She attended drama school, the Italia Conti Academy in London, and moved into television acting.
She played the wayward punk, Mary Smith in the British Broadcasting Corporation soap opera, EastEnders. Mary was one of the serial"s original characters and Davidson played her from March 1985 to May 1988. Away from EastEnders Davidson has appeared in various television programmes and on stage.
However, she stopped performing in the late 1990s.
She went on to work in digital media for the British Broadcasting Corporation and Channel 4, then became a director of business strategy for Discovery Communications in the 2000s. By 2011, she had founded the "a.bridge collective", a network of broadcast and digital media industry experts.
Her big television break came in 1984, when she secured the role of Mary Smith, in the fledgling British Broadcasting Corporation serial drama, EastEnders. She first appeared on-screen as Mary in March 1985.
She quit EastEnders in 1988, when she was offered a Steven Berkoff play.
Davidson went on to act in First of the Summer Wine (1988). Bulman; Casualty (1990). House of Elliot (1992).
Maria"s Child (1992).
The Bill (1993); and 10 x 10: The Guinea Pig (1998). She also appeared in various theatre productions.
Notably, she played the role of Columbia in the first West End revival of The Rocky Horror Show (1990). Media career
Davidson developed an interest in writing and worked as a television sit-com writer, director and voiceover specialist.
Some of her stories were published and she had several scripts for film and television optioned, but ultimately the projects did not go ahead.
Her interest in writing and the internet signified the next stage of her career. She wrote for British Broadcasting Corporation Online, making contributions to Tomorrow"s World and Good Homes online. In the mid 90s she was in charge of all the British Broadcasting Corporation"s drama websites, including the EastEnders website.
She also worked as the editor of E4 Interactive in the 2000s.
She progressed to work on programmes for emerging digital channels. At Channel 4, she secured investment and helped launch.
4Dating, T4 and 4Music. Meanwhile she commissioned award winning animation Action Stan and British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated multi-player game, Tank Wars.
Davidson also teamed up with the drama and entertainment departments to co-create Fiction Laboratory at the British Broadcasting Corporation. Later she moved to Discovery Communications.
Davidson later founded and is Managing Director of the "a.bridge collective", a network of broadcast and digital media industry experts. In June 2014 Davidson also took on the role of Operations Director for Social Media Marketing Agency Legend Engage. Linda works across clients including FMCG (Honey Monster).
Financial Services (The Wisdom Council) and hospitality (Boulestin Restaurant) to deliver digital and social marketing campaigns and report on efficacy using monitoring and reporting software and insights.
Davidson was shortlisted for Woman of the Future Award 2014.