LORI PETTY Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Lori Petty                                                                   
Born: 14 October 1963 Chattanooga, Tennessee                                       
Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American       
movie actress.                                                                     
Petty graduated from North High School in Sioux City, Iowa in 1981 and worked     
for several years in Omaha as a graphic designer before pursuing acting.           
Petty first became famous for playing Keanu Reeves' surfer girlfriend in the       
1991 action thriller Point Break. Previous to that, she got her break starring     
with Richard Grieco in Fox's Booker.                                               
In 1992, Petty was featured in the box office hit A League of Their Own which     
starred Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. Petty gained a starring role in Tank   
Girl in 1995, which made her into a cult icon. Her other films include Free       
Willy and In the Army Now. She also co-starred in the television series Lush       
Life with her friend Karyn Parsons, but it was canceled after four episodes.       
Petty is also known for providing the voice of the supervillain Livewire on       
Warner Bros.' Superman: The Animated Series, and Batman: The Animated Series.     
Although Petty 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.