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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 »

Known For

Chicago Hope Dr. Kathryn Austin
(1995-1999)
Jack & Bobby Grace McCallister
(2004-2005)
Running on Empty Annie Pope
(1988)
Swing Shift Hazel Zanussi
(1984)

Filmography

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  Gone Baby Gone (TV Movie) (pre-production)
Antonia Gennaro
 2017-2018 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Andrea Stevens
- Day 422 (2018) ... Andrea Stevens
- First Week (2017) ... Andrea Stevens
 2017 Controversy (TV Movie)
Constance Hawthorne
 2015-2017 The Blacklist (TV Series)
Laurel Hitchin
- Smokey Putnum (No. 30) (2017) ... Laurel Hitchin (uncredited)
- Mr. Kaplan (No. 4): Conclusion (2017) ... Laurel Hitchin
- Dr. Bogdan Krilov (No. 29) (2017) ... Laurel Hitchin
- The Lindquist Concern (No. 105) (2016) ... Laurel Hitchin
- Susan Hargrave (No. 18) (2016) ... Laurel Hitchin
 2017 Becks
Ann
 2012-2016 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Doris McGarrett
- Ka makuahine a me ke keikikane (2016) ... Doris McGarrett
- Aloha. Malama Pono (2013) ... Doris McGarrett
- He welo 'oihana (2013) ... Doris McGarrett
- Na Ki'i (2013) ... Doris McGarrett
- Kekoa (2013) ... Doris McGarrett
 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)
Katherine
 2015 The Steps
Sherry
 2015 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Lydia Foster
- The Funeral (2015) ... Lydia Foster
 2015 Safelight
Peg
 2015 Touched with Fire
Sara
 2013 Beverly Hills Cop (TV Movie)
Helen
 2013 Hateship Loveship
Eileen
 2012 Petunia
Felicia Petunia
 2012 8 (Video)
Kris Perry
 2011 The Doctor (TV Movie)
Emily Campbell
 2011 Touchback
Thelma
 2009-2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton
- Pursuit (2011) ... Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton
- Gray (2010) ... Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton
- Turmoil (2009) ... Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton
- Hammered (2009) ... Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton
- Solitary (2009) ... Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton
 2010 Flying Lessons
Caroline Conway
 2009 Operating Instructions (TV Movie)
Commander Helen Keller
 2009 The Cleaner (TV Series)
Gail Nathanson
- The Turtle & The Butterfly (2009) ... Gail Nathanson
 2009 Obsessed
Reese
 2008 Yonkers Joe
Janice
 2008 Smart People
Nancy
 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Martha O'Dell
- B-12 (2006) ... Martha O'Dell
- The Long Lead Story (2006) ... Martha O'Dell
- The West Coast Delay (2006) ... Martha O'Dell
 2004-2005 Jack & Bobby (TV Series)
Grace McCallister
- Legacy (2005) ... Grace McCallister
- Stand by Me (2005) ... Grace McCallister
- Under the Influence (2005) ... Grace McCallister
- A Child of God (2005) ... Grace McCallister
- Friends with Benefits (2005) ... Grace McCallister
 2004 Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman (TV Movie)
Rose
 2004 The Book of Ruth (TV Movie)
Maylene
 2003 Out of the Ashes (TV Movie)
Gisella Perl
 2003 Open House (TV Movie)
Samantha Morrow
 2002 Women vs. Men (TV Movie)
Dana
 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
 1995-1999 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Dr. Kathryn Austin
- Curing Cancer (1999) ... Dr. Kathryn Austin
- The Heavens Can Wait (1999) ... Dr. Kathryn Austin
- Kiss of Death (1999) ... Dr. Kathryn Austin
- And Baby Makes 10 (1999) ... Dr. Kathryn Austin
- From Here to Maternity (1999) ... Dr. Kathryn Austin
 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
 1995 Lieberman in Love (Short)
Shaleen
 1995 Pie in the Sky
Ruby
 1995 The Four Diamonds (TV Movie)
Dr. Burke / Sorceress Reptannehan
 1995 Hideaway
Lindsey
 1994 Frasier (TV Series)
Laura
- Author, Author (1994) ... Laura (voice)
 1992 The Good Fight (TV Movie)
Grace Cragin
 1992 The Fear Inside (TV Movie)
Meredith Cole
 1992 Leaving Normal
Darly
 1991 Crazy from the Heart (TV Movie)
Charlotte Bain
 1991 The Doctor
Anne MacKee
 1990 Three Hotels (TV Movie)
 1990 Funny About Love
Meg
 1989 No Place Like Home (TV Movie)
Zan Cooper
 1989 Gross Anatomy
Dr. Rachel Woodruff
 1989 Miss Firecracker
Clara Archer
 1988 Running on Empty
Annie Pope
 1987 Housekeeping
Sylvie
 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)
Marilyn
 1984 Single Bars, Single Women (TV Movie)
Elsie
 1984 Swing Shift
Hazel Zanussi
 1982 The Executioner's Song (TV Movie)
Brenda Nicol
 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)
Carol
 1978 Dr. Scorpion (TV Movie)
Tania Reston
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Height:

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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 »

Trivia:

In an interview on NPR, she referred to her role as A.D.A. Paxton on Law & Order: SVU, as one of her most rewarding roles on television. She said that she loved it so much she hoped there was a chance they could write her back in as a ghost, or in flashbacks. (Paxton was killed off in Season 13.). See more »

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Deep smooth voice

Star Sign:

Aries

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