Christine Lahti, actress, producer, and director, was born on April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan. Her father, Paul Theodore Lahti, was a surgeon and her mother, Elizabeth M. (nee Tabor), was a nurse and a painter. She has 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Ms. Lahti married Thomas Schlamme, director, on September 4, 1983. The couple has 2 sons and a daughter.

Ms. Lahti, is probably best known for her role as Dr. Kate Austin on Chicago Hope. However, she has many other movies and television shows to her credit. Among them are:

2002 The Pilots Wife
2000 An American Daughter
1999 Judgement Day: The Ellie Nesler Story
1997 Subway Stories
1997 Hope
1995 Hideaway
1995 A Weekend in the Country
1995 Pie in the Sky
1992 Leaving Normal
1992 The Fear Inside
1992 The Good Fight
1991 Crazy From the Heart
1991 The Doctor
1990 Funny About Love
1989 Gross Anatomy
1989 No Place Like Home
1988 Running on Empty
1987 Housekeeping
1987 Stacking
1986 Just Between Friends
1985 Love Lives On
1984 Single Bars, Single Women
1984 Swing Shift
1982 The Executioner's Song
1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway
1979 ...And Justice for All
1979 The Henderson Monster
1978 Shack
1978 The Last Tenant

Ms. Lahti also directed My First Mister in 2001.

Her many awards include:

1978 Theatre World Award: The Wood
1984 New York Film Critics Circle Award, Best Supporting Actress: Swing Shift
1985 Motion Picture Bookers Club Award, Female Star of Tomorrow
1988 Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Award, Best Actress: Running on Empty
1989 Golden Globe Award, Best Actress in a Television Movie: No Place Like Home
1989 Motion Picture Bookers Club Award, Female Star of the Year
1991 CableACE Award, Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries: Crazy from the Heart (directed by her           husband, Thomas Schlamme)
1995 Oscar, Best Live Action Short Film: Lieberman in Love (This award was shared with
          Jana Sue Memel; Lahti directed and starred in the film)
1996 Golden Satellite, Best Actress in a Drama Series: Chicago Hope

Portions of the above information was obtained through the following websites: http://www.eonline.com/Fats/People/Bio/0,128,8822,00.html http://lavender.fortunecity.com/banzai/416/abios/lahtibios.html http://www.eonline.com/Facts/People/Bio/0,128,8822,00.html

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