Not long after her six-year-run on the TV series “ER” ended in 2009, actress Linda Cardellini paid $2.4 million a striking home alongside L.A.’s Venice Canals. The “Dead to Me” star — who parents a 9-year-old daughter with her longtime fiancé, actor-turned-makeup artist Steven Rodriguez — sold that house in mid-March for $3.6 million, reaping a $1 million-plus profit in the process, and now she’s doled out $4.3 million to upgrade into a custom-built compound in the family-friendly Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
Following her breakout role as Lindsey Weir on the cult TV show “Freaks and Geeks” in 1999, Cardellini’s star has continued to rise with appearances in “Scooby-Doo,” “Legally Blonde,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Mad Men,” “Bloodline” and the aforementioned “ER,” just to name a few of her many TV shows and films. Her most recent acting gig has her playing the quirky but lovable art teacher Judy Hale in Netflix’s Emmy-winning series “Dead to Me,” which the California-born actress has referred to as her “most-walk-out-of-the-house-and-be-recognized-role.”
Situated on a lushly landscaped corner lot tucked away on a .39-acre parcel of land dotted with fruit and palm trees — and secured by a Ring alarm system with multiple surveillance cameras — Cardellini’s newest residence was built in 1988 and holds more than 5,500 square feet of ornate yet comfortable living space on two levels accessed via an attractive double wooden door that opens into a soaring entryway featuring several skylights, Karnazeika marble and lighted art niches.
Among the highlights of the five-bedroom, five-bath dwelling: a formal living room sporting vaulted ceilings, a double row of picture windows reaching to the ceiling, light hardwood flooring and a fireplace, along with a formal dining room, and an oak-paneled library with a fireplace and cozy seating area.