Birth Name: Linda Shaye
Place of Birth: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 12, 1943
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Lin Shaye is an American actress. She is known for starring as paranormal warrior Elise in the Insidious series, among many other of her horror film roles of the 2010s.
She is the sister of film executive Robert Shaye. Her paternal grandparents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Her mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
Lin’s paternal grandparents were Reuben Schayowitz and Anna Hana Kitlar (the daughter of Kiva/Keever/Kieva Kitlar and Hinda Schmuelivitz/Schmolovitz). Hinda was the daughter of Schmiel Schmuelivitz and Kala Kaela.
Source: Genealogy of Lin’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Hana (Kitlar) Schayowitz – https://www.geni.com
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