Christy Lemire

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Christy Lemire
Born (1972-08-30) August 30, 1972 (age 41)
Los Angeles, California
Education Southern Methodist University
Occupation film critic
Years active 1999 – present

Christy Lemire (born August 30, 1972)[1][2] is a film critic formerly with the Associated Press (AP)[3][4] and Ebert Presents at the Movies.[5] She also co-hosts the weekly online movie review show, What The Flick?!.[6]

Career[edit]

Lemire started writing film reviews for the AP in 1999 and moved to New York in 2000 as a general entertainment reporter.[7] In 2004, she became the AP's first full-time film critic.[8] In addition to her print work, Lemire has appeared on television shows including the Today Show and Good Morning America.[8]

In 2003, she was a guest co-host on The View. Lemire made headlines when she and co-host Meredith Vieira shared a kiss in response to the Madonna and Britney Spears kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards.[9][10]

Lemire was ranked number 93 on the "Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2008".[11]

Lemire made several appearances substituting for film critic Roger Ebert on At the Movies.[7] When Ebert created his new film review program for public television, Ebert Presents: At The Movies, Lemire was selected as co-host of the program along with film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky. Ebert Presents: at the Movies aired for a single season in 2011.[12]

She is one of the regular critics on the YouTube show What The Flick?! hosted on The Young Turks network.

Personal life[edit]

A Los Angeles native, Lemire grew up in Woodland Hills.[7] She is a 1993 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism.[5] She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris Lemire,[7][13] a television producer, and son Nicolas, born in November 2009.[14] She has described herself as a "lapsed Catholic".[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://twitter.com/christylemire/status/241397817803943936
  2. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/christylemire/status/108528480530087936
  3. ^ "Reasons For 2 AP Film Critics Resignations". Deadline.com. May 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ http://twitter.com/christylemire/status/337564531297513472
  5. ^ a b Ward, Pat. "At The Movies With SMU Alumna Christy Lemire". SMU Magazine. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "What the Flick?!". 
  7. ^ a b c d "Panelists & Special Guests 2010". ebertfest.com. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "Meet the Critics". Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  9. ^ Lemire, Christy (September 5, 2003). "'The View' joins celebrity kissing saga". USA Today. 
  10. ^ "'The View's' Lip Shtick". Fox News. December 1, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2008". Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  12. ^ Channick, Robert (November 8, 2011). "Roger Ebert may cancel 'At the Movies' due to lack of funding". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  13. ^ http://twitter.com/chrisjlemire/status/333614383236272129
  14. ^ Lemire, Christy (January 26, 2010). "Baby Mama: Film critic takes son to the theater". Boston.com. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  15. ^ http://christylemire.com/noah/