Lanai Chapman

Actor, Writer, Producer
While still in college, the multi-talented Chapman wrote her first play, "Home Run," which she went on to produce and direct. In the taut drama "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (NBC, 1989), she appeared as ... Read more »
Born: 01/23/1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA


Sound (37)

Good Kill 2015 (Movie)

Voice Actor (Sound)

The Runner 2015 (Movie)

Add'l Voices #1 (Sound)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water 2015 (Movie)

Loop Group (Looping Coordinator)

Addicted 2014 (Movie)

ADR Cast (ADR Voice Casting)

Beyond the Lights 2014 (Movie)

Loop Group Talent (Looping Coordinator)

The Lego Movie 2014 (Movie)

Loop Group (Looping Coordinator)

The Other Woman 2014 (Movie)

Voice (ADR Voice Casting)

Peeples 2013 (Movie)

ADR Cast(Todd-AO Studios) (ADR)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

Loop Group (Looping Coordinator)

Tyler Perry's Good Deeds 2012 (Movie)

ADR Cast (ADR)

Madea's Big Happy Family 2011 (Movie)

ADR Cast(Todd-Ao Studios) (ADR)

Single Ladies 2011 (Tv Show)


For Colored Girls 2010 (Movie)

ADR Cast (ADR)

Our Family Wedding 2010 (Movie)

Voice Cast (ADR Voice Casting)

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 (Movie)

ADR Cast (ADR)

Jennifer's Body 2009 (Movie)

Voice Actor (ADR)

Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All by Myself 2009 (Movie)

ADR Cast (ADR)

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

ADR Actor(Todd-AO Studios) (ADR)

Expired 2008 (Movie)

Voice Over (ADR)

Road Trip: Beer Pong 2008 (Movie)

ADR Performer (ADR)

The Secret Life of Bees 2008 (Movie)

Voice Actor (ADR)

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns 2008 (Movie)

ADR Cast(Soundelux/Todd-AO) (ADR)

Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys 2008 (Movie)

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Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins 2008 (Movie)

Loop Group (Looping Coordinator)

Pride 2007 (Movie)

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The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

ADR Loop Group (Looping Coordinator)

Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls 2007 (Movie)

ADR Actor (ADR)

Akeelah and the Bee 2006 (Movie)

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Crossover 2006 (Movie)

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Madea's Family Reunion 2006 (Movie)

ADR Actor (ADR)

Roll Bounce 2005 (Movie)

Voice Actor (ADR)

Johnson Family Vacation 2004 (Movie)

Voice Actor (ADR)

Undercover Brother 2002 (Movie)

APR Group (Sound)

The Wood 1999 (Movie)

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Dead Presidents 1995 (Movie)

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The Inkwell 1994 (Movie)

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Actor (20)

Cold Case 2009 (Tv Show)


Lincoln Heights 2009 (Tv Show)


Grey's Anatomy 2006 (Tv Show)


The District 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)


The Division 2003 (Tv Show)


JAG 1991 - 1992, 1997 - 1998, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)


Judging Amy 1991 - 1992, 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)


Martin 1991 - 1992, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)


Yes, Dear 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)


Final Fantasy: the Spirits Within 2001 (Movie)


Rat Race 2001 (Movie)

Merrill Jennings (Actor)

C-16 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)


Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)


Medicine Ball 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)


The Importance of Being Earnest 1992 (Movie)

Cecily (Actor)

White Men Can't Jump 1992 (Movie)

Lanei (Actor)

Lies of the Heart 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


The Secrets of Lake Success (TV Show)

Music (1)

The Birth of a Nation 2016 (Movie)

("Run, Mary, Run") (Song Performer)


While still in college, the multi-talented Chapman wrote her first play, "Home Run," which she went on to produce and direct. In the taut drama "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story" (NBC, 1989), she appeared as basketball star Isaiah Thomas' mother at age 16 (with Alfre Woodard playing the adult Mary). Chapman gained considerable experience with guest shots on TV series including "China Beach"; the Fox comedy "True Colors" in a recurring role; and ABC's "The Wonder Years" in a memorable turn as the hip new teacher who inspires Kevin (Fred Savage) to think for himself. She followed up playing Ensign Rager on the syndicated "Star Trek: The Next Generation" with another highflying role as a regular on "Space: Above and Beyond" (Fox, 1995-96), as a fighter pilot with an empathetic nature.


Dartmouth College

Hanover , New Hampshire

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California



Cast as Whoopi Goldberg's daughter in the comedy "Rat Race"


Directed short film "Appearances" which features Kim Fields Freeman (date approximate)


TV series debut on NBC primetime soap "The Secrets of Lake Success"


Appeared as Cecily in all-Black film version of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"


Feature film debut, "White Men Can't Jump"


TV acting debut in biopic, "A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story", portraying the title character as a teenager

Cast as regular on Fox sci-fi series, "Space: Above and Beyond"

Born and raised in the Los Angeles area

Wrote first play "Home Run" while in college; subsequently produced and directed play starring Kim Fields Freeman