Linda Swanson is the mother of Paige Swanson and Erica Swanson and ex-wife of Barry Swanson.


Linda first appears in "A Rival Prodigy and Sir Isaac Neutron" when she, Barry and their daughters go to the Cooper home for a play date. Linda then converses with George and Mary and it is revealed that Barry and Erica are ignored by Linda who mostly pays attention to Paige.

Linda reappears in "Carbon Dating and a Stuffed Raccoon" in two scenes where she comes to a restaurant where George is sitting. She and George discussed her marital problems. When Linda sees Barry coming, she flees and then he encounters George. She is last seen at the museum after her daughter Paige and George's son Sheldon Cooper were caught in a closed exhibit.

Linda appears again in "A Stunted Childhood and a Can of Fancy Mixed Nuts" when she and Paige are in the mall and they meet Sheldon, Mary and Missy at the shoe store. Later she drops Paige off at a sleepover with Missy and Sheldon (who declined joining), while she runs off to hang out with some girlfriends of hers.

In "Body Glitter and a Mall Safety Kit", Linda reappears having divorced Barry. She says he's thrilled that he's gone, but worried about how it will affect Paige.


  • It's speculated that she's the woman George Sr. eventually has an affair since they connected over marital problems in her second appearance.


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Young Sheldon Characters, Cast & Crew
Main Characters Main Sheldon Cooper  ‧  Mary Cooper  ‧  George Cooper Sr.  ‧  George Cooper Jr.  ‧  Missy Cooper  ‧  Meemaw  ‧  Jeff Difford
Recurring and Minor Characters Tam Nguyen  ‧  Veronica Duncan  ‧  Billy Sparks  ‧  Brenda Sparks  ‧  Herschel Sparks  ‧  Victoria McElroy  ‧  Evelyn Ingram  ‧  Wayne Wilkins  ‧  Hubert Givens  ‧  Sheryl Hutchins  ‧  Gene Lundy  ‧  Tom Petersen  ‧  Le Nguyen  ‧  Trang Nguyen  ‧  Mai Nguyen  ‧  Kim-Ly Nguyen   ‧  John Sturgis  ‧  Paige Swanson  ‧ Barry Swanson  ‧  Linda Swanson  ‧  Erica Swanson  ‧  Dale Ballard  ‧  Selena  ‧  Robin Difford  ‧  Jana  ‧  Marcus Larson  ‧  June
Cast Regulars Iain Armitage  ‧  Zoe Perry  ‧  Lance Barber  ‧  Montana Jordan  ‧  Raegan Revord  ‧  Annie Potts  ‧  Matt Hobby  ‧  Jim Parsons
Recurring Ryan Phuong  ‧  Isabel May  ‧  Wyatt McClure  ‧  Melissa Peterman  ‧  Billy Gardell  ‧  Valerie Mahaffey  ‧  Danielle Pinnock  ‧  Doc Farrow  ‧  Brian Stepanek  ‧  Sarah Baker  ‧  Rex Linn  ‧  Wallace Shawn  ‧  McKenna Grace  ‧  Craig T. Nelson  ‧  Ava Allan  ‧  Jason Alexander  ‧  Reba McEntire
As Selves Elon Musk
Crew Writers Chuck Lorre * (Creator)  ‧  Steven Molaro * (Creator)
Directors Jon Favreau
Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
Executive Producers : Steven Molaro / Jim Parsons / Todd Spiewak Unit production manager : Kelly-Anne Lee *
Theme composer / performer : Steve Burns (performer) / Rob Cavallo (producer) Chuck Lorre Productions
also as Producer Young Sheldon : Full cast & crew on IMDb
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