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Linda Cardellini

Highest Rated:   87% Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Lowest Rated:   6% Strangeland (1998)
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Birthplace:   Redwood City, California
Though sharp-eyed Game Show Channel fanatics may recall her from her fireplace-winning stint on The Price Is Right or her appearance on Family Feud, pretty actress Linda Cardellini may be most affectionately known among her fans for her memorable early role as conflicted high school student Lindsay Weir on the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks. Born in June of 1975 in Redwood, CA, Cardellini became fascinated with acting when asked to sing in a school play at the age of ten. Soon dedicating all of her spare time to stage productions and acting classes during her tenure at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA, the young actress received her first television role when she was cast as a student at the ominously named Edgar Allen Poe High School in the creepy kids show Bone Chillers (1996). Feature roles followed shortly thereafter, with Cardellini appearing in such films as Good Burger the following year, and alongside future Freaks and Geeks cast mate (and future love interest) Jason Segel in Dead Man on Campus (1998). Later turning up as a teen tormented by a sadistic Dee Snyder in Strangeland, Cardellini appeared in small roles in a few other small-screen productions before finding herself in the studious but free-thinking shoes of her Freaks and Geeks alter-ego. Examining the flip side of the Beverly Hills 90210 beautiful and privileged teen set, the smart show had a solid cast, insightful writing, and a dedicated following. Unfortunately, it was canceled after less than 20 episodes. Following with supporting roles in The Prince and the Surfer (1999), Legally Blonde, and The Unsaid (both 2001), Cardellini's rising popularity contributed to her largest feature, that of the brainy super sleuth Velma in the live-action adaptation of the beloved animated mainstay Scooby-Doo. She joined the cast of the long-running NBC medical drama E/R in2003, and had one of her most-high-profile successes in 2005 when she appeared in the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain. She lent her voice to the short-lived animated series The Goode Family in 2009, and the next year she acted in James Gunn's Super. In 2011 she appeared in Kill the Irishman, and was part of the voice cast of All-Star Superman.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Daddy's Home 2
  • Actor
2017
20% Austin Found
  • Leanne
2017
84% The Founder
  • Joan Smith
$12.8M 2017
31% Daddy's Home
  • Sarah
2015
73% Welcome to Me
  • Gina
2015
74% Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Actor
$429.2M 2015
85% Return
  • Kelli
$7.2k 2012
49% Super
  • Pet Store Employee
$0.2M 2011
63% Kill the Irishman
  • Joan Madigan
$1.2M 2011
No Score Yet All-Star Superman
  • Nasthalthia Luthor
2011
60% The Lazarus Project
  • Julie Ingram
2008
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
  • Clara Forsythe
2008
39% American Gun
  • Mary Ann Wilk
2006
16% Grandma's Boy
  • Samantha
$6M 2006
87% Brokeback Mountain
  • Cassie Cartwright
$83M 2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood
  • Natalie Coolidge
$26.2k 2005
No Score Yet LolliLove
  • Linda
2004
21% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
  • Velma
$84.1M 2004
30% Scooby-Doo
  • Velma
$153.3M 2002
68% Legally Blonde
  • Chutney Windham
$95.1M 2001
No Score Yet The Unsaid
  • Shelly Hunter
2001
No Score Yet The Prince and the Surfer
  • Melissa
1999
6% Strangeland
  • Genevieve Gage
1998
15% Dead Man on Campus
  • Kelly
1998
32% Good Burger
  • Heather
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
52% Bloodline
2015
  • Meg Rayburn
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
93% New Girl
2011
  • Abby
  • 2014
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
  • Sylvia Rosen
  • 2013
60% Out There
2013
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
91% Person Of Interest
2011-2016
  • Tillman
  • 2011
No Score Yet ER
1994-2009
  • Nurse Samantha Taggart Samantha Taggart
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
2008
  • Clara Forsythe Allen Clara Forsythe
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Twilight Zone
2002-2003
  • Ali
  • 2003
No Score Yet Freaks and Geeks
1999-2000
  • Lindsay Weir Lindsay
  • 2000
  • 1999

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