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Linda Cardellini

Versatile actress Linda Cardellini is equally at home in both film and television and is well known for her portrayal of Nurse Samantha Taggart on NBC's highly rated and critically acclaimed series ER. Cardellini is currently reprising the role (which she originated in 2003) this season-the show's 12th on the air.

Also this year, Cardellini was seen as part of an ensemble that includes Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker and Marcia Gay Harden in the IFC's independent feature film American Gun, which delivers a powerful series of interwoven storylines that bring to light how the proliferation of guns in America dramatically influence and shape everyday lives. American Gun-which had a premiere screening at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival-is the feature debut of director/co-writer Aric Avelino, is co-written by Steven Bagatourian and produced by Ted Kroeber. In addition, Cardellini has a supporting role in the highly anticipated drama by Ang Lee, Focus Features' Brokeback Mountain.

Cardellini has achieved worldwide fame for her portrayal of Velma in Raja Gosnell's blockbusters Scooby-Doo and Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed. She also starred in the popular comedy Legally Blonde, starring Reese Witherspoon. Among her earlier screen credits are Alan Cohn's Dead Man on Campus, Brian Robbins' Good Burger, John Pieplow's Strangeland and Tom McLoughlin's The Unsaid.

Cardellini first came to prominence starring as academic decathlete Lindsay Weir on the cult hit NBC series Freaks and Geeks, which won an Emmy Award in the Category of Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and has recently enjoyed a renaissance on DVD.

Cardellini has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Loyola Marymount University and completed a summer study program at the National Theatre in London. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.
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Linda Cardellini Facts

Birth Name Linda Edna Cardellini
BirthdayJune 25, 1975 (46)
BirthplaceRedwood City, California, USA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Linda Cardellini compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Daddy's Home
The Founder
Marvel's The Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Founder, The
_DUPLICATE_Grandma's Boy
Legally Blonde
Brokeback Mountain
Scooby-Doo: The Movie
Grandma's Boy UNRATED
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