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Birth Place: Birmingham, MI

Birthday: April 4, 1950, Aries

Profession: Actor, Director

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Fast Facts

  • Worked as a mime in New York City's Central Park during the early 1970s.
  • Made her first big-screen appearance in Norman Jewison's 1979 drama ...And Justice for All, which costarred Al Pacino and Jeffrey Tambor.
  • Won a CableACE Award for her role in the 1991 TNT drama Crazy From the Heart, which was directed by her husband, Thomas Schlamme. 
  • Received a Drama Desk nomination for her role in the play Three Hotels, costarring Richard Dreyfuss.
  • Was in the bathroom when she won her Golden Globe for Chicago Hope in 1998; presented an award at the following year's Globes with a piece of toilet paper purposely stuck to her shoe as a joke.
  • Made her feature directing debut with the 2001 comedy-drama My First Mister, starring Albert Brooks and Leelee Sobieski.

Awards

  • 1985, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1995, Oscar — Best Short Film, Live Action: Winner
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1984, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Actress in a Television Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1997, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1989, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 1987, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Special: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Carol — Sister
  • Paul Theodore Lahti — Father
  • James R. Lahti — Brother
  • Linda — Sister
  • Thomas Schlamme — Husband
  • Emma Schlamme — Daughter
  • Elizabeth Margaret Lahti — Mother
  • Joseph Schlamme — Son
  • Catherine — Sister
  • Wilson Schlamme — Son
  • Paul T. Lahti Jr. — Brother

College

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (BA in Speech and Drama, 1972); attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL