Lin Shaye

"The Three Stooges: The Movie" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Shaye in 2012, photo by

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 grandfather was named Reuben Schayowitz.

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.

Source: Genealogy of Lin’s paternal great-grandmother, Anna Hana (Kitlar) Schayowitz –

7 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, if you’re wondering how I got this picture, you used to have it up for Lynn Redgrave (incorrectly).

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