Lindsay Denise Lohan was born 24 years ago today in New York City.
Even before she got her big break in Disney's 1998 remake of The Parent Trap at age 11, she was a successful child model destined for psychological problems stardom.
Lohan's career exploded from 2003-2005 thanks to lead roles in Freaky Friday, Mean Girls and Herbie: Fully Loaded, along with two relatively successful pop albums.
However, to quote her Wikipedia bio, "her career was interrupted in 2007 as two DUI incidents and three visits to rehabilitation facilities led to several lost movie deals."
Yup, that's pretty much where we stand today. Happy birthday, Linds!
Lindsay Lohan turns 24 today - and not in rehab or jail!
Despite more than one warning from people close to her that she is going to die imminently given her lifestyle, the troubled actress has defied the odds.
Sure, she's getting sued about once a week, and had to be freed on $100,000 bail twice in as many months, but relatively speaking, she's doing really well lately!
We wish her the very best on this special day, which we're sure she will enjoy, ankle monitor be damned. Might as well live it up before the day of reckoning Tuesday.
That probation hearing could spell big trouble for her.
Click to enlarge some of these Lindsay Lohan pictures we pulled together as a little birthday tribute and leave a comment for the struggling star with your wishes!