Linda Cardellini

Linda Edna Cardellini (born June 25, 1975) is an American actress. In television, she is known for her leading roles in the teen drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), the medical drama ER (2003–09), the drama thriller Bloodline (2015–17), and the tragicomedy Dead to Me (2019–present), the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also guest starred in the period drama Mad Men (2013–15), for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Her voice work includes the animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (2010–13), Regular Show (2012–15), Gravity Falls (2012–16), and Sanjay and Craig (2013–16). In film, Cardellini is best known for her portrayal of Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo (2002) and its sequel Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), and her supporting roles in Legally Blonde (2001), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Grandma’s Boy (2006), Kill the Irishman (2011), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), The Founder (2016), Green Book, A Simple Favor (both 2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). She also starred in the drama Return (2011), earning an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead nomination, the comedies Daddy's Home (2015) and Daddy's Home 2 (2017), and the horror film The Curse of La Llorona (2019). Description above from the Wikipedia article Linda Cardellini, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

2

Grandma's Boy (2006)

FunnyMindlessFunGoofy

Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But when he gets kicked out of his apartment, he's forced to move in with his grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholaus Goossen
CAST:  Linda Cardellini  •  Allen Covert  •  Peter Dante  •  Shirley Knight

Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But when he gets kicked out of his apartment, he's forced to move in with his grandmother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicholaus Goossen
CAST:  Linda Cardellini  •  Allen Covert  •  Peter Dante  •  Shirley Knight

American Gun (2005)

DepressingHeartbreakingEmotionalThought provoking

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aric Avelino
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lisa Long

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- Distinctly American -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in American society.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aric Avelino
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Marcia Gay Harden  •  Donald Sutherland  •  Lisa Long

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

RomanticBeautifulEmotionalOriginal

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ang Lee
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Randy Quaid  •  Michelle Williams

Dead Man on Campus (1998)

College freshmen Josh and Cooper are more interested in hitting the bottle than in hitting the books -- and their poor grades are set to get them kicked out of school. Their only hope of passing is to find a roommate who will kill himself. That's because an oddball ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Cohn
CAST:  Tom Everett Scott  •  Mark-Paul Gosselaar  •  Poppy Montgomery  •  Lochlyn Munro

College freshmen Josh and Cooper are more interested in hitting the bottle than in hitting the books -- and their poor grades are set to get them kicked out of school. Their only hope of passing is to find a roommate who will kill himself. That's because an oddball ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Cohn
CAST:  Tom Everett Scott  •  Mark-Paul Gosselaar  •  Poppy Montgomery  •  Lochlyn Munro

Good Burger (1997)

Two hapless youths lead their burger joint in a fight against the giant fast-food chain across the street.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  Kel Mitchell  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Sinbad  •  Abe Vigoda

Two hapless youths lead their burger joint in a fight against the giant fast-food chain across the street.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Robbins
CAST:  Kel Mitchell  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Sinbad  •  Abe Vigoda

Legally Blonde (2001)

FunCuteCharmingEnjoyable

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, but while there, she figures out that there is more to herself than just looks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Luke Wilson  •  Selma Blair  •  Matthew Davis

Elle Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, is dumped by her boyfriend. She decides to follow him to law school, but while there, she figures out that there is more to herself than just looks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Luketic
CAST:  Reese Witherspoon  •  Luke Wilson  •  Selma Blair  •  Matthew Davis

LolliLove (2004)

A hip, misguided Southern California couple decide to make a difference in the lives of the homeless by giving them lollipops with a cheery slogan on the wrapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jenna Fischer
CAST:  James Gunn  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Peter Alton  •  Sarah Sido

A hip, misguided Southern California couple decide to make a difference in the lives of the homeless by giving them lollipops with a cheery slogan on the wrapper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jenna Fischer
CAST:  James Gunn  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Peter Alton  •  Sarah Sido

Scooby-Doo (2002)

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that affects young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

When Mystery, Inc. are guests of honor at the grand opening of the Coolsville Museum of Criminology, a masked villain shows up and creates havoc before stealing the costumes of the gang's most notorious villains...Could it be that their nemesis, mad scientist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raja Gosnell
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Sarah Michelle Gellar  •  Matthew Lillard  •  Linda Cardellini

Strangeland (1998)

A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy, trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage, he is caught. Deemed insane, he is sent to an asylum ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pieplow
CAST:  Kevin Gage  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Brett Harrelson  •  Robert Englund

A pierced and tattooed sadist, Captain Howdy, trolls the Internet for naive teens, luring them to his home to torture and defile them. When Howdy kidnaps and tortures the daughter of police Detective Mike Gage, he is caught. Deemed insane, he is sent to an asylum ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Pieplow
CAST:  Kevin Gage  •  Elizabeth Peña  •  Brett Harrelson  •  Robert Englund

The Unsaid (2001)

A doctor dealing with the aftermath of his son's death tries to help a troubled young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Andy García  •  Trevor Blumas  •  Chelsea Field  •  Teri Polo

A doctor dealing with the aftermath of his son's death tries to help a troubled young man.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom McLoughlin
CAST:  Andy García  •  Trevor Blumas  •  Chelsea Field  •  Teri Polo

Daddy's Home (2015)

Action-packed

The story of a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Anders
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Paul Scheer

The story of a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the affection of the kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sean Anders
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Mark Wahlberg  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Paul Scheer

Welcome to Me (2014)

A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline personality disorder who wins the Mega Millions lottery, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shira Piven
CAST:  Kristen Wiig  •  James Marsden  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Wes Bentley

A year in the life of Alice Klieg, a woman with Borderline personality disorder who wins the Mega Millions lottery, quits her meds and buys her own talk show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shira Piven
CAST:  Kristen Wiig  •  James Marsden  •  Linda Cardellini  •  Wes Bentley

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Action-packedThrillingBeautifulFantastical

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joss Whedon
CAST:  Chris Hemsworth  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  Jeremy Renner

Return (2011)

Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liza Johnson
CAST:  Linda Cardellini  •  John Slattery  •  Talia Balsam  •  Emma Rayne Lyle

Back from a tour of duty, Kelli struggles to find her place in her family and the rust-belt town she no longer recognizes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Liza Johnson
CAST:  Linda Cardellini  •  John Slattery  •  Talia Balsam  •  Emma Rayne Lyle

All Star Superman (2011)

Lex Luthor enacts his plan to rid the world of Superman, once and for all. Succeeding with solar radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel is slowly dying. With what little times remains, the Last Son of Krypton must confront the revealing of his secret identity to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Liu
CAST:  James Denton  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Ed Asner

Lex Luthor enacts his plan to rid the world of Superman, once and for all. Succeeding with solar radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel is slowly dying. With what little times remains, the Last Son of Krypton must confront the revealing of his secret identity to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Liu
CAST:  James Denton  •  Christina Hendricks  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Ed Asner

Super (2010)

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Rainn Wilson  •  Elliot Page  •  Liv Tyler  •  Kevin Bacon

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, though he lacks for heroic skills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Gunn
CAST:  Rainn Wilson  •  Elliot Page  •  Liv Tyler  •  Kevin Bacon

Kill the Irishman (2011)

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Hensleigh
CAST:  Ray Stevenson  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Val Kilmer  •  Christopher Walken

Over the summer of 1976, thirty-six bombs detonate in the heart of Cleveland while a turf war raged between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Italian mafia. Based on a true story, Kill the Irishman chronicles Greene's heroic rise from a tough Cleveland ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Hensleigh
CAST:  Ray Stevenson  •  Vincent D'Onofrio  •  Val Kilmer  •  Christopher Walken

The Prince and the Surfer (1999)

The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with Southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world of romance, danger, and adventure beyond their wildest dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arye Gross  •  Gregory Gieras
CAST:  Sean Kellman  •  Robert Englund  •  Vincent Schiavelli  •  Jennifer O'Neill

The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with Southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world of romance, danger, and adventure beyond their wildest dreams.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arye Gross  •  Gregory Gieras
CAST:  Sean Kellman  •  Robert Englund  •  Vincent Schiavelli  •  Jennifer O'Neill

The Lazarus Project (2008)

After Ben Garvey foolishly turned back to crime, he thought his life was over when he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. But his death sentence isn't quite what it seems, as Ben regains consciousness near an eerie psychiatric ward, where he's told he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glenn
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Piper Perabo  •  Bob Gunton  •  Lambert Wilson

After Ben Garvey foolishly turned back to crime, he thought his life was over when he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. But his death sentence isn't quite what it seems, as Ben regains consciousness near an eerie psychiatric ward, where he's told he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Glenn
CAST:  Paul Walker  •  Piper Perabo  •  Bob Gunton  •  Lambert Wilson
2