Christy Lemire

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Christy Lemire
Born (1972-08-30) August 30, 1972 (age 46)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Education Southern Methodist University
Occupation Film critic
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Chris Lemire
Children 1

Christy A. Lemire (née Nemetz; born August 30, 1972)[1][2][3] is a film critic formerly with the Associated Press (AP)[4][5] and Ebert Presents at the Movies.[6] She also co-hosted the weekly online movie review show, What The Flick?![7]


Lemire started writing film reviews for the AP in 1999 and moved to New York in 2000 as a general entertainment reporter.[8] In 2004, she became the AP's first full-time film critic.[9] In addition to her print work, Lemire has appeared on television shows including the Today Show and Good Morning America.[9]

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.[10][11]

Lemire was ranked number 93 on the "Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2008".[12]

Lemire made several appearances substituting for film critic Roger Ebert on At the Movies.[8] 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.[13]

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

Personal life[edit]

Born at the old Cedars of Lebanon Hospital (now Church of Scientology West Coast headquarters), Lemire grew up in Woodland Hills.[8] She is a 1993 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism and is a member of the Delta Gamma sorority.[6][14] She lives in Los Angeles with her husband Chris Lemire,[8][15] a television producer, and son Nicolas, born in November 2009.[16] She has described herself as a "lapsed Catholic".[17]


  1. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (31 August 2012). "Birthday fun is done! Thanks everyone for a fantastic day/week. I'm psyched to be 40. @ Larchmont Grill" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  2. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (30 August 2011). "@MichaelChiklis Happy birthday to a fellow Aug. 30ther. You, me, and Ted Williams' frozen head" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ @christylemire (1 October 2010). "@EricCeleste I remember him from school ... tell him hi (I was Christy Nemetz back then). I recall him being the nicest guy ever" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  4. ^ "Reasons For 2 AP Film Critics Resignations". May 13, 2013. 
  5. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (23 May 2013). "Upon the occasion of my last day with the AP ... @ Hancock Park" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  6. ^ a b Ward, Pat. "At The Movies With SMU Alumna Christy Lemire". SMU Magazine. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  7. ^ "What the Flick?!". Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Panelists & Special Guests 2010". Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Meet the Critics". Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  10. ^ Lemire, Christy (September 5, 2003). "'The View' joins celebrity kissing saga". USA Today. 
  11. ^ "'The View's' Lip Shtick". Fox News. December 1, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Independent Critics List of the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2008". Retrieved December 25, 2008. 
  13. ^ Channick, Robert (November 8, 2011). "Roger Ebert may cancel 'At the Movies' due to lack of funding". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  14. ^ Christy Lemire [@christylemire] (22 April 2010). "@harpo787reviews Delta Gamma. My sorority. I'm a dork" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  15. ^ chris lemire [@chrisjlemire] (12 May 2013). "@christylemire enjoying a Mother's Day brunch in Palm Springs. Teaching our boy AP style as well" (Tweet) – via Twitter. 
  16. ^ Lemire, Christy (January 26, 2010). "Baby Mama: Film critic takes son to the theater". Retrieved May 25, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Noah". Christy Lemire. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 

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