Linnea is from Ashburnham, Massachusetts where she grew up on a small hobby farm. Surrounded by animals and plants in her formative years, she has grown to love anything living. Her love of acting started in second grade when she was a part of writing her school play Simply Silent Brook and made her debut as a butterfly.
Linnea started her acting career at Emerson College participating in student films. Her most memorable role was playing Jacinta Heller in the television show Hunt on Emerson Independent Video. She also appeared in other student films, such as the lead in Armstrong, and supporting characters in both Grow up and Outlier. Linnea started her professional film career in 2021 when she played Sarah in the Miramax film Mother/Android, playing opposite Chloe Grace Moretz and Algee Smith.
Linnea had her first professional theatre role in Pagliacci, with the Boston Lyric Opera. She also participated in the college production of Horse Girls during her time at Emerson.
Since then, Linnea has earned her BFA in Theatre and Performance from Emerson and graduated in May of 2022.
Linnea Mae Gardner
Hair: Auburn, Eyes: Blue
Outlier Lexi Abra
Hunt Jacinta Heller
Grow Up Gabby
Armstrong Natasha Melnick
Hunt Jacinta Heller
Pagliacci Ensemble David Lefkowich
Horse Girls Trish Lowenstein Lauren Raff
Emerson College, BFA Theatre and Performance (Graduated 2022)
Erin Schwall (Performing Improv Comedy), Valerie Madden (Advanced Linklater Voice),
Tyler Catanella (Devising/Movement), Amelia Broome (Dialects), Ken Cheeseman (Acting for the Camera), Kyle Crand (Professional Preparation), Lizzy Davis (Viewpoints),
Nathaniel Justiniano (Clowning), Ted Hewlett (Stage Combat), Craig Mathers (Scene Study II),
Kathleen Donohue (Scene Study I), Josie Bray (Movement)
LAMDA, 8 Week Summer Shakespeare Intensive
Shakespeare, Text, Acting, Voice, Movement, Jacobean, Sword Stage Combat,
Alexander Technique, Historical Dance
Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival
Mezzo-Soprano, beginning ballet, historical dance, piano, clowning,
close-quarter stage combat and basic swordplay, horseback riding
Height: 5’6”, Weight: 160lbs, Eye color: Blue, Hair Color: Auburn, Covid-19 Vaccinated
Boston Lyric Opera