Christine Lahti

Christine Lahti

Her role as Dr. Kate Austin on TV series Chicago Hope
Michigan native Christine Lahti has been working steadily since the mid-'70s, in an award-winning career that is equally distinguished whether the roles have been in theatre, film, or television. She recently directed a short film, Lieberman in Love, which premiered at the 1995 Telluride Film Festival.Lahti made her stunning feature film debut in Norman Jewison's ...And Justice For All, co-starring opposite Al Pacino. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in Jonathan Demme's Swing Shift, which also earned her a Golden Globe nomination and the best supporting actress award from the New York Film Critics Circle. She was again nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Sidney Lumet's Running on Empty.Other film credits include Leaving Normal, The Doctor, Funny About Love, Gross Anatomy, Miss Firecracker, Just Between Friends, and Whose Life is it Anyway?and Housekeeping.Lahti has also done a great deal of television work including Executioner's Song, No Place Like Home, the mini-series Amerika, garnering Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role in it, Crazy From the Heart, for which she won a CableACE award, The Good Fight, The Fear Inside; and the popular CBS television series Chicago Hope.Lahti most recently appeared on stage opposite Ron Rifkin at New York's Circle Repertory Theater in Three Hotels, a play by Jon Robin Baitz, for which she earned a Drama Desk nomination. Lahti has also been seen as Heidi Holland in Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles, and in the Second Stage revival of Jules Feiffer's Little Murders, for which she received an Obie Award.Source: filmbug.com
Sure I faced the troubles and challenges that most actors and actresses face until they get noticed, but I was always confident of myself and my capabilities.More Christine Lahti quotes [08/13/2006 12:08:00]
I was going to be a stage actress. So I went to New York and studied and waitressed and waitressed and pounded the pavement. I was always a little off. It wasn't like people were begging me to he a sex symbol.More Christine Lahti quotes [08/13/2006 12:08:00]
I was a gypsy my whole life, until I did this series. For the first time I can stay home. The studio's only 20 minutes from my house.More Christine Lahti quotes [08/13/2006 12:08:00]
After doing so many different roles, if you don't stretch yourself, there's no excitement left.More Christine Lahti quotes [08/13/2006 12:08:00]
Television really does offer still great parts for women, cable in particular.More Christine Lahti quotes [08/13/2006 12:08:00]

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