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Lin Shaye Biography

Birth Place:
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • Robert Shaye -- Brother
  • Juno Shaye -- Father
  • Clayton Landey -- Husband
  • Marshall Rubinoff -- Husband (deceased)
  • Dorothy Shaye -- Mother
  • Katja Shaye -- Niece
  • Lee J. Landey -- Son