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Dina Lohan
Lohan at the 19th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival, October 15, 2011
Donata Melina Nicolette Sullivan

(1962-09-15) September 15, 1962 (age 61)
  • manager
  • television personality
Years active1998–present
Known forLiving Lohan
(m. 1985; div. 2007)
Children4, including Lindsay Lohan and Ali Lohan

Donata Melina Nicolette "Dina" Lohan (/ˈl.ən/ LOH-ən; née Sullivan;[1] born September 15, 1962)[2] is an American television personality who rose to fame as the mother and manager of actress Lindsay Lohan. She is also the mother of Michael Jr., Aliana and Dakota Lohan.

Early life

Lohan was born and raised in New York City, to John L. and Ann Sullivan.[2] She has two brothers, Matt and Paul. She is of Italian (from her mother) and Irish descent, and was raised Catholic.[3][4][5] Lohan is a former singer and dancer.[6]


She previously worked as a singer and a dancer.[7] Lohan and her younger daughter Ali starred in the reality show Living Lohan, which debuted on May 26, 2008 on the cable television network E!. Lohan is also one of the executive producers of the series. In 2019, Dina was a cast member on season 2 of Celebrity Big Brother.[7]

Personal life

In 1985, she married Michael Lohan. The couple briefly separated in 1988, and later reunited.[8][9] Dina filed for divorce in 2005,[10] and the couple reached a divorce settlement in August 2007,[11] with the divorce scheduled to be finalized three months later. She was granted custody of their two youngest children, Ali and Cody.[12] He had worked as a Wall Street trader and businessman who inherited his father's pasta business and has been in trouble with the law on several occasions.[8][13][clarification needed] The Lohans have four children: Lindsay (b. 1986), Michael, Jr. (b. 1987), Aliana (b. 1993), and Dakota "Cody" Lohan (b. 1996).[citation needed]

Lohan was arrested for speeding and driving under the influence in Nassau County, Long Island on September 12, 2013,[14] and agreed to a plea deal which included admitting guilt. She was sentenced to 100 hours community service, had her drivers license revoked for one year, and was fined $3,000.[15]

Lohan was arrested for driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident in Nassau County on January 11, 2020. CNN reported Lohan also faced "four other charges: operating an unregistered vehicle, operating an uninspected vehicle, driving without a license, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the 3rd degree, the online court records state."[16] On December 3, 2021, she pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident without reporting and to felony DWI and was sentenced to 18 days in jail, loss of her license for 18 months, and five years’ probation during which she must participate in a DWI program and have an ignition interlock on her vehicle to make sure she is not drinking before driving.[17]


Title Year Role Notes
1998 The Parent Trap Woman at airport Uncredited cameo
2008 Living Lohan Herself 9 episodes; Also as executive producer (2 episodes)
2010 The Real Housewives of New York City Herself Episode: "Fall in Manhattan"
2011 Keeping Up with the Kardashians Herself Episode: "Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event - Part 2"
2014 Lindsay Herself 4 episodes
2015 The Millionaire Matchmaker Herself Episode: "Dina Lohan & Peter Marc Jacobson"
2016 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn Herself Episode: "Family Therapy Begins"
2019 Celebrity Big Brother Herself /


13 episodes


  1. ^ Fischler, Marcelle S. (October 22, 2006). "For Lohan Matriarch, Like Daughter, Like Mother". The New York Times. Archived from the original on August 10, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Dina Lohan". LivingLohan.tv. Archived from the original on July 11, 2008.
  3. ^ "Paddies to Call Our Own | Lindsay Lohan is Irish? Really?". Archived from the original on 2010-12-02. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  4. ^ "Entertainment Articles: Movies, Television, Celebrity News & More".
  5. ^ Carter, Kelly (May 21, 2008). "Dina Lohan explains it all, with a capital E!". USA Today.
  6. ^ Lynda Obst (June 2004). "Lindsay Lohan: One of the movies' biggest rising stars goes on the record". Interview magazine. Interview, Inc. Archived from the original on April 29, 2008. Retrieved August 25, 2009. Did you even get to go to high school? ... Yes. Up until the 11th grade, when I started home-schooling.
  7. ^ a b "Lindsay Lohan's Family: All About the Actress' Parents and Siblings". Peoplemag. Retrieved 2023-10-27.
  8. ^ a b "Lohan parents' divorce heats up on Long Island". Today.com. Associated Press. August 6, 2007. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2008.
  9. ^ Peretz, Evgenia (February 1, 2006). "Confessions of a Teenage Movie Queen". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved September 3, 2008. Dina and Michael separated when Lindsay was just three ... But, like many young people in love, Dina took her husband back for a period.
  10. ^ "Lindsay Lohan's Mother Files for Divorce". Fox News. Associated Press. January 19, 2005. Archived from the original on August 25, 2015.
  11. ^ "Lohan's parents end divorce row". BBC News. August 18, 2007. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2007.
  12. ^ "Lohan's Parents Reach Divorce Settlement". People. December 12, 2005. Archived from the original on February 12, 2015. John DiMascio, Jr., Michael's attorney, says he expects the divorce to be final in about 90 days, depending upon how quickly the divorce documents are filed and then processed by the court.
  13. ^ "Lindsay Lohan's Dad Gets Prison Sentence". Fox News. Fox Broadcasting Company. May 28, 2005. Archived from the original on 2012-04-03. Retrieved July 3, 2006.
  14. ^ Chinese, Vera; Dillon, Nancy; Cunningham, Jennifer H. (September 13, 2013). "Dina Lohan arrested for DWI, speeding on Long Island". Daily News. New York City. Archived from the original on June 3, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2013.
  15. ^ Michael Rothman and Aaron Katersky (June 3, 2014). "Dina Lohan Sentenced for 2013 DWI, Has Driver's License Suspended". abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  16. ^ Haider, Monica (January 12, 2020). "Dina Lohan, mother of actress Lindsay Lohan, charged with DWI". CNN. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  17. ^ "Dina Lohan Gets Jail Time in Felony DWI Case, Loses Driver's License for 18 Months". nbcnewyork.com. WNBC. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  18. ^ Porreca, Brian (13 January 2019). "'Celebrity Big Brother' Cast Includes Anthony Scaramucci, Dina Lohan and Ryan Lochte". www.hollywoodreporter.com/. The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 January 2019.
  19. ^ Ross, Dalton (13 January 2019). "Anthony Scaramucci among 12 new Celebrity Big Brother houseguests". www.ew.com/. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 13 January 2019.

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