Lori Petty

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Lori Petty
Lori Petty, March 2010
Lori Petty in March 2010
Born (1963-10-14) October 14, 1963 (age 55)[1]
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1985–present

Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963)[1] is an American actress and director. Her roles include playing Tyler Endicott in the 1991 film Point Break, Kit Keller in A League of Their Own (1992), and the title role in Tank Girl in 1995.

She guest-starred in the second season, and became a recurring character in the third and fourth seasons, of the Netflix Original series Orange Is the New Black as Lolly Whitehill. Lori also appeared on the television series Prison Break in the last episode of season four.

Early life[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Petty got her break starring with Richard Grieco in Fox's Booker. 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.[2] 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.[3][4]

Petty's directorial debut, The Poker House—a film dramatizing her own difficult childhood[5]—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.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 ...They Haven't Seen This... The Girl Short film
1990 Cadillac Man Lila
1991 Point Break Tyler Endicott
1992 A League of Their Own Kit Keller
1993 Free Willy Rae Lindley
1993 Poetic Justice Penelope
1994 The Glass Shield Deputy Deborah Fields
1994 In the Army Now Christine Jones
1995 Tank Girl Rebecca Buck/Tank Girl
1996 Countdown Sara Daniels
1998 Relax...It's Just Sex Robin Moon
1999 The Arrangement Candy
1999 Clubland India
2001 MacArthur Park Kelly
2001 Firetrap Lucy
2001 Route 666 Steph
2001 Horrible Accident Six
2003 Prey for Rock & Roll Faith
2006 Cryptid Dr. Lean Carlin
2007 Broken Arrows Erin
2008 The Poker House Director
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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 TV film
1987 Head of the Class Molly Episodes: "Child of the 60's", "That'll Be the Day"
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 TV film
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder Cassie TV film
1989 Alien Nation 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 Livewire / Leslie Willis (voice) Episodes: "Livewire", "Double Dose"
1998 The New Batman Adventures Livewire / Leslie Willis (voice) Episode: "Girls' Nite 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) TV film
2005 CSI: NY Maddy Episode: "Corporate Warriors"
2006 Masters of Horror Judith Episode: "Fair-Haired Child"
2008–2009 House Janice Burke Episodes: "Let Them Eat Cake," "Joy to the World," "Painless"
2009 Prison Break Daddy Episodes: "Free", "The Old Ball and Chain"
2009 The Cleaner Sunshine Episodes: "Split Ends", "The Things We Didn't Plan"
2014–2018 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 Mrs. Geraldine Grundy, Girl (voice) Episode: "Never Forget"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Superman: Shadow of Apokolips Livewire Voice only

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Albright-Hanna, Adam (October 21, 2013). "Lori Petty - If This Is What 50 Looks Like, Aging Is Hot - Purple Clover". Purple Clover. Whalerock Industries. Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  2. ^ Lori Petty - Yahoo! TV
  3. ^ Durso, Joseph."ON HORSE RACING; New Campaign Takes the Low Road", The New York Times, August 18, 1998.
  4. ^ "Go Baby/Lady" a 20-second commercial created by Merkley Newman Harty and released on Wednesday, April 1, 1998, as part of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's "Go, Baby, Go" advertising campaign, YoTube.com; accessed April 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Rosen, Lisa (June 19, 2008). "Lori Petty's hard look". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 10, 2014.
  6. ^ Sandy Bauers, Knight Ridder, [1], chicagotribune.com, August 8, 2002; accessed April 11, 2017.

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