Christine Lakin

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Christine Lakin
Lakin, Christine (2007).jpg
Lakin at the 2007 Scream Awards
Born Christine Helen Lakin
(1979-01-25) January 25, 1979 (age 39)
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s)
Brandon Breault (m. 2014)
Children 2
Website Official website

Christine Helen Lakin (born January 25, 1979) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the 1990s ABC/CBS sitcom Step by Step. She also played Joan of Arc on Showtime's Reefer Madness, was the sidekick on Craig Kilborn's 2010 Fox talk show The Kilborn File, and provides the voice of Joyce Kinney in Family Guy.

Early life[edit]

Lakin was born in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Karen (née Niedwick) and James Daley Lakin, and raised in Roswell, Georgia. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication. Her ancestry is Belarusian-Jewish, English, Irish, German, Polish, and Czech.

Career[edit]

Lakin got her start acting in commercials, before landing her first major role as Young Rose in the American Civil War drama The Rose and the Jackal. That movie aired in 1990, one year before she was cast as Al Lambert, the tomboyish daughter, on Step by Step. After Step by Step was cancelled in 1998, she continued to appear in television movies, such as Showtime's Reefer Madness and 2005's Who's Your Daddy?. In 2006 she was a regular cast member in MTV's Wild 'n Out, an improv comedy show similar in structure to Whose Line Is It Anyway? She also appeared in a commercial called "But He Has Bud Light" that aired during Super Bowl XLI, in which her male companion wants to pick up a hitchhiker who has Bud Light beer in one hand and an axe in the other.[1]

In 2008, she starred alongside Paris Hilton in the movie The Hottie and the Nottie, requiring extensive makeup to make her appear ugly. The film met dismal reviews in the US.[2][3] In 2010, she became Craig Kilborn's sidekick (his "Huckleberry Friend" – a reference to his "favorite movie", Breakfast at Tiffany's) on The Kilborn File on select Fox stations.[4] She was a judge on the YouTube competition Internet Icon alongside Ryan Higa on the YouTube channel, YOMYOMF, and she also is the creator of Worst Audition Ever, a live evening of comedy.[5] Beginning in 2013 she has also been narrating audiobook adaptations.[6] She also voiced the character Jane from The Walking Dead: Season Two video game. She is also the voice of news anchor Joyce Kinney in the animated sitcom Family Guy.

In March 2016, she was named to the cast of the cable network series Hollywood Darlings with fellow 1990s' child stars Jodie Sweetin and Beverley Mitchell.[7]

Radio and podcast appearances[edit]

Lakin appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on March 11, 2016.

Lakin appeared on With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus on May 12, 2017.

Lakin appeared on "Drinkin' Bros Podcast" on April 8, 2018.

Awards and nominations[edit]

She was nominated in 1993 for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series and in 1994 for another Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series shared with Josh Byrne, Christopher Castile, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan and Angela Watson – both for Step by Step (1991). She also won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple with Paris Hilton in The Hottie and the Nottie.

LA Weekly Theater Awards

Ovation Awards

Personal life[edit]

Lakin married actor Brandon Breault in October 2014. In November 2015, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child.[10] Their daughter, Georgia James, was born on March 6, 2016.[11] She gave birth to their second child son, Baylor B. Breault, on September 10, 2018.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Finding Kelly Kelly Harrington
Boltneck Macy
Whatever It Takes Sloane
2001 Buck Naked Arson Becca
2002 Getting Out Natasha Short film
2003 Going Down Jamie
2004 Who's Your Daddy? Kate Reeves Video
Blue Demon Katie Video
2005 In Memory of My Father Christine
Suits on the Loose Danielle
2006 The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Luanne King Video
2007 Georgia Rule Grace Cunningham
Dark Mirror Tammy
The Game Plan Nichole
2008 The Hottie and the Nottie June Phigg
Chronic Town Kelly
Patsy Patsy
Red Canyon Regina
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Sunday
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion Red
Buttf**keer Skyler Short film
2010 Valentine's Day Heather
Elektra Luxx Venus Azucar
Caught in Crossfire Tracy
Life's a Beach Rebecca
Alpha and Omega Reba (voice)
You Again Taylor
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Kiki Hamilton
Just Married Claire Short film
Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend Wilimina Stansbury
2011 Dead Space: Aftermath Leslie Pallas
New Year's Eve Waitress Alyssa
2012 Jewtopia Helen O'Connell
Parental Guidance Helen
2013 The Frankenstein Theory Annie
2014 Veronica Mars Susan Knight
Small Town Santa Lucy
Somebody's Mother Maggie Short film
2015 Bethlehem Connie Talbot Announced
The Leisure Class Carla HBO's Project Greenlight season 4 film
2016 Mother's Day The Hostess

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Rose and the Jackal Little Rose TV film
1991–1998 Step by Step Alicia "Al" Lambert Main role (160 episodes)
1998 7th Heaven Cassandra Episode: "Let's Talk About Sex"
1999 3rd Rock from the Sun Michelle Episode: "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons"
Promised Land Dawn Sterling Episode: "In the Money"
2000 Odd Man Out Gwen Episode: "My Life as a Dog"
Seven Days Karen Episode: "Witch Way to Prom"
Opposite Sex Lisa 2 episodes
Lost in Oz Jade Unsold TV pilot
2001 Ruling Class Sara Olszewski TV film
2002 Boston Public Cindy Episode: "Chapter 42"
Touched by an Angel Ashlee Episode: "Two Sides to Every Angel"
2004 Combustion Carmen TV film
Rodney Ms. Preston Episode: "Teacher"
2005 Reefer Madness Joan of Arc TV film
Dirty Famous Tanya Bremer
Veronica Mars Susan Knight Episode: "Mars vs. Mars"
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out Herself
2006 Mystery Woman: At First Sight Francie McPhillips TV film
Sons & Daughters Sydney 2 episodes
One on One Erin Episode: "I Love L.A.: Part 1"
2007 The Loop Leeza Episode: "Stride"
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Margo Delphi Episode: "The Theory of Everything"
Wainy Days Nan Episode: "Nan and Lucy"
Valentine Kate Providence Main role (8 episodes)
2009 Bones Vanessa Newcomb Episode: "The Bones That Foam"
Rita Rocks Stephanie Recurring role (4 episodes)
2010 Family Guy Joyce Kinney (voice) Recurring role (23 episodes)
The Iceman Chronicles Barbie Pedderson TV series
NCIS Rachel Wells Episode: "Double Identity"
2011 Hellcats Kelly 2 episodes
Melissa & Joey Jackie 4 episodes
2012 Stevie TV Taylor Armstrong / Mackenzie's Mom Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"
Lovin' Lakin Christine Lakin TV miniseries
CSI: NY Courtney Jensen Episode: "The Real McCoy"
2013 Police Guys Christine Lakin TV film
2014 Female Moments Maude Episode: "Stuck"
TripTank Claire / Christine (voice) Episodes: "Roy & Ben's Day Off", "Candy Van Finger Bang", "XXX Overload"
Clarence Sumo's Mom (voice) Minor role (4 episodes)
Acting Dead Snotty Casting Director 2 episodes
2016 Modern Family Lisa Delaney Episode: "Playdates"
2017-present Hollywood Darlings Herself Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Medal of Honor Gunfighter 1-1
2011 Might & Magic Heroes VI Irina
Uncharted: Golden Abyss Marisa Chase
2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Joyce Kinney
2013 The Walking Dead: Season Two Jane
2014 WildStar Mordesh Female, Lowborn Female
2016 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Valkyrie
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Jane
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne Additional Voices
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Pelessaria 'Peebee' B'Sayle

Theatre[edit]

Title Role
Oedipus the King, Mama! Antigone
Heathers Heather Duke
Big, the Musical Choreographer
As U2 Like It
Alice 2: Through the Looking Glass
Zanna Don't!
Dog Sees God Tricia
Happy Days: A Family Musical Joanie
Alice in One-Hit Wonderland Alice
The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical Casey / Sheila
Ann E. Wrecksick Olivia Whorebucks
Wrong Turn at Lungfish Anita / Nurse
Sneaux Darla / Sissy
Silence! The Musical Clarice Starling

Audiobook narrations[edit]

Book Author
The Royal We Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan
Unmarked Kami Garcia
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future A.S. King
Broken Monsters Lauren Beukes
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black
Parasite Mira Grant
Symbiont
Chimera
Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker. Jenny Rosen

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