Vanity Fair described how she became a household name.
Following Mean Girls, which was scripted by former "Not Ready For Prime Time Actress" Tina Fey and featured several other veterans of Saturday Night Live's "Not Ready For Prime Time Company," Lohan hosted the show three times between 20.No album was released in 2001, but Lohan had begun recording demo tracks with Emilio Estefan.Diane Warren wrote the song, "I Decide," for Lohan which was originally going to be on her album.When Lohan decided not to collaborate with Warren and Jackson, "I Decide" was instead released on the soundtrack to the film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and on to Radio Disney.Lohan had become subjected to intensive media coverage following legal troubles and visits to rehabilitation facilities.
Evidently, she chose to focus on more mature roles including ones in A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Bobby (2006) and Chapter 27 (2007).
Alongside her acting career, Lohan is also a recording artist.
Her deal with Casablanca resulted in commercial albums Speak (2004) and A Little More Personal (Raw) (2005), which were certified platinum and gold, respectively.
Critic Kenneth Turan called Lohan "the soul of this film as much as Hayley Mills was of the original," going on to say that "she is more adept than her predecessor at creating two distinct personalities." Next Lohan starred alongside Jamie Lee Curtis in the 2003 remake of Disney's family comedy Freaky Friday, playing a mother and daughter who switch bodies and have to take on each other's roles.
At Lohan's initiative, her character was rewritten and changed from a Goth style to be more mainstream. The first film, Disney's teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, earned a domestic box office total of million, with Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo commenting that it was "well above expectations as it was strictly for young girls." Her second lead role that year, in the teen comedy Mean Girls, marked Lohan's first movie independent of Disney.
Lohan recorded a song for the film, "Ultimate," which was released to Radio Disney to help promote the film. Lohan announced that the song was separate from her singing career, since many teen idols such as Hilary Duff and Raven-Symoné were expanding their careers from acting to singing.