⋄ In 1994, she won a fireplace on The Price Is Right.

⋄ Loves art, especially that of Margaret Keane.

⋄ Enjoyed taking martial arts classes.

⋄ She attended Loyola Marymount University. Other students attending at the same time were Colin Hanks, Sarah Vato and Busy Philipps.

⋄ Linda’s paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and Linda’s paternal grandmother was of German, English, and Scottish ancestry. Linda’s maternal grandparents were both from Irish immigrant families.

⋄ Though she was born in Redwood City, California, her family has lived in San Francisco for 5 generations.

⋄ Her last name means “goldfinches” in Italian.

⋄ Gave birth to her first child at age 36, a daughter Lilah-Rose Rodriguez on February 29, 2012. Child’s father is her boyfriend, Steve Rodriguez.

⋄ Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Lilah-Rose in order to begin recording Gravity Falls.

⋄ Delivered her daughter Lilah-Rose via emergency Caesarean section after the umbilical cord became wrapped around the baby’s neck.

⋄ Was born on the same day (four years apart) as close friend and Freaks and Geeks co-star Busy Philipps.

⋄ As of 2019, she has been in 2 films that were Oscar nominated for Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain and Green Book, with the latter winning in the category.

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