Lin Shaye

Lin Shaye

Highest Rated: 94% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Lowest Rated: 0% Get Gone (2020)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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 earning a reputation as a memorable character actress. She would become a familiar face for her memorable roles as Mrs. Nuegeboren in 1994's Dumb and Dumber and Magda in 1998's There's Something About Mary, and would continue to take on quirky projects in the years that followed, like in 2006's Snakes on a Plane and 2010's Insidious.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
0% Get Gone Actor 2020
20% The Grudge Faith Matheson 2020
No Score Yet Max Reload and the Nether Blasters Mrs. Wylder 2020
No Score Yet The Voices The Vagabond 2020
No Score Yet Dreamkatcher Actor 2020
80% The Final Wish Kate Hammond 2019
82% Room for Rent Producer Joyce 2019
No Score Yet Gothic Harvest Actor 2019
80% Director's Cut Captain Wheeler 2018
No Score Yet Los Angeles Overnight Cousins 2018
30% The Midnight Man Actor 2018
33% Insidious: The Last Key Elise Rainier $29.6M 2018
No Score Yet Gothic Harvest Actor 2018
No Score Yet Los Angeles Overnight Actor 2018
No Score Yet All About the Money Mrs. Womack 2017
70% Buster's Mal Heart Pauline $73.1K 2017
No Score Yet The Black Room Miss Black 2017
No Score Yet Mountain Top Muriel Miller 2017
No Score Yet Mountain Top Actor 2017
38% Abattoir Allie 2016
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil Lina Zander (2013) $35M 2016
25% Jack Goes Home Teresa 2016
No Score Yet Texas Heart Actor 2016
57% Insidious: Chapter 3 Elise Rainier 2015
No Score Yet Helen Keller Vs. Nightwolves Actor 2015
6% Ouija Paulina Zander $43.6M 2014
No Score Yet Lost Time Actor 2014
61% The Signal Mirabelle $0.5M 2014
No Score Yet Grace Grandmother 2014
No Score Yet All American Christmas Carol Actor 2013
78% Big Ass Spider! Actor 2013
18% Jewtopia Dr. Sutton $34.6K 2013
39% Insidious: Chapter 2 Elise Rainier $71.5M 2013
No Score Yet noobz Mrs. Theodore 2013
No Score Yet Sedona Claire 2012
No Score Yet 3 Days Of Normal Actor 2012
51% The Three Stooges Nurse Crotchet $41.9M 2012
7% Losing Control Dolores 2012
No Score Yet Killer By Nature Leona 2012
No Score Yet FDR: American Badass! Eleanor Roosevelt 2012
No Score Yet Life's An Itch Actor 2012
33% Chillerama Baglady 2011
35% A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Dody $0.2M 2011
66% Insidious Elise Rainier $53.8M 2011
No Score Yet Rosewood Lane Mrs. Hawthorne 2011
No Score Yet Goldberg P.I. Actor 2011
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams Granny Boone 2010
No Score Yet Black Limousine (The Land of the Astronauts) Mrs. Harris 2010
No Score Yet Small Town Saturday Night Phyllis Ryan 2010
No Score Yet Dark Moon Rising (Wolf Moon) Sunny 2009
No Score Yet American Cowslip Lou Anne 2009
No Score Yet Red & Blue Marbles Actor 2009
No Score Yet Stuntmen Actor 2009
No Score Yet The Penthouse Frances 2009
No Score Yet Starz Inside: In the Gutter Actor 2008
No Score Yet Kush Susan 2008
No Score Yet Chronic Town Nurse 2008
11% Snoop Dogg's Hood of Horror Clara 2007
No Score Yet Unbeatable Harold Jeannie 2007
No Score Yet Killer Pad Marge 2007
0% National Lampoon's Pledge This! Miss Prin 2006
No Score Yet Driftwood Nancy Forrester 2006
No Score Yet Down the P.C.H. Wendy O'Hara 2006
No Score Yet Surf School Larry's Mom 2006
69% Snakes on a Plane Grace Bresson $33.9M 2006
No Score Yet The Almost Guys The Boss 2006
No Score Yet Bachelor Party Vegas Cassandra 2006
No Score Yet 2001 Maniacs Granny Boone 2005
No Score Yet Drop Dead Sexy Ma Muzzy 2005
No Score Yet Who's Your Daddy Ms. Harding 2005
6% Hate Crime Kathleen Slansky 2005
No Score Yet Hoboken Hollow Mrs. Brodrick 2005
No Score Yet Confessions of an Action Star Actor 2005
12% A Cinderella Story Mrs. Wells $51.2M 2004
No Score Yet Cross Bronx Actor 2004
15% The Hillside Strangler Jenny Buono 2004
61% Stuck on You Makeup Babe $33.9M 2003
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Barely Legal (After School Special) Tequila 2003
75% Dead End Laura Harrington 2003
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Margie $26.1M 2003
7% Boat Trip Sonya $8.6M 2003
No Score Yet Contagion Laura Crowley 2002
No Score Yet Man of the Year Flora 2002
9% Say It Isn't So Nurse Bautista $4.9M 2001
No Score Yet Holding Out Actor 2001
47% Me, Myself & Irene Actor $0.6M 2000
No Score Yet Attention Shoppers Libby 2000
48% Detroit Rock City Mrs. Bruce 1999
59% Living Out Loud Lisa's Nurse 1998
83% There's Something About Mary Magda 1998
37% Last Man Standing The Madam 1996
50% Kingpin Landlady 1996
No Score Yet The Nature of the Beast Carol Powell 1995
No Score Yet Sketch Artist II Actor 1995
67% Dumb and Dumber Mrs. Nuegeboren 1994
80% Wes Craven's New Nightmare Nurse with Pills 1994
39% Corrina, Corrina Repeat Nanny 1994
19% Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Rubber Rose Maid 1994
No Score Yet Amityville: A New Generation Nurse Turner 1993
No Score Yet Brainsmasher...A Love Story Makeup Artist 1993
53% Three of Hearts Operator 1993
29% The Temp Rosemary 1993
17% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Witness 1993
83% Roadside Prophets Celeste 1992
No Score Yet Book of Love Mrs. Flynn 1991
81% Pump Up the Volume PTA Parent #3 1990
27% Critters 2: The Main Course Sal Roos 1988
63% The Running Man Propaganda Officer 1987
77% The Hidden Carol Miller 1987
20% Slam Dance Librarian 1987
70% Extreme Prejudice Employment Office Clerk 1987
No Score Yet Mistress Woman Customer 1987
55% Critters Sally 1986
35% Brewster's Millions Journalists at Rally 1985
94% A Nightmare on Elm Street Teacher 1984
No Score Yet Summer Fantasy Woman on Beach 1984
No Score Yet Jekyll and Hyde...Together Again Nurse 1982
78% Alone in the Dark Receptionist at Haven 1982
83% The Long Riders Kate 1980
71% Goin' South Parasol Lady 1978
71% Hester Street Whore 1975

TV

Credit
77% Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
2020
Dottie Minter 2020
58% American Gothic
2016
Lila 2016
90% Kroll Show
2013-2015
Appearing 2013
51% Private Practice
2007-2013
Mrs. Taylor 2013
82% My Name Is Earl
2005-2009
Paul's Mom 2006
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
2001-2007
Leather Lauren 2004
93% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest 1996
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
1984-1989
Lila Barnes 1988
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Mrs. Padnick 1987

QUOTES FROM Lin Shaye CHARACTERS

Elise Rainier says: If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you.

Elise Rainier says: Oh my god.

Elise Rainier says: You're now outside. Let my voice be your guide. Keep a steady stride. Into the further you go...

Dalton Lambert says: Last night I watch myself sleep then I flew away

Dalton Lambert says: Last night I watch myself sleep, then I flew away.

Elise Rainier says: You're now outside... Let my voice be your guide... Keep a steady stride... Into the further you go...

Laura says: Look, I made a drawing of Brad. This was his leg that was hanging out.

Elise Rainier says: It's not the house that is haunted. It's your son.

Renai says: Is there anything we can do to bring Dalton back?

Elise Rainier says: There is something we could try.

Elise Rainier says: It's a little unorthodox, but i will need your complete trust.

Josh says: No, no I'm sorry this has gone too far.

Josh says: No, no, I'm sorry this has gone too far.

Renai says: Oh, no please. Josh you said that you would give her a chance.

Josh says: I have given her another chance, honey. But I can't have somebody come into our home and tell us that the reason our son is in a coma is because, that his soul has floated somewhere into another dimension

Josh says: I have given her another chance, honey. But I can't have somebody come into our home and tell us that the reason our son is in a coma is because, that his soul has floated somewhere into another dimension.

Renai says: We bring her all the way here and not even consider what she's saying?

Elise Rainier says: a place i like to call "the further"

Elise Rainier says: A place I like to call, 'the further'.

Elise Rainier says: It's not the house that's haunted,it's your son.

Elise Rainier says: It's not the house that's haunted, it's your son.

Laura says: Where did Richard go?

Frank says: He's probably off smoking a joint.

Laura says: That is not funny! Our son is doing drugs!

Frank says: Please, Laura.

Laura says: Can't you see this is a cry for help?

Frank says: Christ! It's just a joint, all right? Not worse than those pills you take.

Laura says: My pills are legal!!

Laura says: My pills are legal!

Laura says: Does anybody know the name of that really bright star right in front of us?

Frank says: There's 150 billion stars up there, for Christ's sake.

Laura says: The pie is probably ruined.

Richard says: Oh, Jesus! - What is that?

Laura says: It's pumpkin and chocolate.

Richard says: Smells like ass.

Laura says: (after Frank nearly hits an oncoming car) - I hope you slept well! Shall I cook you breakfast?

Laura says: Bang! Bang! You're dead!

Frank says: Holy sh*t! The bitch shot me in the leg.

Laura says: (calmly asking after she shoots Frank in his leg) - Is he hurt?

Laura says: Should we save some pie for Michael?

Frank says: He's dead.

Laura says: Okay.

Frank says: Your mother always felt you deserved more than a used car salesman. Now that salesman has become a respected sales manager. So, I'm sorry, baby, but screw your mother!

Laura says: Anything else?

Frank says: Yeah. Your damn brother is a freak too! He jerks off to gun magazines!

Marion says: Long car rides make me queasy. And all this talk of food isn't helping any.

Richard says: How about a couple of boogers? ...Or some Macaroni and d*ck-cheese?

Richard says: How about a couple of boogers? Or some Macaroni and d*ck-cheese?

Laura says: Richard, that's disgusting!

Richard says: But, mom, there really is a cheese called d*ck-cheese. Chinese make it.

Laura says: Look we have potato Chips!

Laura says: Look we have potato chips!

Laura says: Was there no dial tone?

Frank says: No, Laura. I just forgot the number to 9-1-1!

Teacher says: (reading from a book; possessed-like) - Oh, God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.

Teacher says: (reading from a book; possessed-like) Oh, God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.

Elise Rainier says: "its not the house thats haunted...its your son.."