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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 October 1943Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameLinda Shaye
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 worked in numerous off- and off-off- Broadway productions, as well as Lincoln Center and Broadway. She has studied with some of the finest: Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. Lin is a lifetime member of the Actor's Studio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lin Shaye

Spouse (2)

Clayton Landey (1 January 1988 - 2003) (divorced) (1 child)
Marshall Rubinoff (? - 7 July 1968) (his death)

Trade Mark (1)

Often plays a chain smoker

Trivia (6)

Younger sister of New Line Cinema founder & CEO Robert Shaye.
Is the only actor to appear in both Dumb & Dumber (1994) and the prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003).
Has a son Lee J. Landey (born 1989).
She is a lifetime member of the Actor's Studio.
Aunt of Katja Shaye and Juno Shaye.
She is of Russian Jewish descent.

Personal Quotes (1)

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!

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