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Linda Cardellini (images | Web site | Twitter)
Hometown: Redwood City, Calif., according to her Wikipedia profile.
Best Known For: Linda came to prominence -- at least critical acclaim -- as the star of the short-lived teen dramedy Freaks and Geeks on NBC, which only lasted one season but was much beloved by critics and its fans and launched the careers of a lot of people who've risen to stardom since.
She also played Velma in two live-action-and-animation Scooby Doo movies, alongside real-life couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. And she was a co-star on ER for the final six of that medical drama's 15 seasons; she's largely focused on film, stage, and voice work since that wrapped in 2009.
Humble Beginnings: At age 21, Linda landed a starring role in a Saturday morning live-action kids' horror series titled Bone Chillers, following this up with guest roles on primetime comedies such as Clueless, Boy Meets World (a multi-episode gig), Step by Step, and 3rd Rock from the Sun (the only one of them I watched).
Poppy Montgomery as the female lead and also featured fellow crush Alyson Hannigan). Shortly after joining ER, she played actress Linda Cardellini, friend of actress Jenna Fischer, in the comedy LolliLove, directed and co-written by fellow celebrity crush Jenna Fischer.
And the dimples don't hurt her case, either.
Voice Work: Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated, season 1 (Amazon | iTunes) * All-Star Superman (Amazon | iTunes) * The Goode Family (Amazon | iTunes) * Robot Chicken, season 3: "Chirlaxx" (Amazon | iTunes) * Robot Chicken, season 1: "Operation Rich in Spirit" (Amazon | iTunes) * Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004 video game) * Gladius (2003 video game)
|As Velma in, I think, the first of her two |
live-action Scooby-Doo adventures. (The cartoon
version never looked so ... extroverted.)
|In the Western mini-series |
Comanche Moon, a prequel
to the classic Lonesome Dove.