Christine Lahti

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Actress

Birth Date: April 4, 1950

Age: 74 years old

Birth Place: Birmingham, Michigan

Beginning in the late 1970s, acclaimed film, television and stage actress Christine Lahti carved out a niche for herself in an emerging field for Hollywood actresses - roles as professional, independent career women. Uninterested in wasting her dedication to acting on thinly-written supporting roles as girlfriends and wives, Lahti was in the right place at the right time and gave strong showings in character-driven films like "Whose Life is it Anyway?" (1981), "Swing Shift" (1984) and "Running on Empty" (1988), for which she earned an Academy Award nomination. In between film roles as smart, compassionate doctors, lawyers, and educators, Lahti was a constant television presence with her Golden Globe-winning run on the medical drama "Chicago Hope" (CBS, 1994-2000) and award-winning telepics like the homeless family chronicle "No Place Like Home" (CBS, 1989). Throughout her career, Lahti regularly revisited her roots as a theater actress, notably in several plays by Wendy Wasserstein, and also branched out to direct episodic TV and films, making her one of the most respected women in Hollywood and one with a palpable commitment to quality storytelling.

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EvilStream

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Evil: Extras

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A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodStream

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Golden Globe 75th Anniversary Special

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Access Live

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2017
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Lydia Foster
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2016
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Operator

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Beth Larsen
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2016

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Chairman
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2013
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The Real

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2013

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Eileen
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2013
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2012

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Thelma
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The Talk

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2009

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Andrea Stevens
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2009
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ObsessedStream

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Monica Reyes
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2009
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Operating Instructions

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Commander Helen Keller
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2009

The Bonnie Hunt Show

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2008

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2008
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Smart PeopleStream

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Nancy
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2008
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Yonkers Joe

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Martha O'Dell
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Jack & Bobby

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Grace McCallister
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2004

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2003

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Dana
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2000

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Red Shoes Woman
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1997

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1997

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1996

Lieberman in Love

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1996

Anything for Love

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Anything for Love

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Hideaway

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Lindsey
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1995

The Four Diamonds

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1995

Pie in the Sky

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Ruby
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1995

A Weekend in the Country

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Ruth Oakley
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Chicago Hope

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Dr. Kathryn Austin
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1994

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1994

EllenStream

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1994

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1994

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Laura
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1993
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Prisonnière de sa peur

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1992

Presa del Miedo

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1992

Leaving Normal

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Darly
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1992

The Fear Inside

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Meredith Cole
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1992

The Good Fight

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Grace Cragin
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Zostawić normalność

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1992

Cambio de Rumbo

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1992

El Médico

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1991

Crazy From the Heart

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1991

The Doctor

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Anne MacKee
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1991

Funny About Love

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Meg Lloyd Bergman
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1990

Miss Firecracker

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Clara Archer
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1989

Gross Anatomy

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Dr. Rachel Woodruff
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No Place Like Home

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Running on EmptyStream

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Annie Pope/Cynthia Manfield
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1988
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Amerika

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Alethea
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1987

Housekeeping

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Sylvie
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1987

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Kathleen Morgan
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1987

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1987

Just Between Friends

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Sandy Dunlap
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1986

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1985

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1984

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1984
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1982

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1982

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1981

Es Mi Vida

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