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Linda Cardellini Biography

Birth Name:
Linda Edna Cardellini
Birth Place:
Redwood City, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Became interested in acting when she was asked to sing in a school play at the age of 10
  • First big-screen appearance was in the 1997 Nickelodeon comedy Good Burger
  • Won a fireplace as a contestant on The Price is Right in 1997
  • TV debut came with the Saturday morning children's show Bone Chillers; breakthrough role was Lindsay Weir on the acclaimed but short-lived teen drama Freaks and Geeks
  • Made a return to series TV with ER, on which she portrayed nurse Samantha Taggart from 2003 to 2009
  • Studies martial arts

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

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