Lindsay Lohan, actually, Lindsay Dee Lohan, was born on July 2, 1986. She is an
American actress and pop music singer. Lohan started in show business as a child
fashion model for magazine advertisement and television commercials. At age 10,
she began her acting career in a soap opera; at 11, she made her motion picture
debut by playing identical twins in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. Lindsay
Lohan rose to stardom with her leading roles in the films Freaky Friday, Confessions
of a Teenage Drama Queen, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded. Her subsequent
roles include appearances in A Prairie Home Companion and Bobby. In 2004, Lindsay
Lohan launched a second career in pop music yielding the albums Speak (2004) and
A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005).
Lindsay Lohan was born on East 236th Street in the Woodlawn section of the
Bronx and grew up in Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island. She is the
eldest child of Donata "Dina" (née Sullivan), a former Rockette,
and Michael Douglas Lohan, Sr., a onetime actor. Lindsay Lohan has three younger
siblings, all of whom are actor-models: brother Michael Jr., whom she affectionately
calls "Punk," appeared with her in The Parent Trap as the "Lost
Boy at Camp"; sister Aliana had a small role in Freaky Friday, as did brother
Dakota, the youngest Lohan child, whom she once saved from drowning. Most recently
she starred alongside Jane Fonda in "Georgia Rule".
Lindsay Lohan is of Irish and Italian heritage and was raised as a Catholic.
Her maternal family were "well known Irish Catholic stalwarts" in
Merrick, with her great-grandfather, John L Sullivan, being a co-founder of
the Pro-life Party in Long Island. In 2005, Lindsay Lohan explained to a TEENick
audience that she had decided to use Morgan as her middle name because it sounded
more professional. Lindsay Lohan attended public schools on Long Island, including
Sanford H. Calhoun High School. She finished her studies at home through Laurel
Springs School of Ojai, California.
Her family was financially comfortable. Her mother was a Wall Street analyst
before becoming Lindsay Lohan's manager. Dina also claimed that she worked as
a Rockette, though Radio City Music Hall records have not verified this claim.
Michael Lohan inherited his family's pasta business, which he later sold to
trade in futures (briefly becoming President of New York Futures Traders). Sentenced
to four years in prison in the late 1980s, he spent much of his daughter's preteen
years in prison for securities fraud. More recently, he worked as an investment
banker, securing funding for independent films. In 2005, he was sent back to
prison for nearly two years, released in March 2007, for "aggravated unlicensed
driving" and attempted assault. Michael currently works with Teen Challenge.
In December 2005, Michael and Dina Lohan signed a separation agreement. In August
2007, Lindsay Lohan's parents announced that their divorce proceedings had been
Lindsay Lohan began her career with Ford Models at age three, but found little
work as a fashion model. She persisted and eventually appeared in more than
100 print ads for Toys "R" Us. She also modeled for Calvin Klein Kids
(usually with siblings Michael and Ali) and Abercrombie Kids. Through young
adulthood, Lindsay Lohan was featured in such magazines as Vogue, Elle, Bliss
(UK), Xau Kny6 (High Club, Bulgaria), and Blenda (Japan). Lindsay Lohan's first
auditions for television work did not go well; by the time she tried out for
a Duncan Hines commercial, she told her mother that she would give up if she
did not get the job. She was hired, and went on to appear in over 60 commercials,
including a Jell-O spot with Bill Cosby. Her ad work led to roles in soap operas,
and she was already considered a show-business veteran in 1996 when she landed
the role of Alexandra "Alli" Fowler on Another World, "where
she delivered more dialogue than any other 10-year-old in daytime serials"
of the time.
Lindsay Lohan gave up Another World for the big screen when director Nancy
Meyers cast her to play the dual roles of the estranged twin sisters who try
to reunite their long-divorced parents (Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson)
in the 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. Hired in 1997 at age 10, Lohan was 11
when filming began in England and California (in Los Angeles and the Napa Valley).
"I left school for eight months," she said. "When I came back,
my friends [asked], 'Where'd you go?' I said, 'My family and I went on a long
vacation.' Then the movie came out, and they were, like, 'Um, Lindsay? That's
you in Parent Trap,' and I said, 'Oh, yeah. I also did this movie while we were
gone.'" Trap was well-received for a family comedy, bringing in US$92 million
worldwide. Film critic Janet Maslin found Lindsay Lohan's dual performances
so forceful "that she seems to have been taking shy violet lessons from
Sharon Stone." Critic Kenneth Turan called Lohan "the soul of this
film as much as Hayley Mills was of the original, and … she is more adept
than her predecessor at creating two distinct personalities".
Signed by Disney to a three-film contract, Lindsay Lohan was offered the role
of Penny in Inspector Gadget but turned it down. Later, she starred in two original
television movies, Life-Size (2000) (with Tyra Banks) and Get a Clue (2002).
She also played Bette Midler's daughter in the first episode of the short-lived
series, Bette (2000), but Lohan, then 14, quit when the production moved from
New York to Los Angeles. In 2001, she hosted the ABC-TV commercial series commemorating
Walt Disney's 100th birthday during a rebroadcast of The Parent Trap. Following
a brief hiatus, Lindsay Lohan won a lead role in another Disney remake: Freaky
Friday (2003), starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Through 2005, Friday was Lohan's biggest
commercial film success, earning US$160 million worldwide.
In 2004, Lindsay Lohan was given the lead in two films, Confessions of a Teenage
Drama Queen (her first feature that was not a remake) and Paramount's Mean Girls,
both released in 2004. Drama Queen was a modest success at the box office, grossing
about US$30 million, but was a failure with critics. "Though still a promising
star, Lohan will have to do a little penance before she's forgiven for Confessions,"
Robert K. Elder wrote.
Far more successful was Mean Girls, her first PG-13 (and first non-Disney)
film. Her breakout lead performance pushed the critical and commercial hit to
gross US$128 million worldwide, "cementing her status as the new teen movie
queen," wrote Brandon Gray. "Lindsay Lohan dazzles us once more,"
said Steve Rhodes. "The smartly written script is a perfect match for her
intelligent brand of comedy." Mean Girls was scripted by Tina Fey and featured
several alumni of Saturday Night Live; Lindsay Lohan was asked to host the show
three times, in 2004, 2005, and 2006. In 2005, Lindsay Lohan became the first
living person to have a "My Scene Goes Hollywood" doll released by
Mattel. She also voiced herself in the direct-to-DVD feature film based on the
Lindsay Lohan returned to Disney for Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), the fifth
film in the Herbie series. Her popularity allowed her to choose from a wider
variety of projects; Lohan felt Herbie would help her make the transition into
more grown-up roles. "In most of my other films, I was in high school,"
she said. "Here, [my character is] just out of college. It's nice to be
able to do something that I think will be acceptable to the fan base I've accumulated
from my Disney movies, but subconsciously they'll see me getting older and maturing."
Fully Loaded earned $144,146,816 worldwide.
Her next film in wide release, Just My Luck, opened in May 2006 to poor reviews
and earned only $38 million worldwide. The following month, A Prairie Home Companion,
in limited release ended its run with $25,648,948 globally. "Lohan rises
to the occasion, delivering a rock-the-house version of 'Frankie and Johnny',"
wrote Peter Travers. Lohan completed filming the independent Emilio Estevez
film, Bobby, opposite Elijah Wood, in December 2005; the film débuted
at the Venice Film Festival on September 5, 2006, and was released in theaters
on November 23, 2006, though it earned a weak $19,560,892 worldwide with mixed
reviews. She then appeared in Chapter 27 as a John Lennon fan who befriends
Mark David Chapman (Jared Leto) on the day he murders the singer. It began filming
in New York on January 9, 2006, and had wrapped by March. No release date has
Lindsay Lohan was voted #10 on the list of "100 Sexiest Women" by
readers of FHM. Maxim placed her at #3 on its 2006 Hot 100 list. In 2007, Lohan
placed at #1 on the Maxim "Hot 100". In February 2007, shortly after
admitting herself to a medical rehabilitation facility, Lindsay Lohan relinquished
the role of Hester Worsley in a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's A Woman of
No Importance. The role then passed to Jessica Biel. On May 11, 2007, Georgia
Rule was released in which Lindsay Lohan starred alongside Felicity Huffman
and Jane Fonda. The film — whose production received adverse publicity
when a letter from a studio executive to Lohan criticizing her professionalism
was made public — received mostly negative reviews. It grossed US$6.7
million at the box office in its opening weekend and to date has grossed over
US$22 million worldwide.
On July 24, 2007, Lindsay Lohan - in the wake of her arrest withdrew from a
scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote her starring
role as a stripper in the film I Know Who Killed Me. The film premiered "to
an abysmal $3.5 million" and earned Lohan two nominations for worst actress
at the Golden Raspberry Awards. She came in first and second, tying with herself.
A popular weekly magazine quoted the head of a major film studio as saying,
"Her career was over long before she had these troubles... Right now, she'd
have to pay a studio to get herself into a movie." The article continues,
"There's the L.A. bar scene that serves underage stars and Hollywood's
compulsion to turn child actors into products, plus a frenzied 21st-century
media culture that has made Lindsay Lohan and other celebs into exotic prey
in flashbulb cages." ABC News quoted publicist Michael Levine as calling
Lohan unemployable "for the next 18 months." The head of a talent
agency agreed, noting that her personal issues likely made the insurance and
other costs required for any film production to proceed prohibitively expensive.
James Robinson, the producer of Georgia Rule, stated he would still like to
work with her. "She's a good person who's making some bad choices. She
needs time to get the proper medical care, but when she's in the right emotional
state, I'd put her in a movie right away.... She's probably one of the most
talented young women in the movie business today."
Lindsay Lohan plans to travel and study in Europe after leaving rehab. Her
mother told Us Weekly that "She wants to go abroad and study in school.
We'll see what happens." In the February 25, 2008 Spring Fashion edition
of New York, Lohan re-created Marilyn Monroe's final photo shoot, known as the
Last Sitting, including nudity. Her mother said doing the photo shoot was an
"honor." Upon leaving rehab in 2007, Lindsay's involvement in the
tango bio-pic Dare to Love Me took centerstage in the young starlet's life.
Though, it is unknown as to when the film is expected to be in theatres. In
late February 2008, it was announced that Lindsay Lohan would be joining the
cast of Ye Olde Times alongside Jack Black. The film is slated to start filming
in April 2008. A popular source has also reported Lindsay's involvement in the
movie Manson Girls playing cult member Nancy Pitman in a movie about Charles
Hoping to become a "triple threat" (actor/model/singer) like her
idol, Ann-Margret, Lindsay Lohan began by showcasing her singing talents through
her films. For the Freaky Friday soundtrack, she sang the closing theme, "Ultimate";
she also recorded four songs for the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen soundtrack.
Producer Emilio Estefan, Jr. signed Lindsay Lohan to a five-album production
deal in 2002. "The minute I heard her sing, I knew she was gifted,"
he said, "and [she] has an incredible ability to connect with her audience.
I am very excited to be working with her." Lohan — who said she was
"extremely excited" — added, "I am surrounded by a group
of very talented people." Two years later, Lindsay Lohan signed a recording
contract with Casablanca Records, headed by "diva-maker" Tommy Mottola.
Her debut album, Speak, was released in December 2004, and peaked at number
four on the Billboard 200. By early 2005, it was certified Platinum. Though
primarily a pop-rock album, Speak was introduced with the single "Rumors",
described by Rolling Stone as "a bass-heavy, angry club anthem". Its
sexually suggestive video reached number one on MTV's Total Request Live and
was nominated for Best Pop Video at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. "Rumors"
eventually earned a Gold certification in America. The album spawned the second
single "Over" and the third single "First", which was featured
in Lohan's 2005 film Herbie: Fully Loaded. The music video also featured Herbie
the Love Bug. Both music videos were directed by Jake Nava, who also directed
the music video for "Rumors."
"[W]ith just two hit films under her belt, Lohan decided it was time to
turn [herself] into a multimedia, cross-platform star," wrote Stephen Thomas
Erlewine of All Music Guide. "And so Speak was recorded quickly and rushed
into the stores". He called her music "a blend of old-fashioned, Britney-styled
dance-pop and the anthemic, arena rock sound pioneered by fellow tween stars
Hilary Duff and Ashlee Simpson. [However,] Lohan stands apart from the pack
with her party-ready attitude and her husky voice".
In December 2005, her second album, A Little More Personal (Raw), debuted at
number 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, but fell under the top 100 within six
weeks. Reviews were unfavorable; critics called the album a "slick pop
production." Slant magazine called it "contrived ... for all the so-called
weighty subject matter, there's not much meat on these bones." Still, A
Little More Personal (Raw) was certified Gold on January 18, 2006. The music
video for the album's first single, "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter
to Father)" — directed by Lindsay Lohan and featuring the acting
debut of her sister, Ali — was a dramatization of the pain Lohan says
her family has suffered at the hands of her father. She said "It's kind
of offensive... I hope he sees the positive side of the video rather than the
The album's second single was supposed to be "I Live for the Day."
Radio promos singles were pressed and released and sent to radio stations. However
due to Lindsay Lohan's schedule, she was unable to promote or support the single
as she did with her previous efforts. Eventually, since the single received
absolutely no radio airplay or support, and the disappointing chart position
and sales of the album, Casablanca Records cancelled "I Live for the Day"
and moved forward with "If It’s Alright" as the second single.
However plans for releasing "If It’s Alright" were later cancelled,
as well as all other singles and promotion with the album. Therefore, A Little
More Personal (Raw) was not as successful as her previous album, Speak. A Little
More Personal (Raw), with little promotion, was still certified gold by the
RIAA on January 18, 2006 after debuting on the Billboard 200 at #20, while "Speak"
went platinum after debuting at #4. Lindsay Lohan has promised a third studio
album on multiple occasions. The album will be released in the middle or end
of 2008. She is working with J. R. Rotem, Stargate and Ne-Yo. Lohan (who initially
appeared frequently on PETA's Worst Dressed List for wearing fur) publicly announced
she was no longer "tolerant" of fur and was subsequently cut from
the list. When educated about the controversial process of fur farming, Lindsay
Lohan took a stand against the industry, later telling Dan Matthews of her plan
"to weed the real fur from [her] wardrobe."
Lohan has been a frequent attendee at various nightclubs and social events
- at times being photographed with nightlife notables such as Paris Hilton and
Nicole Richie. Responding to the media's portrayal of Lindsay Lohan as a "party
girl", she commented, "People say, 'Oh, she goes out and she parties'.
No, we are just going out and having fun." Lohan's car accidents in 2004-2006
were widely reported. The first, August 2004 in Studio City, California, was
a minor rear-ender, though the victims threatened to sue her in 2005. Another,
October 2005 in West Hollywood, occurred when Lindsay Lohan struck a van. Police
determined that the van's driver made an illegal U-turn. November 2006 in Los
Angeles, Lohan suffered minor injuries when a paparazzo who was following her
for a photograph hit her car. Police called the crash intentional, but prosecutors
said there was not enough evidence to file criminal charges. When VH1 named
Lohan "Big 'It' Girl" for its 'Big' in '05 Awards in December, it
was, Lohan quipped, "because being Big in '05 means getting in three car
crashes in one year, people!".
Lindsay Lohan was hospitalized twice in January 2006. In the first incident,
she cut herself on a broken teacup while in London; in the second incident,
she suffered an asthma attack while in Miami, Florida. In an interview published
in the March 2006 issue of Allure, Lohan said she hoped to be taken seriously
as an actress, adding, "I hate it when people call me a teen queen."
She addressed the numerous romantic rumors ("I know now that I don't need
a boyfriend.") and her weight loss ("I will say that I went through
a phase. I lost weight when I was in the hospital, and then I wanted to keep
it off."). Lindsay Lohan said 2005 "felt like five lifetimes because
I've grown up a lot". At around the same time, she is reported as having
looked into the teachings of Kabbalah Centre, saying, "All of us need something.
You have to grab on to whatever gets you through."
On July 25, 2006, the filming of Georgia Rule was delayed while Lohan was admitted
to a Los Angeles hospital for treatment of overheating and dehydration, her
third hospital visit in 2006. In a letter to Lindsay Lohan and others associated
with the production that was later made public, James G. Robinson, CEO of the
film's production company, Morgan Creek Productions, wrote:
"You and your representatives have told us that your various
late arrivals and absences from the set have been the result of illness;
today we were told it was 'heat exhaustion'. We are well aware that your
ongoing all night heavy partying is the real reason for your so-called 'exhaustion'.
Lohan's fourth 2006 hospital visit occurred in September when she was treated
at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City after breaking her wrist. On January
18, 2007, Lindsay Lohan checked herself in to the Wonderland Center rehabilitation
facility in West Hollywood's Laurel Canyon area. Through her representative,
she issued a statement saying, "I have made a proactive decision to take
care of my personal health." In a later interview, Lohan said, "It's
so weird that I went to rehab. I always said I would die before I went to rehab."
But she added that, even after regularly attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous,
"I don't know that I'm necessarily an addict."
Lindsay Lohan was ranked #3 on the Forbes list of Young Hollywood Top-Earners
with $6 million. On May 26, 2007, Lohan lost control of her Mercedes-Benz convertible
and struck a curb. Police found "additional contraband" in the car
- which was tentatively identified as a "usable" amount of cocaine.
After receiving treatment for minor injuries, Lindsay Lohan was arrested on
a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. Two days later,
Lindsay Lohan entered the Promises Treatment Centers rehabilitation facility
in Malibu, staying for 45 days. A week later, on July 20, Lohan, accompanied
by her attorney, surrendered herself to be fingerprinted and photographed. She
was released on her own recognizance and assigned a court date of August 24.
In the pre-dawn hours of July 24, 2007, the Santa Monica police received a
911 call from a car being driven by Michelle Peck - whose daughter, Tracie Rice
had left her employment as Lindsay Lohan's personal assistant several hours
previously. Peck reported that she was being chased by a white GMC and feared
for her safety. The police later found Peck and Lohan having a "heated
debate" in the parking lot of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Lindsay
Lohan refused to take a breathalyzer test, but agreed to other field sobriety
tests. After failing these tests, she was taken to a police station where her
blood alcohol level was tested at between 0.12 and 0.13 percent - above the
California legal limit of 0.08 percent. While conducting a search, the police
found a small amount of cocaine in her pocket.
Lindsay Lohan was booked on felony charges of possession of cocaine and transportation
of a narcotic - in addition to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence
and driving with a suspended license. A few hours after Lohan's release on $25,000
bail, her attorney, Blair Berk, issued a statement:
“ Addiction is a terrible and vicious disease. Since Lindsay transitioned
to outpatient care, she has been monitored on a SCRAM ["Secure Continuous
Remote Alcohol Monitor,"] bracelet and tested daily in order to support
her sobriety. Throughout this period, I have received timely and accurate reports
from the testing companies. Unfortunately, late yesterday I was informed that
Lindsay had relapsed. The bracelet has now been removed. She is safe, out of
custody and presently receiving medical care.”
Access Hollywood host Billy Bush said he received an email from Lindsay Lohan
on July 24 in which she stated:
“I am innocent... did not do drugs they're not mine. I was almost
hit by my assistant Tarin's mom. I appreciate everyone giving me my privacy.”
CBS News reported that some days later, Lohan checked into Cirque Lodge, a
drug rehab, alcohol and addiction treatment center in Sundance, Utah. This represented
Lindsay Lohan's third rehab program in 2007. On August 14, 2007, Tracie Rice
filed a lawsuit against Lohan at Los Angeles County Superior Court for assault
and negligence for the incident of July 24. On August 23, 2007, it was announced
that Lindsay Lohan would serve one day in jail and 10 days community service
for both her DUI arrests. She will also be on probation for a maximum of three
years. Lohan was also ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol education program,
pay hundreds of dollars in fines and must complete a three-day county coroner
program in which she’ll visit a morgue and talk to victims of drunk drivers.
“It is clear to me that my life has become completely unmanageable because
I am addicted to alcohol and drugs,” Lindsay Lohan said in a statement
released by publicist Leslie Sloane Zelnik. She began her community service
at the American Red Cross in Pomona, California.
||The Parent Trap
||Hallie Parker / Annie James
||Get a Clue
||TV film by Disney Channel Original Movie
||Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
||Mary Elizabeth "Lola" Steppe
||Herbie: Fully Loaded
||Margaret "Maggie" Peyton
||Just My Luck
|A Prairie Home Companion
|I Know Who Killed Me
||Aubrey Fleming / Dakota Moss
||Dare to Love Me
||Main Role / In Production
||Ye Olde Times
||Main Role / Pre Production
* Another World - 1996–1997
* Bette (2000–2001) - appeared October 11, 2000, in pilot episode only
* Punk'd - one episode, December 14, 2003 (see above)
* Saturday Night Live - Host, May 1, 2004
* 2004 MTV Movie Awards - Host, June 10, 2004
* That '70s Show - "Mother's Little Helper" episode, November 10,
* Saturday Night Live - Cameo for Weekend Update, December 11, 2004
* Saturday Night Live - Host, May 21, 2005 (season finale)
* Saturday Night Live - Host, April 15, 2006
* 2006 World Music Awards - Host, November 2006
* 2004: Speak
* 2005: A Little More Personal (Raw)
* 2004: "Drama Queen (That Girl)"
* 2004: "Rumors"
* 2005: "Over"
* 2005: "First"
* 2005: "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)"
* 2005: "I Live for the Day"
* 2003: Freaky Friday
* 2004: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
* 2004: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
* 2004: That's So Raven
* 2005: Herbie: Fully Loaded
* 2006: A Prairie Home Companion
Awards and Nominations
* Won the 2005 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite
* Won the 2005 Australian Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie
* Won the MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance in Mean Girls.
* Won the 2005 MTV Movie Award for Best On Screen Team including- Rachel McAdams,
Lacey Chabert, Amanda Seyfried in Mean Girls.
* Nominated for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Pop Video.
* Won the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress in
Herbie: Fully Loaded.
* Nominated for the 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance
in a Motion Picture in Bobby.
* Won the 2006 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensembled Cast in Bobby.
* Won the 2006 Hollywood Film Festival Award for Break Through Actress in Bobby.
* Nominated for the 2007 Razzie Award for Worst Actress in Just My Luck.
* Won the 2008 Razzie Award for Worst Actress in I Know Who Killed Me.