Lin Shaye

Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Performed in productions of Bye Bye Birdie and On The Town while attending the University of Michigan.Studied acting with Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen and Stella Adler.Appeared on stage in Tell Veronica! by Tony Jerris at the Hudson Mainstage Theater, Hollywood, California in 2002 and in a production of Jewtopia in Los Angeles, California in 2003.Won the Fright Meter Award and the Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the 2010 horror film Insidious.Was presented with the "Godmother of Horror" Award at the Wizard World Comic Con in 2015.

Highest Rated Movies



88% The Final Wish Kate Hammond 2019
No Score Yet Room for Rent Producer Joyce 2019
No Score Yet Director's Cut Captain Wheeler 2018
No Score Yet Los Angeles Overnight Cousins 2018
33% The Midnight Man Actor 2018
32% Insidious: The Last Key Elise Rainier $29.6M 2018
No Score Yet Los Angeles Overnight Actor 2018
No Score Yet All About the Money Mrs. Womack 2017
71% 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
35% Abattoir Allie 2016
82% Ouija: Origin of Evil Lina Zander (2013) $35M 2016
18% Jack Goes Home Teresa 2016
No Score Yet Texas Heart Actor 2016
59% Insidious: Chapter 3 Elise Rainier 2015
No Score Yet Helen Keller Vs. Nightwolves Actor 2015
6% Ouija Paulina Zander $43.6M 2014
59% 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
78% 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
40% 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
11% 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
78% 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
18% 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
30% Critters 2: The Main Course Sal Roos 1988
61% The Running Man Propaganda Officer 1987
76% The Hidden Carol Miller 1987
20% Slam Dance Librarian 1987
67% Extreme Prejudice Employment Office Clerk 1987
No Score Yet Mistress Woman Customer 1987
56% 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
73% Hester Street Whore 1975


58% American Gothic
  • 2016
No Score Yet Kroll Show
  • 2013
52% Private Practice
Mrs. Taylor
  • 2013
82% My Name Is Earl
Paul's Mom
  • 2006
No Score Yet Crossing Jordan
Leather Lauren
  • 2004
94% Frasier
  • 1996
No Score Yet Highway to Heaven
Lila Barnes
  • 1988
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
Mrs. Padnick
  • 1987