Why Judy From "Dead To Me" Looks So Familiar

Luna Dawson

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Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate are the stars of Netflix's hit comedy Dead To Me, where they play two best friends trying to cover up a murder. Linda plays the kindhearted Judy Hale, and you may realize while watching that you definitely recognize her from one of her iconic past roles.

Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000)

Back in 1999, Linda alongside other actors Jason Segal, Busy Phillips, James Franco, and Seth Rogen was cast as the lead in the teen drama Freaks and Geeks before it's unfortunate cancellation after 1 season.


Legally Blonde (2001)

Linda played an arguably iconic character in Legally Blonde alongside Reese Witherspoon. She was cast as Chutney Windham, the eventual-confessed murderer in Elle Woods's trial.

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Scooby-Doo (2002-2004)

Linda was a part of Mystery Incorporated as Velma Dinkley in Scooby-Doo: The Movie and its sequel, Scooby-Doo 2, Monsters Unleashed.

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ER (2003-2009)

Linda played nurse Samantha Taggart on the medical drama ER from 2003 until the end of the show in 2009.


New Girl (2014)

Linda made an epic appearance as Jessica Day's wild sister, Abby, in 3 episodes of the Fox comedy New Girl, alongside Zoey Deschanel.


Mad Men (2013-2015)

Linda guest appeared on several episodes of Mad Men, playing Sylvia Rosen, Don Draper's (Jon Hamm) mistress.


Bloodline (2015-2017)

Linda played Meg Rayburn in the Netflix murder/drama that took place in the Florida Keys. She played the sister of John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler), Kevin Rayburn (Norbert Leo Butz), and Danny Rayburn (Ben Mendelsohn).


A Simple Favor (2018)

Linda starred alongside Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively in the thriller A Simple Favor as Diana Hyland, an artist who helped Stephanie solve the mystery of Emily's past.


Avengers: Age of Ulton and Avengers: Endgame (2015-2019)

Yup, Linda even starred in the Avengers franchise, playing Laura Barton AKA Hawkeye's wife.