(born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer, model, and fashion designer.
At Lohan's initiative, her character was rewritten and changed from a Goth style to be more mainstream. The first film, Disney's teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, earned a domestic box office total of $29 million, with Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo commenting that it was "well above expectations as it was strictly for young girls." Her second lead role that year, in the teen comedy Mean Girls, marked Lohan's first movie independent of Disney.
Based in part on the non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, the film stars Lohan as a previously homeschooled 16-year-old learning to navigate the social cliques of a public high school.
Based in London, England, Lohan is currently working on revitalizing her career, with upcoming projects including a starring role in the independent film The Shadow Within (2018) and a recurring role on the British sitcom Sick Note, starting in 2018.
She has also stated intentions to begin humanitarian work for Women's rights and Saudi Arabia-affiliated causes.
Stephen Holden of The New York Times called Lohan "a genuine star who ...
seems completely at home on the screen", while James Berardinelli wrote that "as bright a starlet as she may be, Lohan ends up playing second fiddle to the car." While shooting the film in 2004, Lohan was hospitalized with a kidney infection brought on by stress in her personal life and from recording her first album while the film was in production, prompting Vanity Fair to label it Lohan's "first disastrous shoot.".
In the early-2010s, Lohan received additional rehabilitation treatment and faced legal problems stemming from misdemeanors and probation violations.
While facing difficulty gaining role in this period, she still received parts in Liz & Dick (2012) and The Canyons (2013).
Her film debut was in Disney's blockbuster The Parent Trap (1998).
The film's commercial success lead to Lohan starring in Disney's television films Life-Size (2000) and Get a Clue (2002), and alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in the theatrical release Freaky Friday (2003), where she also debuted her radio single "Ultimate".
In 2014, she had a highly publicized tell-all interview with Oprah.