On July 1998, Lohan made her feature film debut at the age of twelve, when she starred in Twin Gemini rarely singles alone (the American remake of The Marriage of Her Parents ) starring twin sisters Hallie Parker and Annie James. The film was a great success with a worldwide grossing of 92 million US dollars. Lohan received sympathetic criticism for her performance. In March 2000, LifeSize aired a television movie starring Lohan in the lead role on the Disney Channel. From June 2002 on the same channel, get a Clue, where she also played the leading role.
In July 2003, the movie Freaky Friday, another remake of the Walt Disney Company, premiered. It was Lohan's final breakthrough as an actress. The film was a great success with a worldwide grossing of 160 million US dollars. For her performance, the critics praised Lohan. In 2004, two more films with Lohan in the lead role followed in January Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (33 million US dollars revenue worldwide), and in May Girls Club - Attention snappy! (Worldwide box office earnings for 129 million US dollars), for which she again received much good criticism. In September 2004 appeared under the label Casablanca Records the first single and the first album of her. Her debut single Rumors reached number 106 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Gold status. In July 2005, the movie Herbie: Fully Loaded - A great beetle starts by the premiere, in which Lohan played the lead role. The remake of the film Herbie achieved worldwide revenues of 144 million US dollars. In May 2006, Lohan had her first starring role in a feature film outside the Disney series. Fortunately kissed but was panned and was a commercial flop.
In 2007, she starred in the movies Georgia's Law, and I know who killed me. Although Lohan got positive reviews for the performances, both productions could not build on their successes as a Disney star. In July 2009, the first broadcast of the TV movie (K) was a bit pregnant with Lohan in the lead role on ABC Family. The movie became a hit. In 2012 she shot the TV movie Liz & Dick, a film adaptation of the life of Elizabeth Taylor with Lohan as Liz.On September 18, 2010, she was detected in a compulsory drug test cocaine use. She was again sentenced to imprisonment, but was released by a lawsuit filed by her lawyer on the same day for a $ 300,000 bail. On July 6, 2010, Lohan was sentenced by a valid sentence of 90 days in prison for breaking earlier court decisions to force her to cure and forbid driving. After serving the sentence, Lohan had to spend the next three months in a rehab clinic.