Linda Cardellini

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Linda Cardellini
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Birth name Linda Edna Cardellini
Born June 25, 1975 in Redwood City, California, USA
Notable Roles Freaks and Geeks: Lindsay Weir
ER: Nurse Samantha Taggart
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Freaks and Geeks Lindsay Weir 1999–2000 1
ER Samantha Taggart 2003–2009 10 11 12 13 14 15
The Goode Family Bliss Goode 2009 1
Bloodline Meg Rayburn 2015–2017 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
3rd Rock from the Sun Lorna 2x20 - Dickmalion April 13, 1997
Clueless Oddrey 2x05 - Chick Fight Tonight October 21, 1997
Step by Step Cassie Evans 7x08 - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun November 7, 1997
Boy Meets World Lauren 5x14 - Heartbreak Cory February 6, 1998
Boy Meets World Lauren 5x16 - Torn Between Two Lovers (Feeling Like a Fool) February 27, 1998
Boy Meets World Lauren 5x21 - Honesty Night April 24, 1998
Promised Land Amber 3x05 - Chasin' the Blues October 29, 1998
Boy Meets World Lauren 6x21 - The Psychotic Episode May 7, 1999

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Scooby-Doo Velma June 14, 2002
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Velma March 26, 2004

Talk Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2013)
Mad Men


  • Is the youngest of four children
  • Her mother, Lorraine is a homemaker and her father, Wayne is a businessman
  • Was raised Catholic
  • Graduated from Mountain View's Catholic St. Francis High School in 1993
  • Is of Irish, Italian, German, English and Scottish ancestry
  • Graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2000 with a degree in theatre arts
  • Was a contestant in a 1994 episode of The Price Is Right" where she won a fireplace
  • Dated her "Freaks and Geeks" co-star Jason Segel for five years
  • Has a daughter, Lilah-Rose (born in 2012) with her boyfriend, Steve Rodriguez