Lin Shaye

American actress

Linda "Lin" Shaye (born October 12, 1943) is an American movie, theater and television actress. She is called a scream queen due to her roles in various horror franchises or movies.[1]

Lin Shaye
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Shaye, Beverly Hills California in April 2017
Linda Shaye

(1943-10-12) October 12, 1943 (age 78)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Years active1971–present
Spouse(s)Marshall Rubinoff (?–1968; his death)
Clayton Landey (1988–2003; divorced; 1 child)
RelativesRobert Shaye (brother)

Her best known roles are in A Nightmare on Elm Street, Critters, Insidious, Dead End, 2001 Maniacs and its sequel 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams, Alone in the Dark, Amityville: A New Generation, Tales of Halloween, Abattoir, Ouija and its prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil.


  1. Hochman, Steve (August 15, 1999). "Lin Shaye / Actor". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 1, 2014.

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