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Christine Lakin – Biography
Christine Lakin was born in Dallas, TX and was raised outside Atlanta, GA. At age 7, she became one of the youngest members of the Atlanta Workshop Players, a local theater company. As a child, Christine starred in dozens of national commercials before making her film debut at age 11 opposite Christopher Reeve in TNT’s The Rose and The Jackal. Shortly thereafter, she landed the role she is still remembered for, “Al”, in the sit-com Step By Step, starring Patrick Duffy and Suzanne Somers, which ran for a successful 7 seasons.
Christine is currently seen on multiple episodes of VH1’s sketch show Stevie TV with Stevie Ryan and as a commentator on their 100 Most Powerful Women in Music. Ms. Lakin voices multiple roles on FOX’s Family Guy, most notably as news anchor “Joyce Kinney”. She also stars in a recurring role on ABC Family’s Melissa & Joey and recently gigged as Craig Kilborn’s “Huckleberry Friend” on FOX’s The Kilborn File. Christine starred opposite Josh Duhamel in Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve and is likewise recognized from the hit Valentine’s Day, opposite Jaime Foxx and Jessica Biel.
Christine performed in the NY workshops of the highly anticipated Heathers, The Musical as Heather Duke. In addition, Christine has starred in numerous LA theater productions including The Breakup Notebook (Ovation Nom) and Dog Sees God (LA Weekly Award, Best Comedic Female). She is also a member of the Ovation Award Winning Troubadour Theater Company. Ms. Lakin is a nominated choreographer in her spare time, whose work has appeared on HBO’s True Blood, Breaking In, The Hard Times of RJ Berger and in such films as Reefer Madness and You Again.
Christine is the creator of Worst Audition Ever, an evening of hilarious oration and storytelling about the most vulnerable moments in artistic humiliation, performing bi-monthly to sold out crowds around Los Angeles and this summer in New York. http://www.worstauditionever.com
Ms. Lakin writes, produces and stars in her web series, Lovin’ Lakin. The docu-series spoofs her as a former child actor and features cameos from Kristin Chenoweth, Kristen Bell, Seth MacFarlane and Patrick Duffy, debuting soon on Hulu. She is also the female judge on the You Tube reality series Internet Icon, the search for the next You Tube star. The show is featured on the YOMYOMF network and Christine judges alongside internet sensation Ryan Higa.
Christine can also be played currently as a motion-capture character in the Uncharted series for Sony Playstation. Lakin is featured in FOX’s 2012 Thanksgiving release, Parental Guidance opposite Bette Midler and Billy Crystal, which she also choreographed. Ms. Lakin will be playing Clarice this fall in the west coast premiere of the cult hit Silence! The Musical at the Hayworth Theater running August 30-December 8th.
Christine is a UCLA alumnus and graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Communications.