Lin Shaye Poster


Jump to: Overview (3)  | Mini Bio (1)  | Family (2)  | Trade Mark (3)  | Trivia (8)  | Personal Quotes (1)

Overview (3)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA
Birth NameLinda Shaye
Height 5' 3" (1.6 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 Actors Studio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Lin Shaye

Family (2)

Spouse Clayton Landey (1 January 1988 - August 2003)  (divorced)  (1 child)
Marshall Rubinoff (? - 7 July 1968)  (his death)
Relatives Robert Shaye (sibling)
Katja Shaye (niece or nephew)
Shaye, Juno (niece or nephew)

Trade Mark (3)

Often plays a chain smoker
Horror film roles
Characters who are possessed by an evil force

Trivia (8)

Younger sister of New Line Cinema founder & CEO Robert Shaye.
Is the only actor to appear in both Dumb and Dumber (1994) and the prequel Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003).
Has a son Lee J. Landey (born 1989).
A lifetime member of the Actors Studio.
Aunt of Katja Shaye and Juno Shaye.
Her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant, and her paternal grandparents were Romanian Jews.
2015: Named the Godmother of Horror by Wizard World Comic Con.
In the beginning of Insidious: Chapter 2, Lindsay Seim portrays a younger version of Elise Rainier, Lin Shaye's character in the Insidious films. Because Lin has such a distinct voice, she was dubbed over Lindsay's. You don't hear Lindsay 's voice at all in that movie.

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!

See also

Other Works |  Publicity Listings |  Official Sites

View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro Pro Name Page Link

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed