Lisa Suzanne Blount (July 1, 1957 – October 27, 2010) was an American film and television actress, and Academy Award-winning producer.
Lisa Suzanne Blount
July 1, 1957
Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
|Died||October 27, 2010 53) (aged|
Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
|Resting place||Cedar Grove Cemetery, Arkansas, U.S.|
(m. 1982; div. 198?)
Ray McKinnon (m. 1998)
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film|
2001 The Accountant
Blount was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Margaret Louise Martin and Glen Roscoe Blount, and was raised in Jacksonville, Arkansas. After graduating from Jacksonville High School and studying theatre at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Valdosta State University in Georgia, she landed several small television roles. She returned to college in 1986, this time at San Francisco State University (SFSU), where she completed her degree in Theater Arts and spent the 1986/1987 academic year competing on SFSU's Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team. In the fall of 1987, she was cast as the female lead in the American Conservatory Theater's highly successful revival of the musical Hair.
Blount appeared in the acclaimed drama An Officer and a Gentleman and the 1987 cult horror film Prince of Darkness . Another memorable role was that of Jim Profit's outrageous stepmother Bobbi Stakowski in the short-lived television series Profit. She appeared in season two of Moonlighting in the episode "Sleep Talkin' Guy" (1986).
Blount later became a producer, and with her husband Ray McKinnon, won the Academy Award in 2001 for best live action short film for the film The Accountant. That film also credits her as wardrobe mistress. Blount produced and acted in Chrystal, which starred Billy Bob Thornton.
Blount was found dead in her home in Little Rock, Arkansas by her mother on October 27, 2010. The coroner told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that Blount appeared to have died two days earlier. No foul play was suspected, according to the Pulaski County coroner.
Although the coroner did not release an official cause of death, Blount's mother told RadarOnline.com that her daughter had suffered from idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), in which low levels of platelets keep blood from clotting and lead to bleeding and bruising. "I think that might have been part of the problem when she passed away because when I found her she had a purple look on her neck that looked like blood on the surface".
|1977||September 30, 1955||Billie Jean Turner|
|1979||The Swap||Vivan Buck||New scenes|
|1981||Dead & Buried||Girl on the Beach/Lisa|
|1982||An Officer and a Gentleman||Lynette Pomeroy||Nominated — Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year|
|1984||What Waits Below||Leslie Peterson|
|1985||Radioactive Dreams||Miles Archer|
|Cut and Run||Fran Hudson|
|Cease Fire||Paula Murphy|
|Prince of Darkness||Catherine Danfourth|
|1988||South of Reno||Anette Clark|
|Great Balls of Fire!||Lois Brown|
|Blind Fury||Annie Winchester|
|1991||Femme Fatale||Jenny Purge|
|1993||Needful Things||Cora Rusk||Uncredited|
|Judicial Consent||Theresa Lewis|
|1996||Box of Moon Light||Purlene Dupre|
|1999||If... Dog... Rabbit...||Sarah Cooper-Toole|
|2002||A.K.A. Birdseye||Vicky Sharpless|
|2005||Chrystal||Chrystal||Best Actress Award – Stockholm Film Festival|
|2007||Randy and the Mob||Charlotte Pearson|
|1977||The Gong Show||Appears on The Gong Show||Episode: Same episode with Pee Wee Herman|
|1982||Seven Brides for Seven Brothers||Talley||Episode: "Daniel's Song"|
|1983||Murder Me, Murder You||Michelle Jameson||Television film|
|1984||Boone||Sonny Watson||Episode: "Hard to Get"|
|1985||Stormin' Home||Sissy Rigetti||Television film|
|1986||Moonlighting||Toby||Episode: "Sleep Talkin' Guy"|
|1986||Deadly Nightmares||Miranda||Episode: "One Last Prayer"|
|1987||Magnum, P.I.||Andrea Nicholson||Episode: "Out of Sync"|
|1988||CBS Summer Playhouse||Pat Yaraslovsky||Episode: "Off Duty"|
|1988||Unholy Matrimony||Karen Sader||Television film|
|1990||Murder, She Wrote||Andrea Bascomb Douglas||Episode: "Always a Thief"|
|1991||Sons and Daughters||Mary Ruth Hammersmith||7 episodes|
|1992||In Sickness and in Health||Carmen||Television film|
|1992||Picket Fences||Melanie Marino||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1992||An American Story||Becky Meadows||Television film|
|1994||Murder Between Friends||Janet Myers||Television film|
|1995||The Client||Bernice||Episode: "Them That Has..."|
|1997||Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story||Mary Mandrell||Television film|
|1997||Fitz||Diana Falls||Episode: "Sons and Lovers"|
|1996–1997||Profit||Bobbi Stakowski||Lead role; 8 episodes|
|2002||Judging Amy||Jean Collins||Episode: "Every Stranger's Face I See"|
|2001||The Accountant||Short film |
Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action (shared with Ray McKinnon)
Spirit of Slamdance Award (shared with Ray McKinnon & Walton Goggins)
|2007||Randy and the Mob||Spirit of Slamdance Award (shared with Ray McKinnon & Walton Goggins)|
- The Accountant, DVD end credits.
- "Actress Lisa Blount, memorable for 'An Officer and a Gentleman', is found dead at 53", Los Angeles Times. October 27, 2010
- "Oscar-winning actress Lisa Blount dies at 53", Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. October 27, 2010
- "Lisa Blount Found Dead on Wednesday", The News of Today; accessed September 3, 2015.
- "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: An Officer and a Gentleman Star Lisa Blount Lived in Excruciating Pain, Says Mom". Retrieved September 3, 2015.