Linda Cardellini
Linda Cardellini

Date of Birth:

June 25, 1975








Voice Actor



Linda Edna Cardellini is an American voice actress. In Lollipop Chainsaw, she voices the oldest of the Starling Sisters, Cordelia. She is also best known for voicing Wendy in Gravity Falls, and playing Velma in the live-action Scooby-Doo films.

Early life and careerEdit

Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California. She is from Italian and Irish descent, and is the youngest of four children. Her first public appearance was when she sang in a school play at age ten. Afterwards, she was an actor in many school productions, and took up drama lessons. After graduating from St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California in 1993, she moved to Los Angeles in order to seek film and television roles.

She got her first big-time role as Sarah on the children's series Bone Chillers. Afterwards, she made guest appearances on various prime-time television shows, and co-starred on the AMC mini-series The Lot. In summer 1999, she went to Europe and attended a touring production of the play Lancelot.

Her first breakthrough role was protagonist Lindsay Weir on the NBC series Freaks and Geeks. Both Cardellini and her character received positive response, leading her to play Velma in the live-action Scooby-Doo movies from 2002 to 2004, and Samantha Taggart on the 2003 hospital drama ER.

Personal lifeEdit

Cardellini attended Loyola Marymount University's College of Communication and Fine Arts, and graduated from it in 2000 with a degree in theater arts. The university recognized her as a "Distinguished Alumnus" in 2007.

She dated Jason Segel, her co-star on Freaks and Geeks, for quite some time after the show's cancellation. After they broke up, she began dating Steven Rodriguez. In October 2011, she and Rodriguez announced that they would be having a child. Said child, Lilah-Rose, was born on February 29, 2012, and Cardellini and Rodriguez got married in June 2013.

Notable rolesEdit

Live-action TV showsEdit

  • Bone Chillers: Sarah
  • ER: Samantha Taggart
  • Freaks and Geeks: Lindsay Weir
  • The Lot: June Parker
  • Mad Men: Sylvia Rosen


  • Brokeback Mountain: Cassie Cartwright
  • Grandma's Boy: Samantha
  • Scooby-Doo live-action movies: Velma Dinkley


  • Gravity Falls: Wendy
  • Scooby-Doo: Mystery Incorporated: Marcy "Hot Dog Water" Fleach

Video GamesEdit

Gallery Edit

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