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Lisa Blount

Lisa Blount

Birthday: 1957-07-01 | Place of Birth: Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.

Lisa Blount was an American film and television actress and Oscar-winning producer. Lisa (5' 9" | 1.75 m) was born on July 1, 1957 (Cancer) in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA as Lisa Suzanne Blount. She has a brother, Greg Blount (who appeared on one episode of American Gladiators (1989) but was injured and unable to participate further). Lisa Blount's second cousin is conservative filmmaker and inventor Cody G. Carson who is best known for being the founder of the Arkansas Movie Makers Organization (AMMO). Lisa grew up in Jacksonville, Arkansas, and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1975. She actually quit high school at age sixteen and enrolled at the University of Arkansas despite not having a high school diploma. Her film career began at age 17 when, as a college student at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, she was cast by director James Bridges to play a James Dean-obsessed goth girl in September 30, 1955 (1977). She was known as the "scream queen" star of a few 80s horror movies, but she is best remembered as the cynical, ambitious but insecure best friend to Debra Winger whose paramour (played by David Keith) commits suicide when Lisa's character refuses to marry him because he has dropped out of the Navy's officer's training program in An Officer and a Gentleman (1982). In 1983, she was voted "Favorite Female Newcomer" by "US" magazine readers poll. She married Christopher Tufty on March 19, 1982 but however was divorce sometime prior to her marriage to actor/writer/director Ray McKinnon sometime in 1998. The February 6, 1985, issue of Variety announced the film "Ombre sul ponte" (English title "Shadow on the Bridge") would begin filming in March 1985, with director Ruggero Deodato, starring Franco Nero, Patrick Wayne, Lisa Blount, and Eli Wallach. No evidence the film was ever made or released. She executive produced The Accountant (2001) which was written and directed by her husband, McKinnon, and won the Oscar for "best live action short". Lisa Blount's mother, Louise, found her dead on October 25, 2010 (age 53) in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA in her home after two days of not being able to reach her. Louise claims that at the time of her daughter's death, she (Lisa) was suffering from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a blood disorder, in which low levels of platelets keep blood from clotting and lead to bleeding and bruising. No signs of foul play were reported by Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper but he did not release cause of death. The police report listed her death as 'natural'. Her husband, Ray McKinnon, had been out of town at the time filming the remake of "Footloose" in Atlanta. They had been living in Little Rock, AR since 2005 after moving there due to Blount's health problems.

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Known For

Randy & the Mob
Randy & the Mob

Randy & the Mob   2007

Rating: 5.9

genres: 
Action  /  Comedy
Stars: 
Ray McKinnon  /  Walton Goggins  /  Lisa Blount
Box of Moonlight
Box of Moonlight

Box of Moonlight   1996

Rating: 7.3

genres: 
Drama  /  Comedy
Stars: 
John Turturro  /  Sam Rockwell  /  Catherine Keener
Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale   1991

Rating: 4.7

genres: 
Drama  /  Mystery
Stars: 
Colin Firth  /  Lisa Zane  /  Billy Zane
Blind Fury
Blind Fury

Blind Fury   1989

Rating: 6.4

genres: 
Action  /  Thriller
Stars: 
Rutger Hauer  /  Terry O'Quinn  /  Paul James Vasquez
Great Balls of Fire!
Great Balls of Fire!

Great Balls of Fire!   1989

Rating: 6.2

genres: 
Drama  /  History  /  Music
Stars: 
Dennis Quaid  /  Winona Ryder  /  John Doe
Out Cold
Out Cold

Out Cold   1989

Rating: 5.5

genres: 
Drama  /  Comedy  /  Thriller
Stars: 
John Lithgow  /  Teri Garr  /  Randy Quaid

Acting

2007
Randy & the Mob

as    Charlotte Pearson

1996
Box of Moonlight

as    Purlene Dupre

1991
Femme Fatale

as    Jenny Purge

1989
Blind Fury

as    Annie Winchester

1989
Great Balls of Fire!

as    Lois Brown

1989
Out Cold

as    Phyllis

1987
Nightflyers

as    Audrey

1987
Prince of Darkness

as    Catherine Danforth

1986
Radioactive Dreams

as    Miles Archer

1985
Cut and Run

as    Fran Hudson

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