Lindsay Dee Lohan was born July 2, 1986 and is an American actress and singer.

She was born in the Bronx borough of 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 raised as a Roman Catholic. 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 on Long Island. She began home-schooling in grade 11. Lohan is a natural redhead.

Lohan’s parents married in 1985, separated when Lindsay was three, and later reunited. They separated again in 2005 and finalized their divorce in 2007.

Lohan began her career as a child model with Ford Models at the age of three. She modeled for Calvin Klein Kids and Abercrombie, and appeared in over 60 television commercials for brands like Pizza Hut and Wendy’s, as well as a Jell-O spot with Bill Cosby. By the age of 10, when Lohan played Alexandra “Alli” Fowler in the television soap opera Another WorldSoap Opera Magazine said she was already considered a show-business veteran.

Lohan remained in her role on Another World for a year, before leaving to star in Disney’s 1998 family comedy The Parent Trap, a remake of the 1961 movie. The film won Lohan a three-film contract with Disney. At the age of 14, Lohan played Bette Midler’s daughter in the pilot episode of the short-lived series Bette, but she resigned her role when the production moved from New York to Los Angeles. Lohan starred in two made-for-TV movies: Life-Size alongside Tyra Banks in 2000, and Get a Clue in 2002. Emilio Estefan and his wife, Gloria Estefan, signed Lohan to a five-album production deal in September 2002.

In 2003, Lohan starred alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in the remake of Disney’s family comedy Freaky Friday, playing a mother and daughter who switch bodies and have to take on each other’s roles. At Lohan’s initiative, her character was rewritten and changed from a Goth style to be more mainstream. Her role required her to learn how to play the guitar and to sing. She recorded a song for the film, “Ultimate”, which was released to Radio Disney to help promote the film.

In 2004, Lohan had lead roles in two major motion pictures. The first film, Disney’s teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, her second lead role that year, in the teen comedy Mean Girls, marked Lohan’s first movie independent of Disney. With Mean Girls, Lohan’s public profile was raised significantly. Vanity Fair described how she became a household name. Paparazzi began following her and her love life and partying became frequent targets of gossip sites and the tabloid media. Following the film, which was scripted by former “Not Ready for Prime Time Actress” Tina Fey and featured several other veterans of Saturday Night Live‘s “Not Ready for Prime Time Company”, Lohan hosted the show three times between 2004 and 2006. In 2004, when Lohan was 17, she became the youngest host of the MTV Movie Awards.

Lohan’s debut album, Speak, was released in the United States on December 7, 2004. The album was the first high-seller from Casablanca Records in several years, selling 1 million units in the United States.

Lohan returned to Disney in 2005, starring in the comedy Herbie: Fully Loaded, the fifth film in the series with the anthropomorphic Volkswagen Beetle Herbie. In 2005, Lohan became the first person to have a My Scene celebrity doll released by Mattel. She also voiced herself in the animated direct-to-DVD film My Scene Goes Hollywood: The Movie, based on the series of dolls.

Lohan’s second album, A Little More Personal (Raw), was released in December 2005. Lohan co-wrote most of the songs on the album. Lohan herself directed the music video for the album’s only single, “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father)”, which features her sister Aliana Lohan. The video is a dramatization of the pain Lohan said her family suffered at the hands of her father. 

Lohan’s next widely released film, the romantic comedy Just My Luck, opened in May 2006. Following Just My Luck, Lohan focused on smaller roles in more mature, independent movies. Robert Altman’s ensemble comedy A Prairie Home Companion, based on humorist Garrison Keillor’s works, in which Lohan co-stars with Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin, had a limited release in June 2006. The Emilio Estevez ensemble drama Bobby, about the hours leading up to the Robert F. Kennedy assassination, was released in theaters in November 2006.

Lohan’s next appearance was in Chapter 27 as a John Lennon fan who befriends Mark David Chapman, played by Jared Leto, on the day he murders Lennon. Filming finished in early 2006, but the film was not released until March 2008 due to difficulties in finding a distributor. In May 2007, the drama Georgia Rule was released. In the film, Lohan portrays an out-of-control teenager whose mother (Felicity Huffman) brings her to the house of her own estranged mother (Jane Fonda). 

In January 2007, production on the film I Know Who Killed Me was put on hold when Lohan underwent appendix surgery. While Lohan was in rehab, she continued shooting the film, returning to the facility at night. Shortly thereafter, Lohan withdrew from a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance, her publicist stating that Lohan needed to focus on getting better.Lohan was replaced in The Edge of Love in April 2007, shortly before filming was to begin, with the director citing “insurance reasons” and Lohan later explaining that she “was going through a really bad time then. Lohan withdrew from a scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in which she had been due to promote I Know Who Killed Me, a psychological horror-thriller in which she stars as a stripper with a dual personality. The film premiered in July 2007. Hollywood executives and industry insiders commented that it would be difficult for Lohan to find employment until she could prove that she was sober and reliable, citing possible issues with securing insurance.

In May 2008, Logan’s single “Bossy” was released onto digital outlets. That month, she made her first screen appearance since I Know Who Killed Me, on ABC’s television series Ugly Betty. She guest starred in four episodes as Kimmie Keegan, an old schoolmate of the protagonist Betty Suarez. In the comedy Labor Pains, Lohan plays a woman who pretends to be pregnant. During the shoot, Lohan’s manager worked with the paparazzi to encourage the media to show her work, as opposed to partying. It was originally planned for a theatrical release, but instead appeared as a TV movie on the ABC Family cable channel in July 2009. Lohan was a guest judge on US TV style contest Project Runway sixth-season premiere episode, which aired in August 2009.

Lohan narrated and presented the British television documentary Lindsay Lohan’s Indian Journey, about human trafficking in India. It was filmed during a week in India in December 2009, and transmitted on BBC Three in April 2010. In June 2010, Lohan was the subject of a fashion shoot in the photographer docu-series Double Exposure on Bravo. Robert Rodriguez’s action exploitation film Machete opened in September 2010. In the film, Lohan’s character takes drugs, is naked in much of her appearance, and later dons a nun’s habit while toting a machine gun. Because of her rehabilitation and legal engagements, Lohan did not participate in promotion of the movie. Lohan filmed a sketch where she is dressed as Marilyn Monroe for Inappropriate Comedy in 2010. The film had issues finding a distributor and was not released until 2013. Lohan appeared on the October 2010 cover of Vanity Fair.

Lohan had not appeared on Saturday Night Live since 2006 until she hosted the show for the fourth time in March 2012. In May 2012, Lohan appeared briefly, as a celebrity judge, on the television series Glee, in the episode “Nationals”. Lohan stars as a surfer in the art film First Point by artist Richard Phillips. It debuted at Art Basel in June 2012 and features a score by Thomas Bangalter from Daft Punk.

Lohan starred as Elizabeth Taylor in the biographical made-for-TV movie Liz & Dick, which premiered on the Lifetime cable channel in November 2012. In April 2013, the horror comedy Scary Movie 5 was released, where Lohan appears as herself alongside Charlie Sheen in the opening sketch. Lohan also guest-starred as herself in an April 2013 episode of Sheen’s comedy series Anger Management.

In August 2013, The Canyons was released, an independent erotic thriller directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis. It was made on a low budget, most of which was gathered through online fund raiser Kickstarter. Lohan received $100 a day and a share of the profits, and she was also credited as a co-producer. The same month Lohan filled in for Chelsea Handler as host of the cable talk show Chelsea Lately.

The 8-part docu-series Lindsay was transmitted in March and April 2014 on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network. The series followed Lohan’s life and work as she moved to New York City after leaving rehab. In the final episode, Lohan said that she had had a miscarriage which had interrupted filming of the series. In December 2013, Lohan introduced Miley Cyrus before her set at Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. In April 2014, Lohan guest-starred in an episode of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls.

Lohan made her stage debut in October 2014, starring in the London West End production of David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow, a satire about the movie business. She portrayed Karen, the secretary of a Hollywood executive, in a role originally played by Madonna.

In 2015, English band Duran Duran announced that Lohan was featured on the song “Danceophobia” from their fourteenth studio album, Paper Gods. That year, she filmed an independent supernatural thriller, Among the Shadows, in Belgium. The project saw a series of delays with its release and was eventually listed for sale at the European Film Market at the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2018. It was released in March 2019, by Momentum Pictures. In July 2018, the second season of Sick Note —in which Lohan had a recurring role— premiered on Sky One. Lohan signed on to star in an MTV reality series, Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club (2019) focusing on her business ventures in Greece, which aired on MTV for one season. In July 2019, it was announced that Lohan would be one of the panelists on the Australian edition of Masked Singer. The reality singing competition series premiered in September 2019, and concluded in October that year. On July 7, 2020, it was revealed that Lohan would be unable to return to the judging panel for the second season, as she could not travel from Dubai to Melbourne due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the implementation of travel restrictions.

In June 2019, Lohan re-signed with Casablanca Records, a subsidiary of Republic Records, to release new music. On April 1, 2020, Lohan announced she would be releasing “Back to Me”, her first single in twelve years.

As part of a multi-picture deal with Netflix, Lohan starred in the holiday romantic comedy Falling for Christmas. She played a hotel heiress suffering from amnesia after a skiing accident, which was her first role in a major production in over a decade. The film, directed by Janeen Damian and co-starring Chord Overstreet, was released on November 10, 2022. In 2022, she also served as the narrator for Amazon Prime Video’s reality dating show, Lovestruck High. Lohan is set to star in another romantic comedy from Netflix, Irish Wish, scheduled to be released in 2023.

Lohan has been the face of Jill Stuart, Miu Miu, and, as well as the 2008 Visa Swap British fashion campaign. She was also the face of Italian clothing company Fornarina for its Spring–Summer 2009 campaign. Lohan has a long-lasting fascination with Marilyn Monroe going back to when she saw Niagara during The Parent Trap shoot. 

In 2008, Lohan launched a clothing line, whose name 6126 was designed to represent Monroe’s birth date (June 1, 1926). The line started with leggings, before expanding to a full collection, covering 280 pieces as of April 2010. In September 2009, Lohan became an artistic adviser for the French fashion house Emanuel Ungaro. A collection by designer Estrella Archs with Lohan as adviser was presented in October, receiving a “disastrous” reception, according to Entertainment Weekly and New York. Lohan left the company in March 2010. She appeared in the January–February 2012 issue of Playboy magazine, in a shoot inspired by a nude pictorial of Marilyn Monroe from the first issue of the magazine.

In 2020, Lohan designed and released a jewelry line in collaboration with UK-based boutique brand Lily Baker. In 2022, she launched a limited edition sneaker collection in collaboration with activewear brand Allbirds.

In October 2016, Lohan opened her first nightclub, in collaboration with Dennis Papageorgiou, named Lohan Nightclub, in Athens, Greece. In May 2018, she opened a beach resort on the Greek island Mykonos and later her second resort in Ialisos Beach, Rhodes.

In December 2014, the free-to-play video game app Lindsay Lohan’s The Price of Fame was released for the iOS and Android operating systems. In June 2017, Lohan launched a lifestyle site called Preemium, which subscribers could access for $2.99 a month.

In October 2021, Red Arrow’s Studio71 revealed they had signed Lohan to host and launch a new podcast. It was then announced the podcast would be titled The Lohdown with Lindsay Lohan, which premiered in late April 2022.