Where Are They Now: Christine Lakin, AKA Alicia From 'Step By Step'
September 30th, 2013 12:33pm EDT
Do you remember Christine Lakin, who played tomboy Alicia from 90s sitcom Step by Step? She's definitely not a tomboy any more, and even graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelors Degree in Communications in 2003. Find out more about Christine and what she's up to now on the following pages...
Lakin has been acting since she was 8, when she began trying out to appear in commercials. She only had one role under her belt, a Civil War TV movie featuring Christopher Reeve, when she was cast in Step by Step at the age of the 12.
Christine would star in 159 episodes of Step by Step from 1991-1998. While her character Alicia started out as a pre-teen tomboy, by the end of the series she had become a beautiful knockout that was trying to break into acting by appearing in commercials - much like Lakin did when she was much younger.
After the end of Step by Step, Lakin acted sporadically in TV shows and movies. She appeared in series such as 3rd Rock from the Sun, 7th Heaven, Boston Public, and Veronica Mars. Her few recurring roles over that time were in cancelled series Valentine and Rita Rocks.
In 2008 she starred with Paris Hilton in The Hottie & the Nottie, as "the nottie" June Phigg. She wore extensive makeup to appear unattractive until she is "fixed." The film bombed, only receiving a 5% positive review rate at Rotten Tomatoes. The film apparently lost money despite its meager $9 million budget, and it averaged only $250 in ticket sales per theater its opening weekend.
Lakin "won" a Worst Screen Couple Razzie Award for Hottie & the Nottie, shared with Paris Hilton and Joel David Moore. She was previously nominated for two Young Artist awards for her work on Step by Step.
Christine currently voices Joyce Kinney on Family Guy. Her character is the new co-anchor on the local news show after the previous anchor was killed. She has appeared on the show 22 times since 2010. She's set to appear in the upcoming Veronica Mars film as the character she played for a single episode in 2005.
Lakin also judges an Internet video-making talent competition titled Internet Icon. The series is aired on YouTube and follows groups as they attempt to run their own YouTube channels and sustain an audience.
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