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First Look: McGarett's Mom Joins Hawaii Five-0

Monday, August 6, 2012 · Posted in , , ,

Posted by William Keck on TvGuide

"CBS' Hawaii Five-0 left us hanging last May with the shocking revelation that Steve McGarrett's presumed-dead mother, Doris, is very much alive. "She faked her own death to protect her family," explains Chicago Hope vet Christine Lahti, who debuts as Mama McG in the September 24 season premiere. "Now she's come back and Steve [Alex O'Loughlin] is shell-shocked. She hasn't seen Steve since he was 15 and wants his forgiveness."

Lahti will appear in at least four episodes, which will reveal where she's been all this time and if she's to be trusted. Steve's spitfire kid sis Mary Ann (Taryn Manning) will also return for a reunion, but I wouldn't start planning a Mother's Day picnic on the beach just yet. According to executive producer Peter Lenkov, "Wo Fat wants Doris dead, and a man like that is hard to keep behind bars.""

Steve McGarrett’s mother!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 · Posted in , ,

Christine Lahti from

"CBS has announced that Academy Award winning actress Christine Lahti has been cast in the role of Steve McGarrett’s thought-to-be-dead mother. Quite a few names were being floated by fans as possible contenders, including Geena Davis and Lynda Carter, but I’m quite happy with this choice.  I’ve long been a fan of Ms. Lahti’s work and as an actor who is always eager to learn from his peers, I think that Alex O’Loughlin must also be pleased with this casting.
From CBS
LOS ANGELES, July 2, 2012 — Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning actress Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) has been cast in a recurring role on HAWAII FIVE-0, which begins its third season this fall on the CBS Television Network. Lahti will portray Doris McGarrett, the thought-to-be-deceased mother of Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin).
“The mysterious character of Doris McGarrett is a pivotal one to the mythology of our show,” said Executive Producer Peter Lenkov, “and we are thrilled to have a seasoned and beloved actress such as Christine to portray her. She’s a wonderful addition to the H50 family and the fans will certainly enjoy what we have in store for her. Let’s just say that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”
Lahti earned her first Oscar nomination for “Swing Shift,” then took the statue home 10 years later as a first-time director for her short film “Lieberman in Love.” In 1998, Lahti won both the Emmy and her second Golden Globe Award for her portrayal of Dr. Kathryn Austin on “Chicago Hope.” Three years later, her feature film directorial debut, “My First Mister,” opened the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Additional film credits include “Running on Empty,” for which she received the 1998 LA Film Critics Award as well as a Golden Globe nomination, “Leaving Normal,” “The Doctor,” “Housekeeping,” “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” and “…And Justice for All.”
Her television credits include a starring role in “Jack & Bobby,” for which she received both SAG and Golden Globe Award nominations, “Law & Order: SVU” and numerous television movies including “Amerika,” for which she earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.
A highly esteemed and award-winning stage actress, most recently Lahti starred on Broadway in “God of Carnage,” and off-Broadway in “Body of Water” and “Dreams of Flying, Dreams of Falling.”"

Christine Lahti on Hawaii Five-0

 I've seen her acting but right now I have no idea what to say. She's nice, a good actress but I can't see if she's going to blend with the team.

"CBS announced today that veteran actor Christine Lahti has been cast in a recurring role on Hawaii Five-0 for Season 3. There’s no official word yet on what role she’ll play, but fans are speculating like crazy, with the most common thing I’m seeing being she’ll be portraying Steve McGarrett’s (Alex O’Loughlin) mother. But you never know!
Lahti has appeared in such notable television shows as Chicago Hope and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Her latest endeavor before hitting the airwaves on Five-0 is a movie now in post-production called Truck Stop. Find out more about Ms. Lahti on her IMDb page.

Actress Christine Lahti, now cast in a recurring role on “Hawaii Five-0.”

Here is the original tweet from CBS for source: “@HawaiiFive0CBS: Casting News!! #H50 fans Christine Lahti is coming to the show in recurring role. More to follow…“"

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