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      Lin Shaye

      Lin Shaye

      Highest Rated: 100% We Are Gathered Here Today (2022)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Oct 12, 1943

      Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

      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."

      Highest rated movies

      We Are Gathered Here Today
      Roadside Prophets
      Max Reload and the Nether Blasters There's Something About Mary
      Room for Rent
      The Long Riders
      Director's Cut
      Texas Heart

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      Lin Shaye INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, (AKA INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4), L-R: WRITER/PRODUCER/ACTOR LEIGH WHANNELL, DIRECTOR ADAM ROBITEL, LIN SHAYE ON SET, 2018. PH: JUSTIN LUBIN/©UNIVERSAL Lin Shaye in Screen Gems' THE GRUDGE. DETROIT ROCK CITY, Lin Shaye, 1999, (c)New Line Cinema INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, Lin Shaye, 2013, ph: Matt Kennedy/©FilmDistrict THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, Lin Shaye, 1998. TM and Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. KINGPIN, Lin Shaye, 1996 INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, (AKA INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4), L-R: LIN SHAYE, ANGUS SAMPSON, LEIGH WHANNELL, 2018. PH: JUSTIN LUBIN/©UNIVERSAL INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, (AKA INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4), LIN SHAYE, 2018. ©UNIVERSAL PICTURES INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, (AKA INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4), L-R: LIN SHAYE, ANGUS SAMPSON, 2018. PH: JUSTIN LUBIN/©UNIVERSAL INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, (AKA INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4), L-R: LIN SHAYE, SPENCER LOCKE (ON GROUND), BRUCE DAVIDSON, LEIGH WHANNELL, ANGUS SAMPSON, 2018. PH: JUSTIN LUBIN/©UNIVERSAL INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, (AKA INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4), L-R: LIN SHAYE, TESSA FERRER, 2018. PH: JUSTIN LUBIN/©UNIVERSAL THE MIDNIGHT MAN, LIN SHAYE, 2016. PH: ALLEN FRASER/© IFC MIDNIGHT INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, from left: Lin Shaye, Rose Byrne, 2013. ph: Matt Kennedy/©FilmDistrict INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY, (AKA INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 4), LIN SHAYE, 2018. PH: JUSTIN LUBIN/©UNIVERSAL INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, from left: Leigh Whannell, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, 2013. ph: Matt Kennedy/©FilmDistrict THE MIDNIGHT MAN, LIN SHAYE (BACK RIGHT), 2016. PH: ALLEN FRASER/© IFC MIDNIGHT A CINDERELLA STORY, Andrea Avery, Lin Shaye, 2004, (c) Warner Brothers THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, Matt Dillon, Cameron Diaz, Lin Shaye, 1998, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. DETROIT ROCK CITY, Sam Huntington, Lin Shaye, 1999, (c)New Line Cinema

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      37% 70% Insidious: The Red Door Elise Rainier (Character) $82.0M 2023
      88% 100% Hollywood Dreams & Nightmares: The Robert Englund Story Self - 2022
      100% No Score Yet We Are Gathered Here Today Jean Cole (Character) - 2022
      25% 80% Frank & Penelope Ophelia (Character) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gnashing Julia (Voice) - 2022
      0% 19% Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman Mrs. Bundy (Character) - 2021
      44% 67% The Call Edith Cranston (Character) $515.2K 2020
      85% 60% Max Reload and the Nether Blasters Mrs. Wylder (Character) - 2020
      13% No Score Yet Darkness Falls Angela Anderson (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 74% The Voices The Vagabond (Character) - 2020
      No Score Yet 43% Dreamkatcher Ruth (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2020
      20% 23% The Grudge Faith Matheson (Character) $21.2M 2020
      0% 45% Get Gone Mama (Character) - 2019
      83% 81% Room for Rent Joyce (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 43% Gothic Harvest Griselda (Character) - 2018
      67% 23% The Final Wish Kate Hammond (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Los Angeles Overnight Cousins (Character) - 2018
      33% 49% Insidious: The Last Key Elise Rainier (Character) $67.3M 2018
      No Score Yet 90% Los Angeles Overnight Unknown (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 60% Mountain Top Muriel Miller (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 95% All About the Money Mrs. Womack (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 13% The Black Room Miss Black (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 72% Grow House Mrs. Gilliam (Character) - 2017
      80% 85% Director's Cut Captain Wheeler (Character) - 2016
      27% 32% The Midnight Man Anna (Character) - 2016
      70% 55% Buster's Mal Heart Pauline (Character) $72.6K 2016
      33% 27% Abattoir Allie (Character) - 2016
      31% 34% Jack Goes Home Teresa (Character) - 2016
      80% 79% Texas Heart Mrs. Smith (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 33% Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha The Grand Lady (Character) - 2015
      No Score Yet 45% Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves Helen Keller (Character) - 2015
      77% 43% Tales of Halloween Unknown (Character) - 2015
      57% 51% Insidious: Chapter 3 Elise Rainier (Character) $52.2M 2015
      No Score Yet 17% Lost Time Mysterious Woman (Character) - 2014
      5% 24% Ouija Paulina Morris (Character) $50.8M 2014
      No Score Yet 38% Grace: The Possession Unknown (Character) - 2014
      60% 39% The Signal Mirabelle (Character) $597.4K 2014
      No Score Yet 15% Grace Unknown (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 29% All American Christmas Carol Barbara Belnap (Character) - 2013
      78% 45% Big Ass Spider! Mrs. Jefferson (Character) - 2013
      39% 57% Insidious: Chapter 2 Elise Rainier (Character) $83.6M 2013
      No Score Yet 43% Noobz Mrs. Theodore (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 38% Matchmaker Santa Debbie (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 50% 3 Days of Normal May (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 44% Crazy Kind of Love Denise Mack (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 59% FDR: American Badass! Eleanor Roosevelt (Character) - 2012
      33% 44% Chillerama Nurse Maleva (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jackie Goldberg Private Dick Violet (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 81% Sedona Claire (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 21% Rosewood Lane Mrs. Hawthorne (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet 67% Take Me Home Jill (Character) $15.0K 2011
      7% 55% Losing Control Dolores (Character) - 2011
      36% 41% A Good Old Fashioned Orgy Dody Henderson (Character) $154.6K 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Velvet Pool Lady (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Was a Teenage Werebear Nurse Maleva (Character) - 2011
      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 No Score Yet Killer by Nature Leona (Character) - 2010
      67% 62% Insidious Elise Rainier (Character) $54.0M 2010
      No Score Yet 33% Black Limousine Mrs. Harris (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 25% Small Town Saturday Night Phyllis Ryan (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Accidental Death of Joey by Sue Mrs. Rawlings (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Farewell Mr. Kringle Zelda (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 9% The Penthouse Frances Roc (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 10% Wolf Moon Sunny (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 51% American Cowslip Lou Anne (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 97% Stuntmen Bumble Jackson (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) $34.0M 2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Down the P.C.H. Wendy O'Hara (Character) - 2006
      No Score Yet 27% Sledge: The Untold Story Samantha Jones (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 32% Hoboken Hollow Mrs. Brodrick (Character) - 2005
      6% 61% Hate Crime Kathleen Slansky (Character) $40.8K 2005
      No Score Yet 35% Bachelor Party Vegas Cassandra (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 48% 2001 Maniacs Granny Boone (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Almost Guys Repo Boss (Character) - 2004
      No Score Yet 23% Drop Dead Sexy Ma Muzzy (Character) - 2004
      17% 32% The Hillside Strangler Jenny Buono (Character) - 2004
      11% 53% A Cinderella Story Mrs. Wells (Character) $51.4M 2004
      No Score Yet 39% Who's Your Daddy? Ms. Harding (Character) - 2003
      78% 60% Dead End Laura Harrington (Character) - 2003
      10% 23% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd Margie (Character) $26.1M 2003
      7% 36% Boat Trip Sonja (Character) $8.6M 2003
      No Score Yet 47% Man of the Year Flora (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 39% Contagion Laura Crowley (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 55% Wish You Were Dead Jinny Macintosh (Character) - 2000
      48% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Mrs. Caleron (scenes deleted) (Character) $90.6M 2000
      50% 82% Detroit Rock City Mrs. Bruce (Character) $4.2M 1999
      84% 61% There's Something About Mary Magda (Character) $176.5M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Breakfast With Einstein Unknown (Character) - 1998
      49% 69% Kingpin Roy's Landlady (Character) $25.0M 1996
      No Score Yet 57% Sketch Artist II: Hands That See Bonnie (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet 28% Amityville: A New Generation Nurse Turner (Character) - 1993
      21% 50% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Witness (Character) $28.0M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Torch Song Teamster (Character) - 1993
      86% 63% Roadside Prophets Celeste (Character) $141.7K 1992
      51% 45% Critters Sally (Character) $11.3M 1986
      81% 73% The Long Riders Kate (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal Freida (Character) - 1979

      TV

      Credit
      58% 77% American Gothic Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      68% No Score Yet Dirty Sexy Money Leslie Donovan (Guest Star) 2007
      82% 88% My Name Is Earl Paul's Mom (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 96% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      95% 94% 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