Cardellini returned to comedy with the Dr. God group and appeared in films like “Kill the Irishman” and “Super”. She later starred in the independent film Return.

Cardellini has also appeared in TV shows like “Mad Men” earning an Emmy nomination and in major films such as “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and “Avengers: Endgame” as Laura Barton. She starred in the Netflix series “Bloodline” and in “Daddy’s Home” and its sequel.

In 2018, Linda Cardellini co-starred with Christina Applegate in Netflix’s Dead to Me receiving acclaim for her performance and an Emmy nomination. She also appeared in the Academy Award-winning film “Green Book” and starred in “The Curse of La Llorona”.

Recently she reprised her role as Laura Barton in the Marvel Studios show “Hawkeye” on Disney+.

Net Worth

Linda Cardellini has an estimated net worth of $9 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Linda Cardellini’s net worth primarily comes from her successful career as an actress in television and film. She has starred in popular TV shows like “Freaks and Geeks” and “ER,” as well as in movies such as “Scooby-Doo” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Through these roles, Cardellini has earned significant income from acting fees and royalties.

Additionally, she has been part of successful productions that contribute to her overall earnings. Cardellini’s diverse acting roles and long-standing presence in the entertainment industry have been key factors in accumulating her net worth.

Personal life

Linda Cardellini Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Linda Cardellini dated her co-star Jason Segel from “Freaks and Geeks” for many years after the show ended in 2000. In October 2011, she and her boyfriend Steven Rodriguez shared news about her pregnancy. Their daughter was born in February 2012. They got engaged in June 2013.