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Christine Lahti

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The Steps ... In this charming comedy, an uptight New Yorker (Jason Ritter, "Girls") and his... more info $14.95was $19.95 Buy Now

Whose Life Is... Gifted sculptor Ken Harrison is now a hospitalized quadriplegic. And no matter... more info $14.95was $17.99 Buy Now

Running on... River Phoenix rose to stardom - and an Academy Award-nomination; in this... more info $15.95was $17.99 Buy Now

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Just Between... Holly Davis (Mary Tyler Moore) seems to have it all the stylish house, the... more info $11.45was $19.98 Buy Now

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Born: April 4, 1950 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Birmingham, Michigan, USA Profession: Cast ...


Director (feature film)

My First Mister (2001) as Director
Jennifer, a solitary and defiant 17-year-old girl, takes a job in an upscale clothing store despite misgivings about her finicky middle-aged boss, Randall. Much to her surprise, she finds herself slowly forging a relationship with the older man and is forever transformed by the experience.
Lieberman in Love (1995) as Director

Cast (feature film)

Steps, The (2015)
New Yorkers Jeff and Marla have been invited by their wealthy father, Ed, to visit him and their stepmother at their cottage on Georgian Bay. Since their father married Sherry - a woman with three sons from three different men - they have begun to worry that they may never inherit it.
Truck Stop (2015)
While working at a truck stop, a teenager with cerebral palsy befriends a troubled prostitute, and together they find the strength they need to confront their obstacles.
Flying Lessons (2010)
With her life at a crossroads, 28-year-old Sophie Conway returns home to the small town she hasn't seen since high school. Once there she will not only have to face the friends and lovers she has left behind, but she'll also have to try and make sense of her tangled relationship with her mother.
Obsessed (2009)
Derek Charles, a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Beth. But when Lisa, a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, everything he''s worked so hard for, are placed in jeopardy.
Yonkers Joe (2008)
A dice hustler's determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life.
Smart People (2008)
Professor Lawrence Wetherhold might be imperiously brilliant, monumentally self-possessed and an intellectual giant--but when it comes to solving the conundrums of love and family, he''s as downright flummoxed as the next guy. His collegiate son won''t confide in him, his teenaged daughter is an acid-tongued overachiever who follows all too closely in dad''s misery-loving footsteps, and his adopted, preposterously ne''er-do-well brother has perfected the art of freeloading. A widower who can''t seem to find passion in anything anymore, not even the Victorian Literature in which he''s an expert, it seems Lawrence is sleepwalking through a very stunted middle age. When his brother shows up unexpectedly for an extended stay at just about the same time as he accidentally encounters his former student Janet, the circumstances cause him to stir from his deep, deep freeze, with consequences for himself and everyone around him.
Book of Ruth, The (2004) as Maylene Grey
Based on the popular novel, drama looks at an insecure woman chafing at being in her brother's shadow and the relationship she has with her domineering mother.
Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman, The (2004) as Rose Lloyd
A woman must start her life over again after her husband leaves their marriage for her younger assistant after 25 years and two kids. Her intended therapy of throwing herself into her work is dashed when her job as a book editor is given to her assistant as well. Keeping her upbeat outlook on life i
Open House (2003) as Samantha Morrow
After her husband leaves her, a divorced mother takes in a couple of boarders and finds love once again.
Out of the Ashes (2003) as Dr. Gisella Perl
Based on the true story of Gisella Perl, a Hungarian-Jewish gynecologist sent to Auschwitz and forced to participate in medical experiments for Nazi doctor Josef Mengele during World War II. The story begins in America, after the war, as she is interviewed by the INS to gain citizenship and to hopef
Women vs. Men (2002) as Dana
Seeking the excitement that was once part of their married lives, Bruce and Michael slip out one night to a gentleman's club. When their wives, Dana and Brit, discover this boys-night-out activity, the husbands are booted from their homes. In the men's ensuing efforts to get back into their wives' g
American Daughter, An (2000) as Lyssa Dent Hughes
Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a well-known Republican senator and fifth-generation granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant. She is the wife of a professor, a mother, a prominent health expert, and the president's nominee for surgeon general. When the media discovers that s
Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999) as Ellie Nesler
After a local church worker Daniel Driver meets Ellie Nesler and quickly earns her trust, the usually protective Ellie thinks nothing of sending her son Brandon to a summer camp where Driver is working as a counselor. But Brandon soon learns Driver's true intentions, and a long cycle of sexual abuse
Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground (1997) as Red Shoe Woman ("The Red Shoes")
Dramatization of 10 real-life New York subway stories, about the people who work and ride in them. Writers and filmmakers from New York string together many tales of varying lengths. Based on stories submitted in a special contest.
Hope (1997) as Emma Percy
A pre-teen girl comes of age against the backdrop of racial tension in the town of Hope, Arkansas, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. She stands up to her bigoted neighbors when she tells the truth about a black boy''s death.
Weekend in the Country, A (1996) as Ruth Oakely
A romantic comedy set in a California wine country bed-and-breakfast run by a spacey New Age woman.
Lieberman in Love (1995) as Shaleen
Hideaway (1995) as Lindsey
After a near-death experience, a man becomes psychically linked to a serial killer, thus placing his daughter and wife in mortal danger.
Pie in the Sky (1995) as Ruby
Charlie Dunlap''s two life-consuming passions are unravelling traffic gridlock and Amy, a dancer who was once the girl-next-door. Charlie finds out the hard way that life is more like a highway than he could ever imagine, stop and go all the way. He learns to throw caution to the wind and follow his dream and, most importantly, he learns to hold on to his one true love.
Leaving Normal (1992) as Darly Peters
A female buddy film about two women looking for something better in their lives who travel together from Normal, Wyoming to Alaska.
Fear Inside, The (1992) as Meredith Cole
An agoraphobic woman is held hostage in her home by two murderers.
Good Fight, The (1992) as Grace Cragin
When a lawyer and her ex-husband fight a tobacco conglomerate, they rediscover their love for each other.
Crazy From The Heart (1991) as Charlotte Bain
A conservative high-school principal enters into a relationship a Mexican janitor.
Doctor, The (1991) as Anne
A contemporary urban drama about a doctor with a terrible bedside manner who learns he has cancer, becomes a patient himself and through his illness he comes to terms with his own humanity.
Funny About Love (1990) as Meg
A romantic comedy about a cartoonist who wants to be a father.
Gross Anatomy (1989) as Rachel Woodruff
An intelligent and charming young man tries to breeze through his first year of medical school.
No Place Like Home (1989) as Zan Cooper
A young couple struggles to get by with two jobs and two children. Their home burns down, and the husband, the former superintendent of the building, is left unemployed. After several unsuccessful attempts to find work, the husband decides to leave town and seek work elsewhere, leaving his family be
Running on Empty (1988) as Annie Pope
A family of fugitives deal with their son''s growing independence.
Housekeeping (1987) as Sylvie Fisher
After their mother's suicide, two young girls are left in the care of their eccentric aunt.
Stacking (1987) as Kathleen Morgan
Just Between Friends (1986) as Sandy Dunlap
Two women are good friends despite their different lifestyles: one is single while the other is married. However, they discover that they have more in common than they realised, as both are in love with the same man.
Love Lives On (1985) as Marilyn Wallace
Talk about your "disease of the week" TV movies, this one is all-encompassing drama including teenage pregnancy, drug addiction, alcoholism, terminal cancer, premature birth, medical red tape, and other wrenching traumas -- all involving a fifteen year-old high schooler (played by Mary Staurt Master
Swing Shift (1984) as Hazel Zanussi
During World War II, a women has an affair with a co-worker and must deal with the after war repercussions.
Single Bars, Single Women (1984) as Elsie
"An intimate comedy-drama about the people who pursue their love fantasies in neon-lit gathering places" is how the network publicity releases described this quite incisive saga of the lonely women (and men) who have turned a well-patronized small city bar into the local pickup joint. Dolly Parton's
Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (1982) as Aunt Linda
An obsessed young woman launches an all-girl rock band.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981) as Dr Clare Scott
An artist paralyzed in a car wreck fights the medical establishment.
Henderson Monster, The (1980) as Dr Louise Casimir
Actor/playwright Jason Miller is a moody, egotistical Nobel scientist in DNA research in this variation on the Frankenstein theme (an original teleplay by Ernest Kinoy), with Christine Lahti as his Ph.D. assistant and Stephen Collins her cynical, hard-drinking science-fiction writer husband as the o
...And Justice For All (1979) as Gail Packer
A crusading attorney is assigned to defend a judge accused of rape.
Dr. Scorpion (1978) as Tania Reston
A live-action comic book adventure in which a power-mad genius threatens world peace with a scheme involving the theft of the country's atomic missiles, and only one man stands in his way.
Last Tenant (1978) as Carol
A drama of family members facing decisions about the care of their elderly father who can no longer safely live alone, and the effects on the oldest son whose pending marriage has been placed in jeopardy. George Rubino won an Emmy for his original teleplay, and Sol Negrin received a nomination for h

Cast (special)

16th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2001) as Presenter
Coverage of the 16th annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards presentation.
Intimate Portrait: Lee Grant (2001) as Interviewee
Portrait of Lee Grant, an actor who was sidelined by the McCarthy blacklist for 12 years. After returning to acting (she received the Best Actress Academy Award for her performance in Warren Beatty's 1975 film "Shampoo"), she turned to directing award-winning dramas and social documentaries.
Intimate Portrait: Mary Steenburgen (1999) as Narration
Documentary about the life and career of actor Mary Steenburgen, star of "Melvin and Howard," "Philadelphia" and "Parenthood." Steenburgen discusses her career and shares stories of her adventures in politics, including her role in the 1992 Presidential campaign.
Intimate Portrait: Laura Dern (1999) as Interviewee
Documentary about the life and career of actor Laura Dern.
NFL All-Star Comedy Blitz (1999)
A comedy special from the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the NFL's partnership with The United Way.
56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (1999) as Presenter
Coverage of the 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Assignment E! With Leeza Gibbons: Hollywood's Youth Obsession (1999) as Interviewee
Special that illuminates the increasing importance placed on youth in the entertainment industry. Leeza Gibbons interviews actors, producers, writers, network and marketing executives and others to uncover the social and economic factors driving the youth market's increasing influence and how it is
Influences: From Yesterday to Today (1999)
Special from the Museum of Television & Radio, which features actors, comedians, writers and directors revealing the television shows and stars that influenced their lives and careers.
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope (1998)
Variety special to benefit the Christopher Reeve Foundation.
Annual Memorial Day tribute dedicated to American soldiers who gave their lives for freedom. Features guest artists in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Erich Kunzel, live from the West Lawn of the Capitol building.
National Hate Test, The (1998) as Presenter
Special featuring staged scenes from everyday life which reveal hidden biases. Topics covered relate to race, religion, personal appearance, disabilities and sexual orientation. Each vignette is followed by a group discussion asking the audience how they would react and aimed at challenging viewers
Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti (1998) as Interviewee
Profile of the life and career of actress Christine Lahti.
52nd Annual Tony Awards, The (1998) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 52nd annual Tony Awards honoring excellence in the Broadway theater. Awards include Best Play, Musical, Leading Actor (Play, Musical), Leading Actress (Play, Musical), Featured Actor (Play, Musical), Featured Actress (Play, Musical), and Revival.
Canned Ham: Deconstructing Harry (1997)
An in-depth look at the film "Deconstructing Harry," including interviews with the stars of the film and other celebrities in attendance at the film's premiere to benefit Comic Relief.
23rd Annual People's Choice Awards, The (1997) as Presenter
Live presentation of the 23rd annual People's Choice Awards, honoring entertainers in the fields of television, motion pictures and music, as determined by a special Gallup Poll.
1997 Emmy Awards (1997) as Presenter
Live telecast of the 49th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, honoring excellence in television.
Christmas Concert of Hope Starring Natalie Cole, The (1997)
Holiday concert special hosted by Natalie Cole, which benefits the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA). During the concert, Hillary Rodham Clinton is presented with the Distinguished Service Award from CASA.
Body Human 2000: Mysteries and Miracles (1997) as Host
Exploration of medical breakthroughs utilizing state-of-the-art photographic techniques.
River Phoenix: The E! True Hollywood Story (1997) as Interviewee
Special focuses on the life and death of actor River Phoenix, documenting his early nomadic childhood experiences with his bohemian parents through his rise to stardom and untimely death. Includes dramatic re-enactments, interviews with Phoenix's friends and colleagues plus an interview with Phoenix
1996 Emmy Awards (1996) as Presenter
Live telecast of the 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Celebration, The (1996)
Salute to the performing arts in honor of the 25th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (1996)
A live tribute to the 30-year legacy of "Star Trek." It features appearances by many of the stars who have been part of "Star Trek" history, as well as personalities from the worlds of entertainment, politics and the performing arts.
Wild West, The (1993) as Voice Of Annah Judith
A five-part, 10-hour documentary depicting the "Wild West." Uses still photographs and voice-over narration.
14th Annual CableACE Awards, The (1993) as Presenter
Live broadcast from the Pantages Theatre of the fourteenth annual ACE Awards ceremony honoring excellence in cable television.
50th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1993) as Presenter
A live telecast of the 50th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring the best in movies and television during 1992.
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards (1992) as Presenter
Live presentation of the first annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, with honors in four film and eight television categories, as determined by the Guild's 78,000 eligible members.
48th Annual Golden Globe Awards, The (1991) as Presenter
A live telecast of the forty-eighth annual Golden Globe Awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for achievement in film and television.
47th Annual Golden Globes (1989)
A live telecast of the 47th annual Golden Globe Awards presented by the the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for achievement in film and television.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Pilot's Wife, The (2002) as Kathryn Lyons
Kathryn is shocked when she learns of the death of her pilot husband Jack in a plane crash. She also suspects there is more to the story than what the key investigator, Robert Hart, is telling her. She pulls herself together to clear Jack's name when the recordings from the black box seem to pin the
Four Diamonds, The (1995) as Dr Burke/Raptenahad
Amerika (1987) as Alethea
A seven-part miniseries set ten years after a hypothetical Soviet takeover of the United States. The story relates how the release of a political dissident from prison triggers strong reactions from his estranged family, his childhood friend (now a rising figure in the new regime), the leaders of th
Executioner's Song, The (1982) as Brenda Nicol
In his Emmy Award-winning role as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Special, Tommy Lee Jones is convicted killer Gary Gilmore during his final nine months, spanning his parole, his reimprisonment, and the firing squad execution he demanded of the state of Utah in January 1977. Rosanna Arquette, as his ho

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