Linda Svobodová was born in Prague, Czech Republic. She spent part of her early childhood in Portugal before returning to the Czech capital, where her interest in performance led to her enrollment in acting classes at the age of nine. Her father, a doctor, hoped his daughter would follow a safer career path, but her mother, a lawyer with a commercial agency, embraced Linda's creative passion and encouraged her to pursue acting.
When she was only ten years old, she gained her first role, in a music video for the famous Czech band, Zluty Pes. Soon after, Linda landed her first role on Czech television and, while still a student, she made her first feature film appearance in Hannibal Rising (2007). She studied German and English in school and works with both languages as well as her native Czech, as a result, on screen.
After graduating from drama school, she began working in theatre, before picking up further parts in commercials and on Czech television, appearing in series including Skoda lásky (2015) and Doktor Martin (2016). She made her American television debut on NBC's hit crime series Crossing Lines (2015) and, as a sought-after European actress, she was cast by BAFTA award-winning director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others, 2006) in his period drama Never Look Away (2018). Latterly, Linda has appeared in German crime series Helen Dorn (2018) and thriller Kranke Geschafte (2019). She can still be seen on stage in Czech theatre productions, when not filming for movies and television across Europe.