Lin Shaye

Lin Shaye

  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 12-10-1943
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Linda "Lin" Shaye

  • Popularity: 5.83
  • Homepage: N/A

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.

Year Movie Character
2018 Insidious: The Last Key as Elise Rainier
2019 Get Gone as Mama
2020 The Call as Edith Cranston
2003 Dead End as Laura Harrington
2010 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams as Granny Boone
2007 The Election as The Wife
2008 Doggie Heaven (Woof!)
2015 Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves as Helen Keller
2015 Insidious: Chapter 3 as Elise Rainier
2020 Darkness Falls as Angela Anderson
2019 The Final Wish as Kate Hammond
2019 Room for Rent as Joyce
2020 The Horror Crowd as Herself
2021 The Call
2002 Contagion as Laura Crowley
2012 FDR: American Badass! as Eleanor Roosevelt
2014 Grace as Helen
2016 Texas Heart as Mrs. Smith
2016 Jack Goes Home as Teresa
2017 The Black Room as Miss Black
2016 The Midnight Man as Anna
2018 Herbert West: Reanimator as Meredith
2020 Dreamkatcher as Ruth
2019 Gothic Harvest as Griselda
2018 Los Angeles Overnight as Cousins
2023 Before Memory
1970 VideoDome Rent-O-Rama as The Lush
2005 Hoboken Hollow as Mrs. Brodrick
2010 Insidious as Elise Rainier
2010 Next Stop Murder as Detective Reeson
2013 Insidious: Chapter 2 as Elise Rainier
2011 Take Me Home as Jill
2010 Farewell Mr. Kringle
2006 Down the P.C.H. as Wendy O'Hara
2011 Rosewood Lane as Mrs. Hawthorne
2016 Abattoir as Allie
2017 All About the Money as Mrs. Womack
2020 The Voices as The Vagabond
2012 Waffle Hut as Jerrie Wolf
2021 Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman as Mrs. Bundy
1988 Critters 2 as Sally
2005 2001 Maniacs as Granny Boone
1999 Detroit Rock City as Mrs. Bruce
2013 Big Ass Spider! as Mrs. Jefferson
2012 3 Days of Normal as May
2011 I Was a Teenage Werebear
2018 Director's Cut as Captain Wheeler
2017 Buster's Mal Heart as Pauline
2010 Small Town Saturday Night as Phyllis Ryan
2015 Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha as The Grand Lady
2020 The Grudge as Faith Matheson
2017 Mountain Top as Muriel Miller
2018 They Bite!: The Making of Critters as Herself
1970 Dead of Nowhere 3D as Meemaw
1998 There's Something About Mary as Magda
2006 Surf School as Larry's mom
2010 Killer by Nature as Leona
2012 Sedona as Claire
2014 The Signal as Mirabelle
2012 Life's an Itch as Gloria
2013 Noobz as Mrs. Theodore
1970 ICON: The Robert Englund Story
1986 Critters as Sally
2006 Hate Crime as Kathleen Slansky
2006 Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror as Clara
2013 All American Christmas Carol as Barbara Belnap
2014 Lost Time as Mysterious Woman
2014 Ouija as Paulina Zander
2008 Asylum as String's Mother
2004 A Cinderella Story as Mrs. Wells
2004 Who's Your Daddy? as Ms. Harding
2015 Tales of Halloween as Lynn's Mother
2002 Boat Trip as Sonya the Coach
2000 Attention Shoppers as Libby
2006 Driftwood as Nancy Forrester
1987 Slam Dance as Librarian
1994 Corrina, Corrina as Repeat Nanny
2012 Matchmaker Santa as Debbie
2020 Max Reload and the Nether Blasters as Mrs. Wylder
2010 Black Limousine
2019 Ambition as Lady Bum
2005 Born Killers as Willow
2006 Snakes on a Plane as Grace
1996 Kingpin as Landlady
2006 Bachelor Party Vegas as Cassandra
2006 Unbeatable Harold as Jeannie
2003 Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd as Margie
1995 Nature of the Beast as Carol Powell
2009 Dark Moon Rising as Sunny
2002 Wish You Were Dead as Jinny Macintosh
1970 Killing Winston Jones as Madeline Jones
1975 Hester Street as Whore
2011 Goldberg - P.I. as Violet
1970 Insidious: Chapter 5 as Elise Rainier
1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street as Teacher
2013 Crazy Kind of Love as Denise Mack
1993 Amityville: A New Generation as Nurse Turner
2004 The Hillside Strangler as Jenny Buono
1994 In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance as Foreman #2
1993 The Temp as Rosemary
1992 Roadside Prophets as Celeste
2009 Stuntmen as Bumble Jackson
1987 Stillwatch
1987 My Demon Lover as Anemic Counter Girl
2008 Chronic Town as Nurse
2012 Jewtopia as Dr. Sutton
2005 Drop Dead Sexy as Ma Muzzy
1980 A Cry for Love
1995 Sketch Artist II: Hands That See as Bonnie
1993 National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 as Witness
1987 The Hidden as Carol Miller
2016 Ouija: Origin of Evil as Paulina Zander
2009 American Cowslip as Lou Anne
2006 Surf School as Larry's Mom
1978 Goin' South as Parasol Lady
2009 Confessions of an Action Star as Samantha Jones
2011 Chillerama as Baglady / Nurse Maleva
1984 Summer Fantasy as Woman on Beach
1985 Brewster's Millions as Journalist at Rally
1988 Lucky Stiff as Bratty Kid's Mom
1982 Alone in the Dark as Receptionist at Haven
2006 Pledge This! as Miss Prin
2005 Barely Legal as Tequila
1998 Living Out Loud as Lisa's Nurse
2001 Say It Isn't So as Nurse Bautista
2010 Pickin' and Grinnin' as Bonnie Johnson
1982 Jekyll and Hyde ... Together Again as Nurse with Telegram
2008 Killer Pad as Marge
2009 My Sister's Keeper as Nurse Adele
1980 The Long Riders as Kate
2008 Starz Inside: In the Gutter as Himself
1993 Brain Smasher... A Love Story as Make up Artist
1994 Dumb and Dumber as Mrs. Neugeboren
2011 A Good Old Fashioned Orgy as Dody
1990 Pump Up the Volume as PTA Parent 3
1994 Her Final Fury: Betty Broderick, the Last Chapter as Inmate
1996 Last Man Standing as The Madame
1995 Trial by Fire as Phyliis Cardell
1987 Extreme Prejudice as Employment Office Clerk
1994 New Nightmare as Nurse with Pills
1996 Project: ALF as Waitress
2004 Cellular as Exotic Car Driver
1987 The Running Man as Propaganda Officer
2003 Stuck on You as Makeup Babe
2000 Me, Myself & Irene as Mrs. Caleron
2012 The Three Stooges as Nurse Crotchet
2010 Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy as Herself
2019 Room for Rent
2020 Dreamkatcher

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