Born in Dallas, Texas to Karen and James, but raised near Atlanta, Georgia, Christine Helen Lakin is an actress best known for her role as Al Lambert, the tomboyish daughter on the sitcom Step By Step, which ran for seven seasons.
She was even nominated in 1993 for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series.
As a child, Christine Lakin landed many commercials. At the age of seven, she joined the Atlanta Workshop Players as its youngest member. She made her film debut in The Rose and the Jackal. She also appeared in Whos Your Daddy? and Reefer Madness.
Christine Lakin said of being a child actor, I think its really difficult to be a well-known child actor because its hard to ever leave it behindI certainly dont mind revisiting my childhood career because I have wonderful memories. She added that her parents kept her grounded: From my experience, my parents were always pretty adamant about getting me back to Atlanta to kid life and making my education the biggest priority above work, above acting, above celebrity. While it can still be a struggle at times with other peoples perceptions of me in the industry, my own self worth isnt contingent on itthats how I avoided the more stereotypical trappings of drugs and being a member of the Hot Mess Club (blog.sitcomsonline.com). It should be noted she graduated cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Communications.
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In 2006, she was a regular on MTVs Wild n Out, an improve comedy show. In 2008, she starred opposite Paris Hilton in the film The Hottie and the Nottie, in which she wore makeup to make her look ugly. Unfortunately, she won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple for the film.
Christine Lakin said, I dont like kissing on camera. Its bad enough to be caught kissing by your parents. But when you have a whole crew watching you, its a little weird (askmen.com). She continued to work, appearing in shows such as Boston Public, Touched by an Angel and 7th Heaven, among others.
In 2010, she was Craig Kilborns sidekick on The Kilborn File. Christine Lakin also does voice-over work for the character of Joyce on Family Guy.
Christine Lakin is the creator of Worst Audition Ever, a storytelling show about humiliating auditions and she stars, writes and produces her own web series Lovin Lakin, which spoofs her life as a child actor.
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