Lori Petty

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Lori Petty
Lori Petty as seen in cult hit Tank Girl
Birth name Lori Lee Petty
Born October 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Notable Roles Booker: Suzanne Dunne
Notable Episodes * NYPD Blue/I Kid You Not * Masters of Horror/The Fair-Haired Child
Awards Prism Award, Nominee, NYPD Blue, 1993



Petty was born October 14, 1963, in Chattanooga, TN. She moved to Iowa, and was graduated from North High in Sioux City, IA. After a brief career of graphic design in Omaha, NE, she turned her attention to acting. After a guest spot on Booker, she gained a starring role on that show as Suzzanne Dunne for the remainder of the series run.

Petty starred in Point Break with Keanu Reeves, as his surfer girlfriend. She gained attention in the film, A League of Their Own, before takaing the lead in Tank Girl. She continues to work in television an movies, including a reoccuring role as Livewire in the animated Superman and Batman franchise. In 2008, her directorial debut was The Poker House, a semi autobiographical film, written and directed by Petty.


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Thorns Cricket Thorn 1988 1
Booker Suzanne Dunne 1990 1
Lush Life Georgia Sanders 1996 1

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Orange Is the New Black Lolly Whitehead 2014– 

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Twilight Zone (1985) Lori Pendleton 1x22C - The Library March 28, 1986
The Equalizer Hooker 1x04 - The Lock Box October 9, 1985
Miami Vice Carol 4x10 - Love at First Sight January 15, 1988
Alien Nation Sal 1x05 - Fifteen with Wanda October 9, 1989
Star Trek: Voyager Noss 5x13 - Gravity February 3, 1999
The Parkers Show Host 3x10 - Family Ties and Lies November 19, 2001
ER Shane 8x18 - Orion in the Sky April 4, 2002
NYPD Blue Joyce Bradovich 10x11 - I Kid You Not January 7, 2003
CSI: NY Maddy 2x04 - Corporate Warriors October 19, 2005
Masters of Horror Judith Ruric 1x09 - The Fair-Haired Child January 6, 2006
House, M.D. Janice Burke 5x10 - Let Them Eat Cake December 2, 2008
House, M.D. Janice Burke 5x11 - Joy to the World December 9, 2008
House, M.D. Janice Burke 5x12 - Painless January 19, 2009

Awards and Accolades

Prism Awards

(1 Nomination)