Lin Shaye is one of the versatile actresses who is also considered as a scream queen with dozens of theater, film, and TV credits under her belt. She rose to fame with a role in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Gradually, the actress became the part of several other successful projects such as Critters, Insidious, Dead End, Alone in the Dark, and Amityville: A New Generation.

Shaye grabbed further acclaim playing comedic characters in films like Dumb and Dumber, Kingpin, and There’s Something About Mary.

What Is Lin Shaye Net Worth? 

Lin Shaye has an estimated net worth of $3 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth in 2020. She primarily makes money through her roles in both movies and TV shows.


Lin Shaye kick-started off her acting career playing Whore in the movie Hester Street in 1975. She later appeared in silver-screen projects like Goin’ South, The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal, and more.

American actress Lin Shaye
American actress Lin Shaye
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In 1987, Shye appeared in movies like Extreme Prejudice, Slam Dance, The Hidden, and The Running Man. Similarly, the actress played in several movies in 2003 like Who’s Your Daddy?National Lampoon’s Barely Legal, and Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd as well.

Some of his commercially successful movies, Lin starred in are following,

Movie Budget – Box office Cast Member
Insidious (film series) $26.5 million – $539.4million Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, and Patrick Wilson
Ouija (2014) $5–8 million- $103.6 million Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, and Douglas Smith
There’s Something About Mary (1998) $23 million – $369million Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, and Lee Evans

Besides, the actress has also worked on several TV projects like Highway to Heaven, Frasier, Crossing Jordan, and more.

Where Does Lin Shaye’s House? 

Lin Shaye has, however, kept quiet secret the information about her house and other belongings. As per Virtual Globetrotting, Shaye lives in her home located in Los Angeles, California.

The median price of a house in the city is over $3 million.

Is From A Middle-Class Family

Lin Shaye was born on October 12, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States to Max Mendle Shaye, a painter and supermarket owner affiliated with the Grosse Point Quality Food Co., and Dorothy  Shaye, a homemaker.

Lin also has an older brother named Robert Shaye, a  film producer, actor, director, and writer. He is also a successful businessman.

The actress graduated from the University of Michigan. She later went to New York and performed in several Off-Broadway productions. She subsequently moved to Los Angeles.

Relationship Status 

Lin Shaye first married Marshall Rubinoff, a writer, and musician. Sadly, Marshall passed away in 1969 at age 24.

Lin Shaye and ex husband  Clayton Landey 
Lin Shaye and ex husband Clayton Landey
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For the second time, the actress went on to marry actor Clayton Landey on 1st Jan 1988. The couple divorced after 15-year of marriage in 2003. The two also have a son named Lee J. Landey, born in 1989.

Shaye is possibly single at present.