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Christine Lahti

Christine Lahti was born April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan, to Elizabeth Margaret (Tabar), a painter and nurse, and Paul Theodore Lahti, a surgeon. She is of half Finnish and half Austro-Hungarian descent. She studied fine arts at Florida State University and received a bachelors degree in drama from the University of Michigan. In New York, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Chicago Hope
Chicago Hope Dr. Kathryn Austin
Running on Empty
Running on Empty Annie Pope
...and justice for all.
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 2016/II Operator
Beth Larsen
 2015-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Andrea Stevens
- Tracks (2016) ... Andrea Stevens
- Lies (2015) ... Andrea Stevens
 2015 The Adversaries (TV Movie)
 2015 The Steps
 2015 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Lydia Foster
- The Funeral (2015) ... Lydia Foster
 2015 Safelight
 2015 Touched with Fire
 2013 Hateship Loveship
 2013 Beverly Hills Cop (TV Movie)
 2012 8 (Video)
Kris Perry
 2011 The Doctor (TV Movie)
Emily Campbell
 2011 Touchback
 2010 Flying Lessons
Caroline Conway
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Gail Nathanson
- The Turtle & The Butterfly (2009) ... Gail Nathanson
 2009 Obsessed
 2009 Operating Instructions (TV Movie)
Commander Helen Keller
 2008 Yonkers Joe
 2004 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (TV Movie)
 2004 The Book of Ruth (TV Movie)
 2003 Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
Gisella Perl
 2003 Open House (TV Movie)
Samantha Morrow
 2002 Women vs. Men (TV Movie)
 2002 The Pilot's Wife (TV Movie)
Kathryn Lyons
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Sydney Gale
- Queen Bee (2001) ... Sydney Gale
 2001 My First Mister
Mall Patron Walking Past 'J' with Daughter (unconfirmed)
 2000 An American Daughter (TV Movie)
Lyssa Dent Hughes
 1998 Ellen (TV Series)
Ellen Screen Test #4
- Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1 (1998) ... Ellen Screen Test #4
 1997 Hope (TV Movie)
Emma Percy
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Red Shoe Woman (segment "The Red Shoes")
 1996 A Weekend in the Country (TV Movie)
Ruth Oakley
 1996 Pie in the Sky
 1995 Lieberman in Love (Short)
 1995 The Four Diamonds (TV Movie)
Dr. Burke / Sorceress Reptannehan
 1995 Hideaway
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
- Author, Author (1994) ... Laura (voice)
 1992 The Good Fight (TV Movie)
Grace Cragin
 1992 The Fear Inside (TV Movie)
Meredith Cole
 1992 Leaving Normal
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie)
Charlotte Bain
 1990 Three Hotels (TV Movie)
 1990 Funny About Love
Meg Lloyd Bergman
 1989 No Place Like Home (TV Movie)
Zan Cooper
 1989 Gross Anatomy
Dr. Rachel Woodruff
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Clara Archer
 1987 Housekeeping
 1987 Amerika (TV Mini-Series)
Alethea Milford
- Part VII (1987) ... Alethea Milford
- Part V (1987) ... Alethea Milford
- Part IV (1987) ... Alethea Milford
- Part III (1987) ... Alethea Milford
- Part II (1987) ... Alethea Milford
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Kathleen Morgan
- Stacking (1987) ... Kathleen Morgan
 1986 Just Between Friends
Sandy Dunlap
 1986 Desert Bloom
Rose Chismore (adult) (voice, uncredited)
 1985 Love Lives On (TV Movie)
 1984 Single Bars, Single Women (TV Movie)
 1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway?
Dr. Clare Scott
 1981 Wolcott (TV Mini-Series)
Melinda Marin
 1980 The Henderson Monster (TV Movie)
Dr. Louise Casimir
 1979 ...and justice for all.
Gail Packer
 1978 The Harvey Korman Show (TV Series)
Maggie Kavanaugh
- The One Where Harvey Goes on a Kids' Show (1978) ... Maggie Kavanaugh
- The One Where There's a Hold-Up (1978) ... Maggie Kavanaugh
- The One Where Harvey Won't Change (1978) ... Maggie Kavanaugh
- The One Where Stuart Moves In (1978) ... Maggie Kavanaugh
- The One Where Harvey Gets a Job as an Escort (1978) ... Maggie Kavanaugh
 1978 The Last Tenant (TV Movie)
 1978 Dr. Scorpion (TV Movie)
Tania Reston
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[on her college years in Ann Arbor] I was a hippie, but not a good one. I was secretly ambitious. I'd secretly watched the Academy Awards, which was definitely not cool. See more »


Protested alongside fellow actresses Sally Field & Jane Fonda, and playwright Eve Ensler urging the Mexican government to re-investigate the slayings of hundreds of women in Ciudad Juarez, on the Mexico-Texas border. (February 2004) See more »


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