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An American actress and director by the name of Christine Ann Lahti. Swing Shift, And Justice for All, Housekeeping, Running on Empty, Leaving Normal, Yonkers Joe, The Steps, and Operator are just a few of the films she has so far appeared in. She has performed in numerous TV movies, including “No Place Like Home,” “The Fear Inside,” and “An American Daughter.” She is a six-time nominee for an Emmy Award and an eight-time nominee for a Golden Globe. The actress is also connected to many TV shows, including well-known ones like “Chicago Hope,” “Jack & Bobby,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Blacklist,” and “Hawaii Five-0.” For her work as a director, Lahti earned an Academy Award for the short film “Lieberman in Love.” Lahti has also appeared in plays including “God of Carnage,” “The Heidi Chronicles,” and “Present Laughter” on stage. In addition, the actress received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for her work in “Chicago Hope.”

A career in Film & Television

In 1978, Christine Lahti made her television debut on “The Harvey Korman Show.” The Executioner’s Song, a television movie, was her next project. She made her big-screen debut in the 1984 movie “Swing Shift.” She then appeared in the television movie “Love Lives On.” The actress had two appearances on “Amerika” in 1987. She received a role in the movie “Running on Empty” the following year. Then, in 1989, she appeared in both the TV movie “No Place like Home” and the film “Gross Anatomy.”

Lahti appeared in the films “The Doctor” and “Funny About Love” in 1990 and 1991, respectively. Later, in 1992, she portrayed Meredith Cole in the television film “The Fear Inside.” She joined the cast of “Chicago Hope” three years later as Dr. Kathryn Austin. She oversaw the 1995 short film “Lieberman in Love.” The American performer then appeared in the television movie “An American Daughter.” The next year, she both directed and starred in the film “My First Mister.”

Lahti portrayed Grace McCallister in “Jack & Bobby” between 2004 and 2005. Later, she appeared in the movies “Smart People” and “Yonkers.” She portrayed Sonya Paxton in the television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” from 2009 to 2011. Lahti then joined the cast of the television drama “Hawaii Five-0.”

Then, in 2013 and 2014, she received roles in the films “Hateship, Loveship” and “Mania Days.”
She portrayed Laurel Hitchin on “The Blacklist” from 2015 to 2017. The actress also appeared in the TV shows “The Good Wife” and “The Good Fight,” as well as the movies “The Steps,” “Touched with Fire,” and “Operator” during this time.

Career in Theater

Christine Lahti made her Broadway debut in the staging of “Loose Ends” in 1980. The play “Present Laughter,” which was performed at the Circle in the Square Theatre, featured her as Joanna Lyppiatt. After that, in 1989, she became a member of the cast of the play “The Heidi Chronicles.” The actress portrayed Veronica in “God of Carnage” from 2009 to 2010. Then, in 2017, she performed in the play “Fucking A.”

Individual Life of Christine Lahti

Elizabeth Margaret and Paul Theodore Lahti welcomed Christine Ann Lahti into the world on April 4, 1950 in Birmingham, Michigan, in the United States. James Lahti and Paul Jr. are her two brothers, and Carol, Linda, and Catherine are her three sisters. She attended Florida State University and later graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s in a theater. Thomas Schlamme, a TV director, and Lahti have been wed since 1983. Three kids total for the marriage.

Christine Lahti’s Net Worth

Christine Lahti’s net worth is $2 million. Christine Lahti is an American actor and filmmaker. In April 1950, Christine Lahti was born in Birmingham, Michigan. She relocated to New York City after receiving her acting degree from the University of Michigan. Lahti played Maggie Kavanaugh in the 1978 television production of The Harvey Korman Show. She played Alethea Milford in the 1987 television miniseries Amerika. Lahti played Dr. Kathryn Austin on the television program Chicago Hope from 1995 to 1999. She played Grace McAllister on the TV show Jack & Bobby from 2004 to 2005. On the TV shows Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Hawaii Five-0, The Blacklist, and The Good Wife, Lahti has played recurring parts. She has appeared in the films Lieberman in Love, An American Daughter, The Steps, Swing Shift, Just Between Friends, Housekeeping, Running on Empty, No Place Like Home, and…And Justice for All. Lahti received a Primetime Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Academy Award for Lieberman in Love, which he won in 1996.