Lohan began her career as a model for the Ford Academy at the age of 3. As a model, she found work in more than 60 television commercials.
Her acting ability was soon noticed and she began to work on soap operas such as Guiding Light and As The World Turns, with a yearlong stint as Alli Fowler on Another World. Lindsay also appeared on Healthy Kids , a children's health show, along with Dinah Lohan, her mother and business manager.
She moved on to a film career in 1998, reprising Hayley Mills' role in Disney's remake of the 1961 Mills vehicle The Parent Trap. Lohan, as Mills had, played twin sisters who conspire to reunite their estranged parents. The film, co-starring Dennis Quaid and Natasha Richardson, introduced Lohan to a wider audience. She followed this movie with the 2003 Disney remake of 1976's Freaky Friday, co-starring Jamie Lee Curtis. She is currently pursuing a pop music career concurrent with her career in films, and performed her song "Ultimate" in Freaky Friday. As of July 13 2004, Lohan signed a recording contract with Casablanca Records.
Lohan is involved in charity projects such as The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Foundation, Save the Children, The United Cerebral Palsy Association, and her own charity organization, Dream Come True.
According to news reports there is some animosity between Lohan and Hilary Duff because they both have dated Aaron Carter. At the Cheaper by the Dozen movie (in which Duff co-starred) premiere party, Duff and her mother allegedly tried to have Lohan thrown out (to no avail).
As of 2004, she is considered by many to be a teen idol.
Also in 2004, it was revealed by Tiger Beat magazine that she and fellow actress Raven-Symone live together as roommates, but due to the fact that neither of them were ever at the apartment, the arrangement fell through.
Lohan's father, Michael, has had problems with the law of late; most recently he was arrested for skipping out on a $3,800 bill. More notably was his arrest and subsequent assault charge after an altercation with his brother-in-law at a family party. Lohan's management has publicly suggested that she distance herself from him because of his legal problems.
Lindsay is currently dating Wilmer Valderrama, who is six years her senior.
- Dramarama (in production) (2006)
- Untitled Nick Cannon/Lindsay Lohan Project (announced) (2006)
- Fashionistas (announced) (2005)
- Gossip Girl (pre-production) (2005)
- Lady Luck (pre-production) (2005)
- (filming) (2005)
- Mean Girls (2004)
- Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
- Freaky Friday (2003)
- Get a Clue (TV) (2002)
- Bette (TV Series) (2000)
- Life-Size (TV) (2000)
- The Parent Trap (1998)
- Another World (TV Series) (1996 - 1997)
- Lindsay Lohan: A Star On The Rise by Mary Boone (ISBN 1572436891)