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Christine Lahti is a Actor and Director American born on 4 april 1950 at Birmingham (USA)

Christine Lahti

Christine Lahti
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Birth name Christine Ann Lahti
Nationality USA
Birth 4 april 1950 (69 years) at Birmingham (USA)

Christine Ann Lahti (born April 4, 1950) is an American actress and film director. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1984 film Swing Shift. Her other film roles include ...And Justice for All (1979), Housekeeping (1987), Running on Empty (1988), and Miss Firecracker (1989). For her directorial debut with the 1995 short film Lieberman in Love, she won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.

Lahti made her Broadway debut in 1980 as a replacement in Loose Ends, and went on to star in the Broadway productions of Present Laughter (1982) and The Heidi Chronicles (1989). An eight-time Golden Globe nominee and six-time Emmy Award nominee, she won a Golden Globe for the 1989 TV movie No Place Like Home, and won a Golden Globe and an Emmy in 1998 for her role as Kate Austin in the CBS series Chicago Hope (1995–99). She returned to Broadway in 2009 to star in God of Carnage. She also had a recurring role as Sonya Paxton in the NBC series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (2009–11).

Biography

Lahti has been married to television director Thomas Schlamme since September 4, 1983. They have three children. She is active in political causes.

Lahti and Schlamme live in Los Angeles with their children.

Since May 2005, Lahti has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.

Best films

Obsessed (2009)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Christine Lahti (35 films)

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Actress

Becks
Becks (2017)

Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Musical films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Lena Hall, Natalie Gold, Hayley Kiyoko, Dan Fogler, Rebecca Drysdale, Christine Lahti
Roles Ann
Rating62% 3.149583.149583.149583.149583.14958
Après une rupture avec sa petite amie, une musicienne de Brooklyn retourne chez sa mère dans le Midwest.
Touched with Fire
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby, Christine Lahti, Griffin Dunne, Bruce Altman, Jim Ford
Roles Sara
Rating61% 3.0982853.0982853.0982853.0982853.098285
Deux maniaco-dépressifs se rencontrent dans un hôpital psychiatrique et commencent une histoire d'amour qui révèle toute la beauté et l'horreur de leur condition.
Safelight
Safelight (2015)
, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Juno Temple, Evan Peters, Kevin Alejandro, Meaghan Jette Martin, Christine Lahti, Ariel Winter
Roles Peg
Rating59% 2.955142.955142.955142.955142.95514
Charles (Evan Peters) and Vicki (Juno Temple) discover a renewed sense of possibility as they go on a road trip to photograph lighthouses along the California coast.
Petunia
Petunia (2013)
, 1h47
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Tobias Segal, Thora Birch, Michael Urie, Brittany Snow, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Christine Lahti
Roles Felicia Petunia
Rating51% 2.563382.563382.563382.563382.56338
The film relates simultaneously the lives and romantic/sexual relationships of the Petunias: the parents, Felicia and Percy, and their three sons, Michael, Adrian and Charlie. The film also features the wife of Michael, Vivian, and her cousin George.
Hateship, Loveship, 1h42
Directed by Liza Johnson
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld, Guy Pearce, Christine Lahti, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Roles Eileen
Rating61% 3.0980153.0980153.0980153.0980153.098015
Johanna Parry (Kristen Wiig) moves to a new town to work as a housekeeper for Mr. McCauley (Nick Nolte), an elderly man who needs help keeping house, and to be a caretaker for McCauley's granddaughter, Sabitha (Hailee Steinfeld). She meets Sabitha's father and McCauley's son-in-law, Ken (Guy Pearce), who does not live with Sabitha or McCauley, but instead resides in Chicago. Sabitha's best friend, Edith (Sami Gayle), tells Johanna (after Johanna asks where Sabitha's mother lives) that Ken's wife died several years ago. After inviting Johanna and Sabitha to dinner, Ken writes a friendly note to Johanna, which his daughter delivers. Johanna writes a response letter and Sabitha's friend Edith offers to take it to the post office and mail it. Instead, she intercepts the letter and as a cruel joke, the two teenagers forge a love note from Ken, addressed to Johanna. Then they set up a fake email account for Ken (who does not have email). They impersonate him, responding to love emails from Johanna. "Ken" calls her "my only friend". But trust must be evaluated when "Ken" asks Johanna to visit him in Chicago, and she finds out the truth about the man she loves. At the same time it might be time for McCauley to trust Ken, who might just have a new love.
Touchback
Touchback (2011)
, 1h58
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy
Themes Sports films, Time travel films, American football films
Actors Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey, Marc Blucas, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Sarah Wright
Roles Thelma
Rating64% 3.2466053.2466053.2466053.2466053.246605
The setting begins with the introduction of Scott Murphy, former high school football hero. An injury he received during the Ohio State High School Championship game terminated his scholarship to Ohio State and his dreams of a professional career in football. It's been twenty years since that game and Scott still resides with his family in the quiet town of Coldwater, Ohio. He has a splinted leg and has been a farmer since high school. Rather than marrying the head cheerleader, Scott marries and has two daughters with a clarinet-playing band member named Macey. Difficulties with a compromised harvest and bank obligations have caused strain on his farm, which he is in jeopardy of losing. With bad luck around every corner, Scott is not mentally prepared for the game in which he will be honored (in a halftime ceremony), and the return of his good friend who made the NFL only adds to the depression he is feeling. An early frost and a broken soybean header bring Scott to the brink. His wife, Macey, suggests that they could pick the soybeans by hand in order to bring them to market. Scott finds this far-fetched since there are 200 acres to combine (harvest). He decides to kill himself via CO poisoning in his truck, at least his wife and two girls will receive the life insurance bonus – which is another mistake since a suicide death will not activate a life insurance payout. As he passes out, Scott wakes up back in 1991, on the eve of the big game.
Obsessed
Obsessed (2009)
, 1h48
Directed by Steve Shill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about the labor movement
Actors Idris Elba, Beyoncé, Ali Larter, Bruce McGill, Jerry O'Connell, Christine Lahti
Roles Detective Monica Reese
Rating49% 2.4535852.4535852.4535852.4535852.453585
Derek Charles (Idris Elba) works for a finance company and is married to Sharon (Beyoncé Knowles). While Derek is at work, he greets temporary worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter), who—believing Derek was flirting with her—attempts to seduce him throughout the film. Derek repeatedly rejects her, but Lisa continues to pursue him, making sexual advances on him at the Christmas party and flashing him in his car. Derek intends to report Lisa to his firm's human resource management, but learns that she has quit her job. Thinking that Lisa has given up, Derek is annoyed when he receives flirtatious emails from her. Derek and his workmates visit a resort for a conference, where he spots and confronts Lisa, who spikes his drink. Incapacitated, Derek is helpless when Lisa follows him into his hotel room and rapes him. He confronts Lisa again the following day, and hours later discovers her lying naked in his bed after attempting suicide by drug overdose. Derek calls for medical help.
Smart People, 1h30
Directed by Noam Murro
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about families
Actors Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Ellen Page, Ashton Holmes, Christine Lahti
Roles Nancy
Rating61% 3.0994753.0994753.0994753.0994753.099475
Carnegie Mellon English Professor Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) is a widowed parent of his alienated college son, James (Ashton Holmes), overachieving high school daughter, Vanessa (Ellen Page), and sibling to his adopted ne'er-do-well brother, Chuck (Thomas Haden Church) that he cannot evade enough. The professor is bitter, arrogant, self-absorbed and uninterested in his students; this does not help him when he parks illegally on campus, his car is impounded and does not pay his fine before getting to the college impound lot watched by a flunked former student.
Yonkers Joe, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Chazz Palminteri, Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry, Michael Lerner, Linus Roache, Michael Rispoli
Roles Janice
Rating64% 3.242653.242653.242653.242653.24265
Joe (Palminteri) is a small-time con-man and dice-hustler who works with a group of men with similar interests. They shave cards and dice, doing small time cons at card games and union picnics. He's in a long-term relationship with Janice (Lahti) and has a son with Down's syndrome, Joe Jr. (Guiry).
Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Christine Lahti, Brian Kerwin, Bryan Brown, Abby Brammell, Caroline Aaron, Maggie Lawson
Roles Rose
Rating60% 3.0020453.0020453.0020453.0020453.002045
Rose, a middle-aged woman who is married Nathan Lloyd loses her job and her husband to her assistant Mindy. Her life gets broken, then she runs into Australian businessman, Hal Thorne, an old love.
Out of the Ashes, 1h53
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Christine Lahti, Beau Bridges, Richard Crenna, Bruce Davison, Jonathan Cake, Zoie Palmer
Roles Gisella Perl
Rating68% 3.4461453.4461453.4461453.4461453.446145
Gisella Perl (Christine Lahti), a Jewish-Romanian gynecologist from Sighetu, Romania, testifies before an Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) review board consisting of three men (Bruce Davison, Richard Crenna, and Beau Bridges). Perl is seeking to be granted citizenship after passing the New York State Medical Licensing Board examinations, wishing to begin practicing in New York. She recounts her early life when she aspired to be a doctor despite the admonishments of her father, her time practicing as a gynecologist before the German invasion, and her experiences as prisoner #25404, where she provided what medical care she could to fellow prisoners. Her most controversial actions included providing late-term abortions to pregnant women in order to save their lives. These pregnant women would otherwise have been killed immediately or subjected to the torture of horrific "medical" experiments.
My First Mister, 1h49
Directed by Christine Lahti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Albert Brooks, Leelee Sobieski, John Goodman, Carol Kane, Desmond Harrington, Michael McKean
Rating72% 3.6469853.6469853.6469853.6469853.646985
In an effort to secure employment at the upscale Century City Mall in Los Angeles, Jennifer (Sobieski), an 18-year-old "goth-punk" girl who just graduated from high school, makes a nuisance of herself at a clothing store run by 49-year-old Randall Harris (Brooks), who eventually hires her on a trial basis as a stockroom clerk. Jennifer refers to herself simply as "J", and thus asks Randall if it's okay if she calls him "R", to which he accedes.
An American Daughter
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Christine Lahti, Tom Skerritt, Mark Feuerstein, Scott Michael Campbell, Lynne Thigpen, Cynthia Harris
Roles Lyssa Dent Hughes
Rating58% 2.9259152.9259152.9259152.9259152.925915
Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes (Lahti) is the daughter of U.S. Senator Alan Hughes (Stanley Anderson). She appears to be headed for nomination as the U.S. Surgeon General until a background check reveals she once neglected to return a jury duty notice. Then, she makes a faux paus in comments about her homemaker mother that leaves her open to a media blitz and her certain nomination suddenly appears to be in doubt. She is supported by her best friend, Judith Kaufman (Lynne Thigpen), an "African American Jewish feminist" physician, who has her own set of troubles.
Subway Stories, 1h20
Directed by Bob Balaban, Jonathan Demme, Abel Ferrara, Ted Demme, Julie Dash, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Bill Irwin, KRS-One, Bonnie Hunt, Kevin Corrigan, Taral Hicks, Paul Lazar
Rating65% 3.29833.29833.29833.29833.2983
"Subway Stories," structured similarly to films such as "Paris, Je t'aime" and "New York, I Love You," is divided according to director into short films, each with their own title, but strung almost seamlessly together.