Lori Petty

Actor, Graphic artist
After gaining notice as a tough surfer in "Point Break" (1991) and a feisty young baseball player in "A League of Their Own" (1992), actress Lori Petty was all but assured of a stardom befitting her talent. But as luck ... Read more »
Born: 10/13/1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Filmography

Actor (47)

Broken Arrows 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Chasing 3000 2010 (Movie)

Deputy Sheriff Fryman (Actor)

House 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Cleaner 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Poker House 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Paul Mooney: Know Your History 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Masters of Horror 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

8th Annual Prism Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Line of Fire 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Macarthur Park 2003 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Prey For Rock & Roll 2003 (Movie)

Faith (Actor)

ER 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Firetrap 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Profiler 1996 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Beast 2000 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Parkers 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Route 666 2000 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

Clubland 1999 (Movie)

India MacKenzie (Actor)

Relax...It's Just Sex 1999 (Movie)

Robin Moon (Actor)

Blood Money 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Lush Life 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Serial Bomber 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

MTV's Spring Break '95 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Tank Girl 1995 (Movie)

Rebecca Buck--Tank Girl (Actor)

The Glass Shield 1995 (Movie)

Deputy Deborah Fields (Actor)

A Century of Women 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Voice

In the Army Now 1994 (Movie)

Christine Jones (Actor)

Free Willy 1993 (Movie)

Rae Lindley (Actor)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

Penelope (Actor)

A League of Their Own 1992 (Movie)

Kit Keller (Actor)

Point Break 1991 (Movie)

Tyler Ann Endicott (Actor)

Cadillac Man 1990 (Movie)

Lila (Actor)

Monster Manor 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

San Berdoo 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Thorns 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

... They Haven't Seen This... 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Bates Motel 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Line 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Booker (TV Show)

Actor

Brimstone (TV Show)

Actor

Orange Is the New Black (Tv Show)

Actor

Shameless (Tv Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

The Poker House 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (1)

The Poker House 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The Poker House 2009 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

After gaining notice as a tough surfer in "Point Break" (1991) and a feisty young baseball player in "A League of Their Own" (1992), actress Lori Petty was all but assured of a stardom befitting her talent. But as luck would have it, Petty often struggled throughout her career to build off her initial success. She immediately followed up these two hits with rather underwhelming fare like "Free Willy" (1993) and the Pauly Shore vehicle "In the Army Now" (1994), before gaining a degree of notoriety - both for good and ill - with a leading role in the frenetic, and all-too-confusing post-apocalyptic flick, "Tank Girl" (1995). Her polarizing performance, which earned a substantial cult following, wound up hurting Petty's feature career, which led her to accept more roles on the small screen. Following a failed attempt to create her own series with the short-lived "Lush Life" (Fox, 1996), she appeared as a guest star on episodes of popular shows like "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-2001), "ER" (NBC, 1994-2010) and "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005), while voicing the villainous Livewire on both "Superman: The Animated Series" (The WB, 1996-2000) and "The New Batman Adventures" (The WB, 1997-99). Her fortunes improved with her feature directing debut, "The Poker House" (2009), which allowed the talented performer to branch out into a refreshing new direction.

EDUCATION

North High School

Sioux City , Iowa 1982

Milestones

2009

Wrote and directed second feature, "The Poker House"

2009

Appeared in the TV-movie, "Prison Break: The Final Break" (aired in Israel and the UK)

2008

Guest-starred as a patient with Huntington's Disease in "House" (FOX)

2003

Featured in the drama, "Prey For Rock & Roll"

2002

Once again was the voice of Livewire for the video game, "Superman: Shadow Of Apokolips"

2001

Made directorial debut with "Horrible Accident"; also wrote

1999

Made stage debut in the Off-Broadway production "Killer Joe"

1998

Featured as a lesbian in "Relax...It's Just Sex"

1998

Cast in the short-lived FOX television series, "Brimstone"

1997

Provided the voice of the supervillain Livewire for the WB's "Superman: The Animated Series" and "The New Batman Adventures"

1996

Co-created and co-starred in (with Karyn Parsons) the short-lived FOX sitcom, "Lush Life"

1995

Feature debut as a lead, "Tank Girl"

1993

Played an animal trainer in the family film, "Free Willy"

1992

Cast as Kit, Geena Davis' younger sister in "A League of Their Own"; directed by Penny Marshall and co-starring Tom Hanks

1991

Played Keanu Reeves' surfer girlfriend in the action thriller, "Point Break"

1990

Made feature film debut in "Cadillac Man"

1989

Made TV series debut in Fox's "Booker"

1988

Appeared in first short film, "They Haven't Seen This"

1987

Made TV movie debut in "Bates Motel" (NBC)

1986

Moved to Los Angeles

1981

Moved to New York

Bonus Trivia

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"It was OK for movies to show strong women back when women had no power in society. But now that women have some power, men are scared. They're saying, whoa, we didn't mean for things to go this far." - Petty to Premiere magazine, July 1991

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On May 30, 2009, Petty was arrested on felony drunk driving charges after hitting a 14-year-old skateboarder in Venice, CA; Petty received five years probation, will pay fines, and must attend AA meetings.

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