Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan publicity still, c. 2004.

Lindsay Morgan Lohan (born July 2, 1986) is an American actress and singer of Italian and Irish heritage. Lohan was born in New York City and raised in Cold Spring Harbor. By 2004, her primary home was in Beverly Hills.



Lindsay Lohan began her career as a model for the Ford Academy at the age of three and has appeared in more than sixty television commercials. As a child actress, she was a regular on soap operas such as The Guiding Light and As The World Turns, then spent several months as "Allison ('Alli') Fowler" on Another World, only to give up the show for her first motion picture role. Lohan also appeared on Healthy Kids, a children's health show, along with Dina Lohan, her mother and business manager. As a teen, Lohan starred in two Disney Channel original movies, Life-Size and Get a Clue. She also played Bette Midler's daughter in the first episode of the short-lived series Bette before bowing out when the production moved from her native New York to Los Angeles.

In 2003, Lohan was Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher. Kutcher played a practical joke on Lohan, making her believe a vehicle had been stolen. (It was later revealed that the frustrated "limousine driver" who missed the birth of his child was really an actor.)

On November 8, 2004, Lindsay made a much-publicized cameo appearance on That '70s Show in an episode entitled Mother's Little Helper ( Lohan played "Danielle" opposite Kutcher ("Kelso") and then-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama ("Fez").

Lindsay has hosted Saturday Night Live twice.


Lohan debuted on the big screen in 1998, reprising Hayley Mills' role in The Walt Disney Company's remake of the 1961 movie The Parent Trap. Lohan, as had Mills, played twin sisters who conspire to reunite their estranged parents. The film, co-starring Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson, introduced Lohan to a wider audience.

Her next feature film, a remake (Disney's second remake involving Lohan) of the 1976 classic Freaky Friday, would come five years later in the summer of 2003. She received second billing, playing "Anna Coleman", daughter of "Tess Coleman", played by Jamie Lee Curtis. In 2004, Lohan was given the lead roles in two films, Disney's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and Paramount's Mean Girls.

Lohan's latest movie is Herbie: Fully Loaded, the fifth film in the Herbie series (the last installment was Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)). Lohan stars alongside actors Matt Dillon and Breckin Meyer. For the Walt Disney film, it was reported that Lohan's breasts had to be "digitally reduced" so that family audiences would not be offended. The film's director, Angela Robinson, and Lohan both strongly deny the rumor (


Lohan is currently pursuing a pop music career concurrent with her career in films, and performed the song Ultimate (written by Jeff Coplan and Robert Ellis Orrall) in Freaky Friday. In 2002, she signed a five-album production deal with Emilio Estefan, one of the most respected producers in the music industry. In 2004, Lohan signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records. Her album, Speak, was issued on December 7, 2004, and reached #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart. The first single off the album was Rumors, followed by Over, then First.

In the media spotlight

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Lindsay Sitting (Vanity Fair Magazine photoshoot © 2004 Vanity Fair)

According to news reports, there is some animosity between Lohan and Hilary Duff, both having previously dated singer Aaron Carter. At the Cheaper by the Dozen movie (in which Duff co-starred) premiere party, Duff and her mother allegedly tried to have Lohan thrown out (to no avail).

Lohan dated actor Wilmer Valderrama in 2004 and their breakup made tabloid headlines.

The tabloids targeted Lohan again in 2005 when she exhibited some dramatic weight loss, speculating that an eating disorder or drugs may be involved. She told People Magazine, "I got a trainer ... Just old-school working out." Lohan says there is pressure to stay thin in Hollywood, "(e)specially when you lose a lot of weight and then people are telling you, 'You look great!' You (ask), 'So... did I look fat before?'"


Lindsay's family name was originally pronounced LOW-han but, by 2005, the actress and her mother seemed to settle on LOW-en, suggesting a return to its European roots.

Shortly after an apparent digital photograph of her California Driver's License was released on the Internet (after her card case was misplaced or stolen from a New York nightclub in 2004), Lindsay was asked her middle name by an audience member on the cable television show TEENick ( She answered that it was originally (and, apparently, still is legally) Dee, but she later changed it to Morgan.

Lohan is involved in charity projects such as The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Foundation, Save the Children, The United Cerebral Palsy Association, and her own charity organization, Dream Come True.

Lindsay Lohan has three younger siblings, Michael, Aliana ("Ali") and Dakota ("Cody"). Aliana Lohan is an aspiring model and actress.

Lindsay's father

Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael Lohan, has had multiple problems with the law. In May of 2005 (, he was ordered to serve 1½ to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges, including aggravated unlicensed driving, attempted assault, and failure to pay a hotel bill. Lohan begged for long-term alcohol rehabilitation, but was denied. He admitted to a drinking problem, saying he was being kept away from his children, but failed to address the reasons for the estrangement.

Lindsay's management has publicly suggested that she distance herself from her father because of his legal problems.

Car accident

On June 1, 2005, Lohan suffered minor injures in a car accident involving a paparazzo who was following her for a photograph.


TV work




  • First (2005)
  • Over (2005)
  • Rumors (2004)
  • Drama Queen (That Girl) (2004)


External links


Fan sites

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