“I was a wild girl,” she told Larry King. “I was a real alcoholic for the longest time. I messed with drugs...I've come through a lot of things. I was a chaotic mess.”
Linda recalled working in New York as a struggling actress and making ends meet working as a cappuccino maker in a New York restaurant.
“I couldn't make foam. I had no business at that espresso machine,” she said. “Every single cappuccino I made was nerve racking...They fired me after three months.”
At age 22 she moved to LA and she made her acting debut on the prime-time soap “Secrets of Midland Heights” in 1980. Her film debut was in 1982's “TAG: The Assassination Game.”
Linda made headlines when she revealed that she suffered from depression and bipolar disorder, and she has been an advocate for people suffering with mental illness.
She admitted, though, that the disorder has probably aided her acting skills,