|Born||October 14, 1963|
Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She is noted for her roles in the films Point Break (1991), A League of Their Own (1992), Free Willy (1993), and the title role in Tank Girl (1995).
Petty joined the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black as Lolly Whitehill as a guest star in the second season, and a recurring character in the third, fourth and seventh seasons.
Petty, the eldest of three children, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the daughter of a Pentecostal minister. She graduated from North High School in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1981, and worked for several years in Omaha, Nebraska, as a graphic designer before pursuing acting.
Petty got her break starring with Richard Grieco in Fox's Booker. In 1990, Petty made her film debut as Robin Williams's wannabe fashion designer girlfriend in Cadillac Man. The following year, Petty played the surfer who taught Keanu Reeves how to surf in the 1991 action thriller Point Break. In 1992, Petty was featured in A League of Their Own, opposite Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna.
She played the title role in the film adaptation of the British cult comic book Tank Girl in 1995. Her other films include Free Willy, The Poker House, and In the Army Now. She also co-starred in the television series Lush Life with her friend Karyn Parsons, but it was cancelled after five episodes. She joined the cast of Brimstone as the owner of Stone's hotel.
Petty also provided the voice of the supervillain Livewire on the Warner Bros. series Superman: The Animated Series, and The New Batman Adventures. Although she was originally cast as Lt. Lenina Huxley in Demolition Man, disagreements over the character's direction led producer Joel Silver to recast the role with Sandra Bullock. Petty played the role of "Daddy", an alpha female inmate, in Prison Break: The Final Break.
She starred in a series of television commercials created by Merkley Newman Harty's Steve Bowen for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's "Go, Baby, Go" advertising campaign in 1998.
Petty's directorial debut, The Poker House—a film dramatizing her own difficult childhood—won awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She narrated the first three books of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series—One for the Money, Two for the Dough, and Three to Get Deadly. C. J. Critt read the unabridged version for Recorded Books. Petty read the abridgments for Simon & Schuster.
In 2021, she starred in Station Eleven on HBO.
|1988||...They Haven't Seen This...||The Girl||Short film|
|1991||Point Break||Tyler Ann Endicott|
|1992||A League of Their Own||Kit Keller|
|1993||Free Willy||Rae Lindley|
|1994||The Glass Shield||Deputy Deborah Fields|
|1994||In the Army Now||Christine Jones|
|1995||Tank Girl||Rebecca Buck, Tank Girl|
|1998||Relax...It's Just Sex||Robin Moon|
|2001||Route 666||Deputy U.S. Marshal Stephanie 'Steph'|
|2003||Prey for Rock & Roll||Faith|
|2006||Cryptid||Dr. Lean Carlin|
|2008||The Poker House||Writer/director; directorial debut|
|2009||Prison Break: The Final Break||Daddy||Direct-to-video|
|2010||Chasing 3000||Deputy Fryman|
|2014||Happy Fists Claudia||Brenda|
|2016||Dead Awake||Dr. Sykes|
|2018||Fear, Love, and Agoraphobia||Francis|
|2020||A Deadly Legend||Wanda Pearson|
|2021||The Survivalist||Radio Operator|
|TBA||You're All Gonna Die||Donatella||Post-production|
|1985||The Equalizer||Brandi (Hooker)||Episode: "The Lock Box"|
|1986||The Twilight Zone||Lori Pendleton||Episode: "The Library"|
|1987||Stingray||Lisa Perlman||Episode: "Bring Me the Hand That Hit Me"|
|1987||Bates Motel||Willie||Television film|
|1987||Head of the Class||Molly||2 episodes|
|1988||The Thorns||'Cricket' Henshaw||Regular role (12 episodes)|
|1988||Miami Vice||Carol||Episode: "Love at First Sight"|
|1988||Freddy's Nightmares||Chris Ketchum||Episode: "Killer Instinct"|
|1988||Police Story: Monster Manor||Jeannie Pardonales||Television film|
|1989||Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder||Cassie||Television film|
|1989||Alien Nation||Sally 'Sal'||Episode: "Fifteen with Wanda"|
|1989–1990||Booker||Suzanne Dunne||Recurring role (10 episodes)|
|1990||Grand||Medea||Episode: "A Boy and His Dad"|
|1996||Lush Life||Georgette 'George' Sanders||Regular role (7 episodes)|
|1997||Profiler||Robin Poole, Marjorie Brand||Episodes: "Venom: Parts 1 & 2"|
|1997||Superman: The Animated Series||Leslie Willis / Livewire||Voice, 2 episodes|
|1998||The New Batman Adventures||Leslie Willis / Livewire||Voice, episode: "Girls' Night Out"|
|1998–1999||Brimstone||Maxine||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|1999||Star Trek: Voyager||Noss||Episode: "Gravity"|
|2000||The Hunger||Lisette||Episode: "Double"|
|2001||The Beast||Rita||Episode: "The Delivery"|
|2001||The Parkers||Show Host||Episode: "Family Ties and Lies"|
|2002||ER||Shane||Episode: "Orion in the Sky"|
|2003||NYPD Blue||Joyce Bradovich||Episode: "I Kid You Not"|
|2004||Line of Fire||Laurie McBride||Episode: "Mother & Child Reunion"|
|2004||The Karate Dog||COLAR||Voice, television film|
|2005||CSI: NY||Maddy||Episode: "Corporate Warriors"|
|2006||Masters of Horror||Judith||Episode: "Fair-Haired Child"|
|2008–2009||House||Janice Burke||3 episodes|
|2009||Prison Break||Daddy||Episodes: "The Final Break", "Free", "The Old Ball and Chain"|
|2009||The Cleaner||'Sunshine'||Episodes: "Split Ends", "The Things We Didn't Plan"|
|2014–2019||Orange Is the New Black||Lolly Whitehill||Recurring role (19 episodes)|
|2016||Gotham||Jeri||Episode: "Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness"|
|2017||Hawaii Five-0||Jenny Kitson||Episode: "Wehe 'ana (Prelude)"|
|2017||Transformers: Robots in Disguise||Nightra||Voice, episode: "Guilty as Charged"|
|2017||Danger & Eggs||Ruelle, Madame Aubergine||Voice, episode: "Morning Routine/Lost & Found"|
|2017||Swedish Dicks||Madame Roux||Episode: "Dial M for Medium"|
|2018||Robot Chicken||Miss Grundy, Anna Mary Jones||Voice, episode: "Never Forget"|
|2019||Summer Camp Island||Ms. Pinch||Voice, episode: "I Heart Heartforde"|
|2021||Immortal Compass||Detective Williamson||Episode: "Part 10: Closure"|
|2021||Station Eleven||Sarah, The Conductor||Main cast, miniseries|
|2002||Superman: Shadow of Apokolips||Leslie Willis / Livewire|
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- Lori Petty at IMDb
- 1963 births
- 20th-century American actresses
- 21st-century American actresses
- Actors from Sioux City, Iowa
- Actors from Iowa City, Iowa
- Actresses from Iowa
- Actresses from Tennessee
- American film actresses
- American television actresses
- American voice actresses
- Living people
- People from Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Writers from Sioux City, Iowa