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 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 grandparents were named Abba Krause and Esther Katz.
Source: Genealogy of Lin’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Hana (Kitlar) Schayowitz – https://www.geni.com