Linda Edna Cardellini (born June 25, 1975) is an American television and film actress. She is known for her television roles Lindsay Weir on Freaks and Geeks, Samantha Taggart on ER, as well as the voices of Hot Dog Water on Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated and Wendy on Gravity Falls, and the film role of Velma Dinkley in the live-action Scooby-Doo films. Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, the daughter of Lorraine (nee Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini. She made her first public appearance at age 10 when she sang in a school play. Subsequent to that performance, she acted in several school productions, and started attending drama lessons. She graduated from nearby Mountain View's Catholic St.
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