Linda Wallem Bio, Brother, Melissa Etheridge, Wedding and Nurse Jackie

Linda Wallem is an American actress, writer, and producer who was born on May 29, 1961, Madison, Wisconsin, United States. She was raised in Rockford, Illinois. Wallem is the older sister of actor Stephen Wallem who co-stars on her show Nurse Jackie as a nurse named Thor Lundgren.

Linda Wallem Biography

Linda Wallem is an American actress, writer, and producer who was born on May 29, 1961, Madison, Wisconsin, United States. She was raised in Rockford, Illinois. Wallem is the older sister of actor Stephen Wallem who co-stars on her show Nurse Jackie as a nurse named Thor Lundgren.

Wallem began her career in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop. She and fellow writer-performer Peter Tolan formed a double act called Wallem & Tolan and began performing on the cabaret circuit in New York City at such venues as the Manhattan Punch Line.

In 1989, Broadway veteran Martin Charnin caught the act at the behest of producers Sanford Fisher and Zev Guber. Consequently, he worked with the duo to present it as an Off Broadway called Laughing Matters.

Linda Wallem Brother

Linda Wallem is the older sister of actor Stephen Wallen. It’s nice to know someone in the business, and Stephen Wallem found that person in big sis Linda. She still made him audition for his role as Thor Lundgren on the Showtime series. Stephen co-stars on her show Nurse Jackie as a nurse named Thor Lundgren. Stephen is also gay and Linda credits her “supportive family” for both to come out to, she told The Advocate.

Linda Wallem Age

Wallem was born on May 29, 1961, Madison, Wisconsin, and raised in Rockford, Illinois. She is 58 years old as of 2019.

Wallem (In white gown) Wedding Melissa

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Wallem married singer Melissa Etheridge on May 31, 2014, in San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. The two tied the knot a day after celebrating their birthday which they share. They both just turned 53.

Linda Wallem was best friends with Melissa Etheridge long before they started dating. This was the first official wedding for Melissa Etheridge, but the third ceremony that she had. Her previous 2 long-term relationships were both before the legalization of same-sex marriage and were, therefore, both commitment ceremonies. Melissa Etheridge’s first long-term, committed relationship lasted for 12 years and produced two, now adult, children. Her partner was Julie Cypher, a film director.

Julie Cypher carried both of their children, and, months before they split, the couple revealed rock icon David Crosby had donated to help them sire their kids. The split appeared to be civil and remained as they co-parented together.

Melissa Etheridge and Linda Wallem got married in the lily garden at their San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. There were many celebrities present to witness as Etheridge and Wallem wed, with Etheridge wearing a grey suit, and Wallem dressed in a white, sparkly dress carrying a bouquet of purple and white flowers.

Linda Wallem Nurse Jackie

Linda Wallem and Liz Brixius created and produced a pilot called Insatiable in 2007, for Showtime which was not picked up. The duo, together with writer Evan Dunsky, created the series Nurse Jackie, a half-hour drama about a “flawed” emergency room nurse in a New York City hospital.

The series premiered on Showtime in June 2009, starring Edie Falco of The Sopranos, with Wallem and Brixius serving as showrunners for the series and sharing executive producer duties with Caryn Mandabach.

Linda Wallem Actress

In 1993, Linda Wallem appeared in the film Sleepless in Seattle as the waitress from whom star Meg Ryan’s character buys coffee on the road. Wallem played Hildy on Seinfeld, the waitress who refuses to serve Elaine Benes her customary “big salad” in the 1994 episode The Soup.

Young viewers, at the time, are likely to recognize her voice as Doctor Paula Hutchison, Virginia Wolfe and other female characters on the Nickelodeon animated television series, Rocko’s Modern Life (1993–1996).

Linda Wallem Writing and Producing

Linda Wallem wrote the television situation comedy Cybill, for the Cybill Shepherd during its entire run from 1995 to 1998. She also occasionally acted on the series. From 1998 to 2000, Wallem wrote for the sitcom That ’70s Show, serving as executive producer from 2000 to 2001 and then executive producing That ’80s Show in 2002.