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Christine Lakin
Lakin at Camp Speicher in January 2009
Born (1979-01-25) January 25, 1979 (age 45)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1990–present
Brandon Breault
(m. 2014)
Children 2

Christine Lakin (/ˈlkɪn/; born January 25, 1979) is an American actress and director. She is best known for her role as Alicia "Al" Lambert on the 1990s ABC/CBS sitcom Step by Step. She also played Joan of Arc on Showtime's Reefer Madness, was the sidekick on Craig Kilborn's 2010 Fox talk show The Kilborn File, and provides the voice of Joyce Kinney in Family Guy.


Lakin got her start acting in commercials, before landing her first major role as Young Rose in the American Civil War drama The Rose and the Jackal. That movie aired in 1990, one year before she was cast as Alicia Lambert, the tomboyish daughter, on Step by Step.

After Step by Step was cancelled in 1998, she also was in one episode of 7th Heaven, and continued to appear in television movies, such as Showtime's Reefer Madness and 2005's Who's Your Daddy?.

In 2006, she also appeared in a commercial called "But He Has Bud Light" that aired during Super Bowl XLI, in which her male companion wants to pick up a hitchhiker who has Bud Light beer in one hand and an axe in the other.

In 2008, she starred alongside Paris Hilton in the movie The Hottie and the Nottie, requiring extensive makeup to make her appear ugly. The film met dismal reviews in the United States.

In 2010, she became Craig Kilborn's sidekick (his "Huckleberry Friend" – a reference to his "favorite movie", Breakfast at Tiffany's) on The Kilborn File.

Beginning in 2013, she has narrated several audiobook adaptations. She also voiced the character Jane from The Walking Dead: Season Two video game and its sequel The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.

She is also the voice of news anchor Joyce Kinney in the animated sitcom Family Guy, debuting in the episode "Excellence in Broadcasting". She also featured as Lois's college friend Naomi, in a live table read of "Partial Terms of Endearment"; though not in the eventual episode.

She later starred in the Pop series Hollywood Darlings with fellow 1990s child stars Jodie Sweetin and Beverley Mitchell.

Lakin also has numerous television directing credits, including ten episodes (as of 2022) of ABC sitcom The Goldbergs, three episodes of 2019 Goldbergs spinoff sitcom Schooled, and three episodes of the 2021 Apple TV+ original series Puppy Place.

Radio and podcast appearances

Lakin appeared on Ken Reid's TV Guidance Counselor podcast on March 11, 2016.

Lakin appeared on With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus on May 12, 2017.

Lakin appeared on Drinkin' Bros Podcast on April 8, 2018.

Lakin appeared on " Pod Meets World" episode titled "Christine Lakin Meets World on October 3, 2022, discussing coming up in the entertainment industry. Hosted by Ryder Strong, Will Friedle, and Danielle Fishel.

Lakin appeared on "Pop Culture Phenomen: The Podcast" on March 29, 2023.

Awards and nominations

She was nominated in 1993 for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Series and in 1994 for another Young Artist Award for Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Television Series shared with Josh Byrne, Christopher Castile, Brandon Call, Staci Keanan and Angela Watson – both for Step by Step (1991). She also won a Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple with Paris Hilton in The Hottie and the Nottie.

LA Weekly Theater Awards

  • 2009: Won the award for Female Comedy Performance for the Havok Theatre Company production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead

Ovation Awards

  • 2012: Nominated for Featured Actress in a Musical for the role of Julia in the Troubadour Theater Company production of Two Gentlemen of Chicago

Personal life

Lakin married actor Brandon Breault in October 2014. In November 2015, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. Their daughter was born on March 6, 2016. She gave birth to their son on September 10, 2018.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Finding Kelly Kelly Harrington
Boltneck Macy
Whatever It Takes Sloane
2001 Buck Naked Arson Becca
2002 Getting Out Natasha Short film
Who's Your Daddy? Katie
2003 Going Down Jamie
2004 Blue Demon Katie Video
2005 In Memory of My Father Christine
Suits on the Loose Danielle
2006 Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold, TheThe Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold Luanne King Video
2007 Georgia Rule Grace Cunningham
Dark Mirror Tammy
Game Plan, TheThe Game Plan Nichole
2008 Hottie and the Nottie, TheThe Hottie and the Nottie June Phigg
Chronic Town Kelly
Patsy Patsy
Red Canyon Regina
2009 Race to Witch Mountain Sunday
Super Capers Red
Buttf**keer Skyler Short film
2010 Valentine's Day Heather
Elektra Luxx Venus Azucar
Caught in the Crossfire Tracy
Life's a Beach Rebecca
Alpha and Omega Reba (voice)
You Again Taylor
Screwball: The Ted Whitfield Story Kiki Hamilton
Just Married Claire Short film
Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend Wilimina Stansbury
2011 Dead Space: Aftermath Leslie Pallas
New Year's Eve Waitress Alyssa
2012 Jewtopia Helen O'Connell
Parental Guidance Helen
2013 Frankenstein Theory, TheThe Frankenstein Theory Annie
2014 Veronica Mars Susan Knight
Small Town Santa Lucy
Somebody's Mother Maggie Short film
2015 Bethlehem Connie Talbot
The Leisure Class Carla HBO's Project Greenlight season 4 film
Helen Keller vs. Nightwolves Zelda
2016 Mother's Day Railroad Crossing Hostess
2016 Batman: Bad Blood Reporter Direct-to-video
2017 Jimmy The Saint Petra
2019 I Am That Man Nicole Beckett
#3 Normandy Lane Trisha Short
2020 The Swan Princess: A Royal Wedding Queen Uberta as Catherine Lavitan
2022 Youtopia Jade
2023 Sisters Dr. Thomas


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Rose and the Jackal, TheThe Rose and the Jackal Little Rose TV film
1991–1998 Step by Step Alicia "Al" Lambert Main role (160 episodes)
1998 7th Heaven Cassandra 1 episode
1999 3rd Rock from the Sun Michelle Episode: "Dick Solomon of the Indiana Solomons"
Promised Land Dawn Sterling Episode: "In the Money"
2000 Odd Man Out Gwen Episode: "My Life as a Dog"
Seven Days Karen Episode: "Witch Way to Prom"
Opposite Sex Lisa 2 episodes
Lost in Oz Jade Unsold TV pilot
2001 Ruling Class Sara Olszewski TV film
2002 Boston Public Cindy Episode: "Chapter 42"
Touched by an Angel Ashlee Episode: "Two Sides to Every Angel"
2004 Combustion Carmen TV film
Rodney Ms. Preston Episode: "Teacher"
2005 Reefer Madness Joan of Arc TV film
Dirty Famous Tanya Bremer
Veronica Mars Susan Knight Episode: "Mars vs. Mars"
Wild 'N Out Herself
2006 Mystery Woman: At First Sight Francie McPhillips TV film
Sons & Daughters Sydney 2 episodes
One on One Erin Episode: "I Love L.A.: Part 1"
2007 Loop, TheThe Loop Leeza Episode: "Stride"
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Margo Delphi Episode: "The Theory of Everything"
Wainy Days Nan Episode: "Nan and Lucy"
Valentine Kate Providence Main role (8 episodes)
2009 Bones Vanessa Newcomb Episode: "The Bones That Foam"
Rita Rocks Stephanie Recurring role (4 episodes)
2010–present Family Guy Joyce Kinney (voice), Various Voices 32 episodes
2010 The Iceman Chronicles Barbie Pedderson TV series
NCIS Rachel Wells Episode: "Double Identity"
2011 Hellcats Kelly 2 episodes
Melissa & Joey Jackie 4 episodes
2012 Stevie TV Taylor Armstrong / Mackenzie's Mom Episodes: "1.1", "1.2"
Lovin' Lakin Christine Lakin TV miniseries
CSI: NY Courtney Jensen Episode: "The Real McCoy"
2013 Police Guys Christine Lakin TV film
2014 Female Moments Maude Episode: "Stuck"
TripTank Claire / Christine (voice) Episodes: "Roy & Ben's Day Off", "Candy Van Finger Bang", "XXX Overload"
Clarence Various 7 episodes
Acting Dead Snotty Casting Director 2 episodes
2016 Modern Family Lisa Delaney Episode: "Playdates"
2017–2018 Darlings, HollywoodHollywood Darlings Herself Main role (16 episodes)
2018 The 5th Quarter Dr. Maria Van Nostrand Episode: "Procussion"
2019 Station 19 Emmanuelle Episode: "When It Rains, It Pours!"
American Housewife Margaret Episode: "The Dance"
2021 The Goldbergs Beautiful Stranger Episode: "Cocoon"
2023 The Rookie Camille Baudelaire Episode: "Double Trouble"


Year Title Note(s)
2012 Lovin' Lakin 9 episodes; miniseries
2015 Image Doctors Episode: "Elaine Stritch (Halloween Special)"
2017 Dancer By Trade
2018–2023 The Goldbergs 12 episodes
2019–2020 Schooled 3 episodes
2021 Puppy Place 3 episodes
2022 High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Episode: "Color War"

Video games

Year Title Role
2010 Medal of Honor Gunfighter 1-1
2011 Might & Magic Heroes VI Irina
Uncharted: Golden Abyss Marisa Chase
2012 Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Joyce Kinney
2013 Walking Dead: Season Two, TheThe Walking Dead: Season Two Jane
2014 WildStar Mordesh Female, Lowborn Female
2016 Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege Valkyrie
The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Jane
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne Additional Voices
2017 Mass Effect: Andromeda Pelessaria 'Peebee' B'Sayle


Title Role
Oedipus the King, Mama! Antigone
Heathers: The Musical Heather Duke
Big: The Musical Choreographer
As U2 Like It
Alice 2: Through the Looking Glass
Zanna Don't!
Dog Sees God Tricia
Happy Days: A Family Musical Joanie Cunningham
Alice in One-Hit Wonderland Alice
The Break Up Notebook: The Lesbian Musical Casey / Sheila
Ann E. Wrecksick Olivia Whorebucks
Wrong Turn at Lungfish Anita / Nurse
Sneaux Darla / Sissy
Silence! The Musical Clarice Starling

Audiobook narrations

Book Author
The Royal We Heather Cox and Jessica Morgan
The Heir Affair
After the Red Rain Barry Lyga and Robert Defranco
Unmarked Kami Garcia
The New Order Chris Weitz
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future A.S. King
Mercy Snow Tiffany Baker
Broken Monsters Lauren Beukes
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Holly Black
Imaginary Friend Stephen Chbosky
Parasite Mira Grant
Into the Drowning Deep
Cheater. Faker. Troublemaker. Jenny Rosen
Dark Sacred Night Michael Connelly
The Night Fire
The Dark Hours
Desert Star
The Lion's Den Katherine St. John

See also

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