Skip to main content

Blount, Lisa 1957–

BLOUNT, Lisa 1957–


Full name, Lisa S. Blount; born July 1, 1957, in Fayetteville, AR; raised in Jacksonville, AR; married Chris Tufty (a cinematographer and camera operator; divorced); married Ray McKinnon (an actor, director, producer, and writer), 1998. Education: Attended the University of Arkansas.

Addresses: Office—Ginny Mule Pictures, 2060 Paramount Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90068. Agent—McCabe/Justice, 8285 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046. Manager—Darris Hatch, Darris Hatch Management, 9538 Brighton Way, Suite 308, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Career: Actress and producer. Ginny Mule Pictures, Los Angeles, executive producer.

Awards, Honors: Named favorite female newcomer, US magazine readers' poll, 1983; Golden Globe Award nomination, new star of the year in a motion picture—female, 1983, for An Officer and a Gentleman; Academy Award (with Ray McKinnon), best short film, live action, 2002, for The Accountant; Best Actress Award, Stockholm Film Festival, 2004, for Chrystal.


Film Appearances:

Sam's Song (also known as Line of Fire and The Swap), Cannon, 1969, revised edition, 1979.

Billie Jean, 9/30/55 (also known as September 30, 1955 and 24 Hours of the Rebel), Universal, 1977.

Girl on the beach and Nurse Lisa, Dead & Buried, Avco-Embassy, 1981.

Lynette Pomeroy, An Officer and a Gentleman, Paramount, 1982.

Paula Murphy, Cease Fire, CineWorld, 1985.

Fran Hudson, Cut and Run (also known as Amazonia, Amazon: Savage Adventure, Straight to Hell, and Inferno in diretta), New World, 1986.

Leslie Peterson, What Waits Below (also known as Secrets of the Phantom Caverns), Blossom, 1986.

Miles Archer, Radioactive Dreams, De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, 1986.

Anette Clark, South of Reno (also known as Darkness, Darkness), Castle Hill, 1987.

Audrey Zale, Nightflyers, Vista/New Century, 1987.

Catherine Danforth, Prince of Darkness (also known as John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness"), Universal, 1987.

Annie Winchester, Blind Fury, TriStar, 1989.

Lois Brown, Great Balls of Fire, Orion, 1989.

Phyllis, Out Cold (also known as Where's Ernie?), Hemdale, 1989.

Jenny Purge, Femme Fatale (also known as Fatal Woman), Republic/Gibraltar Entertainment, 1991.

(Uncredited) Cora Rusk, Needful Things, Columbia, 1993.

Janie, Stalked, Republic Pictures Home Video, 1995.

Purlene Dupre, Box of Moonlight, Trimark Pictures, 1996.

Vicky Sharpless, A.K.A. Birdseye (also known as Birdseye), AKA Birdseye Productions, 2002.

Title role, Chrystal, First Look Media, 2005.

Randy and the Mob, Capricorn Pictures/Ginny Mule Pictures/Timbergrove Entertainment, 2006.

Film Producer:

Executive producer, The Accountant (short film), Ginny Mule Pictures, 2001.

Chrystal, First Look Media, 2005.

Randy and the Mob, Capricorn Pictures/Ginny Mule Pictures/Timbergrove Entertainment, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mary Ruth Hammersmith, Sons and Daughters, CBS, 1991.

Bobbi Stakowski, Profit, Fox, 1996.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Karen Stockwell (some sources cite Karen Sader or Karen Stofell), Unholy Matrimony, 1988.

Carmen, In Sickness and in Health (also known as Hearts on Fire), CBS, 1992.

Janet Myers, Murder between Friends, NBC, 1994.

District attorney Theresa Lewis, Judicial Consent (also known as My Love, Your Honor), HBO, 1995.

Mary Mandrell, Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story, CBS, 1997.

Sarah Cooper-Toole, If … Dog … Rabbit (also known as One Last Score), Cinemax, 1999.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Becky Meadows, "An American Story" (also known as "After the Glory" and "War in Athens"), Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Talley, "Daniel's Song," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, CBS, 1982.

Miranda, "One Last Prayer," The Hitchhiker, HBO, 1985.

Angela, "Secrets," Starman, ABC, 1986.

Toby, "Sleep Talkin' Guy," Moonlighting, ABC, 1986.

Andrea Nicholson, "Out of Synch," Magnum, P.I., CBS, 1987.

Andrea Bascomb Douglas, "Always a Thief," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1990.

Diana Falls (some sources cite Diana Webb), "Sons and Lovers," Cracker, ABC, 1997.

Jean Collins, "Every Stranger's Face I See," Judging Amy, CBS, 2002.

Appeared as Bernice in an episode of John Grisham's "The Client" (also known as The Client), CBS; and as Mrs. Ferrara, Popular, The WB.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Michelle Jameson, Mickey Spillane's "Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You" (also known as Mike Hammer: Murder Me, Murder You and Murder Me, Murder You), CBS, 1983.

Sissy Rigetti, Stormin' Home, CBS, 1985.

Cindy, Annihilator, NBC, 1986.

Pat Yaraslovsky, "Off Duty," CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1988.

Mary Ruth Hammersmith, Sons and Daughters, CBS, 1991.

Melanie Marino, Picket Fences, CBS, 1992.

Bobbi Stakowski, Profit, Fox, 1996.

City Lights (also known as Traffic), 1999.



Entertainment Weekly, March 15, 2002, p. 37.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Blount, Lisa 1957–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . 15 Nov. 2018 <>.

"Blount, Lisa 1957–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . (November 15, 2018).

"Blount, Lisa 1957–." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. . Retrieved November 15, 2018 from

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

The Chicago Manual of Style

American Psychological Association

  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.