Linda Cardellini is an American actress known for her many roles in television and movies. Her most prominent movie roles include playing Cassie in Brokeback Mountain (2005), Velma in Scooby-Doo (2002), Laura Barton in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2015-present), Samantha in Grandma’s Boy (2006), and Chutney in Legally Blonde (2001).
Her most significant success has occurred on hit TV shows. Cardellini received her first big break on the cult classic show Freaks and Geeks as Lindsay Weir in 1999. The Judd Apatow show only lasted one season to the chagrin of many fans, but it provided Cardellini a springboard for her acting career. The show featured many future stars in James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jason Segal, John Francis Daley, and Busy Philips. Fans have been clamoring for years for a reunion of the cast, but have been left disappointed. Hopefully one day our prayers will be answered.
Cardellini is also known for her role as Samantha Taggart on the widely successful show ER from 2003-2009. The cast of the hit show was awarded the TV Land Ensemble Icon Award after its conclusion in 2009. Her other television roles include playing Meg Rayburn on Netflix’s Bloodline which aired for four seasons and Sylvia Rosen of AMC’s Mad Men.
Cardellini will reprise her role as Laura Barton in Avengers: Infinity War, which is released on April, 27th. She plays the role of Barton who is the wife of Hawkeye.
Cardellini gave birth to her only child daughter Lilah-Rose Rodriguez in 2012. She is engaged to Steve Rodriguez.