April 4, 1950
71 years old
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm tall
34-24-36 in | 86.5-61-91 cm
64 kg | 141 lb
10 US | 41 EU
Christine Ann Lahti was born in Birmingham, Michigan, United States, on April 4, 1950, is an American actress.
Young Christine Lahti first started her career in commercials.
She made her big screen debut in courtroom drama neo noir film ...And Justice for All (1979) in role as Gail Packer.
She got her television debut in ABC sitcom The Harvey Korman Show (1978) in role as Maggie Kavanaugh.
Her breakthrough performance came as Hazel Zanussi in romantic drama war film Swing Shift (1984).
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Loose Ends" (1980) in role as Susan, at Circle in the Square Theatre.
She made her directorial debut with short film Lieberman in Love (1995), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film.
She won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress also was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Hazel Zanussi in romantic drama war film Swing Shift (1984).
She won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for her role as Annie Pope / Cynthia Manfield in drama film Running on Empty (1988).
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role as Zan Cooper in drama television movie No Place Like Home (1989).
She was nominated for a CableACE Award for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for her role as Meredith Cole in thriller drama television film The Fear Inside (1992).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as Lyssa Dent Hughes in Lifetime television film An American Daughter (2000).
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981) drama opposite Richard Dreyfuss and John Cassavetes
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains (1982) musical with Diane Lane, Laura Dern and Marin Kanter
Just Between Friends (1986) drama opposite Mary Tyler Moore and Ted Danson
My First Mister (2001) comedy drama with Leelee Sobieski and Albert Brooks
Smart People (2008) comedy drama opposite Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker and Elliot Page
Yonkers Joe (2008) drama with Chazz Palminteri, Tom Guiry and Linus Roache
Touchback (2011) sport drama opposite Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey and Kurt Russell
Hateship Loveship (2013) drama with Kristen Wiig, Hailee Steinfeld and Guy Pearce
Touched With Fire (2015) drama opposite Katie Holmes, Luke Kirby and Griffin Dunne
Operator (2016) comedy drama with Martin Starr and Mae Whitman
Becks (2017) musical drama opposite Lena Hall, Mena Suvari and Hayley Kiyoko
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) biographical drama in role as Ellen, opposite Tom Hanks, Matthew Rhys and Chris Cooper
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role as Alethea Milford in ABC television miniseries Amerika (1987).
She won the Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and a Satellite Award for Best Actress for her role as Dr. Kathryn Austin in CBS medical drama television series Chicago Hope (1995-1999).
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role as Grace McCallister in The WB drama television series Jack & Bobby (2004-2005).
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) NBC comedy drama series in role as Martha O'Dell
She had recurring role as Sonya Paxton in NBC crime drama television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2009-2011).
She had recurring role as Doris McGarrett in CBS action police procedural television series Hawaii Five-0 (2012–2019).
She had recurring role as Laurel Hitchin in NBC crime thriller television series The Blacklist (2015-2017).
The Good Wife (2015-2016) and The Good Fight (2017-2018) CBS legal and political drama series in role as Andrea Stevens
Evil (2019- ) CBS supernatural drama series in role as Sheryl Luria
Graduated from the University of Michigan, with a bachelor's degree in Drama.
Studied fine arts at Florida State University.
Studied acting at HB Studio in New York City and at the William Esper Studio for the performing arts in Manhattan.
Has three sisters: Carol, Catherine, Linda and two brothers, Paul Jr. and James.
Has Finnish and Austro-Hungarian ancestry.
Good friends with actress Pamela Martin.
Published her book "True Stories From an Unreliable Eyewitness" in 2018.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, United States.
She married television director Thomas Schlamme in 1983, they have three children.