awards & nominations

Homeless (1989)

Christine Lahti as "Zan Cooper"

When an apartment complex goes up in flames, it doesn't just rob Mike Cooper (Jeff Daniels) of his home -- it puts him out of his job as building superintendent. Mike and his family move in with his brother Eddie (Scott Marlowe) while he looks for employment as an electrician. But, after butting heads with their relatives, the Coopers have to move out. Now living in a homeless shelter, Scott and his wife Zan (Christine Lahti) struggle to survive and keep their children out of harm's way.

Emmy (Primetime) (1990)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (1989)WonBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Running on Empty (1988)

Christine Lahti as "Annie Pope/Cynthia Manfield"

Arthur Pope (Judd Hirsch) and his wife, Annie (Christine Lahti), are fugitives, perpetually on the run from federal authorities due to their antiwar activity during the 1960s. The couple moves around the country with their two sons -- young Harry (Jonas Abry) and his older teenage brother, Danny (River Phoenix). On the verge of adulthood, Danny longs to set out on his own and live a more stable life, but he knows this could mean permanent separation from his family.

Golden Globe (1988)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Swing Shift (1984)

Christine Lahti as "Hazel"

During World War II, a navy wife helps the war effort by taking a job in the local aircraft factory, where she meets a man declared unfit for military service who sweeps her off her feet. When her husband returns on a furlough, things begin to get very complicated. The film includes cameos from singer Belinda Carlisle and cult director Roger Corman.

Academy Award (1984)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1984)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture