Lin Shaye

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Lin Shaye

Linda "Lin" Shaye (born October 12, 1943 in Detroit , Michigan ) is an American actress .


Lin Shaye was born in Detroit to Dorothy, a housewife, and Max Mendle Shaye, a supermarket owner and painter, and is of Jewish faith . She was married twice, including to actor Clayton Landey , but has since divorced him. From this relationship comes a common son. She is the younger sister of film producer and director Robert Shaye .


Shaye played supporting roles in various films at the beginning of her career, such as in the film The Gallows Rope , in which Jack Nicholson both directed and played the lead role. She then starred in some of her brother Robert's films, such as the 1990 film Book of Love . In 1994 she played the role of Mrs. Newborn in the movie Dumb and Dumber . This was followed by other appearances in films like Kingpin , Crazy About Mary and Detroit Rock City .

Shaye starred in four films by director Walter Hill : Long Riders (1980), The Devil With The Coals ( Brewster's Millions , 1985), Extinguished ( Extreme Prejudice , 1987) and Last Man Standing (1996). She worked with director Jack Sholder three times: in Two Hours Before Midnight ( Alone in the Dark , 1982), The Hidden (1987) and The Portrait of the Killer ( Sketch Artist II: Hands That See , 1995).

In 2003 she played the role of Laura Harrington in the horror film Dead End alongside Ray Wise and Alexandra Holden . In 2004 she played the mother of the serial killer Angelo Bueno , Jenny Bueno in the film The Hillside Strangler . In 2006 she played the role of Grace in the film Snakes on a Plane . In Insidious and its three sequels, she starred in the medium Elise Rainier.

Filmography (selection)

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Individual evidence

  1. Lin Shaye Biography (1944-) . Retrieved May 8, 2017.