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Christine Lahti

Highest Rated:   100% Operator (2016)
Lowest Rated:   0% Safelight (2015)
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Unpredictable American actress Christine Lahti majored in drama at the University of Michigan, then toured Europe with a group of pantomimists. She studied with Uta Hagen in New York, taking whatever stage work that came along (including her Obie award-winning performance in an Off-Broadway revival of Little Murders) before being steadily employed on TV. In 1978, Lahti was co-starred in The Harvey Korman Show as Korman's daughter. The following year, she made her first film, ...And Justice for All. A scene stealer par excellence, Lahti often found her film roles reduced in the cutting room, usually at the behest of nervous stars. Her performance as Hazel Zenutti in Swing Shift (1984) was severely pared down after previews, but that didn't prevent Lahti from being nominated for an Oscar. The endearingly off-balance nature of many of Lahti's screen characters is best summed up by her scene in Housekeeping (1987), in which she calmly carries on a conversation while her living room fills up with water. In 1995, Lahti joined the cast of the Emmy-Award-winning TV medical drama Chicago Hope, playing the part of heart-surgeon Dr. Kathryn Austin.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Becks
  • Actor
2017
100% Operator
  • Beth Larsen
2016
0% Safelight
  • Peg
2015
33% The Steps
  • Actor
2015
50% Hateship Loveship
  • Eileen
2014
No Score Yet Petunia
  • Felicia Petunia
2013
No Score Yet Flying Lessons
  • Actor
2012
38% Touchback
  • Thelma
$0.3M 2012
No Score Yet Flying Lessons
  • Carolyn Conway
2010
19% Obsessed
  • Reese
$68.3M 2009
55% Yonkers Joe
  • Janice
2009
No Score Yet Operating Instructions
  • Actor
2009
50% Smart People
  • Nancy
$9.5M 2008
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
  • Rose
2004
No Score Yet The Book of Ruth
  • Maylene
2004
No Score Yet Open House
  • Samantha Morrow
2004
No Score Yet Uta Hagen's Acting Class
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Out of the Ashes
  • Gisella Perl
2003
No Score Yet Women vs. Men
  • Dana
2002
No Score Yet The Pilot's Wife
  • Kathryn Lyons
2002
53% My First Mister
  • Director
2002
No Score Yet An American Daughter
  • Lyssa Dent Hughes
2000
No Score Yet Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story
  • Ellie Nesler
1999
No Score Yet Hope
  • Emma Percy
1997
No Score Yet Subway Stories
  • Red-Shoe Woman
1997
No Score Yet A Weekend in the Country
  • Ruth Oakley
1996
No Score Yet Pie in the Sky
  • Ruby
1996
14% Hideaway
  • Lindsey
1995
No Score Yet The Fear Inside
  • Meredith Cole
1992
No Score Yet La Gran Pelea
  • Grace Cragin
1992
25% Leaving Normal
  • Darly Peters
1992
86% The Doctor
  • Anne MacKee
1991
No Score Yet Locuras del Corazón
  • Charlotte Bain
1991
0% Funny About Love
  • Meg Lloyd Bergman
1990
30% Gross Anatomy
  • Dr. Rachel Woodruff
1989
73% Miss Firecracker
  • Clara Archer
1989
85% Running on Empty
  • Annie Pope/Cynthia Manfield
1988
No Score Yet Stacking
  • Kathleen Morgan
1987
100% Housekeeping
  • Sylvie
1987
No Score Yet Amerika
  • Althea Milford
1987
33% Just Between Friends
  • Sandy Dunlap
1986
92% Swing Shift
  • Hazel
1984
No Score Yet Single Bars, Single Women
  • Elsie
1984
No Score Yet The Executioner's Song
  • Brenda Nicol
1982
80% Whose Life Is It Anyway?
  • Dr. Clare Scott
1981
No Score Yet Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains
  • Aunt Linda
1981
No Score Yet The Henderson Monster
  • Actor
1980
81% ...And Justice for All
  • Gail Packer
1979

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% The Blacklist
2013
  • Actor
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Andrea Stevens
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Doris McGarrett
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • ADA Sonya Paxton
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Ally McBeal
1997-2002
  • Sydney Gale
  • 2001
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Voice of Laura
  • 1994

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