American actress Christine Helen Lakin was born on January 25, 1979 in Dallas, Texas and was raised outside Atlanta, Georgia. When she was seven years old, she developed a great interest in acting that blossomed upon becoming one of the youngest members of the Atlanta Workshop Players. The local theater company enabled her to hone her talents, as she continued to star in dozens of national and regional commercials. At age 11, she made her acting debut in the TNT civil war film The Rose and the Jackal. The movie aired in 1990 and allowed her to work with renowned actor Christopher Reeve. She is a graduate of UCLA, and holds a degree in Communications.
Christine Lakin then went on her journey to the spotlight, gaining more fame for her performance as the tomboyish Alicia “Al” Lambert on the popular ABC sitcom Step by Step. The series ended in 1998, and she then made guest appearances on 7th Heaven, Third Rock from the Sun, and Promised Land. She soon filmed a pilot the next year, appearing in Tim Burton’s Lost in Oz. In 2000, she was cast in the independent feature film Jungle Juice with Christopher Walken. She then got a part in the teen comedy Whatever It Takes, starring James Franco, Shane West and Marla Sokoloff. Lakin later worked with the FOX network for the pilot The Ruling Class, and with VH1 for Dirty Famous. Appearing on television movies, she has Showtime’s Reefer Madness and 2005’s Who’s Your Daddy? to her credit. Her love for theater still within her, she originated the roles of Darla/Sissy in the musical Sneaux, directed by Andy Fickman. She also got an Ovation Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, due to her performance in The Breakup Notebook: A Lesbian Rock Musical. Later on, she was applauded for choreographing the west coast premiere of her musical, Zanna Don’t. She has also been credited for her performance in the independent feature Memory of My Father, and has been seen opposite Lindsay Lohan in Georgia Rule. Lakin later got a part in Disney’s The Game Plan, and was seen alongside Paris Hilton in The Hottie and the Nottie. She later joined the cast of CW’s Valentine, a romantic comedy series where she plays novelist Kate. Her other appearances include those in Red Canyon, The Owners, and on the popular 2007 Bud Lite Superbowl commercial featuring a driving couple and an ax-wielding hitchhiker.