Birth Name: Lori Petty
Birth Place: Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Born on Oct. 14, 1963 in Chattanooga, TN, Petty was raised by her Pentecostal minister father and later graduated from North High School in Sioux City, IA. Following her graduation, she worked for a while as a graphic artist in Omaha, NE, before moving to New York City and Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. After making her TV movie debut in the comedic thriller, "Bates Motel" (NBC, 1987), a rather limp knockoff of Alfred Hitchcock's classic "Psycho" (1960), Petty spent much of the late 1980s on unsuccessful series like "The Line" (NBC, 1987), "The Thornes" (ABC, 1988), "Monster Manor" (ABC, 1988), "Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder" (NBC, 1989), and "San Berdoo" (ABC, 1989). ...