“You can only instill so much in your children, and then you just
have to pray that they do the right thing. I have faith in my children.
I know that no child is perfect, and they're going to make mistakes. I
just hope they're not big ones.” Dina Lohan
Former Wall Street analyst Dina Lohan becomes well known for becoming
the mother and manager of actress/pop singer Lindsay Lohan, and
Lindsay's younger sister Ali Lohan, with whom Dina co-starred in the E!
reality series “Living Lohan” (2008). The media frequently
refer to Dina as a 'Momager.' In May 2008, she was voted by Mingling
Mom as one of Long Island's Top 20 Moms.
Dina has created controversy over her decision to make her daughter Ali
the star of a reality television as well as for her regard to her
daughter Lindsay's recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. She has also
been accused of benefiting on Lindsay's popularity and personal battles
in order to establish her own career. Dina has received harsh criticism
for bringing cameramen from the entertainment newsmagazine series to
film her visiting Lindsay in drug rehabilitation.
In late 2007, Dina blamed Jodie Foster for criticizing her parenting
skills. She said, “It really saddens me that a mom would comment
on another mom without even meeting me. Ironically, Lindsay's talent
was compared to Jodie Foster's as a little girl! All we want as parents
is to cultivate our children's dreams, no matter what field they
choose. She has no idea who we are or what we have dealt with! If she
has a question to ask me, don't ridicule me publicly! She should know
how the press twists the truth. Don't judge without the facts!”
Childhood and Family:
Daughter of John L. Sullivan and Ann Sullivan, Donata Sullivan, who
would later be popular as Dina Lohan, was born on September 15, 1962,
in New York City, New York. She has two brothers, Matt and Paul.
Dina married Michael Lohan, a long-time Wall Street trader and former
actor (born April 25, 1960), on November 2, 1985. The couple welcomed
their first child, daughter Lindsay Dee Lohan (aka Lindsay Lohan) on
July 2, 1986. Their second child, son Michael Douglas Lohan Jr. (aka
Michael Lohan), was born on December 16, 1987. Dina and Michael
separated briefly in 1988, but they later reunited. She gave birth to
their third child, daughter Aliana Lohan (aka Ali Lohan), on December
22, 1993 and their fourth child, son Dakota Lohan, on June 16, 1996.
Dina and her husband separated again in 2005 and eventually divorced on
December 12, 2007.
Dina Lohan was a former singer and dancer. She later became a Wall
Street analyst before coming to prominence as the manager of her
superstar daughter, Lindsay Lohan. In 1998, she made her feature film
debut in the Nancy Meyers directed remake “The Parent Trip”
in the uncredited role of Woman in Airport. Daughter Lindsay
magnificently starred in the box office hit family movie.
In 2008, Dina starred along with her younger daughter Ali in a reality
television series called “Living Lohan.” Documenting
the daily lives of actress/singer Lindsay Lohan's family, with most of
the center on manager/mother Dina and younger sister Ali's effort to
break into entertainment business, the show premiered on E! on May 26,
2008 and ended its run after nine episodes aired on July 27, 2008. Dina
also executive produced the series.
Dina has been signed on to co-produce the upcoming horror/thriller
“Slasher 3D” movie. She serves as a co-executive producer
on “Wasteland Metropolis,” a horror/thriller film that is
set for an October 13, 2012 release. She will produce the forthcoming
drama film “Growing Defiant” (2012).