Lindsay is the eldest child of Michael and Dina (née Sullivan) Lohan. She has three younger siblings, Michael, Aliana (”Ali”) and Dakota (”Cody”). Ali is an aspiring model and actress.
Lohan’s family name was originally pronounced LOW-han but, by 2005, the actress and her mother seemed to settle on LOW-en, suggesting a return to its European roots (her heritage is Irish and Italian). In 2005, Lohan said on the cable television show TEENick that her middle name originally was Dee, but she later changed it to Morgan.
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.
Lohan’s father has had multiple problems with the law. In May, 2005, Michael Lohan was ordered to serve 1½ to 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges, including aggravated unlicensed driving and attempted assault. On 12 December 2005, Lindsay’s parents settled their divorce case. Dina’s attorney said she “and the children are delighted that this chapter in their life is over”; Michael’s attorney said he “looks forward to rebuilding his relationship with his children”.