Birth Name: Linda Marie Emond
Place of Birth: New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 22, 1959
*father – French-Canadian, Polish
*mother – German, English
Linda Emond is an American actress. A Tony nominee for her stage work, her roles also include the films Across the Universe, Julie & Julia, The Family Fang, Indignation, Gemini Man, and Causeway, and the shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lodge 49, and The Gilded Age.
She was raised mostly in Orange County, California.
Linda’s paternal grandfather was Victor Emond (the son of George Emond and Ida F. Ruelle). Victor was born in Wisconsin. George was French-Canadian. Ida was born in Wisconsin, of French-Canadian descent.
Linda’s paternal grandmother was Sophia Kulbacki (the daughter of Joseph Kulbacki and Alexandra Michalowski). Sophia was born in Wisconsin, to Polish parents.
Linda’s maternal grandfather was Hugh Henderson Drake (the son of Royal Prentice/Prentiss Drake and Florence Henderson). Hugh was born in Nebraska.
Linda’s maternal grandmother was named Bonnie R. Hess (the daughter of George J. Hess and Carrie E.). Bonnie was born in Nebraska. George was born in Canada, to German parents.
Sources: Linda’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Linda’s mother’s family history – http://redfeatherhistoricalsociety.org
Linda’s maternal grandparents, Hugh Henderson Drake and Bonnie R. Hess, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Information on Linda’s maternal grandfather, Hugh Henderson Drake – http://www.usgennet.org
Linda’s maternal grandmother, Bonnie R. Hess, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org