Lin Shaye

Lin Shaye

Highest Rated: 83% The Long Riders (1980)

Lowest Rated: 0% Get Gone (2019)

Birthday: Oct 12, 1943

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

An attractive blonde who is much younger-looking than the wackos she plays, Lin Shaye made her feature debut in Jack Nicholson's "Goin' South" (1978) soon after arriving in Los Angles. A favorite of Walter Hill, having worked in four of his films (as of 1999), she also acted in eight pictures produced by her older brother Robert Shaye before the Farrelly brothers rescued her from anonymity, giving her the first of her memorably unpleasant characters, an irate, upper-class dog owner in "Dumb and Dumber" (1994). As she told Stephen Schaefer in the BOSTON HERALD (August 11, 1999), "I come out to the set and Pete [Farrelly] says--and remember, this is their first movie too--'She screams when they open the door.' I said, 'What if instead of screaming, I had them do my hair like a poodle? And since people are like their dogs, if she goes'--and I did a little poodle cry."

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 44% Dreamkatcher Ruth (Character) - 2020
83% 59% Max Reload and the Nether Blasters Mrs. Wylder (Character) - 2020
21% 23% The Grudge Faith Matheson (Character) $21.2M 2020
No Score Yet 36% The Voices The Vagabond (Character) - 2020
13% No Score Yet Darkness Falls Angela Anderson (Character) - 2020
60% 72% The Call Edith Cranston (Character) $515.2K 2020
83% 39% Room for Rent Joyce (Character) - 2019
0% 47% Get Gone Mama (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 89% Los Angeles Overnight Unknown (Character) - 2018
73% 24% The Final Wish Kate Hammond (Character) - 2018
33% 50% Insidious: The Last Key Elise Rainier (Character) $67.3M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Los Angeles Overnight Cousins (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gothic Harvest Griselda (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 95% All About the Money Mrs. Womack (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 12% The Black Room Miss Black (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 72% Grow House Mrs. Gilliam (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mountain Top Muriel Miller (Character) - 2017
38% 28% Abattoir Allie (Character) - 2016
80% 87% Director's Cut Captain Wheeler (Character) - 2016
70% 56% Buster's Mal Heart Pauline (Character) $72.6K 2016
30% 32% The Midnight Man Anna (Character) - 2016
25% 30% Jack Goes Home Teresa (Character) - 2016
80% 92% Texas Heart Mrs. Smith (Character) - 2016
79% 41% Tales of Halloween Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 40% Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves Helen Keller (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 40% Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha The Grand Lady (Character) - 2015
58% 51% Insidious: Chapter 3 Elise Rainier (Character) $52.2M 2015
No Score Yet 16% Grace Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace: The Possession Unknown (Character) - 2014
6% 24% Ouija Paulina Morris (Character) $50.8M 2014
No Score Yet 14% Lost Time Mysterious Woman (Character) - 2014
61% 38% The Signal Mirabelle (Character) $597.4K 2014
39% 57% Insidious: Chapter 2 Elise Rainier (Character) $83.6M 2013
78% 44% Big Ass Spider! Mrs. Jefferson (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 26% All American Christmas Carol Barbara Belnap (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 43% Noobz Mrs. Theodore (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 44% Crazy Kind of Love Denise Mack (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 50% 3 Days of Normal May (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 58% FDR: American Badass! Eleanor Roosevelt (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 33% Matchmaker Santa Debbie (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Velvet Pool Lady (Character) - 2011
7% 55% Losing Control Dolores (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 81% Sedona Claire (Character) - 2011
35% 41% A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Dody Henderson (Character) $154.6K 2011
No Score Yet 20% Rosewood Lane Mrs. Hawthorne (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Goldberg Private Dick Violet (Character) - 2011
33% 44% Chillerama Nurse Maleva (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 67% Take Me Home Jill (Character) $15K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accidental Death of Joey by Sue Mrs. Rawlings (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killer by Nature Leona (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Next Stop Murder Detective Reeson (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 9% 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Granny Boone (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 35% Black Limousine Mrs. Harris (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Farewell Mr. Kringle Zelda (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 25% Small Town Saturday Night Phyllis Ryan (Character) - 2010
66% 62% Insidious Elise Rainier (Character) $54M 2010
No Score Yet 50% American Cowslip Lou Anne (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 97% Stuntmen Bumble Jackson (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 9% The Penthouse Frances Roc (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 10% Wolf Moon Sunny (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chronic Town Nurse (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 47% Kush Susan (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unbeatable Harold Jeannie (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 40% Driftwood Nancy Forrester (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 18% Surf School Larry's Mom (Character) - 2006
69% 49% Snakes on a Plane Grace (Character) $34M 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Down the P.C.H. Wendy O'Hara (Character) - 2006
6% 60% Hate Crime Kathleen Slansky (Character) $40.8K 2005
No Score Yet 35% Bachelor Party Vegas Cassandra (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 27% Sledge: The Untold Story Samantha Jones (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 48% 2001 Maniacs Granny Boone (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 32% Hoboken Hollow Mrs. Brodrick (Character) - 2005
12% 53% A Cinderella Story Mrs. Wells (Character) $51.4M 2004
No Score Yet 24% Drop Dead Sexy Ma Muzzy (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Almost Guys Repo Boss (Character) - 2004
15% 33% The Hillside Strangler Jenny Buono (Character) - 2004
10% 23% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Margie (Character) $26.1M 2003
7% 36% Boat Trip Sonja (Character) $8.6M 2003
75% 59% Dead End Laura Harrington (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 39% Who's Your Daddy? Ms. Harding (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 47% Man of the Year Flora (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 37% Contagion Laura Crowley (Character) - 2001
47% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Mrs. Caleron (scenes deleted) (Character) $90.6M 2000
No Score Yet 60% Wish You Were Dead Jinny Macintosh (Character) - 2000
48% 82% Detroit Rock City Mrs. Bruce (Character) $4.2M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakfast With Einstein Unknown (Character) - 1998
83% 61% There's Something About Mary Magda (Character) $176.5M 1998
50% 69% Kingpin Roy's Landlady (Character) $25M 1996
No Score Yet 54% Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Bonnie (Character) - 1995
21% 49% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Witness (Character) $28M 1993
No Score Yet 28% Amityville: A New Generation Nurse Turner (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Torch Song Teamster (Character) - 1993
83% 63% Roadside Prophets Celeste (Character) $141.7K 1992
50% 45% Critters Sally (Character) $11.3M 1986
83% 73% The Long Riders Kate (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Freida (Character) - 1979

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Credit
58% 77% American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
51% 80% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
68% No Score Yet Dirty Sexy Money Leslie Donovan (Guest Star) 2007
82% 89% My Name Is Earl Paul's Mom (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
93% 95% Frasier Anne (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Lila Barnes (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who's the Boss? Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Eight Is Enough Unknown (Guest Star) 1977

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