Edit
Christine Lahti Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trade Mark (1) | Trivia (12) | Personal Quotes (1)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 4 April 1950Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Birth NameChristine Ann Lahti
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Christine Lahti was born April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan to Elizabeth Margaret and Paul Theodore Lahti. She studied fine arts at Florida State University and received a bachelors degree in drama from the University of Michigan. In New York, Christine worked as a waitress and did commercials before she found her breakthrough role in ...And Justice for All. (1979) with Al Pacino. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Swing Shift (1984) and won an Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action for Lieberman in Love (1995) in which she starred and directed. Throughout her acting career, Christine primarily focused on television, with performances in Chicago Hope (1994), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: tony.r.vario@gmail.com

Spouse (1)

Thomas Schlamme (4 September 1983 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Deep smooth voice

Trivia (12)

Children with her husband Thomas Schlamme: sons Wilson Lahti Schlamme and Joseph Schlamme; one daughter, Emma Schlamme.
Christine was in the bathroom when she won her Golden Globe in 1998. Christine now makes light of this whenever presenting or receiving an award. In 1999, she purposely presented for the Golden Globes with a piece of toilet paper attached to her shoe.
Lahti is Finnish for bay or cove.
During her early years in New York, Christine was a waitress and worked in Central Park as a mime.
Her father was of Finnish descent and her mother was of Austro-Hungarian ancestry.
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)
Has never done a nude scene or posed nude in her 25+ years in show business.
Traveled to Scotland with the Ann Arbor Mime Troupe.
Good friends with Pamela Martin.
Worked as a waitress in the Original Improvisation during her New York years.
Graduated from Florida State University.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Personal Quotes (1)

(1998) I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar. I was so hooked on cigarettes that I allowed them to control my life. I had started smoking when I was 14 and after 20 years was up to 2 1/2 packs a day. I stay disciplined about eating right and working out now because once you get rid of something that self-destructive, you don't want unhealthy behavior anywhere in your life.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page