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 her many horror roles, including starring as paranormal communicator Elise in the Insidious universe; her films also include Detroit Rock City, Dead End, Ouija, The Midnight Man, The Final Wish, The Grudge, and The Call (both 2020).
She is the sister of film executive Robert Shaye, of New Line Cinema. Her paternal grandparents were Romanian Jewish immigrants. Her mother was a Jewish emigrant from Odessa, Ukraine. Lin has one child with her former husband, actor Clayton Landey.
Lin’s paternal grandfather was named Reuben/Ruben Schayowitz/Shaye. Reuben was born in Dorohoi, Romania.
Lin’s paternal grandmother was Anna Hana Kitlar (the daughter of Kiva/Keever/Kieva Kitlar and Hinda Schmuelivitz/Schmolovitz). Hinda was the daughter of Schmiel Schmuelivitz and Kala Kaela.
Lin’s maternal grandfather was named Abba Krause.
Lin’s maternal grandmother was named Esther Katz.
Source: Genealogy of Lin’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Hana (Kitlar) Schayowitz – https://www.geni.com