Does the name Linda Cardellini ring a bell? Well, she is an American actress famously known for her wonderful performances in TV shows such as Freaks and Geeks, ER, Bloodline, and Dead to Me. She is also popular for lending her voice to the character of Velma Dinkley in the Scooby-Doo series. While the actress has become a well-known figure in the American movie industry, not many people know her partner, Steve Rodriguez.
Also known as Steven Rodriguez, Linda’s partner is a talented American actor, producer, and film art director. He is best remembered for his appearances on TV shows and films such as Pacific Blue, Clockwatchers, and Looking for Lola, among others. The couple began their relationship in 2009 and four years later, they announced their engagement. While they are yet to walk down the aisle, it might interest you to know that they have a beautiful daughter named Lila-Rose Rodriguez. Learn more interesting facts about Steve Rodriguez including his bio and family life below.
Steve Rodriguez – Bio
Steve Rodriguez came into this world on the 7th day of November 1970 and was born in the United States. Because of his secretive nature, nothing much is known about Steve’s early life including his birth city and where he grew up. However, we know he possesses American nationality and is of Caucasian ethnic origin.
The actor graduated from St Francis High School located in Mountain View, California. Soon after his graduation, Rodriguez also went on to acquire his bachelor’s degree in communication and theatre. However, the institution he attended and his year of graduation is currently unknown.
Steve began his acting career in 1996 when he played a guest role in the American crime drama series, Pacific Blue. The following year, he portrayed the role of Lobby Guard alongside Lisa Kudrow, Paul Dooley, and Toni Posey in Clockwatchers. Later in the same year, he was also seen playing the role of Raul in Boaz Davidson’s romantic drama, Looking for Lola.
In 1998, the actor starred as a Security Guard in an episode of Tracey Takes On… After that, he didn’t make any appearances until 2002 when he appeared as a party guest in Coming Clean. Next, he played the role of a Mexican Officer named Martinex in Russians in the City of Angels, as well as in Sinful Deeds, and Passion Before Midnight.
After starring in the 2004 action thriller, Border Blues, Steven Rodriguez stopped featuring in movies, he rather went off the radar and nothing was heard of his subsequent film endeavors. He later came into the limelight following his relationship with Linda Cardellini.
Steve Rodriguez’s Family
Steve Rodriguez is known for his low profile nature as we mentioned above; nothing much is known about his family including his parents and siblings. The much we know is that his father is a successful businessman and his mother a homemaker. Nevertheless, their identities still remain a mystery. More so, it is not clear if Steve is the only child of his parents or not. This is because he has kept such info away from the prying eyes of the media.
It is already known that Steve Rodriguez is the long term partner of Linda Cardellini. Just like Steve, Linda is equally a prolific American actress. She is best known for playing the role of Judy Hale in the 2019 TV series, Dead to Me. Her other notable movies include Mad Men (2013-2015), Bloodline (2015-2017), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Austin Found (2017), Avengers: End Game (2019), etc.
The couple has got an amazing love story. They were high school sweethearts while at St. Francis High School in Mountain View, California. Their relationship went smoothly until after their graduation in 1993 when they parted ways. Many years went by before they finally reconnected. At that time, Linda was already an established actress in Hollywood.
The pair kicked off their relationship in 2009 and in February 2012, they welcomed their first bundle of joy, a daughter who they named Lilah-Rose Rodriguez. After the birth of their daughter, Steve Rodriguez and his partner announced their engagement in June 2013. Since then, they have been living happily together. Although they haven’t walked down the aisle yet; albeit, we are hoping to hear wedding bells very soon.
Other Facts About Linda Cardellini’s Partner
1. Prior to Steve’s relationship with Linda, she previously dated her Freaks and Geeks co-star, Jason Segel.
2. Linda once disclosed during an interview that what attracted him to Steve was his adventurous lifestyle, biking tricks, and cool attitude.
3. Steve Rodriguez is very tall, standing at a height of 5 feet 11 inches which is quite beyond that of his partner, Linda who stands 5 feet 3 inches tall.