Linda Cardellini net worth: Linda Cardellini is an American celebrity with a net worth of $2 million dollars. Linda Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, and began acting in school performances when she was in elementary school. She then went to study acting throughout high school, and after graduating, relocated to la to concentrate on pursuing an acting career full-time. She began her professional career in 1996, when she was cast on the children’s program “Bone Chillers”. From there, she went to guest starring and recurring roles on such television shows as, “3rd Rock from the Sun”, “Clueless”, “Step by Step”, “Guys Like Us”, and “Boy Meets World”. She also appeared in such movies as, “Goodburger”, “Strangeland”, and “The Prince and the Surfer”. In 1999, she was cast in the role that will make her a household name, as Lindsay Weir around the cult hit show, “Freaks and Geeks”. She’s since co-starred on “ER”, and appeared in such movies as “Legally Blonde”, “Brokeback Mountain”, and “Scooby-Doo”. She’s now appearing on “Mad Men”.
June 25, 1975
Redwood City, California, U.S.
5' 3" (1.6 m)
Actress, Voice actor
Mountain View's Catholic St. Francis High School, Loyola Marymount University
Steven Rodriguez (engaged 2013)
Lorraine (née Hernan), Wayne David Cardellini
TV Land Awards 2009 (Icon)
Gotham Awards for Best Ensemble Cast (2005), Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (2006), Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead (2013), Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2013)
“Good Burger” (1997), “Scooby-Doo” (2002), “Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed” (2004), “Mad Men” (2013), “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015),
"The Price Is Right" (1994), “Third Rock From the Sun” (1997), “Pacific Palisades” (1997), “Clueless” (1997), “Kenan & Kel” (1998), “Boy Meets World” (1998 – 1999), “Freaks and Geeks” (1999 – 2000), “ER” (1994 – 2009), “Bloodline” (2015 – present)
Delivered her daughter Lilah-Rose via emergency Caesarean section after the umbilical cord became wrapped around the baby's neck.
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Lilah-Rose in order to begin recording Gravity Falls (2012).
Gave birth to her first child at age 36, a daughter Lilah-Rose Rodriguez on February 29, 2012. Child's father is her boyfriend, Steve Rodriguez.
Expecting her first child in early 2012.
Her last name means "goldfinches" in Italian.
Though she was born in Redwood City, California, her family has lived in San Francisco for 5 generations.
Named #93 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Linda's paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and Linda's paternal grandmother was of German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Linda's maternal grandparents were both from Irish immigrant families.
You know, the hard thing about audiences not liking what a character does is that they sometimes take it out on the actor personally. That's something that you know when you become an actor or actress, but it's always hard to deal with when it actually happens.
When I was a kid, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) was, hands down, my favorite cartoon. Even when I was older, when I was in college studying and I needed to tune out for a while, I'd watch "Scooby Doo".
I was extremely close with my parents. Breaking away from that is a double-edged sword: It's something you need to do, but it's hard to cut the apron strings.
I remember when I took the role on ER (1994), I thought, "I haven't really been able to play a working class woman. I've played girls, I've played funny, but I haven't played a working class woman. That sounds like something I'd like to do".
One of my favorite things to do is not to speak on screen. In theater it's different because there's a lot of emphasis on language - it's a different medium. But that is one of the most wonderful things about film. A person's face can say so much more than their voice can.
I like diversity; I want one character to be very different from the next. I love to live with a character for a long time if I can, but I like one character to be different from the next.
I have sort of the career where, if you are a fan, you've been following me for a while, and you really like something that I've done, so meeting those people is always a really gracious experience.
There are not that many jobs as an actor where you don't get to know what your character will be doing from episode to episode.
One thing I like about trying to write is that I can possibly write myself a role. Otherwise, you're at the mercy of whatever roles are out there that people are willing to give to you.
I always thought I was a little shy, especially compared to my brother and my sister, but I guess I was always the kid doing performances in the front room.
People who have no idea it's me when they first see me playing something, and later they realize, 'That's her from whatever it is,' it's a great compliment that they can forget.
Yes, I'm very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle with how to become your own person.
The one thing about being on ER (1994) that has changed is that I'm more easily recognizable.
I think I'm going to spend some time learning how to be a first-time mom, and then I'll go back to work.
I think in real life most of us don't know how to communicate our deepest feelings very well.
I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years.
I love to work on a set whether it's mostly men or mostly women, but there's something about being in a community of women that changes the energy.
Being raised Catholic myself, I think people who are Catholic tend to carry a lot of guilt. It's almost a joke.
After I finished ER (1994), I wanted to concentrate on re-examining what kind of actress I am and taking time for real-life things.
I just got back from Switzerland, which I've never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam.
I had a really scary pregnancy and a very difficult delivery. My daughter and I are lucky to be alive.