Lindsay Lohan is a proud big sister to her younger brothers and sister
The Mean Girls star and her brothers and sister were born to parents Michael and Dina Lohan in New York.
As the oldest of three siblings, Lindsay led the pack with her career. When she was 3, she became a child model with Ford Models before breaking into the acting world by age 10.
Michael Jr. initially followed in his sister’s footsteps, starting as a child model and appearing briefly in The Parent Trap. He eventually went to college to study business and pursued a career in his degree.
Aliana was also signed with Ford Models when she was young and continues to walk in fashion shows as an adult. She’s made uncredited appearances in many of her sister’s movies and has shown her passion for music, releasing solo work over the years. Though Dakota spent most of his early life out of the spotlight, he also became a model like his older siblings.
In recent years, Lindsay has become more private about her personal life, especially her family, including her husband, Bader Shammas, and their son, Luai. She told Cosmopolitan in October 2022 that she had a “small” circle of people close to her and emphasized the importance of her family.
“I have an amazing husband, who’s a very calm person. Just the best,” she explained. “And my family. And I feel like I have a small group of good friends who are just really good people. That’s the only support that I really need: friends, family, and loved ones.”
Here is everything to know about Lindsay Lohan’s siblings — Michael Jr., Aliana and Dakota — and their relationship with their actress sister.
They were born and raised in New York
Lindsay and her siblings were raised in New York. While she was born in New York City, her younger siblings were born on Long Island, where the family was raised. Michael Jr. attended Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, Long Island, where he graduated in 2006. According to The New York Times, Aliana played soccer for a local travel team, the Merrick Jaguars, when she was a pre-teen.
The actress’ mother, Dina, reflected on her daughters’ childhoods in a November 2020 episode of her podcast, Listen to me, The OG MAMA D!. As children, Lindsay and Aliana were involved in dance, a hobby that came naturally because their mom was a trained dancer and teacher, per The New York Times.
“My girls grew up dancing. I taught everywhere, pretty much, every dance studio on Long Island and in Manhattan,” she explained. “They would always come, and since they were little, Lindsay would sit and make faces in the mirror. She was an actress at 2.”
Lindsay and her siblings entered the spotlight at a young age
While some of Lindsay’s siblings followed her in her footsteps, others carved out a path of their own.
Michael Jr. was a Ford Model when he was a kid and appeared in The Parent Trap, but the spotlight wasn’t ultimately for him. He told the New York Post in October 2014, “I don’t like being at the forefront. It’s not really my cup of tea.”
He went on to attend Ithaca College as a business major and lacrosse player, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2010. According to his LinkedIn, he was the co-founder and CEO of the online shopping app Vigme before working in several directorial positions at real estate firms.
Aliana has closely followed in stride with her older sister. She’s made small appearances in films over the years alongside her sister, as well as episodes of various reality TV shows, including Living Lohan and Lindsay Lohan's Beach Club. She was 9 when she released her first album, Lohan Holiday, followed by several singles.
Despite following a similar career path to Lindsay, Aliana told PEOPLE in July 2023 that she “never felt like I was in a shadow.”
“I would’ve been doing this with or without my sister being Lindsay Lohan, and Lindsay knows that, and Lindsay would’ve been doing this with or without me being her sister,” she added. “We grew up with it around us.”
Though Dakota grew up mostly out of the spotlight like his older brother, he has since gone on to pursue modeling full-time, appearing in Esquire magazine and working with luxury brands. He was previously signed to IMG Models and is currently represented by ONE Management.
Dakota told W Magazine in December 2016 that he credits his family for giving him “the push” toward following this path, explaining, “I’m a student and a surfer—I’ve always put both of those interests first—but it was my family who gave me the confidence to undertake modeling.”
They're supportive of one another
Lindsay wasn’t Aliana’s only inspiration for her career. She shared the roots of her creative pursuits on a September 2022 episode of The Lohdown with Lindsay Lohan podcast.
In addition to admiring her older sister’s career, Aliana also cited her grandfather’s organ-playing skills and her mother’s dancing past as her inspiration to become a singer.
"Lindsay, your voice is incredible," Aliana said. "I grew up around you ... recording in the Hamptons, always recording. I learned from you."
The Freaky Friday star returned the compliment, calling her sister’s voice “inspiring.”
“It's so soulful and so deep, and your words, really — they're peaceful,” Lindsay added. “It's so self-expressive in such a beautiful way, which is not an easy thing to do as an artist. I want people to hear more of that from you."
Lindsay recognizes her career’s impact on her siblings
While Lindsay has opened up about media scrutiny and her past mistakes in interviews, she has also discussed the impact that her career and choices had on Michael Jr., Aliana and Dakota.
“Growing up, my siblings definitely had it harder than most kids their age because I was such a public figure that they couldn’t really escape any of the results of the things I did, by mistake, in front of the public eye,” she explained in a YouTube video for Vogue.
Lindsay shared that as she got older, she "had to really lead by example" and came to understand her priorities. “Over time, you realize how important family is more than anything else in the world," she added.
Now, if she has "an opportunity to involve my sister and my brother," she jumps on it "because you have someone so important to share it with, and those are the memories that count.”
Lindsay has worked with Aliana
Decades after her siblings played minor on-screen roles in The Parent Trap, Lindsay reunited with her sister in Netflix’s Falling for Christmas.
Aliana portrayed the character Bianca, a member of the glam squad assigned to Lindsay’s character, Sierra. She was also featured on the movie’s soundtrack with her rendition of “Jingle Bells" and her original single "Without You."
Aliana described working with her sister as “incredible” in a July 2023 interview with PEOPLE.
“Having done a Christmas album, to be able to have my music in a Christmas movie was just very full circle,” she added. “Even to my kids in the future, it’ll be so cool to say, ‘Mommy did a song in her sister’s film and was able to act with her.’ I don’t really have many words. I’m just so grateful.”
Lindsay and her siblings have started a new generation
There’s a new generation of the Lohan family among the siblings.
Michael Jr. welcomed daughter Isabel Scarlet with his wife, Nina Ginsberg, in June 2021. Lindsay told Cosmopolitan in October 2022 that the first thing she does when she comes home to New York is stop by to see Isabel, who she said is “the cutest thing ever.”
Lindsay and her husband also welcomed their first child, son Luai, in July 2023. The actress’ father expressed his excitement for his daughter and son-in-law to PEOPLE in July 2023.
"All I can say is I'm so so happy for Lindsay and Bader! They will be amazing parents," he said. "We are all truly blessed in so many ways! Michael has a little girl so this is the first little boy in the family and it’s just wonderful.”
Dakota said he was “over the moon” in an Instagram post after visiting Lindsay, Shammas and Luai in Dubai, where the couple live. He wrote in part in the caption, “They have the most precious little baby Luai who lights up their life and everyone who meets him."
She also received support from two of her younger siblings, including Aliana, who described her sister as “an actual angel on earth” after she welcomed her son. She told PEOPLE in July 2023, “She’s incredible, and she’s a born mama. I love her so much, and I really look up to her so much.”
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