Christine Helen Lakin (born January 25, 1979) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the 1990s ABC/CBS sitcom Step by Step. She also played Joan of Arc on Showtime's Reefer Madness, was the sidekick on Craig Kilborn's 2010 Fox talk show The Kilborn File, and provides the voice of Joyce Kinney in Family Guy.
Lakin at the 2007 Scream Awards
|Born||Christine Helen Lakin
January 25, 1979
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Brandon Breault (m. 2014)|
Lakin was born in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Karen (née Niedwick) and James Daley Lakin, and raised in Roswell, Georgia. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Communication. Her ancestry is Belarusian-Jewish, English, Irish, German, Polish, and Czech.
Lakin got her start acting in commercials, before landing her first major role as Young Rose in the American Civil War drama The Rose and the Jackal. That movie aired in 1990, one year before she was cast as Al Lambert, the tomboyish daughter, on Step by Step. After Step by Step was cancelled in 1998, she continued to appear in television movies, such as Showtime's Reefer Madness and 2005's Who's Your Daddy?. In 2006 she was a regular cast member in MTV's Wild 'n Out, an improv comedy show similar in structure to Whose Line Is It Anyway? She also appeared in a commercial called "But He Has Bud Light" that aired during Super Bowl XLI, in which her male companion wants to pick up a hitchhiker who has Bud Light beer in one hand and an axe in the other.
In 2008, she starred alongside Paris Hilton in the movie The Hottie and the Nottie, requiring extensive makeup to make her appear ugly. The film met dismal reviews in the US. In 2010, she became Craig Kilborn's sidekick (his "Huckleberry Friend" – a reference to his "favorite movie", Breakfast at Tiffany's) on The Kilborn File on select Fox stations. She was a judge on the YouTube competition Internet Icon alongside Ryan Higa on the YouTube channel, YOMYOMF, and she also is the creator of Worst Audition Ever, a live evening of comedy. Beginning in 2013 she has also been narrating audiobook adaptations. She also voiced the character Jane from The Walking Dead: Season Two video game. She is also the voice of news anchor Joyce Kinney in the animated sitcom Family Guy.
Radio and podcast appearancesEdit
Lakin appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on March 11, 2016.
Lakin appeared on With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus on May 12, 2017.
Lakin appeared on "Drinkin' Bros Podcast" on April 8, 2018.
Awards and nominationsEdit
She was nominated in 1993 for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series and in 1994 for another Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series shared with Josh Byrne, Christopher Castile, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan and Angela Watson – both for Step by Step (1991). She also won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple with Paris Hilton in The Hottie and the Nottie.
- 2009: Won the award for Female Comedy Performance for the Havok Theatre Company production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Lakin married actor Brandon Breault in October 2014. In November 2015, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. Georgia James, was born in March 2016. They are expecting their second child, a boy, in September 2018.
|2000||Finding Kelly||Kelly Harrington|
|Whatever It Takes||Sloane|
|2001||Buck Naked Arson||Becca|
|2002||Getting Out||Natasha||Short film|
|2004||Who's Your Daddy?||Kate Reeves||Video|
|2005||In Memory of My Father||Christine|
|Suits on the Loose||Danielle|
|2006||Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, TheThe Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold||Luanne King||Video|
|2007||Georgia Rule||Grace Cunningham|
|Game Plan, TheThe Game Plan||Nichole|
|2008||Hottie and the Nottie, TheThe Hottie and the Nottie||June Phigg|
|2009||Race to Witch Mountain||Sunday|
|Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion||Red|
|Elektra Luxx||Venus Azucar|
|Caught in Crossfire||Tracy|
|Life's a Beach||Rebecca|
|Alpha and Omega||Reba (voice)|
|Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story||Kiki Hamilton|
|Just Married||Claire||Short film|
|Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend||Wilimina Stansbury|
|2011||Dead Space: Aftermath||Leslie Pallas|
|New Year's Eve||Waitress Alyssa|
|2013||Frankenstein Theory, TheThe Frankenstein Theory||Annie|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Susan Knight|
|Small Town Santa||Lucy|
|Somebody's Mother||Maggie||Short film|
|The Leisure Class||Carla||HBO's Project Greenlight season 4 film|
|2016||Mother's Day||The Hostess|
|1990||Rose and the Jackal, TheThe Rose and the Jackal||Little Rose||TV film|
|1991–1998||Step by Step||Alicia "Al" Lambert||Main role (160 episodes)|
|1998||7th Heaven||Cassandra||Episode: "Let's Talk About Sex"|
|1999||3rd Rock from the Sun||Michelle||Episode: "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons"|
|Promised Land||Dawn Sterling||Episode: "In the Money"|
|2000||Odd Man Out||Gwen||Episode: "My Life as a Dog"|
|Seven Days||Karen||Episode: "Witch Way to Prom"|
|Opposite Sex||Lisa||2 episodes|
|Lost in Oz||Jade||Unsold TV pilot|
|2001||Ruling Class||Sara Olszewski||TV film|
|2002||Boston Public||Cindy||Episode: "Chapter 42"|
|Touched by an Angel||Ashlee||Episode: "Two Sides to Every Angel"|
|Rodney||Ms. Preston||Episode: "Teacher"|
|2005||Reefer Madness||Joan of Arc||TV film|
|Dirty Famous||Tanya Bremer|
|Veronica Mars||Susan Knight||Episode: "Mars vs. Mars"|
|Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out||Herself|
|2006||Mystery Woman: At First Sight||Francie McPhillips||TV film|
|Sons & Daughters||Sydney||2 episodes|
|One on One||Erin||Episode: "I Love L.A.: Part 1"|
|2007||Loop, TheThe Loop||Leeza||Episode: "Stride"|
|2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Margo Delphi||Episode: "The Theory of Everything"|
|Wainy Days||Nan||Episode: "Nan and Lucy"|
|Valentine||Kate Providence||Main role (8 episodes)|
|2009||Bones||Vanessa Newcomb||Episode: "The Bones That Foam"|
|Rita Rocks||Stephanie||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2010||Family Guy||Joyce Kinney (voice)||Recurring role (23 episodes)|
|Iceman Chronicles, TheThe Iceman Chronicles||Barbie Pedderson||TV series|
|NCIS||Rachel Wells||Episode: "Double Identity"|
|Melissa & Joey||Jackie||4 episodes|
|2012||Stevie TV||Taylor Armstrong / Mackenzie's Mom||Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"|
|Lovin' Lakin||Christine Lakin||TV miniseries|
|CSI: NY||Courtney Jensen||Episode: "The Real McCoy"|
|2013||Police Guys||Christine Lakin||TV film|
|2014||Female Moments||Maude||Episode: "Stuck"|
|TripTank||Claire / Christine (voice)||Episodes: "Roy & Ben's Day Off", "Candy Van Finger Bang", "XXX Overload"|
|Clarence||Sumo's Mom (voice)||Minor role (4 episodes)|
|Acting Dead||Snotty Casting Director||2 episodes|
|2016||Modern Family||Lisa Delaney||Episode: "Playdates"|
|2017-present||Darlings, HollywoodHollywood Darlings||Herself||Main role|
|2010||Medal of Honor||Gunfighter 1-1|
|2011||Might & Magic Heroes VI||Irina|
|Uncharted: Golden Abyss||Marisa Chase|
|2012||Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse||Joyce Kinney|
|2013||Walking Dead: Season Two, TheThe Walking Dead: Season Two||Jane|
|2014||WildStar||Mordesh Female, Lowborn Female|
|2016||Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege||Valkyrie|
|The Walking Dead: A New Frontier||Jane|
|Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne||Additional Voices|
|2017||Mass Effect: Andromeda||Pelessaria 'Peebee' B'Sayle|
|Oedipus the King, Mama!||Antigone|
|Big, the Musical||Choreographer|
|As U2 Like It|
|Alice 2: Through the Looking Glass|
|Dog Sees God||Tricia|
|Happy Days: A Family Musical||Joanie|
|Alice in One-Hit Wonderland||Alice|
|The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical||Casey / Sheila|
|Ann E. Wrecksick||Olivia Whorebucks|
|Wrong Turn at Lungfish||Anita / Nurse|
|Sneaux||Darla / Sissy|
|Silence! The Musical||Clarice Starling|
|The Royal We||Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan|
|Glory O'Brien's History of the Future||A.S. King|
|Broken Monsters||Lauren Beukes|
|The Coldest Girl in Coldtown||Holly Black|
|Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker.||Jenny Rosen|
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- X17Online.com, April 25, 2007
- "The Hottie & the Nottie Reviews – Metacritic". metacritic.com.
- "Seven Questions with Actress Christine Lakin; TCA Summer 2011 Press Tour: The CW; Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of August 8, 2011) – SitcomsOnline.com News Blog". sitcomsonline.com.
- "Christine Lakin Audiobooks". Audible. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
- Lesley Goldberg (15 March 2016). "Jodie Sweetin, Christine Lakin, Beverley Mitchell to Star in Pop Comedy (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Steven Leigh Morris (1 April 2009). "The 30th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards."
- "2012 Ovation Award Nominees Announced". 11 September 2012.
- Park, Andrea (November 17, 2015). "Baby Girl on the Way for Christine Lakin". People. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
- Schnurr, Samantha (March 10, 2016). "Step by Step's Christine Lakin Gives Birth to Daughter Georgia James". E! Online. Retrieved April 5, 2016.