Louise Linton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and attended St. George’s School for Girls and then Fettes College, a boarding school in the heart of the Capital. As a young girl, she began professional training as an actress at The Edinburgh Drama Academy. She later trained with a private coach from The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts from which she acquired her certificate with Honors. After boarding school, she spent some of her gap-year serving as a volunteer in Northern Zambia before embarking on college in the United States. She acquired a B.A. in Journalism from Pepperdine University followed by her Juris Doctorate in Law from UWLA. During this time, she began acting in film and television.