Additional film credits include Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty for which she received the 1998 LA Film Critics Award as well as a Golden Globe nomination, Leaving Normal directed by Ed Zwick, The Doctor with William Hurt, Bill Forsyth's Housekeeping, which was voted one of the 20 best films of 1987 by many of America's film critics, Whose Life is it Anyway?, and "¦And Justice for All. Recent projects include Yonkers Joe opposite Chazz Palminteri and Obsessed co-starring Idris Elba and BeyoncΓ. Her most recent film credits are Petunia, co-starring Thora Birch, and Flying Lesson alongside Maggie Grace and Hal Holbrook.
Television credits include a starring role on the critically acclaimed WB series Jack & Bobby, for which she received both SAG and Golden Globe nominations, and numerous television movies including ABC's Amerika, (Emmy & Golden Globe nominations), Showtime's Out of the Ashes, CBS's The Pilot's Wife, Fox's Open House, and USA's The Book of Ruth, among others. More recently, Lahti portrayed ADA Sonya Paxton in a recurring role on NBC's Law & Order: SVU.
A highly esteemed stage actress, Ms. Lahti most recently starred on Broadway in God of Carnage, and Off-Broadway in Body of Water at Primary Stages and Adam Rapp's Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling at the Atlantic Theatre. In addition, Lahti co-starred in Three Hotels with Richard Dreyfuss at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. This presentation was a reprise of her successful run in the play, which premiered at New York's Circle Repertory Theater. She also received a Drama Desk nomination for her role. She also starred in the West
Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize winning author Wendy Wasserstein's final play Third at the Geffen Playhouse. The play also marked her third collaboration with the late playwright the first two being The Heidi Chronicles on Broadway in 1989 and An American Daughter for Lifetime in 2000. In 2010, she completed a month long stage run at the Geffen Playhouse in Nora and Delia Ephron's critically acclaimed Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
Additional theatre credits include Jules Feiffer's Little Murders, for which she received an Obie Award; Michael Weller's Loose Ends, and Noel Coward's Present Laughter with George C. Scott, both at the Circle in the Square; the successful off-Broadway revivals of John Guare's Landscape of the Body and Clifford Odet's The Country Girl with Hal Holbrook; David Mamet's The Woods at the Public Theater, for which she received a Theatre World Award; Ted Tally's Hooters at Playwrights Horizons; and Steve Tisch's Division Street on Broadway.
Christine and her husband, filmmaker Thomas Schlamme, reside in Los Angeles with their children.
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Christine Lahti Facts
|Birthday||April 4, 1950 (68)|
|Birthplace||Birmingham, Michigan, USA|
|Height||5' 10" (1m78) How tall is Christine Lahti compared to you?|
|Awards||1998 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama (for Chicago Hope)|
|1990 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for No Place Like Home)|
|Touched With Fire|
|The Good Fight|
|The Long Lead Story|
|And Justice For All|
|Running on Empty|