Linnea Berthelsen
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If you’re a fan of the American science fiction Netflix horror series Stranger Things, then you’re obviously acquainted with Linnea Berthelsen, the star of what can only be described as some of the most divisive episodes in the show’s history. Despite only joining the cast in season 2, Linnea has earned fame for her acting prowess with her character Kali/Eight, who is Eleven’s sister in the series.

Let’s take a look at the star actress’s biography, her career, filmography and other interesting facts about the amazing Danish actress below.

Linnea Berthelsen’s Biography

Linnea Berthelsen was born on the 13th of July, 1993. Thanks to her date of birth, her zodiac sign is Cancer. While it’s almost impossible to get information on her childhood and upbringing, we can confirm that her family moved to Copenhagen, Denmark, where she would eventually grow up. Linnea has brown skin which often has people confusing her to be from Asian descent or origin while others outrightly assume she is Indian at first glance. However, Linnea Berthelsen is a Dane and is of Danish ethnic background.

She started acting in her late teens, but before choosing acting as a career, she wanted to be a doctor. She moved to London in the United Kingdom in 2014 and enrolled at East 15 Acting School which boasts of several distinguished alumni notably Billy Murray, Marc Warren, Elizabeth Henstridge and many more. Linnea is also well trained in singing mezzo, contemporary dance and ballet.


Linnea Berthelsen made her acting debut in the short film Mirrors in 2014. She played a lead role in the sci-fi thriller Natskygge which premiered in Denmark in 2015, and she also appeared in the Danish film Hybrid where she played the role of Clara. Prior to this, she had various small roles she played in different film projects in Denmark notably Dyspno and Cape Fear. In 2016, she had roles in Exitium, a pilot film in Denmark and The Desert, a web TV series in London.

Her agency, Panorama Agency which is Scandinavian based ensures that Linnea Berthelsen is involved on and off stage at leading theatres in Denmark. She also was the star at the world premiere of Ved Herrens Mark at the Theatre GROB in Denmark.

Linnea is very active on social media. Her verified Instagram profile boasts of over 430k followers. She is also very active on Twitter which she uses to update her fans about books she’s reading, photoshoots and upcoming acting info. One such image she shared recently was a cosplay of X-men’s Storm which had fans going gaga.

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Facts and Everything You Need to Know About Linnea Berthelsen

Favorite Food

Sushi, the Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold rice served with a garnish of vegetables, egg, or raw seafood is something that Linnea loves to eat very much. She’s also a sucker for French and Thai food but doesn’t like blue cheese or chili.


Linnea loves reading, dancing, coffee dates and watching documentaries. She usually takes photos of the books she’s reading and posts them on social media.

Best Advice

Linnea Berthelsen advises that you trust your instincts. It’s the best piece of advice she got when she started taking acting seriously. For the worst advice she has ever gotten, she claims that it’s “Don’t become an actor, it’s a tough industry.”

How She was Discovered for Stranger Things

Linnea Berthelsen
Linnea Berthelsen, Stranger Things (2017)

Linnea Berthelsen was discovered by the producers of Stranger Things through a self-taped audition that she sent through her Danish agent. She auditioned and was then invited to screen test in Atlanta. Shortly after that, she got cast on the show.

Favorite Part about Being on Stranger Things

Linnea Berthelsen loves getting inspiration from all the creative professionals that come together to make the series a reality. They enable her to improve her acting skills and grow (pun intended) in leaps and bounds.

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Height and Body Measurements

Linnea Berthelsen is an actress with a lot of charisma and energy to give the world. She’s always smiling in interviews and remarked about how fun it was to join the cast of Stranger Things for season 2, even though they had already created a tight-knit family.

The actress stands at an average height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.64 meters) with a healthy body weight of 119 pounds (54 kg). She has a waist size of 26 inches, hip size of 35 inches, and bust size of 33 inches. The actress also has black colored hair and dark brown eyes.

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