Linda Emond works in film, television and theatre, across genres, in roles that are often transformational. She was born in New Jersey but grew up in Southern California. She attended Loara High School (where she was Homecoming Queen) and received her MFA from the University of Washington in Seattle. Her first professional job as an actor was at The Empty Space Theatre in Seattle. She went on to work extensively in Chicago and ultimately in New York City. She has been regularly recognized in theatre, including earning three Tony Award nominations and receiving both the Lucille Lortel Award and an Obie.