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Lin Shaye


Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting. She stayed in New York upon graduation and ... See full bio »

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  Texas Heart (filming)
Mrs. Smith
 2015 Grow House (post-production)
Mrs. Gilliam
 2015 Abattoir (post-production)
Allie
 2014 Sick People (post-production)
Waitress (Sandra)
 2014 Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (TV Series) (post-production)
Mrs. Abramson
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Mrs. Abramson
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Mrs. Abramson
- Episode #1.5 (2014) ... Mrs. Abramson
  Director's Cut (post-production)
Captain Wheeler
 2015 Mucho Dinero (completed)
Mrs. Womack
 2012 Waffle Hut (TV Series) (completed)
Jerrie Wolf (2012)
 2015 Hell Hunters (TV Series) (announced)
Ethel
- Breaking the Law ... Ethel
 2014 Bayou Tales
Margot
 2014/II Ouija
Paulina Zander
 2014/I Grace
Helen
 2014 Lost Time
Mysterious Woman
 2014 Mountain Top
Muriel Miller
 2014 The Signal
Mirabelle
 2013 Kroll Show (TV Series)
 2013 Private Practice (TV Series)
Mrs. Taylor
- Full Release (2013) ... Mrs. Taylor
 2013 Insidious: Spectral Sightings (TV Series short)
Elise
 2012 Dr. 420 (Video short)
Dr. 420
 2012 Life's an Itch
Gloria
 2012 Matchmaker Santa (TV Movie)
Debbie
 2012 Noobz
Mrs. Theodore
 2012 3 Days of Normal
May
 2012 Jewtopia
Dr. Sutton
 2012 The Three Stooges
Nurse Crotchet
 2011 Brave New World (TV Movie)
Kathy
 2011 Dead of Nowhere 3D (Short)
Meemaw
 2011 Rosewood Lane
Mrs. Hawthorne
 2011 I Was a Teenage Werebear (Short)
Nurse Maleva
 2011 Chillerama
Baglady / Nurse Maleva (segments "Wadzilla" and "I Was a Teenage Werebear")
 2011 Take Me Home
Jill
 2011 Losing Control
Dolores
 2011 Sedona
Claire
 2011 Black Velvet
Pool Lady
 2011 Goldberg - P.I.
Violet
 2011 Red & Blue Marbles
Janitor
 2010 Farewell Mr. Kringle (TV Movie)
Zelda
 2010 Sex Tax: Based on a True Story
Lydia Friedman
 2010 Next Stop Murder (TV Movie)
Detective Reeson
 2010 Black Limousine
Mrs. Harris
 2010 Pickin' & Grinnin'
Bonnie Johnson
 2010 The Penthouse
Frances
 2010 Killer by Nature
Leona
 2010 VideoDome Rent-O-Rama (Short)
The Lush
 2009 Yellow Brook (Short)
Narrator
 2009 Dark Moon Rising
Sunny
 2009 Stuntmen
Bumble Jackson
 2009 ER (TV Series)
Margaret
- And in the End... (2009) ... Margaret
 2008 Doggie Heaven (Video short)
Woman
 2008 Chronic Town
Nurse
 2008/IV Asylum
String's Mother
 2008 Killer Pad
Marge
 2007 Dirty Sexy Money (TV Series)
Leslie Donovan
- The Game (2007) ... Leslie Donovan
 2007 The Election (Short)
The Wife
 2007 Time Upon a Once (TV Movie)
Blue Wife
 2007 On the Lot (Short)
Various
 2007 Homo Erectus
Museum Guide
 2007 Kush
Susan
 2006 Driftwood
Nancy Forrester
 2006 Down the P.C.H.
Wendy O'Hara
 2006 Surf School
Larry's Mom
 2006 Hood of Horror
Clara
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Paul's Mom
- Number One (2006) ... Paul's Mom
 2006 Bachelor Party Vegas (Video)
Cassandra
 2006 Jesus, Mary and Joey
Lulu
 2006 Hoboken Hollow
Mrs. Brodrick
 2005 Born Killers
Willow
 2005 Drop Dead Sexy
Ma Muzzy
 2005 Confessions of an Action Star
Samantha Jones
 2005 Hate Crime
Kathleen Slansky
 2004 The Hillside Strangler
Jenny Buono
 2004 Wear Something Nice (Short)
Mom
 2004 The Latin Lover (Short)
Emilia
 2004 Cross Bronx
Barbara Green
 2004 Crossing Jordan (TV Series)
Leather Lauren
 2004 The Almost Guys
Repo Boss
 2004 Who's Your Daddy? (Video)
Betsy Harding
 2003 Stuck on You
Makeup Babe
 2003 After School Special
Tequila
 2003 Manfast
Marge
 2002 Wish You Were Dead
Jinny Macintosh
 2002 Man of the Year
Flora
 2002 Contagion
Laura Crowley
 2001 Say It Isn't So
Nurse Bautista
 2000 Code Blue (Video Game)
Leslie Miller (voice)
 2000 Attention Shoppers
Libby
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene
Actor - Mrs. Caleron (scenes deleted)
 1998 Becker (TV Series)
Mrs. Cooper
- Take These Pills and Shove 'Em (1998) ... Mrs. Cooper
 1998 Living Out Loud
Lisa's Nurse
 1998 Breakfast with Einstein (TV Movie)
 1998 Behind the Zipper with Magda (Video short)
Magda
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series)
Nurse
- Dream of Doom (1997) ... Nurse
 1997 Do Me a Favor
Darla
 1996 Kingpin
Landlady
 1996 Frasier (TV Series)
Anne
- The Focus Group (1996) ... Anne
 1996 Project: ALF (TV Movie)
Waitress
 1995 Trial by Fire (TV Movie)
Phyllis Cardell
 1995 The Nature of the Beast
Carol Powell
 1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (TV Movie)
Bonnie
 1994 My So-Called Life (TV Series)
Parent #2
- Guns and Gossip (1994) ... Parent #2
 1994 New Nightmare
Nurse with Pills
 1994 In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance (TV Movie)
Foreman #2
 1993 Sisters (TV Series)
Nightmare Host #2
- Sleepless in Winnetka (1993) ... Nightmare Host #2
 1993 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Rubber Rose Maid
 1993 Torch Song (TV Movie)
Teamster
 1993 Brain Smasher... A Love Story (Video)
Makeup Artist
 1993 Three of Hearts
Operator
 1993 The Temp
Rosemary
 1992 Roadside Prophets
Celeste
 1991 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Parent #2
- Life After Death (1991) ... Parent #2
 1990 Book of Love
Mrs. Flynn
 1990 Pump Up the Volume
PTA Parent #3
 1988 Lucky Stiff
Bratty Kid's Mom
 1988 Critters 2
Sally
 1988 Highway to Heaven (TV Series)
Lila Barnes
- A Mother's Love (1988) ... Lila Barnes
 1987 The Running Man
Propaganda Officer
 1987 Mistress (TV Movie)
Woman Customer
 1987 Slam Dance
Librarian
 1987 Who's the Boss? (TV Series)
Mrs. Padnick
- Mona (1987) ... Mrs. Padnick
 1987 Extreme Prejudice
Employment Office Clerk
 1987 My Demon Lover
Anemic Counter Girl
 1987 Stillwatch (TV Movie)
 1986 Critters
Sally
 1986 Falcon Crest (TV Series)
Smoking Female Prisoner
- Unholy Alliances (1986) ... Smoking Female Prisoner
 1986 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Secretary
- DWI (1986) ... Secretary
 1985 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Kate Simmons (segment "Chameleon")
- Wordplay/Dreams for Sale/Chameleon (1985) ... Kate Simmons (segment "Chameleon")
 1985 Brewster's Millions
Journalist at Rally
 1984 Summer Fantasy (TV Movie)
Woman on Beach
 1984 Why Me? (TV Movie)
 1982 Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again
Nurse with Telegram
 1980 A Cry for Love (TV Movie)
 1980 The Long Riders
Kate
 1979 The Seeding of Sarah Burns (TV Movie)
2nd Nurse
 1979 The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (TV Movie)
Freida
 1977 A Secret Space
Amy
 1977 Eight Is Enough (TV Series)
 1977 Sex and the Married Woman (TV Movie)
Sandra
 1975 Hester Street
Whore
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Stage: Appeared in "Jewtopia", Los Angeles, CA. See more »

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Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

I may be the only actress in Hollywood who won't need a face lift, because when I take off my makeup, I look so great compared to my characters!

Trivia:

She is a lifetime member of the Actor's Studio. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays a chain smoker

Star Sign:

Libra

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