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Linda Cardellini

Linda Cardellini

Birthday: 25 June 1975, Redwood City, California, USA
Birth Name: Linda Edna Cardellini
Height: 160 cm

Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), ...Show more

Linda Cardellini
There are not that many jobs as an actor where you don't get to know what your character will be doi Show more 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. Hide
Before I could talk, I would try to sing. Before I could talk, I would try to sing.
One thing I like about trying to write is that I can possibly write myself a role. Otherwise, you're Show more 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. Hide
I always thought I was a little shy, especially compared to my brother and my sister, but I guess I Show more 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. Hide
I think I'm going to spend some time learning how to be a first-time mom, and then I'll go back to w Show more 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. Hide
I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years. I think everyone feels lost at times during their high school years.
Yes, I'm very close to my family. And being that close to your family, I think you also struggle wit Show more 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. Hide
The one thing about being on ER (1994) that has changed is that I'm more easily recognizable. The one thing about being on ER (1994) that has changed is that I'm more easily recognizable.
I was extremely close with my parents. Breaking away from that is a double-edged sword: It's somethi Show more 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. Hide
After I finished ER (1994), I wanted to concentrate on re-examining what kind of actress I am and ta Show more 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. Hide
I had a really scary pregnancy and a very difficult delivery. My daughter and I are lucky to be aliv Show more I had a really scary pregnancy and a very difficult delivery. My daughter and I are lucky to be alive. Hide
I like diversity; I want one character to be very different from the next. I love to live with a cha Show more 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. Hide
I think in real life most of us don't know how to communicate our deepest feelings very well. I think in real life most of us don't know how to communicate our deepest feelings very well.
Being raised Catholic myself, I think people who are Catholic tend to carry a lot of guilt. It's alm Show more Being raised Catholic myself, I think people who are Catholic tend to carry a lot of guilt. It's almost a joke. Hide
I love to work on a set whether it's mostly men or mostly women, but there's something about being i Show more 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. Hide
I just got back from Switzerland, which I've never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam. I just got back from Switzerland, which I've never been to. I went to Switzerland and Amsterdam.
People who have no idea it's me when they first see me playing something, and later they realize, 'T Show more 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. Hide
I have sort of the career where, if you are a fan, you've been following me for a while, and you rea Show more 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. Hide
I remember when I took the role on ER (1994), I thought, "I haven't really been able to play a worki Show more 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". Hide
When I was a kid, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969) was, hands down, my favorite cartoon. Even when Show more 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". Hide
You know, the hard thing about audiences not liking what a character does is that they sometimes tak Show more 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. Hide
One of my favorite things to do is not to speak on screen. In theater it's different because there's Show more 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. Hide
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