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  • Real name : Lori Lee Petty
  • Place of birth : Chattanooga
  • Date of birth : 14/10/1963

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  • Petty Lori

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Lori Petty (1963)

Lori Lee Petty

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Lori Petty is an American film and television actress best known for playing "Tyler Endicott" in Point Break in 1991, "Kit Keller" in A League of Their Own in 1992, and the title role in Tank Girl in 1995.

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 early life
Petty, the oldest of three children, was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the daughter of a Pentecostal minister. She 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.

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Petty first came to notice for playing Keanu Reeves' surfer girlfriend in the 1991 action thriller Point Break. Prior to that, she got her break starring with Richard Grieco in Fox's Booker.

In 1992, Petty was featured in what became her best known role, A League of Their Own, opposite Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. Petty played the title 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. She joined the cast of Brimstone as the owner of Stone's hotel.

Petty is also known for providing the voice of the megavillain Livewire on the Warner Bros. series Superman: The Animated Series, and The New Batman Adventures. Although she 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. Petty played the role of "Daddy", an alpha-female inmate in Prison Break: The Final Break.

Petty's directorial debut, The Poker House won awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival. The film is an autobiography which documents a painful day in the life of a teen raising her two younger sisters while living in their mother's whore/poker house. The mother's pimp contemplates turning her out and rapes her at age fourteen. Strong in all aspects, she perseveres by going on to win her high school championship basketball game immediately after the incident.

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