|Height||5' 2" (1.57 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Early in her acting career, Linda landed supporting roles in The Farrelly Brother's film Kingpin opposite Bill Murray and Woody Harrelson, in the PBS American Playhouse film Darrow opposite Kevin Spacey, was directed by Gillian Armstrong's in Mrs. Soffel opposite Diane Keaton, and Mel Gibson. She worked with Martin Scorsese on Goodfellas, and performed opposite Keanu Reeves in The Prince of Pennsylvania, as well as in a Ron Howard film Gung Ho opposite Michael Keaton.
After seeing Angela Lansbury in the original Broadway production of Sweeney Todd that included her brother Larry, a guitarist in the orchestra, Linda decided to be an actor. She studied at the Pittsburgh Playhouse under direction of Point Park University where she holds a degree in theater, took drama classes at Carnegie Mellon University, and later took a workshop with the late Martin de Maat, co-founder of Chicago's 'Second City' training center and the rest is history.
Linda's musical talents comes from a family of jazz, blues and pop musicians who had regular jam sessions in their home in the 60s with the young (now legendary jazz guitarist) Pat Martino, a friend of her dad's. Her brother taught her how to play the blues harmonica when she was ten, and her mom sang jazz standards.
Coming soon, you can catch Linda in the independent film Helen Alone (2014) starring Daniel Baldwin, and recently she worked with Clark Gregg on Trust Me. Before that, other credits include Comedy Central's Last Laugh, Everybody Hates Chris, Brothers & Sisters, and Friendly Fire - a Sean Lennon & Yoko Ono production.
Linda lives is Los Angeles committed to educating and touching others through the spirit of the arts. In continuing her family tradition, she is preparing to record an album of traditional jazz standards that was so cherished in her home, and to honor the sounds of vintage era, keeping the torch songs alive and swingin'.
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