Who is Lori Petty?
Lori Petty is an American actress noted for her role as Tyler Endicott in the 1991 film Point Break, Kit Keller in a League of Their Own, Rae Lindley in Free Willy, and the title role in Tank Girl in 1995.
Petty was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States. She is 1.73m tall. She is the eldest of the three children of a Pentecostal Minister.
Petty graduated from North High School in Sioux City, Iowa in 1981. She also worked for several years in Omaha, Nebraska as a graphic designer before pursuing her career in acting.
Lori Petty got her breakthrough from her starring with Richard Grieco in Fox’s Book. She made her debut film in 1990 as Robin William’s wannabe fashion designer girlfriend in Cadillac Man.
Lori also played the role in the film adaptation of the British cult book Tank Girl in 1995. Her other films include Free Willy, The Porker House, and In The Army Now among others.
Petty co-starred in the television series Lush Life with her friend Karyn Parsons, but the film was canceled after five episodes.
She later joined the cast of Brimstone as the owner of Stone’s hotel. She played diverse roles in movies.
Lori also starred in a series of television commercials by Markley Newman Harty’s Steve Bowen for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s, “Go, Baby, Go” advertising campaign in 1998.
Awards and Nominations
Lori Petty has been nominated for two awards and won three awards. In 2004, she was nominated for Prism Award as Performance in Drama Series Episode. She was also nominated for the Filmmaker Award as Best Narrative Feature in 2008.
In 2016, she won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance for an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
In 2017, she won two awards, Best Supporting Actress as the Best Supporting Actress. And Screen Actor Guild Award as Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in Comedy Series.
Lori Petty has an estimated net worth of about $5 million.