Christine Lakin '97
Since graduating from Lovett, Christine Lakin '97 has worked on various projects in film, television, and theater. Currently living in Sherman Oaks, Calif., where she works as an actor and writer, she most recently starred as a series regular on the CW dramedy Valentine, created by Desperate Housewives' executive producer Kevin Murphy. She has four films coming out in 2009: the sci-fi Super Capers, distributed by Lionsgate; The Wiffler, a mockumentary about the best wiffle ball player in America by Tommy Reid; Electra Luxx, opposite Carla Gugino and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; and Race To Witch Mountain with Dwayne Johnson and AnnaSophia Robb for Disney. Past credits include The Game Plan, Georgia Rule, and The Hottie and The Nottie.
Christine was recently nominated for an LA Drama Critics Circle award, a GLAAD Award, and an LA Weekly Award for "Best Female Comedic Performance" for her work in the stage play, Dog Sees God: Confessions of A Teenage Blockhead at the Hudson Theater. Additionally she was nominated for an LADCC award for her choreography in As U2 Like It at Garry Marshall's Falcon Theater.
Christine began acting when she moved to Atlanta at the age of 6. She wore many hats as a child actor—juggling a professional career in Los Angeles as a cast member of the ABC sitcom Step by Step while still participating in various fine arts programs as a Middle and Upper School student at Lovett. Christine recalls Lovett instructors that challenged her to pursue a well-rounded education, in spite of her hectic life as a child actor. "Mr. Freer and Mr. and Mrs. Chenault were always extremely supportive of the things I was doing outside of school, yet always made me feel very much a part of the performances we put on," she said. "It was a wonderful way to separate my professional life from my personal life so I could really use the experience to learn."
From the music theory she learned as a member of Singers & Madrigalists, to Mr. Bartelt's English lessons on analyzing a story, Christine credits Lovett for providing her with a solid foundation and skills that she still applies to her life and career today. "Lovett's programs taught me about teamwork on stage and back stage," she said. "Whether you are the star or in the chorus, every part is important to the whole piece."
To learn more about what Christine has been up to, please visit her website at http://www.christine-lakin.com/