Lisa Blount

Actor
Academy Award winner Lisa Blount was alternately known as the "scream queen" star of numerous horror movies and as Lynette, the manipulative husband-hunting friend of Debra Winger whose feigned pregnancy leads to David ... Read more »
Born: 06/30/1957 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Filmography

Actor (40)

Randy and the Mob 2007 (Movie)

Charlotte Pearson (Actor)

Chrystal 2005 (Movie)

Chrystal (Actor)

Judging Amy 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

If... Dog... Rabbit 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1989 - 1990, 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1992 - 1993, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Popular 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cracker 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Box of Moonlight 1997 (Movie)

Purlene Dupre (Actor)

John Grisham's The Client 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Profit 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Stalked 1994 (Movie)

Janie (Actor)

Femme Fatale 1991 (Movie)

Jenny (Actor)

Sons and Daughters 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Blind Fury 1990 (Movie)

Annie Winchester (Actor)

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

Lois Brown (Actor)

Out Cold 1989 (Movie)

Phyllis (Actor)

South of Reno 1988 (Movie)

Anette (Actor)

Nightflyers 1987 (Movie)

Audrey Zale (Actor)

Prince of Darkness 1987 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Cut and Run 1986 (Movie)

Fran Hudson (Actor)

Radioactive Dreams 1986 (Movie)

Miles (Actor)

The Annihilator 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Cease Fire 1985 (Movie)

Paula Murphy (Actor)

An Officer and A Gentleman 1982 (Movie)

Lynette Pomeroy (Actor)

Dead and Buried 1982 (Movie)

Girl on the Beach (Actor)

Secrets of the Phantom Caverns 1982 (Movie)

Leslie Peterson (Actor)

Sam's Song 1978 (Movie)

(Actor)

9/30/55 1977 (Movie)

Billie Jean (Actor)

An American Story (TV Show)

Actor

In Sickness and in Health (TV Show)

Actor

Judicial Consent (TV Show)

Actor

Moonlighting (TV Show)

Actor

Murder Between Friends (TV Show)

Actor

Off Duty (TV Show)

Actor

Stormin' Home (TV Show)

Actor

The Annihilator (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Unholy Matrimony (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Randy and the Mob 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Accountant 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Academy Award winner Lisa Blount was alternately known as the "scream queen" star of numerous horror movies and as Lynette, the manipulative husband-hunting friend of Debra Winger whose feigned pregnancy leads to David Keith's suicide in "An Officer and a Gentleman" (1982). So impactful was her performance in the classic Richard Gere romance that the bubbly blonde was even voted "Favorite Female Newcomer" in a 1983 US magazine readers poll. On the small screen, she was terrific as the incestuous, white trash stepmother on the acclaimed but short-lived "Profit" (Fox, 1996-97), but Blount would find her ultimate success and satisfaction as a producer alongside her husband, Roy McKinnon, with their 2001 Academy Award-winning short, "The Accountant."Unfortunately, Blount's life was tragically short-lived when she died in October 2010 of unknown causes.

Born on July 1, 1957 in Fayetteville, AK, Blount's career began at age 17 when, as a college student, she was cast by director James Bridges as a James Dean-obsessed, Vampira-dressing girl in "September 30, 1955" (1977). She migrated to Hollywood a few years later and landed a small role in reshoots for "Sam's Song/The Swap" (filmed in 1969; re-edited with newly filmed scenes and re-released in 1979), starring Robert De Niro. Blount went on to play a psychopath who poses as nurse to lure men to their death in "Dead and Buried" (1981), the first of her many horror pictures. In 1982, came "An Officer and a Gentleman." Although she earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work and was considered a potential Oscar nominee for Best Supporting Actress, Blount was not among the final five.

Coming off the massive success of "Gentleman," Blount should have moved on to quality, high-budget prestige projects, but instead began appearing in a string of low-budget horror movies including "Radioactive Dreams" (1986), in which she was disguised as a man throughout much of the film; "Cut and Run" (1986), which found her locked with a Jim Jones-type coke dealer in the jungles of South America; and John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" (1987), in which she jumped through a mirror to save humankind from Satan. Outside the horror/action/suspense genres, Blount was Winona Ryder's mother in the Jerry Lee Lewis biopic, "Great Balls of Fire" (1989).

On television, Blount tried to land a series, but with limited success. She was the younger second wife of the family patriarch in the short-lived "Sons and Daughters" (CBS, 1991). "Profit" (Fox, 1996-97) was pulled after only four airings, but Blount's scenery-chewing character was the fodder from which TV legends could have been born had the show been given a chance to catch on with viewers. She has also appeared a few TV movies, starting with "Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You" (CBS, 1983), and as the victim in "Murder Between Friends" (NBC, 1994).

With the dawning of the 21st Century, a now dark-haired Blount moved into a different stage in her career. Married in 1998 to actor and filmmaker Ray McKinnon, she collaborated with her husband on the well-received short film "The Accountant" (2001), which earned that year's Academy Award as Best Live-Action Short Film. In 2002, she guest-starred on an episode of "Judging Amy" (CBS, 1999-2005) and both produced and starred in a few films written and directed by her husband, including the Billy Bob Thornton crime drama "Chrystal" (2004) and "Randy and the Mob" (2007). Blount had just filmed the pilot for FX's "Outlaw Country," when on Oct. 27, 2010, the 53-year-old actress-producer was found dead in her Little Rock, AK home by her mother. According to the County Coroner, Blount had likely been dead for a few days before being discovered. He also said there were no signs of foul play.

Relationships

Ray McKinnon Actor

Husband
Met while co-starring in "Needful Things" (1993) married in 1998 together they co-founded the production company Ginny Mule Pictures

Chris Tufty

Ex-Husband

EDUCATION

Jacksonville High School

Jacksonville , Arkansas 1975

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville , Arkansas

Milestones

2007

Produced and co-starred in "Randy and the Mob," written and directed by husband Ray McKinnon

2005

Starred opposite Billy Bob Thornton in the drama, "Chrystal"; also produced

2002

Executive produced the Oscar-winning short "The Accountant," which was written and directed by her husband Ray McKinnon

1999

Had a supporting role in "If... Dog... Rabbit...," written and directed by Matthew Modine

1996

Played the stepmother of Jim Profit on the short-lived FOX series, "Profit"

1991

Met future husband Ray McKinnon appearing in "Needful Things"

1991

Made TV series debut as a regular in "Sons and Daughters" (CBS)

1989

Portrayed Jerry Lee Lewis' mother-in-law in "Great Balls of Fire"

1987

Had a role in John Carpenter's "Prince Of Darkness"

1983

Starred in the CBS movie, "Murder Me, Murder You"

1982

Gave a memorable performance as Lynette Pomeroy, the cynical, insecure best friend to Debra Winger, in "An Officer and a Gentleman"

1981

First horror film, "Dead and Buried"

1977

Made feature film debut in "September 30, 1955"

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