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Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti has enjoyed an enviable career for more than 40 years. She earned her first Oscar nomination for 1985's Swing Shift, then took the statue home 10 years later as a first-time director for her short film Lieberman in Love.

After multiple nominations, Lahti won both the Emmy and her second Golden Globe Award in 1998 for her performance in the series Chicago Hope. Her additional television credits include The Good Fight, Hawaii Five-0, The Blacklist, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and the critically acclaimed series Jack & Bobby, for which she received both SAG and Golden Globe nominations. Also, she starred in numerous television movies, including Amerika (Emmy and Golden Globe nomination), Out of the Ashes, The Pilot's Wife, Open House, and The Book of Ruth, among others.

Lahti's film credits include the independent films Becks, The Steps, and Hateship Loveship. Also, she starred in Running on Empty, And Justice for All, Leaving Normal, The Doctor, Housekeeping, and Whose Life Is It Anyway?

On Broadway, she starred alongside Morgan Freeman in the debut of Dustin Lance Black's play 8. Additional stage credits include the Tony Award-winning play God of Carnage, The Heidi Chronicles, and Present Laughter. Most recently, off-Broadway she appeared as Gloria Steinem in Gloria: A Life. Also off-Broadway, Lahti won the Obie Award for Little Murders. Her theatrical endeavors have been equally successful in Los Angeles, including a Drama Desk-nominated role for Three Hotels, the critically acclaimed Love, Loss, and What I Wore and Third. Also, she appeared at the Wallis Annenberg in City of Conversation and at the Ahmanson Theatre in Summer and Smoke.

Lahti is the author of a book published by Harper Collins titled True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness - A Feminist Coming of Age, which is a collection of personal essays. Currently, she is working on adapting it into a one-woman show.

Her birthday is April 4. Follow her on Twitter @ChristineALahti.