Lin Shaye

Lin Shaye

  • Born on
    • October 12th, 1943
Lin attended the University of Michigan, where she was an Art History major, although acting in as many University productions as possible, including "Bye Bye Birdie" and "On The Town". After U of M, she attended Columbia University School of the Arts, and acquired a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting. She stayed in New York upon graduation and worked in numerous off- and off-off- Broadway productions, as well as Lincoln Center and Broadway. She has studied with some of the finest: Uta Hagen, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg. Lin is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio.

Starring Lin Shaye on Plex


Acting (103 Credits)

2023Before Memory
2020The Call as Edith Cranston
2020Darkness Falls as Angela Anderson
2020Dreamkatcher as Ruth
2020The Voices as The Vagabond
2020The Grudge as Faith Matheson
2020Max Reload and the Nether Blasters as Mrs. WylderWatch Free
2019Room for Rent as Joyce
2018Insidious: The Last Key as Elise Rainier
2018The Final Wish as Kate Hammond
2017The Black Room as Miss Black
2017All About the Money as Mrs. WomackWatch Free
2016Jack Goes Home as Teresa
2016The Midnight Man as Anna
2016Abattoir as Allie
2016Director's Cut as Captain WheelerWatch Free
2016Buster's Mal Heart as Pauline
2016Ouija: Origin of Evil as Paulina Zander
2015Insidious: Chapter 3 as Elise Rainier
2015Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves as Helen Keller
2015Tales of Halloween as Lynn's MotherWatch Free
2014Grace: The Possession as Helen
2014The Signal as Mirabelle
2014Ouija as Paulina Zander
2014Lost Time as Mysterious Woman
2013Insidious: Chapter 2 as Elise Rainier
2013Big Ass Spider! as Mrs. JeffersonWatch Free
2013All American Christmas Carol as Barbara Belnap
2013Crazy Kind of Love as Denise Mack
2012FDR: American Badass! as Eleanor RooseveltWatch Free
20123 Days of Normal as MayWatch Free
2012Noobz as Mrs. Theodore
2012Matchmaker Santa as Debbie
2012Jewtopia as Dr. Sutton
2012The Three Stooges as Nurse Crotchet
2011Rosewood Lane as Mrs. Hawthorne
2011Take Me Home as Jill
2011Sedona as ClaireWatch Free
2011Chillerama as Baglady / Nurse Maleva
2011A Good Old Fashioned Orgy as Dody
20102001 Maniacs: Field of Screams as Granny Boone
2010Insidious as Elise Rainier
2010Farewell Mr. Kringle
2010Small Town Saturday Night as Phyllis Ryan
2009Dark Moon Rising as Sunny
2009Stuntmen as Bumble Jackson
2009My Sister's Keeper as Nurse Adele
2008Asylum as String's Mother
2008Killer Pad as Marge
2006Hoboken Hollow as Mrs. Brodrick
2006Surf School as Larry's mom
2006Hood of Horror as Clara
2006Driftwood as Nancy Forrester
2006Snakes on a Plane as Grace
2006Vegas, Baby as Cassandra
2006Pledge This! as Miss Prin
20052001 Maniacs as Granny Boone
2005Hate Crime as Kathleen SlanskyWatch Free
2005Born Killers as Willow
2005Drop Dead Sexy as Ma MuzzyWatch Free
2005Confessions of an Action Star as Samantha JonesWatch Free
2004A Cinderella Story as Mrs. Wells
2004The Hillside Strangler as Jenny Buono
2004Cellular as Exotic Car Driver
2003Dead End as Laura Harrington
2003Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd as Margie
2003Barely Legal as Tequila
2003Stuck on You as Makeup Babe
2002Contagion as Laura Crowley
2002Who's Your Daddy? as Ms. Harding
2002Boat Trip as Sonya the Coach
2001Say It Isn't So as Nurse Bautista
2000Me, Myself & Irene as Mrs. Caleron
1999Detroit Rock City as Mrs. Bruce
1998There's Something About Mary as Magda
1998Living Out Loud as Lisa's Nurse
1996Kingpin as Landlady
1996Last Man Standing as The Madame
1996Project: ALF as Waitress
1995The Nature of the Beast as Carol Powell
1995Sketch Artist II: Hands That See as Bonnie
1994Corrina, Corrina as Repeat Nanny
1994Dumb and Dumber as Mrs. Neugeboren
1994New Nightmare as Nurse with Pills
1993Amityville: A New Generation as Nurse TurnerWatch Free
1993The Temp as Rosemary
1993Loaded Weapon 1 as Witness
1992Roadside Prophets as Celeste
1990Pump Up the Volume as PTA Parent 3
1988Critters 2 as Sally
1987Slam Dance as Librarian
1987My Demon Lover as Anemic Counter Girl
1987The Hidden as Carol Miller
1987Extreme Prejudice as Employment Office Clerk
1987The Running Man as Propaganda Officer
1986Critters as Sally
1985Brewster's Millions as Journalist at Rally
1984A Nightmare on Elm Street as Teacher
1982Alone in the Dark as Receptionist at Haven
1982Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again as Nurse with Telegram
1980The Long Riders as Kate
1978Goin' South as Parasol Lady
1975Hester Street as Whore


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