Christine Lahti Biography

(Actress and Filmmaker)

Birthday: April 4, 1950 (Aries)

Born In: Birmingham, Michigan, United States

Christine Ann Lahti is an American actress and filmmaker. She has appeared in several movies till date including ‘Swing Shift’, ‘And Justice for All’, ‘Housekeeping’, ‘Running on Empty’, ‘Leaving Normal’, 'Yonkers Joe', 'The Steps' and 'Operator'. A six-time Emmy Award nominee and eight-time Golden Globe nominee, she has also done a number of TV movies, such as ‘No Place like Home’, 'The Fear Inside' and 'An American Daughter'. In addition, the actress is associated with numerous TV shows, the popular ones being ‘Chicago Hope’, ‘Jack & Bobby’, 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit', 'The Blacklist' and 'Hawaii Five-0'. As a director, Lahti has made the short film ‘Lieberman in Love’ for which she won an Academy Award. Lahti has performed on stage as well, in plays including ‘Present Laughter’, ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ and ‘God of Carnage’. The actress has also won a Golden Globe Award as well as a Primetime Emmy Award for her performance in ‘Chicago Hope.’
Quick Facts

Also Known As: Christine Ann Lahti

Age: 73 Years, 73 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Thomas Schlamme (m. 1983)

father: Paul Theodore Lahti

mother: Elizabeth Margaret

siblings: Carol (sister), James Lahti (brother), Linda (sister) and Catherine, Paul Jr. (brother)

children: Emma Schlamme, Joseph Schlamme, Wilson Lahti Schlamme

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'10" (178 cm), 5'10" Females

Ancestry: Finnish American

U.S. State: Michigan

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education: University Of Michigan

awards: 1998 · Chicago Hope - Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
1996 · Lieberman in Love - Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action)
1998 · Chicago Hope - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

1990 · No Place Like Home - Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
1997 · Chicago Hope - Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
1988 · Running on Empty - Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress

Film & Television Career
Christine Lahti first appeared on television in 1978, in ‘The Harvey Korman Show’. She then did the television movie ‘The Executioner's Song’. She appeared on the big screen in the 1984 film ‘Swing Shift’. After this, she acted in the TV flick ‘Love Lives On’. In 1987, the actress appeared in two episodes of ‘Amerika’. The following year, she was cast in the flick ‘Running on Empty’. Then in 1989, she had a role in the movie ‘Gross Anatomy’ as well as in the TV film ‘No Place like Home’.
Lahti was featured in the movies ‘Funny About Love’ and ‘The Doctor’ in 1990 and 1991 respectively. She then played Meredith Cole in the television movie ‘The Fear Inside’ in 1992. Three years later, she joined the cast of ‘Chicago Hope’ as Dr. Kathryn Austin. In 1995, she directed the short film ‘Lieberman in Love’. The American artiste then had a role in the TV flick ‘An American Daughter’. She then directed as well as acted in the movie ‘My First Mister’.
During 2004 and 2005, Lahti played Grace McCallister in the series ‘Jack & Bobby’. She then got featured in the films ‘Smart People’ and ‘Yonkers’. From 2009 to 2011, she played Sonya Paxton in the series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’. After this, Lahti joined the cast of the drama ‘Hawaii Five-0’.
She then was cast in the movies ‘Hateship, Loveship’ and ‘Mania Days’ in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
From 2015 to 2017, she appeared as Laurel Hitchin on ‘The Blacklist’. During this time, the actress also got featured in the films ‘The Steps’, ‘Touched with Fire’ and ‘Operator’ as well as in the TV shows 'The Good Wife' and 'The Good Fight'.
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Theater Career
Christine Lahti first appeared in the 1980 Broadway production of ‘Loose Ends’. She then appeared as Joanna Lyppiatt in the play ‘Present Laughter’ that was staged at the Circle in the Square Theatre. After this, she joined the cast of the play ‘The Heidi Chronicles’ in 1989. From 2009 to 2010, the actress played the role of Veronica in ‘God of Carnage’. She then acted in the play ‘Fucking A’ in 2017.
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Personal Life
Christine Lahti was born as Christine Ann Lahti on April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan, USA, to Elizabeth Margaret and Paul Theodore Lahti. She has two brothers, James Lahti and Paul Jr., as well as three sisters, Carol, Linda, and Catherine. She attended Florida State University and later obtained her bachelor's degree in drama from the University of Michigan. Lahti has been married to TV director Thomas Schlamme since 1983. The couple has three kids.

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