Aliana Lohan was born on December 22, 1993, in New York, New York, to parents Dina and Michael Lohan. Her siblings are Dakota (Cody), Michael and Lindsay, seven years her senior. She started out as a baby model at the age of 2. Her first job was with kid’s clothes outlet The Children’s Place. By the age of 10, she appeared in more than 50 TV and magazine advertisements, including commercials for Toys R Us, Little Caesars Pizza, JC Penney, and American Girl.
With several TV ad appearances to her credit, 4-year-old Ali Lohan made her feature film debut as a brief flash on the screen as the child in an airport scene in 1998’s The Parent Trap, starring Lindsay Lohan in a dual role. She’d have to wait a few years yet for meatier roles, as she was next featured in cameos as “Girl at Football Stands” in the 2000 TV movie Life-Size, and as “Girl at Wedding” in Freaky Friday (2003), both starring her sister.
In 2005, Ali Lohan was given the opportunity to portray her older sister as a child for Lindsay’s “Confessions Of A Broken Heart” music video. That same year, she kicked off her career as a singer with the release of the single “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.” The track appeared on Totally Awesome Christmas, a YMC Records compilation, which also featured performances from Hilary Duff and Aly & AJ.
Released on YMC in October 2006, Ali Lohan’s solo album debut, Lohan Holiday, is a collection of seasonal numbers. “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” was reissued as a single the same time, and other tracks include “I Like Christmas” and “Lohan Holiday,” which featured Lindsay Lohan and Christian pop singer Alicia Martinez on vocals. Ali Lohan’s first non-holiday single, “All The Way Around,” was released on Interscope Records in July 2008.
Living Lohan, a reality series which follows the exploits of Ali Lohan, grandma Nana, younger brother Cody, and mom Dina, who also manages her daughter’s career, debuted on the E! network in May 2008. The show’s main focus was on the recording of her second album, Interpersonal, at Maloof Music studios in Las Vegas’ Palms Casino. Ali Lohan also made her acting debut in 2008, playing Traci in the straight-to-DVD kid’s horror flick Mostly Ghostly.