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Meet us back here in exactly one hour. And no scary rides for you boys.
Linda to Rowley and Greg in Amusementland

Linda Jefferson is the mother of Rowley Jefferson, daughter-in-law of Grandpa Jefferson, and wife of Robert Jefferson. She appears throughout the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, with her latest direct appearance being in Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021 film).


Mrs. Jefferson is perceived to Greg Heffley as highly overprotective, polite, loving, caring, showing most of these qualities to her son. Unlike her husband, Mrs. Jefferson seems to like Greg (or is at least more willing to put up with him) and seems okay with the boys being friends, and this has been a recurring element since Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. Despite this, she has been shown to also get angry at Greg at points (though always with her husband around) such as when he accidentally harms Rowley. She cares about what her son does, similar to Greg's mom, Susan Heffley.


Mrs. Jefferson is a tall and skinny woman who has average sized curly hair, she is mainly depicted with a shirt and a very long skirt that goes to her feet. She wears a night gown while going to bed, as shown in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. In the first movie, she is played by Robert Capron's mother in real life, her appearance changed a little. She was overweight, and wore a necklace and an average sized skirt. She was replaced by Bronwen Smith in the third film, as Kaye was only hired for her dancing skills and was a self-proclaimed not good actress.

Appearance in Poptropica[]

She appears on Wimpy Boardwalk, where she has blonde hair like her son Rowley and her husband Robert.


  • Although not making an actual appearance in The Last Straw, she was indirectly mentioned in the last sections of the book, where Greg said Rowley's parents kicked them out of the house.
  • In the first movie she is played by Robert Capron actor's real life mother. However, in the movie adaptation of Dog Days, she is played by Bronwen Smith due to Capron's mother not being a professional actress.
  • In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School, she was mentioned two times, first when Rowley got Gareth's tooth stuck in his forehead. Robert Jefferson called her to pick Rowley up to get checked out. Then when Rowley accidentally got Poison Ivy on his dad having trouble breathing, the Nurse called her to come pick them both up and left.
  • She didn't appear in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down, same as Robert Jefferson.
  • In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Greg assumes that Mrs. Jefferson is one of those mothers who sneaks healthy food into non-healthy stuff. Greg also says Mrs. Jefferson stuffed spinach into brownies.
  • She would've been born in 1953.
  • She was one of the only characters that needed to change actress at the film's that the reason was not the Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul film
  • She received a redesign in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball, as she had a more prominent lower lip, slightly smaller, more widely-spaced eyes, and a less squarish head shape.



See Linda Jefferson/Gallery