Lin Shaye

Highest Rated:
96% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Lowest Rated:
6% Hate Crime (2005)
Birthday:
Not Available
Birthplace:
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Bio:
Detroit native Lin Shaye studied art history at the University of Michigan before moving to New York to focus on acting. She started landing film and TV roles in the late '70s and early '80s with appearances in movies like The Long Riders, Alone in the Dark, and Brewster's Millions, and began…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
Insidious: Chapter 3
  • Elise Rainier
-- 2015
55% The Signal
  • Mirabelle
$4.7M 2014
Lost Time
  • Actor
-- 2014
All American Christmas Carol
  • Actor
-- 2013
10% Jewtopia
  • Dr. Sutton
$45.7k 2013
noobz
  • Mrs. Theodore
-- 2013
79% Big Ass Spider!
  • Actor
-- 2013
38% Insidious: Chapter 2
  • Elise Rainier
$83.6M 2013
FDR: American Badass!
  • Actor
-- 2012
Sedona
  • Claire
-- 2012
3 Days Of Normal
  • Actor
-- 2012
7% Losing Control
  • Dolores
-- 2012
Take Me Home
  • Jill Barrow
$15.4k 2012
51% The Three Stooges
  • Nurse Crotchet
$44.3M 2012
Killer By Nature
  • Leona
-- 2012
66% Insidious
  • Elise Rainier
$54.0M 2011
Goldberg P.I.
  • Actor
-- 2011
33% A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
  • Dody
$0.1M 2011
Small Town Saturday Night
  • Actor
-- 2010
2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
  • Actor
-- 2010
Dark Moon Rising (Wolf Moon)
  • Actor
-- 2009
The Penthouse
  • Actor
-- 2009
American Cowslip
  • Lou Anne
-- 2009
Stuntmen
  • Actor
-- 2009
Red & Blue Marbles
  • Actor
-- 2009
Kush
  • Actor
-- 2008
Chronic Town
  • Actor
-- 2008
Starz Inside: In the Gutter
  • Actor
-- 2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror
  • Actor
-- 2007
Killer Pad
  • Actor
-- 2007
Unbeatable Harold
  • Jeannie
-- 2007
60% The Almost Guys
  • The Boss
-- 2006
Down the P.C.H.
  • Wendy O'Hara
-- 2006
68% Snakes on a Plane
  • Grace
$33.9M 2006
Driftwood
  • Nancy Forrester
-- 2006
Hoboken Hollow
  • Actor
-- 2005
Who's Your Daddy
  • Ms. Harding
-- 2005
Confessions of an Action Star
  • Actor
-- 2005
2001 Maniacs
  • Granny Boone
-- 2005
6% Hate Crime
  • Kathleen Slansky
-- 2005
Drop Dead Sexy
  • Actor
-- 2005
15% The Hillside Strangler
  • Actor
-- 2004
11% A Cinderella Story
  • Mrs. Wells
$51.4M 2004
Cross Bronx
  • Actor
-- 2004
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Margie
$26.1M 2003
75% Dead End
  • Laura
-- 2003
7% Boat Trip
  • Sonja
$8.5M 2003
Man of the Year
  • Actor
-- 2002
Contagion
  • Laura Crowley
-- 2002
Holding Out
  • Actor
-- 2001
Attention Shoppers
  • Director
  • Actor
-- 2000
46% Detroit Rock City
  • Mrs. Bruce
-- 1999
83% There's Something About Mary
  • Magda
-- 1998
Last Man Standing
  • The Madame
-- 1996
50% Kingpin
  • Landlady
-- 1996
Sketch Artist II: Hands That See (A Feel for Murder)
  • Actor
-- 1995
77% Wes Craven's New Nightmare
  • Nurse with Pills
-- 1994
22% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
  • Rubber Rose Maid
-- 1994
35% Corrina, Corrina
  • Repeat Nanny
-- 1994
64% Dumb and Dumber
  • Mrs Nuegeboren
-- 1994
13% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Witness
-- 1993
30% The Temp
  • Rosemary
-- 1993
Amityville - New Generation
  • Nurse Turner
-- 1993
56% Three of Hearts
  • Operator
-- 1993
Brain Smasher... A Love Story (The Bouncer and the Lady)
  • Makeup Artist
-- 1993
83% Roadside Prophets
  • Celeste
-- 1992
Book of Love
  • Mrs. Flynn
-- 1991
78% Pump up the Volume
  • PTA Parent #3
-- 1990
33% Critters 2 - The Main Course
  • Sal Roos
-- 1988
77% The Hidden
  • Carol Miller
-- 1987
71% Extreme Prejudice
  • Employment Office Clerk
-- 1987
20% Slamdance (Slam Dance)
  • Librarian
-- 1987
61% The Running Man
  • Propaganda Officer
-- 1987
Mistress
  • Woman Customer
-- 1987
57% Critters
  • Sally
-- 1986
38% Brewster's Millions
  • Journalist at Rally
-- 1985
96% A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Teacher
-- 1984
Summer Fantasy
  • Woman on Beach
-- 1984
75% Alone in the Dark
  • Receptionist at Haven
-- 1982
Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again
  • Nurse
-- 1982
78% The Long Riders
  • Actor
-- 1980
77% Goin' South
  • Parasol Lady
-- 1978
67% Hester Street
  • Whore
-- 1975


TV SERIES   

Rating Title Credit Year
Private Practice
2008-2013
  • Mrs. Taylor
2013

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Quotes from Lin Shaye's Characters

    1. Elise Rainier: You're now outside. Let my voice be your guide. Keep a steady stride. Into the further you go...
    2. Dalton Lambert: Last night I watch myself sleep, then I flew away.
    From Insidious. Submitted by Thet M (12 months ago)
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