Lin Shaye - Rotten Tomatoes

Lin Shaye

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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
50% Buster's Mal Heart
  • Pauline
2017
No Score Yet The Black Room
  • Miss Black
2017
32% Abattoir
  • Allie
2016
83% Ouija: Origin of Evil
  • Lina Zander (2013)
$35.0M 2016
11% Jack Goes Home
  • Teresa
2016
No Score Yet Texas Heart
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Director's Cut
  • Actor
2016
58% Insidious: Chapter 3
  • Elise Rainier
2015
No Score Yet Helen Keller Vs. Nightwolves
  • Actor
2015
7% Ouija
  • Paulina Zander
$43.6M 2014
60% The Signal
  • Mirabelle
$0.5M 2014
No Score Yet Grace
  • Grandmother
2014
No Score Yet Lost Time
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet All American Christmas Carol
  • Actor
2013
76% Big Ass Spider!
  • Actor
2013
10% 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
No Score Yet Chillerama
  • Baglady
2011
33% 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
60% 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
11% A Cinderella Story
  • Mrs. Wells
$51.1M 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
48% 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
66% Dumb and Dumber
  • Mrs. Nuegeboren
1994
78% Wes Craven's New Nightmare
  • Nurse with Pills
1994
35% Corrina, Corrina
  • Repeat Nanny
1994
22% 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
56% Three of Hearts
  • Operator
1993
29% The Temp
  • Rosemary
1993
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
  • Witness
1993
83% Roadside Prophets
  • Celeste
1992
No Score Yet Book of Love
  • Mrs. Flynn
1991
79% Pump Up the Volume
  • PTA Parent #3
1990
33% Critters 2: The Main Course
  • Sal Roos
1988
63% The Running Man
  • Propaganda Officer
1987
78% The Hidden
  • Carol Miller
1987
20% Slam Dance
  • Librarian
1987
71% Extreme Prejudice
  • Employment Office Clerk
1987
No Score Yet Mistress
  • Woman Customer
1987
53% Critters
  • Sally
1986
36% 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
82% The Long Riders
  • Kate
1980
71% Goin' South
  • Parasol Lady
1978
71% Hester Street
  • Whore
1975

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
61% American Gothic
2016
  • Lila
  • 2016
No Score Yet Kroll Show
2013-2015
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Mrs. Taylor
  • 2013
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • 1996

Quotes from Lin Shaye's Characters