Lori Petty

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Lori Petty
Petty in 2010
Born (1963-10-14) October 14, 1963 (age 57) [1]
Years active1984–present

Lori Petty (born October 14, 1963) [1] is an American actress. She is noted for her roles as Tyler Endicott in the 1991 film Point Break , Kit Keller in A League of Their Own (1992), Rae Lindley in Free Willy (1993), and the title role in Tank Girl in 1995. Recently she is most recognised as Lolly Whitehill in Netflix series Orange Is the New Black from 2014-2019.


Petty joined the Netflix Original series Orange Is the New Black as Lolly Whitehill as a guest star in the second season, and a recurring character in the third, fourth and seventh seasons.

Early life

Petty, the eldest 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, Nebraska, as a graphic designer before pursuing acting.[ citation needed ]


Petty got her break starring with Richard Grieco in Fox's Booker . In 1990, Petty made her film debut as Robin Williams's wannabe fashion designer girlfriend in Cadillac Man . The following year, Petty played the surfer who taught Keanu Reeves how to surf in the 1991 action thriller Point Break . In 1992, Petty was featured in A League of Their Own , opposite Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, and Madonna.

She played the title role in the film adaptation of the British cult comic book Tank Girl in 1995. Her other films include Free Willy , The Poker House , and In the Army Now . She also co-starred in the television series Lush Life with her friend Karyn Parsons, but it was cancelled after five episodes. She joined the cast of Brimstone as the owner of Stone's hotel.

Petty also provided the voice of the supervillain 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. [2] Petty played the role of "Daddy", an alpha female inmate in Prison Break: The Final Break .

She starred in a series of television commercials created by Merkley Newman Harty's Steve Bowen for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's "Go, Baby, Go" advertising campaign in 1998. [3] [4]

Petty's directorial debut, The Poker House —a film dramatizing her own difficult childhood [5] —won awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival. She narrated the first three books of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series— One for the Money , Two for the Dough , and Three to Get Deadly . C.J. Critt read the unabridged version for Recorded Books. Petty read the abridgments for Simon & Schuster. [6]



1988...They Haven't Seen This...The GirlShort film
1990 Cadillac Man Lila
1991 Point Break Tyler Ann Endicott
1992 A League of Their Own Kit Keller
1993 Free Willy Rae Lindley
1993 Poetic Justice Penelope
1994 The Glass Shield Deputy Deborah Fields
1994 In the Army Now Christine Jones
1995 Tank Girl Rebecca Buck / Tank Girl
1996CountdownSara Daniels
1998 Relax...It's Just Sex Robin Moon
1999The ArrangementCandy
1999 Clubland India
2001MacArthur ParkKelly
2001 Route 666 Deputy U.S. Marshal Stephanie 'Steph'
2001Horrible AccidentSix
2003 Prey for Rock & Roll Faith
2006CryptidDr. Lean Carlin
2007Broken ArrowsErin
2008 The Poker House UnknownDirector
2009 Prison Break: The Final Break DaddyDirect-to-video
2010 Chasing 3000 Deputy Fryman
2014Happy Fists ClaudiaBrenda
2016 Dead Awake Dr. Sykes
2018Fear, Love, and AgoraphobiaFrancis
2020A Deadly LegendWanda Pearson
TBAYou're All Gonna DieDonatellaPost-production


1985 The Equalizer Brandi (Hooker)Episode: "The Lock Box"
1986 The Twilight Zone Lori PendletonEpisode: "The Library"
1987 Stingray Lisa PerlmanEpisode: "Bring Me the Hand That Hit Me"
1987 Bates Motel WillieTV film
1987 Head of the Class MollyEpisodes: "Child of the 60's", "That'll Be the Day"
1988 The Thorns 'Cricket' HenshawRegular role (12 episodes)
1988 Miami Vice CarolEpisode: "Love at First Sight"
1988 Freddy's Nightmares Chris KetchumEpisode: "Killer Instinct"
1988 Police Story: Monster Manor Jeannie PardonalesTV film
1989 Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder CassieTV film
1989 Alien Nation Sally 'Sal'Episode: "Fifteen with Wanda"
1989–1990 Booker Suzanne DunneRecurring role (10 episodes)
1990 Grand MedeaEpisode: "A Boy and His Dad"
1996 Lush Life Georgette 'George' SandersRegular role (7 episodes)
1997 Profiler Robin Poole / Marjorie BrandEpisodes: "Venom: Parts 1 & 2"
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Livewire / Leslie Willis (voice)Episodes: "Livewire", "Double Dose"
1998 The New Batman Adventures Leslie Willis / Livewire (voice)Episode: "Girls' Nite Out"
1998–1999 Brimstone MaxineRecurring role (7 episodes)
1999 Star Trek: Voyager NossEpisode: "Gravity"
2000 The Hunger LisetteEpisode: "Double"
2001 The Beast RitaEpisode: "The Delivery"
2001 The Parkers Show HostEpisode: "Family Ties and Lies"
2002 ER ShaneEpisode: "Orion in the Sky"
2003 NYPD Blue Joyce BradovichEpisode: "I Kid You Not"
2004 Line of Fire Laurie McBrideEpisode: "Mother & Child Reunion"
2004 The Karate Dog COLAR (voice)TV film
2005 CSI: NY MaddyEpisode: "Corporate Warriors"
2006 Masters of Horror JudithEpisode: "Fair-Haired Child"
2008–2009 House Janice BurkeEpisodes: "Let Them Eat Cake," "Joy to the World," "Painless"
2009 Prison Break DaddyEpisodes: "The Final Break", "Free", "The Old Ball and Chain"
2009 The Cleaner 'Sunshine'Episodes: "Split Ends", "The Things We Didn't Plan"
2014–2019 Orange Is the New Black Lolly WhitehillRecurring role (19 episodes)
2016 Gotham JeriEpisode: "Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness"
2017 Hawaii Five-0 Jenny KitsonEpisode: "Wehe 'ana (Prelude)"
2017 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Nightra (voice)Episode: "Guilty as Charged"
2017 Danger & Eggs Ruelle / Madame Aubergine (voice)Episode: "Morning Routine/Lost & Found"
2017 Swedish Dicks Madame RouxEpisode: "Dial M for Medium"
2018 Robot Chicken Mrs. Geraldine Grundy, Girl (voice)Episode: "Never Forget"
2019 Summer Camp Island Ms. Pinch / Additional VoicesEpisode: "I Heart Heartforde"
TVA Station Eleven The ConductorUpcoming miniseries

Video games

2002 Superman: Shadow of Apokolips Livewire Voice only

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