Lin Shaye - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 2, 2022
|Best Known For:||Dumb and Dumber (film)|
|Net Worth:||$3 million|
|Born on :||October 12, 1943 (age 79)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Father's Name:||Max Mendle Shaye|
|Mother's Name:||Dorothy Shaye|
Robert Shaye (older brother)
|High School:||Mumford High School|
|University:||University of Michigan|
Marshall Rubinoff (?-1968:died)
Lee J. Landey (son)
|Height:||1.60 meter (5 feet 3 inch)|
|Weight:||58 kg (127.87 lb)|
|Shoe Size:||6 US|
|Dress Size:||6 US|
|Breast Size:||35 inch|
|Waist Size:||37 inch|
|Hip Size:||37 inch|
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Who is Lin Shaye?
Lin Shaye is an actress by profession and American by nationality. Having acted in theater and TV series she is well known for starring in films Dumb and Dumber, There's Something About Mary, Grudge, and A Nightmare on Elm Street.
Lin Shaye – Age, Parents, Siblings
Lin Shaye’s birth took place on October 12, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was born to her mother Dorothy Shaye, a homemaker, and her father Max Mendle Shaye, a painter and supermarket owner.
She is not the only child of her parents and has a sibling, older brother Robert Shaye who is a film executive.
For education, Lin Shaye went to Mumford High School. She then attended the University of Michigan to study acting and moved to New York to appear in Off-Broadway productions in 1977.
Her ethnicity is Ashkenazi-Jewish.
Lin Shaye – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce
Lin Shaye married her boyfriend Marshall Rubinoff, a writer and musician. The couple was married until his death on 7 July 1968 at the age of 24.
Her second husband is actor Clayton Landey, whom she married on 1 January 1988. She and her husband have one child together, a son Lee J. Landey who was born in 1989. However, this relationship too did not last and they divorced in 2003.
Lin Shaye – Career
Shaye began her professional career as an actress in 1971. Her debut role was in Hester Street followed by small roles in films The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal (1979), The Long Riders (1980), A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), Critters (1986), Pump Up the Volume (1990).
In the TV series, Lin Shaye has starred in Eight Is Enough (1977), Who's the Boss? (1987), Sisters (1993).
Lin Shaye in Dumb & Dumber (Image: Fandom)
Over the last 4 decades, Shaye has starred in over 3 dozen of films and over a dozen TV series.
The films in which she has portrayed characters include Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993), Dumb & Dumber (1994), Kingpin (1996), There's Something About Mary (1998), Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003), Dead End (2003), Driftwood (2006), Insidious (2011), Ouija (2014), The Grudge (2020), among many others.
In the TV series Lin Shaye has had roles in Dirty Sexy Money (2007), Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (2015), and Grip and Electric (2016).
Lin Shaye – Awards, Nominations
Lin Shaye had had nominations and has won numerous awards including Method Fest Independent Film Festival (2002), Fangoria Chainsaw Awards (2012), and right Meter Awards (2011, 2014, 2016), among others.
Lin Shaye – Net Worth, Salary
Her net worth has been estimated at around $3 million while the figure on her annual salary has not been shared with the public.
Lin Shaye – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media handles such as Instagram, and Twitter, Lin Shaye is active with thousands of followers but is absent from other handles such as Facebook.
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