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

Television 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. At first, the freckle-faced, auburn-haired Lohan found it difficult to find work as a child model, as the business was dominated by blondhaired, blue-eyed children. Faring better 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, California.

Lohan in Punk'd. 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"). Lohan has hosted Saturday Night Live twice.

Film Lohan's first film role came when Nancy Meyers cast her as estranged twin sisters who meet each other at a summer camp in The Parent Trap (1998), based on a book that had been made into a Hayley Mills film in 1961. Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson co-starred as Lohan's parents in the 1998 film, which introduced the actress to a wider audience. Film critic Barbara Shulgasser called Lohan "a frighteningly poised child who is truly impressive as the longseparated twins" [1], and Janet Maslin of the New York Times said she "plays the dual role with apparent effortlessness and with so much forcefulness that she seems to have been taking 'shy violet' lessons from Sharon Stone." [2] Her next feature was another family film, Freaky Friday (2003), a comedy for which Lohan received second billing behind Jamie Lee Curtis. Lohan and Curtis received strong reviews for their portrayals of a mother and daughter who each find themselves trapped in the other's body. The New York Post's Lou Lumenick declared the film to be "a surprisingly hilarious comedy with winning performances" [3]. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times gave the film three of a possible four stars [[4]] and the film's freshness rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website has hovered near the 90% level. The film was also a huge commercial success. [5]

Amanda Seyfried (left), Lindsay Lohan (center), and Lacey Chabert (right) in Mean Girls (2004). In 2004, Lohan was given her first "star vehicles" (projects in which she played the lead character) in two films, Disney's Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (Disney's first nonremake involving Lohan) and Paramount's Mean Girls. Drama Queen received mixed reviews from critics, but was able to gross US$29 million domestically and was profitable, but not a major success. Mean Girls is widely considered Lohan's breakout role. The film was a hit with both critics and audiences, and made Lohan a bankable actress when it grossed over US$86 million domestically on little more than Lohan's name and a script by Tina Fey. Mean Girls was also Lohan's first film to receive a PG-13 rating, as all of her previous films were G- or PG-rated, family-oriented films. Lohan's latest (2005) movie is Herbie: Fully Loaded, the fifth film in the Herbie series (the last installment was 1980's Herbie Goes Bananas), co-starring Justin Long, Michael Keaton, 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 denied the rumor. [6] Lohan's next film, Just My Luck, is set for release in 2006. In July 2005, she finished work on The Last Broadcast (also due out in 2006), an independent film directed by Robert Altman. Fashionistas and a romantic comedy project with Nick Cannon also are in development. Then, she is scheduled to model for Vogue and release a new CD.

Music In addition to her film career, Lohan has also ventured into the world of pop music. In 2002, she signed a five-album production deal with record producer Emilio Estefan. For the 2003 Freaky Friday soundtrack, she performed the theme song "Ultimate" (written by Jeff Coplan and Robert Ellis Orrall). The next year, she followed this up with the recording of four songs for the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen soundtrack, including the theme to the film, "Drama Queen (That Girl)".

Speak album cover. In 2004, Lohan signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records, a label headed by wellknown "diva-maker" Tommy Mottola. Her debut album, Speak, was issued on December 7, 2004, and reached #4 on the US Billboard 200, as well as the top ten of the Canadian album chart. By early 2005, it was certified platinum. Despite these successes, the album was a critical failure, with many reviewers dismissing the record as merely a way to cash in on Lohan's popularity among tweens. The lead single off the album, "Rumors", was a strong digital seller, and eventually earned itself a gold certification. The sexually-suggestive video for the track also was popular and, in addition to making it to #1 on MTV's TRL, was nominated for Best Pop Video at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards. However, the song never really lit up the charts, aside from going top ten in Australia. Follow-up singles "Over" and "First" (the latter of which was featured on the Herbie: Fully Loaded soundtrack) were similar cases in that they also received moderate airplay on TRL, but never really took off on any charts (although both singles made top forty placement in Australia, and "Over" also broke into the UK charts).

In the media spotlight 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 costarred) premiere party, Duff and her mother allegedly tried to have Lohan thrown out (to no avail). In August, 2005, Australian magazine reported that Lohan tried to patch things up by calling Duff and asking to "hang out." According to the magazine, Lohan said Duff's "sister hung up the phone on me!" Lohan dated actor Wilmer Valderrama in 2004 and their breakup made tabloid headlines. The tabloids have linked her to everyone from Bruce Willis to Jake Gyllenhaal and Jerry Yan. The entertainment media also portray her as a "party girl" who spends too much time at clubs with friends Paris Hilton, Nicole Richie, Nicky Hilton, Kimberly Stewart, and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. That image, together with repeated rumors of breast enhancement, brought constant denials from Lohan, who eventually would lampoon the tabloid rumors during her appearances on Saturday Night Live. 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?'" (Later, Lohan seemed to admit that she had lost too much weight. According to FemaleFirst, she said, "I'm working out with a trainer and eating healthily. I want my [breasts] back.") [7] In July 2005, Mattel released a Lindsay Lohan 'My Scene' Doll.

Personal life

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. Lindsay is of Irish and Italian heritage.

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 City 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 is the eldest child of Michael and Dina (née Sullivan) Lohan. She has three younger siblings, Michael, Aliana ("Ali") and Dakota ("Cody"). Aliana is an aspiring model and actress. 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 and attempted assault. Michael 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. On August 26, 2005, as part of a divorce petition filed by Dina Lohan, a Nassau County judge denied her husband a cut of Lindsay's earnings, saying they do not qualify as a "marital asset" (Michael Lohan argued it was Dina's "pay" as her daughter's manager). Further, Supreme Court Justice Robert A. Ross wrote that Lindsay's career has created a windfall for the Lohan family, "filling the void created by (Michael's) lack of support ... (a) resounding answer to the dysfunction that her father has brought to the household." [8] Lindsay Lohan's management has publicly suggested that she distance herself from her father because of his legal problems; still, on Father's Day, 2005, she told reporters, "I hope he's well. God bless him and I love him." On May 31, 2005, Lohan suffered minor injuries in a car accident involving a paparazzo who was following her for a photograph. Police arrested the man after they determined that he hit her car intentionally.

Filmography

Movies Year Film 2006 The Last Broadcast 2006 Just My Luck 2005 Herbie: Fully Loaded 2004 Mean Girls 2004 Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2003 Freaky Friday 2002 Get a Clue (TV) 2000 Life-Size (TV) 1998 The Parent Trap Role Annie Angels Ashley Maggie Peyton Cady Heron Mary Elizabeth "Lola" Cep Anna Coleman Lexy Gold Casey Mitchell Hallie Parker/Annie James Other notes Post-production Post-production

TV work         Saturday Night Live Host of the season finale May 2005 Saturday Night Live Cameo for Weekend Update Dec. 2004 Saturday Night Live Host of the show May 2004 That '70s Show (2004)(episode: Mother's Little Helper) Punk'd (2003, one episode, see above) Bette (2000-2001) (appeared in pilot only—credited, but did not appear, in episode two) Life-Size (2000) Another World (cast member from 1996-1997)

Awards / Nominations   YoungStar Awards 1998: 1998 Nominated YoungStar Award Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy Film for The Parent Trap (1998) Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

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1999 Nominated Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Female Newcomer for The Parent Trap (1998) Young Artist Awards 1999 Won Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress for The Parent Trap (1998) Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films- 2004 Nominated Saturn Award Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Freaky Friday (2003) MTV Movie Awards 2004 2004 Won MTV Movie Award Breakthrough Female Performance for Freaky Friday (2003) Teen Choice Awards 2004 Won Teen Choice Award Choice Breakout Movie Star - Female for Mean Girls (2004), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) and Freaky Friday (2003). 2004 Won Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actress - Comedy for Mean Girls (2004) 2004 Won Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Blush for Mean Girls (2004) 2004 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Chemistry for Mean Girls (2004) 2004 WonChoice Teen Choice Award Movie Hissy Fit for Freaky Friday (2003) 2004 Nominated Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Liar for Mean Girls (2004) Young Artist Awards 2004 Nominated Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress for Freaky Friday (2003)

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Further reading Lindsay Lohan: A Star on the Rise by Mary Boone (ISBN 1572436891)

References

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Lindsay Lohan: Worldwide Charts All Music Guide: Lindsay Lohan RIAA Searchable Database (US Certifications)


				
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