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Lori Petty in March 2010
|Born||October 14, 1963|
Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S.
Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963) 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.
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. 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.
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.
|1988||...They Haven't Seen This...||The Girl||Short film|
|1991||Point Break||Tyler 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|
|2003||Prey for Rock & Roll||Faith|
|2006||Cryptid||Dr. Lean Carlin|
|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|
|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"|
|2002||Superman: Shadow of Apokolips||Livewire||Voice only|
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