Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Highest Rated: 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Lowest Rated: 6% Strangeland (1998)

Birthday: Jun 25, 1975

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.


Highest Rated Movies



28% The Curse of La Llorona Anna 2019
78% Green Book Dolores 2018
36% Hunter Killer Jayne Norquist 2018
84% A Simple Favor Actor 2018
No Score Yet Pai em dose dupla 2 Sara 2017
21% Daddy's Home 2 Sara $103M 2017
21% Austin Found Leanne 2017
81% The Founder Joan Smith $12.8M 2017
31% Daddy's Home Sarah 2015
74% Welcome to Me Gina 2015
76% Avengers: Age of Ultron Actor $429.2M 2015
83% Return Kelli $7.2K 2012
49% Super Pet Store Employee $0.3M 2011
62% 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
22% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Velma $84.1M 2004
30% Scooby-Doo Velma $153.4M 2002
70% 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


No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2020
90% Dead to Me
Producer Judy 2020
No Score Yet Busy Tonight
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
Guest 2019
100% Gravity Falls
Voice 2019
No Score Yet Conan
Guest 2017
62% Bloodline
Meg Rayburn 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2015
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
Guest 2015
95% New Girl
Abby 2014
94% Mad Men
Sylvia Rosen 2013
67% Out There
Voice 2013
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Regular Show
92% Person Of Interest
Tillman 2011
No Score Yet Vigilados: Person of Interest
Tillman 2011
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
Guest 2009
36% The Goode Family
Voice 2009
No Score Yet ER
Nurse Samantha Taggart Samantha Taggart 2009
No Score Yet Comanche Moon
Clara Forsythe Allen Clara Forsythe 2008
47% The Twilight Zone
Ali 2003
100% Freaks and Geeks
Lindsay Weir Lindsay 2000
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
Lauren 1999
No Score Yet Clueless
Oddrey 1997
No Score Yet Cultureshock


Elle Woods says: [Elle is cross-examining Chutney Windham] Ms. Windham, what had you done earlier that day?

Chutney says: I got up. Got a latte. Went to the gym. Got a perm and came home.

Elle Woods says: Where you got in the shower?

Marina R. Bickford says: I believe the witness has made it clear that she was in the shower. [Courtroom audience laughs]

Elle Woods says: Yes, your Honor.

Elle Woods says: [a sudden brainstorm comes over Elle] Ms. Windham, had you ever gotten a perm before?

Chutney says: Yes.

Chutney says: Two a year since I was 12. You do the math.

Elle Woods says: You know, a girl in my sorority, Tracy Marcinco got a perm once. We all tried to talk her out of it. Curls weren't a good look for her. She didn't have your bone structure, but thankfully that same day she entered the Pheta Delta Phi wet t-shirt contest where she was completely hosed to down from head to toe...

DA Joyce Rafferty says: Objection, why is this relevant?

Elle Woods says: I have a point, I promise.

Marina R. Bickford says: Then make it.

Elle Woods says: Chutney, why is it Tracy Marcinco's curls were ruined when she got hosed down?

Chutney says: Because they got wet.

Elle Woods says: Exactly. Because isn't the first cardinal rule of perm maintenance that you're forbidden to wet your hair for at least 24 hours after getting a perm at the risk of deactivating the immonium thygocolate?

Elle Woods says: And wouldn't somebody who had, say, 30 perms before in their life be well aware of this rule, and if in fact you weren't washing your hair as I suspect you weren't because your curls are still intact, wouldn't you have heard the gunshot, and if in fact you had heard the gunshot Brooke Windham wouldn't have had time to hide the gun before you got downstairs. Which means you would have had to found Brooke Windham with a gun in her hand to make your story plausible, isn't that right?

Chutney says: She's my age! Did she tell you that? How would you feel if your father married someone who was your age?

Elle Woods says: You, however, Chutney had time to hide the gun after you shot your father.

Chutney says: [Chutney is in tears] I didn't mean to shoot him! [points at Brooke] I thought it was YOU walking through the door! [Courtroom audience gasps]

Elle Woods says: Oh my God.

Marina R. Bickford says: Oh my God.

Brooke Taylor Windham says: Oh my God.

Marina R. Bickford says: Balliff, take the witness into custody, where she will be charged for the murder of Joseph Windham. Case dismissed. Mrs. Windham, you're free to go.

Brooke Taylor Windham says: Thank you, your honor.

Velma Dinkley says: We discovered the mastermind is Scrappy, who sadly was taken by evil.

Scrappy Rex says: (being taken to back of police truck) "so I got a little cranky!"

Scrappy Rex says: [being taken to back of police truck] So I got a little cranky!

Shaggy says: Jeez, Scrappy, no need to freak out and try killing all of humanity

Shaggy says: Jeez, Scrappy, no need to freak out and try killing all of humanity.

Scrappy Rex says: (in truck) "I would of gotten away with it! If it won't for you misable son's of a- (door closes)

Scrappy Rex says: [in truck] I would of gotten away with it! If it won't for you misable son's of a... [door closes]

Fred Jones says: (in daphne's body) Hey! I can look at myself naked!

Fred Jones says: [in Daphne's body] Hey! I can look at myself naked!

Velma Dinkley says: Oh brother.

Velma Dinkley says: All you care about are swimsuit models.

Fred Jones says: Hey, I am a man of substance. Dorky chicks like you turn me on, too.