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OTRC: Linda Cardellini from 'Freaks and Geeks' is pregnant with first child

Linda Cardellini of 'Freaks and Geeks' and 'ER' fame welcomed her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Steve Rodriguez on Feb. 29, 2012, aka Leap Day. The 36-year-old actress and her boyfriend named their daughter Lilah-Rose, her spokesperson confirmed to OnTheRedCarpet.com. Cardellini showed off her baby bump in a recent photo 'Robot Chicken' and 'Austin Powers' star Seth Green posted on Twitter a week before she gave birth. Her pregnancy was first reported in October. Cardellini rose to fame playing rebellious teenager Lindsay Weir on the short-lived teen comedy series "Freaks and Geeks," which aired for one season in 1999 and also starred James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen and Busy Phillips. In 2011, Cardellini reunited with several of her former cast members at a Los Angeles event honoring the show, which has become a cult favorite (see video). The actress rose to fame playing rebellious teenager Lindsay Weir on the short-lived teen comedy series 'Freaks and Geeks,' which aired for one season in 1999 and also starred James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen and Busy Phillips. Cardellini reunited with several of her former cast members at a Los Angeles event honoring the show, which has become a cult favorite. Cardellini also played Lauren on the teen series 'Boy Meets World' in 1998, Velma in the 'Scooby-Doo' movies and Nurse Samantha Taggart on the medical drama series 'ER' between 2003 and 2009. She went on to voice the role of Bliss Goode in the animated show 'The Goode Family' and in 2011, appeared on an episode of the CBS drama series 'Person of Interest' and co-starred with Michael Shannon in the movie 'Return.' (Pictured: Linda Cardellini talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com about 'Freaks and Geeks' at a PaleyFest event in March 2011. / Linda Cardelli appears in a scene from 'Freaks and Geeks.')

Linda Cardellini, known for her roles on the shows "Freaks and Geeks" and "ER," is expecting her first child.

She and boyfriend Steven Rodriguez plan to welcome their baby in early 2012, People magazine reported on Tuesday, October 18. Cardellini has not commented.

The 36-year-old actress rose to fame playing rebellious teenager Lindsay Weir on the short-lived teen comedy series "Freaks and Geeks," which aired for one season in 1999 and also starred James Franco, Jason Segel, Seth Rogen and Busy Phillips.

Earlier this year, Cardellini reunited with several of her former cast members at a Los Angeles event honoring the show, which has become a cult favorite (see video).

Cardellini also played Lauren on the teen series "Boy Meets World" in 1998, Velma in the "Scooby-Doo" movies and Nurse Samantha Taggart on the medical drama series "ER" between 2003 and 2009. She recently played Dr. Megan Tillman on an episode of the CBS drama series "Person of Interest," which debuted in September.

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