Linda Hamilton was born on September 26, 1956 in Salisbury, Maryland. She was married to Bruce Abbott from December 1982 until December 1989. They divorced and had one child. Linda then married James Cameron in July 1997 and they divorced in 1999. They had one child.
She attended Washington College before moving on to study acting in New York. She acted in workshops and her debut acting assignments were in television series. Her star-making role was as Sarah Conner in The Terminator in 1984. She also appeared in Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991. She also was in Mr. Destiny in 1990, Silent Fall in 1994 and Dante's Peak in 1997. She has also made several made-for-TV-movies.
Linda often play women who overcome great hardships and tragedies. Linda has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and has been in treatment for many years. You can see Linda in two episodes of Lost Girl and 12 episodes of Chuck.