"Mr Jacobs, it's Linda from Will's team… Something horrible has happened… Franklin is dead, from a viral infection…  He was exposed to the 113…  It does something to people that it doesn't do to apes… Mr Jacobs? Mr Jacobs, are you… "
―Linda (speaking on the phone)

Linda Andersen was a lab assistant at the Gen-Sys Laboratories, working with Dr. Will Rodman in researching a cure to Alzheimer's Disease.


Rise of the Planet of the ApesEdit

She at first agreed with Jacobs that the ALZ-113 should be put on the market and told Will that Koba scored a perfect 15 on the Tower of Lucas (earlier in the movie Bright Eyes only scored 20). Later on, Linda was warned that the ALZ-113 kills humans instead of improving them like apes. Linda called Jacobs on his cell phone to warn him about the ALZ-113 effects that Franklin is dead, but he ignored her and she kept trying to warn him the urgent news on the phone. Jacobs wasn't alert to Linda because the Gen-Sys Cafe was demolished and several apes jumped down scaring him off. Linda's news surely alerted the entire Gen-Sys Laboratories not to put the ALZ-113 onto the market, but already it was too late since Franklin started the ALZ-113 Pandemic all over the planet.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: FirestormEdit

Firestorm revealed that Linda's last name was "Andersen", that she had a sister, and that Linda was one of the first victims of the Simian Flu.


  • Linda's first name is most likely in tribute to Linda Harrison, the actress who played Nova in the first two Planet of the Apes movies.
  • An earlier version of the script had a similar character named 'Caroline' - a lab assistant with curly red hair, she and Will had a history together which he regretted but she wished to develop.
Planet of the Apes - Chernin Entertainment Series
Planet of the Apes (CE) Movies
Rise of the Planet of the Apes | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | War for the Planet of the Apes
Main Evolved Ape Characters
Caesar | Bright Eyes | Koba | Maurice | Rocket | Buck | Cornelia | Blue Eyes | Luca | Ash | Cornelius | Winter | Lake | Bad Ape | Red
Supporting Ape Characters
Alpha | Burke | Verdon | Tinker | Grey | Stone | Andy | Wolfie | Jeanpierre | Lucky | Koba's Mother | Sparrow | Pope | Fifer | Cora | Rex | Bon | Dallas | Milo | Herman | Spear | Ajax | Oak | Fox | Aghoo | Ursus | Percy | Beardface | Armando
Main Human Characters
Will Rodman | Charles Rodman | Caroline Aranha | Robert Franklin | Steven Jacobs | Dodge Landon | John Landon | Douglas Hunsiker | Malcolm | Ellie | Alexander | Dreyfus | Carver | Foster | Colonel McCullough | Nova
Supporting Human Characters
Rodney | John Hamil | Rita | Sarah | Maddy | John | Edward | Roger Mason | Werner | Kemp | Clancy Stoppard | Corbin | Daniel Nygun | David Flynn | Finney | Kuo | Malakai Youmans | Max (Firestorm) | McVeigh | Terry | Roger | Rod Wilson | Preacher | Boyle | Lang | Travis
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Horse | Elk | Grizzly Bear
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Simian Flu
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Ape Rebellion | Human-Ape War | Simian Flu Pandemic | Battle on the Golden Gate Bridge | Battle in San Francisco | Battle of the Muir Woods Park | Battle of the Border
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West African Jungle | San Francisco | San Francisco Zoo | Gen-Sys Laboratories | Rodman House | San Bruno Primate Shelter | Golden Gate Bridge | Muir Woods Park | Ape Mountain | Ape Gate | Ape Village | Caesar's Home | Warehouse | The Border
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (webcomic) | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios) | Before the Dawn | War for the Planet of the Apes (BOOM! Studios)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Firestorm | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | War for the Planet of the Apes: Revelations | War for the Planet of the Apes - Official Movie Novelization | Planet of the Apes: Caesar’s Story
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: The Art of the Films
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