Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini


6/25/1975, Redwood City, California

Birth Name

Linda Edna Cardellini


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Linda Edna Cardellini was born on June 25, 1975, in Redwood City, California, to Wayne David Cardellini and Lorraine Hernan. She graduated from nearby Mountain View's St. Francis High School in 1993, and attended Loyola Marymount University's College of Communication & Fine Arts, graduating in 2001 with a…more


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    • Linda Cardellini: (on whether she would do a third Scooby Doo! film) Yeah, if it's a great story definitely. Kids love it. I hear some 3 or 4 year old kids who can't speak in complete sentences and they love to talk about Scooby-Doo. It's fun. It's really a great character. There's not a lot of broad, young and smart, crazy, zany characters that you get to play like this. (Cinema Confidential; March 23, 2004)

    • Linda Cardellini: The one thing that being on ER has changed is that I'm more recognizable because it's the first time where I played someone where I look like her on the street. I could stand next to the poster for Scooby-Doo and nobody would know that it's me. (Cinema Confidential; March 23, 2004)

    • Linda Cardellini: (about her role on ER) It was terrifying. I accepted the job on Monday and started working on Wednesday. I didn't really have enough time to be scared about it. But, you know, you hit the ground running, and if you can't keep running—you're out. So you have no choice but to run with it. It's pretty amazing. You know, I knew about the dialogue being scary. But I had no idea how technical the actual job is. Physically you have to learn to do things and look like you're doing procedures and look like you know what you're doing at all times in a trauma room—where it is life and death. That takes a lot of learning. (from the 2005 article "Miss Versatility," by Jay S. Jacobs)

    • Linda Cardellini: (on her Scooby Doo! role) I love cartoons and childlike things, and this was my favorite. You can't escape it. It has always been on television, at least for my life. If someone would have told me when I was a kid I would be playing Velma in a Hollywood movie, I'd have said they were crazy.

    • Linda Cardellini: I'd really like to be seen as somebody who's versatile. And I could do many things, not just one… Somebody who is a capable and versatile actress. And a good person. (from the 2005 article "Miss Versatility," by Jay S. Jacobs)

    • Linda Cardellini: With any project that you hope has merit, you hope it changes people's hearts and minds and it leads them to something that is socially conscious. (from the 2005 article "Miss Versatility," by Jay S. Jacobs)

  • A great and very talented actress!

    She showed us so far that she can do everything, from comedy to drama. I started to follow her work as soon as I saw the first Scooby-Doo live-action movie, and so far, she has amazed me with her acting in every work she has done. If I had to choose which is her best work so far, I would have to say it's ER. She's funny and serious at the same time. I think that is one of best qualities. Another thing that we need to see is that she's got one of the most beautiful smiles in television. I wouldn't be surprised that one of these days she will be nominated for an Emmy Award or a Golden Globe Award, because I think that we just saw the tip of the iceberg. Great actress, indeed. Hope to see her really soon in other series.moreless
  • Talented actress, yet to show us her best work I think.

    She's a wonderful actress who seems to be able to turn her hand to any role. Her portrayal of Thelma (and Matthew Lilliard's portrayal of Shaggy) were the best and most closest to the iconic cartoon characters we all love.

    I'm sorry to see ER end; I hope her character gets the 'happy ever after' she seems to long for - but I'll just have to wait until the final episode is screened here in the UK. I do hope we see her in more roles now and she show everyone what she can really do.

    I do wonder one thing though - is she related to Jenette McCurdy from the kids show 'i-carly'? I ask only because I was struck at how much these two actresses resemble each other. Look up their photos and you'll see what I mean.moreless