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Lori Petty

After this feisty, kinetic, highly offbeat actress from Chattanooga, Tennessee, broke into TV in the 1980s, she immediately set herself apart from the norm with the mini-movie Bates Motel (1987). This rather inauspicious beginning would also set Lori Petty off on a career as a fighter and a misfit, types for which she would be best known. She ... See full bio »
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 2010 Chasing 3000
Deputy Fryman
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
- The Things We Didn't Plan (2009) ... Sunshine
- Split Ends (2009) ... Sunshine
 2009 Prison Break (TV Series)
- Free (2009) ... Daddy
 2008-2009 House M.D. (TV Series)
Janice Burke
- Painless (2009) ... Janice Burke
 2008 Richard III
First Murderer
 2008/I Last Call
 2007 Broken Arrows
 2006 Cryptid
Dr.Lean Carlin
 2006 Masters of Horror (TV Series)
- The Fair Haired Child (2006) ... Judith
 2005 CSI: NY (TV Series)
- Corporate Warriors (2005) ... Maddy
 2005 The Karate Dog (TV Movie)
COLAR (voice)
 2004 Line of Fire (TV Series)
Laurie McBride
- Mother & Child Reunion (2004) ... Laurie McBride
 2003 Prey for Rock & Roll
 2003 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Joyce Bradovich
- I Kid You Not (2003) ... Joyce Bradovich
 2002 Superman: Shadow of Apokolips (Video Game)
Livewire (voice)
 2002 ER (TV Series)
- Orion in the Sky (2002) ... Shane
 2001 Horrible Accident
 2001 The Parkers (TV Series)
Show Host
- Family Ties and Lies (2001) ... Show Host
 2001 Route 666
 2001 The Beast (TV Series)
- The Delivery (2001) ... Rita
 2001 Firetrap
 2001 MacArthur Park
 2000 The Hunger (TV Series)
- Double (2000) ... Lisette
 1999 Clubland
 1998-1999 Brimstone (TV Series)
- Mourning After (1999) ... Max
- Faces (1999) ... Max
- Carrier (1999) ... Max
- Lovers (1999) ... Max
- Slayer (1998) ... Max
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
- Gravity (1999) ... Noss
 1998 Honolulu CRU (TV Series)
- Pilot
 1998 Relax... It's Just Sex
Robin Moon
 1997 Superman (TV Series)
Livewire / Leslie Willis
- Double Dose (1997) ... Livewire (voice)
- Livewire (1997) ... Livewire / Leslie Willis (voice)
 1997 Profiler (TV Series)
Robin Poole / Marjorie Brand
- Venom: Part 2 (1997) ... Robin Poole
 1996 Countdown
Sara Daniels
 1996 Lush Life (TV Series)
Georgia 'George' Sanders
- The Not So Lush Rock Star (1996) ... Georgia 'George' Sanders
- The Lush Hex (1996) ... Georgia 'George' Sanders
- The Lush Ex-Posures (1996) ... Georgia 'George' Sanders
- First Lush Date (1996) ... Georgia 'George' Sanders
- The Dead Lush Artist (1996) ... Georgia 'George' Sanders
 1993 Poetic Justice
 1991 Point Break
 1990 Cadillac Man
 1989-1990 Booker (TV Series)
Suzanne Dunne / Diane
- Mobile Home (1990) ... Suzanne Dunne
- Crazy (1990) ... Suzanne Dunne
 1990 Grand (TV Series)
- A Boy and His Dad (1990) ... Medea
 1989 Alien Nation (TV Series)
- Fifteen with Wanda (1989) ... Sal
 1988 ...They Haven't Seen This... (Short)
The Girl
 1988 Police Story: Monster Manor (TV Movie)
 1988 Freddy's Nightmares (TV Series)
Chris Ketchum
- Killer Instinct (1988) ... Chris Ketchum
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
- Love at First Sight (1988) ... Carol
 1988 The Thorns (TV Series)
- The Rage (1988) ... Cricket
- The Prodigal Son (1988) ... Cricket
- The Horse (1988) ... Cricket
- The First Date (1988) ... Cricket
- The Dream House (1988) ... Cricket
 1987 Head of the Class (TV Series)
- That'll Be the Day (1987) ... Molly
- Child of the 60's (1987) ... Molly
 1987 The Line (TV Movie)
Jo Lanier
 1987 Bates Motel (TV Movie)
 1987 Stingray (TV Series)
Lisa Perlman
- Bring Me the Hand That Hit Me (1987) ... Lisa Perlman
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Lori Pendleton (segment "The Library")
- Take My Life... Please!/Devil's Alphabet/The Library (1986) ... Lori Pendleton (segment "The Library")
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
- The Lock Box (1985) ... Hooker
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Performed voice readings for the audio book versions of the first three "Stephanie Plum" novels by Janet Evanovich: "One for the Money", "Two for the Dough" and "Three to Get Deadly" [2001]. See more »

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[on the effect The Poker House rape scene had on its viewers] I had a girl come up to me, and she's like "I'm a rape survivor." I said, "No you're not. Stop that." She's like, "What?" She's 17 and came up to me after the movie. She said, "I was raped at 14." I said, "That stupid ass man did a fucked up thing. It has nothing to do with you. You are not tarnished, you are not changed, you are fine.... See more »


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