Lindsay Morgan Lohan was born in New York City, New York, on 2nd July 1986, to Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan. She began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jello (opposite Bill Cosby ). Lohan made her acting debut in 1996 as the third actress for Ali Fowler in the television drama Another World (1964). Shortly after, she was handpicked by Oscar-nominated writer Nancy Meyers as estranged twin sisters in an adaptation by Walt Disney Pictures of a novel by Erich Kästner , which would mark Meyers' directorial debut . Lohan's first feature film, The Parent Trap (1998) was a modest commercial success, earning her widespread critical acclaim, and a Young Artist award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film, as well as Blockbuster Entertainment and YoungStar award nominations.
After signing a three-movie contract with Disney, she returned to the small screen to star in the made-for-TV movies Life-Size (2000) (TV) (opposite Tyra Banks ) and Get a Clue (2002) (TV). She also appeared as Rose in the pilot episode of the short-lived comedy series Bette (2000), which starred Bette Midler .
In June 2001, Lohan took a brief hiatus from acting. Her music career was launched over a year later, when Estefan Enterprises made a five-album production deal with her in September 2002.
But Lohan was not turning her back on her blossoming acting career. Just over a month previously, she had been cast opposite Jamie Lee Curtis for another Disney adaptation of a novel, this time of a fantasy comedy by Mary Rodgers . Freaky Friday (2003) was a huge hit (generating over $160 million in worldwide box office receipts), and critics were spellbound by delightful performances from Lohan and Curtis (who went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for her work). In addition, Lohan won the 2004 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female, as well as a Saturn award nomination and another Young Artist award nomination.
Lohan relocated permanently to Los Angeles between projects, and moved into an apartment with fellow actress Raven . She also dated pop star Aaron Carter for a short time.
Lohan's next acting role was the title character in the comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), a Disney adaptation of the novel by Dyan Sheldon . The film receiving scathing reviews upon its release, and died a quick death at the box office, but even the harshest of critics were impressed by Lohan's charming turn as aspiring actress Lola.
Lohan's next project, Mean Girls (2004) saw her reunite with Freaky Friday (2003) director Mark S. Waters . Inspired by a non-fiction book by Rosalind Wiseman and written by Saturday Night Live (1975) scribe Tina Fey , the high school comedy drama opened to glowing reviews, and grossed $86 million in the U.S. alone. This earned her status as a bankable actress, and a salary of $7.5 million for the upcoming Donald Petrie romantic comedy _Lady Luck (2005)_ .
One of the most sought after young actresses in the industry, she is set to star in two other romantic comedies: Untitled Nick Cannon/Lindsay Lohan Project (2006) (opposite Nick Cannon ) and Fashionistas (2005) (based on the novel by Lynn Messina ) as well as the high school dramas _Dramarama (2006)_ and Gossip Girl (2005) (based on the novel by Cecily von Ziegesar ), and the Disney fantasy adventure Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) (a pseudo-sequel to The Love Bug (1968)). On top of a thriving film career, Lohan has also been working on her debut album, called Speak, which will hit shelves in December 2004.
In her spare time, Lohan enjoys swimming, basketball, shopping, singing, reading, writing, gymnastics, collecting Beanie Babies, roller-blading, and playing with her siblings Aliana, Dakota and Michael Lohan .
Her younger brother is actor Michael Lohan and she has two other siblings: Aliana and Dakota.
She started modeling at 3 years old.
Her mother is Dina Lohan , a former Radio City Rockette and Wall Street Analyst. She currently helps manage her daughter's career.
Her father is Michael Lohan, a long-time Wall Street trader who developed his family's multi-million-dollar pasta business, then sold it to pursue funding and development of major studios and independent Hollywood projects.
Provides a track on the soundtrack for Freaky Friday (2003), in which she also stars. The song Ultimate is performed by her character at the beginning of the end credits of the movie.
Her mother, Dina Lohan , her sister, Aliana, and her brother, Dakota, had cameos in The Parent Trap (1998) (the airport scene) and Freaky Friday (2003) (the wedding scene).
At age 7, she got to dress as garbage (Things You Find on the Bottom of the Subway) for a Halloween skit on Late Show with David Letterman (1993).
She was originally offered the role of Penny in Inspector Gadget (1999) but turned it down.
Emilio Estefan Jr. took her under his professional wing in September 2002. Estefan Enterprises announced a five-album production deal and the promise of an aggressive effort to sell her popular style with a rock edge to a major record label.
She has worked as a model for Abercrombie & Fitch Kids (A&F Kids) and Calvin Klein Kids.
Following a self-imposed hiatus, she successfully auditioned for Freaky Friday (2003).
A 'straight A' student at school, she excels at math and science. She also enjoys gymnastics, swimming, ice skating, roller blading, singing, biking, reading, writing and playing with her siblings
Relocated to L.A. and moved in with Raven . We met recently at the Vanity Fair shoot and got along, says Lindsay. Our apartment complex has chef and maid services. But Lohan has since moved out.
Wears a size 9 shoe.
Is of Italian and Irish descent
The youngest person to host an MTV Movie Award show, and also the first host to win an award (for Freaky Friday (2003)) [June 5, 2004]
Admitted on Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) that she fell asleep during the premiere of The Parent Trap (1998).
Attends the famous school for the stars Laurel Springs School.
At 17, she was 2003's 5th hottest teen female star.
For a short time, she attended a public high school, Sanford H. Calhoun High School, in a suburban town called Merrick on Long Island.
She will be releasing her debut album in December 2004. She co-wrote her debut single, Rumors.
Her favorite food is sushi.
Shares a birthday with singer/songwriter Michelle Branch .
Her mother Dina is also her manager.
Took voice lessons as a girl.
Attended Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School on Long Island for several years following her role in The Parent Trap. Her family's home was in Laurel Hollow before moving to Merrick, where she attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School for only a few months before resuming her acting career.
Is allergic to blueberries