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Lindsay Lohan Biography

Lindsay Morgan Lohan was born in New York City on July 2, 1986. Her mother Dina is a former Radio City "Rockette" while her father Michael was a long-time Wall Street trader before he struck it rich with a family pasta business. He has now redirected his energies into film development and producing.

Along with her three younger siblings, Michael, Aliana and Dakota, Lindsay Lohan was raised in Long Island. Lindsay was such a natural beauty that she began modeling at the age of 3. In fact, she was the first redheaded child ever signed by the renowned Ford Modeling Agency.

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But Lindsay Lohan wasn't just a pretty child; she was also talented. Capitalizing on her flair for performing, she was cast in over 60 TV commercials for companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Wendy's, the Gap, Pizza Hut, Calvin Klein, and Jell-O, in which she shared the screen with Bill Cosby.

When she was 7, Lindsay Lohan was required to dress up as garbage for a Halloween skit on the Late Show with David Letterman called "Things You Find on the Bottom of the Subway." It was her first real acting job.

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In 1996, Lindsay Lohan got her second big break when she was cast on the long-running NBC soap opera Another World. For only one season, she became the third actress to portray Alexandra "Alli" Fowler.

Shortly after, she hit the highway to fame when Disney sought to remake the hugely successful family comedy The Parent Trap (1998). There was a six-month casting search and in January 1997, Lindsay Lohan got a phone call from director Nancy Meyers to announce that she had received the role that Hayley Mills made popular in the early '60s.

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In addition, she also got a three-picture deal with Disney thanks to this movie. Although she turned down the part of Penny in Inspector Gadget (1999), her next move was to appear in the Wonderful World of Disney production of Life-Size (2000), a comedy also featuring supermodel Tyra Banks.

In 2000, Bette Midler was slated to star in a new sitcom called Bette, and Lindsay Lohan was cast as her daughter, Rose. But once the pilot was shot, the producers decided to move the production from New York to Los Angeles. Wanting to stay in New York, Lindsay left the sitcom. The show moved to California, actress Marina Malota replaced Lindsay Lohan and 16 episodes later, Bette was canceled.

This left Lindsay Lohan with some free time and she spent it shooting the Disney Channel Original Movie of the Month, Get a Clue (2002), in which she played a snooty school gossip columnist out to discover what happened to a missing teacher. After shooting, she took a short break from acting.

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During this period, Lindsay Lohan decided to concentrate on her musical career. Having been in the entertainment industry for most of her life, she received quite a few useful phone numbers over the years. In September 2002, music heavyweight Emilio Estefan Jr. took Lindsay under his wing. She signed a five-album deal with Estefan Enterprises. In 2005, she released her debut album, Speak, followed by A Little More Personal the next year.

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Next on her plate was another remake of a Disney classic. Along with Jamie Lee Curtis, Lindsay Lohan was cast in Freaky Friday (2003) and reprised one of the early roles that made Jodie Foster a household name.

The body-swapping fantasy grossed over $100 million and allowed Lindsay Lohan to showcase her singing abilities in the movie. In fact, it's because of her song "Ultimate" that the soundtrack was propelled to Billboard's Top 20 in less than three weeks.

Lindsay Lohan got back in the acting saddle with the critically and financially disappointing Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004). A few months later, she made everyone forget about it by starring in the hit Mean Girls (2004), alongside Rachel McAdams, Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried.

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One of 2004's youngest "It" girls could soon be seen everywhere, from hosting Saturday Night Live in May and the MTV Movie Awards in June 2004, to appearing in magazines and tabloid TV shows. In 2005, Lindsay Lohan added the movie Herbie: Fully Loaded (another Disney flick) to her resume, and in 2006 she starred in Just My Luck, A Prairie Home Companion, Bobby, and The Holiday.

As if Hollywood success weren't enough, Lindsay seemed to have been setting out to become a triple threat with the release of her debut album Speak in December 2004. But when she performed "Rumors" -- the first single off the album -- on Good Morning America, rumors began to swirl that she lip-synced because there was a backing track playing.

lindsay lohan is named no. 95 in 2008 top 99
2007 was a mixed year for Lindsay Lohan. She appeared in the movies Georgia Rule, I Know Who Killed Me and Chapter 27. However, all that success turned Lindsay into quite the "party girl," and she was constantly seen at clubs with the likes of Paris Hilton. Her wild ways finally caught up to her after a car accident that saw her being charged for driving under the influence. Her third attempt at rehab, Lindsay entered the Cirque Lodge where she went through treatment and she left rehab in October 2007.

And in 2008, despite a roller-coaster year of arrests, drug abuse, rehab, and not-so-great films, Lindsay Lohan still managed a spot on's Top 99 Most Desirable Women list proving that no matter what happens, the public (read: men) still love Lindsay Lohan for who she really is.


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