Christine Lahti

Christine Lahti

Highest Rated: 100% Operator (2016)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 4, 1950

Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Operator A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Becks
Housekeeping
Swing Shift
The Doctor
...And Justice for All
Running on Empty

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
95% 92% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Ellen (Character) $61.7M 2019
95% 88% Becks Ann (Character) - 2017
100% 60% Operator Beth Larsen (Character) - 2016
33% 45% The Steps Sherry (Character) - 2015
67% 89% Touched With Fire Sara (Character) $138.8K 2015
0% 35% Safelight Peg (Character) - 2015
50% 36% Hateship Loveship Eileen (Character) $50.6K 2013
20% 36% Petunia Felicia Petunia (Character) - 2012
38% 63% Touchback Thelma (Character) $204.1K 2011
No Score Yet 17% Flying Lessons Carolyn Conway (Character) - 2010
19% 46% Obsessed Monica Reyes (Character) $68.3M 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Operating Instructions Commander Helen Keller (Character) - 2009
55% 49% Yonkers Joe Janice (Character) $5.0K 2008
50% 39% Smart People Nancy (Character) $9.5M 2008
No Score Yet 46% The Book of Ruth Maylene (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 42% Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman Rose (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 76% Out of the Ashes Gisella Perl (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 39% Open House Samantha Morrow (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 62% Women vs. Men Dana (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 46% The Pilot's Wife Kathryn Lyons (Character) - 2002
53% 75% My First Mister Director $621.4K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet An American Daughter Lyssa Dent Hughes (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story Ellie Nesler (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 61% Subway Stories Red Shoes Woman (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hope Emma Percy (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything for Love Unknown (Character),
Director
- 1996
No Score Yet 42% Pie in the Sky Ruby (Character) - 1995
20% 38% Hideaway Lindsey (Character) $11.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Weekend in the Country Ruth Oakley (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Four Diamonds Dr. Burke/Sorceress Reptannehan (Character) - 1995
40% 68% Leaving Normal Darly (Character) $1.4M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Good Fight Grace Cragin (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 44% The Fear Inside Meredith Cole (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 82% Crazy From the Heart Charlotte Bain (Character) - 1991
82% 72% The Doctor Anne MacKee (Character) $38.1M 1991
0% 14% Funny About Love Meg Lloyd Bergman (Character) $7.6M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Place Like Home Zan Cooper (Character) - 1989
75% 51% Miss Firecracker Clara Archer (Character) $646.9K 1989
30% 53% Gross Anatomy Dr. Rachel Woodruff (Character) $11.3M 1989
79% 69% Running on Empty Annie Pope/Cynthia Manfield (Character) $1.8M 1988
92% 84% Housekeeping Sylvie (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 80% Stacking Kathleen Morgan (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Season of Dreams Kathleen Morgan (Character) - 1987
33% 53% Just Between Friends Sandy Dunlap (Character) $5.9M 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Lives On Marilyn (Character) - 1985
87% 41% Swing Shift Hazel (Character) - 1984
64% 65% Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains Aunt Linda (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 74% The Executioner's Song Brenda Nicol (Character) - 1982
70% 79% Whose Life Is It Anyway? Dr. Clare Scott (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Henderson Monster Dr. Louise Casimir (Character) - 1980
82% 80% ...And Justice for All Gail Packer (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Tenant Carol (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Scorpion Tania Reston (Character) - 1978

TV

Credit
93% 80% Evil Sheryl Luria (Character) 2019-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet 74% Hawaii Five-0 Doris McGarrett (Guest Star) 2012-2013 2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
95% 70% The Good Fight Andrea Stevens (Guest Star) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2018
91% 80% The Blacklist Chairman (Guest Star) 2015-2017
93% 91% The Good Wife Andrea Stevens (Guest Star) 2015-2016
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015
90% 84% Grace and Frankie Lydia Foster (Guest Star) 2015
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Executive A.D.A. Sonya Paxton (Guest Star) 2009-2011
24% No Score Yet The Cleaner Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2008
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Martha O'Dell (Guest Star) 2006
88% No Score Yet Jack & Bobby Grace McCallister (Character) 2004-2005
61% 75% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Dr. Kathryn Austin (Character),
Director
1995-1999
95% 94% Frasier Laura (Guest Voice) 1994