⋄ 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.