Lindsay Dee Lohan (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model, director and producer.
Lohan began her career as a child fashion model when she was three, and was later featured on the soap opera Another World for a year when she was 10. At age 11, Lohan made her motion picture debut in Disney’s remake of The Parent Trap (1998), a critical and commercial success. Her next major motion picture, Disney’s remake of Freaky Friday (2003), was also a critical and commercial success. With the release of Mean Girls (2004), another critical and commercial success, and Disney’s Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), another commercial success, Lohan became a teen idol sensation, a household name and a frequent focus of paparazzi and tabloids. However, Lohan’s next starring role in the romantic comedy Just My Luck (2006), received poor reviews and was only a modest commercial success. Following Just My Luck, Lohan focused on smaller more mature roles in independent movies, receiving positive comments on her work, including A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Bobby (2006) and Chapter 27 (2007).
After recording several songs for her movie soundtracks, Lohan signed with Casablanca Records. Lohan’s debut studio album, titled Speak, was released in December of 2004 and became the first high-seller from Casablanca in several years, selling 1 million copies in the United States alone and peaking at number four on the Billboard 200. Though the album received mostly mixed reviews, it was certified platinum. Lohan’s second album, titled A Little More Personal (Raw), was released in December of 2005 and featured darker material than her debut had. That album too received mixed reviews, and it was certified gold.
In 2007, two driving under the influence incidents led to Lohan being put on probation, and together with three visits to rehabilitation facilities caused the loss of several movie deals. In 2008 and 2009, Lohan worked as a fashion model and launched the clothing line 6126. She resumed her acting career with TV work in 2008, and starred in the TV film Labor Pains (2009). She appeared in Robert Rodriguez’s feature film Machete (2010). Between 2010 and 2013, Lohan went into rehabilitation three times, and spent much of her time entangled in legal problems stemming from misdemeanors and probation violations. In 2012 and 2013, she did further television work, including starring as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical TV film Liz & Dick (2012). In 2013, she starred in Paul Schrader’s independent film The Canyons. In 2014, the docu-series Lindsay aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and Lohan made her stage debut in the London West End production of Speed-the-Plow.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Acting career
- 2.1 1989–2006: Beginnings and critical acclaim
- 2.2 2007–2013: Career interruptions
- 2.3 2014–present: Future projects
- 3 Music career
- 3.1 2001–05: Speak and A Little More Personal (Raw)
- 3.2 2008–present: Guest appearances
- 4 Personal life
- 4.1 Relationships and family
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Discography
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Lindsay Lohan was born on July 2, 1986, in New York City, and grew up in Merrick and Cold Spring Harbor on Long Island, New York. She is the eldest child of Dina and Michael Lohan. Her father, a former Wall Street trader, has been in trouble with the law on several occasions, while her mother is a former singer and dancer. Lohan has three younger siblings, all of whom have been models or actors: Michael, Jr., who appeared with Lohan in The Parent Trap, Aliana, known as “Ali,” and Dakota “Cody” Lohan. Lohan is of Irish and Italian heritage, and she was reared as a Catholic.[dead link] Her maternal antecedents were “well known Irish Catholic stalwarts” and her great-grandfather, John L. Sullivan, was a co-founder of the Pro-life Party in Long Island. Lohan attended Cold Spring Harbor High School and Sanford H. Calhoun High School, where she did well in science and mathematics, until grade 11, when she started homeschooling. [dead link] Lohan is a natural red head.
Lohan’s parents have a turbulent history. They married in 1985, separated when she was three, and later reunited. They separated again in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2007.