Lisa Blount
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Lisa Suzanne Blount

July 1, 1957
DiedOctober 27, 2010(2010-10-27) (aged 53)
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1977–2010
Spouse(s)Christopher Tufty
(m. 1982; div. 1998?)
(m. 1998)
AwardsAcademy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
2001 The Accountant

Lisa Suzanne Blount (July 1, 1957 – October 27, 2010)[1] was an American film and television actress, and Academy Award-winning producer.

Early life

Blount was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas,[1] 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 received a Golden Globe nomination for new star of the year for her performance in An Officer and a Gentleman,[1] and she acted in 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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4][5]

Although the coroner did not release an official cause of death, Blount's mother told 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".[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1977 September 30, 1955 Billie Jean Turner
1979 The Swap Vivan Buck New scenes
1981 Dead & Buried 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
1987 Nightflyers Audrey
Prince of Darkness Catherine Danforth
1988 South of Reno Anette Clark
1989 Out Cold Phyllis
Great Balls of Fire! Lois Brown
Blind Fury Annie Winchester
1991 Femme Fatale Jenny Purge
1993 Needful Things Cora Rusk Uncredited
1994 Stalked Janie
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
Year Title Role Notes
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 Annihilator Cindy Television film
1986 Deadly Nightmares Miranda Episode: "One Last Prayer"
1986 Starman Angela Episode: "Secrets"
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
1999 Traffic Television mini-series
2002 Judging Amy Jean Collins Episode: "Every Stranger's Face I See"
2003 Trash Lisa Television film
Year Title Notes
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)
2004 Chrystal
2007 Randy and the Mob Spirit of Slamdance Award (shared with Ray McKinnon & Walton Goggins)


  1. ^ a b c Kadden, Jack (October 29, 2010). "Lisa Blount, 53, Played Cynical Friend". The New York Times. p. B 11. Retrieved May 15, 2021 – via
  2. ^ The Accountant, DVD end credits.
  3. ^ "Actress Lisa Blount, memorable for 'An Officer and a Gentleman', is found dead at 53", Los Angeles Times. October 27, 2010
  4. ^ "Oscar-winning actress Lisa Blount dies at 53", Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. October 27, 2010
  5. ^ "Lisa Blount Found Dead on Wednesday", The News of Today; accessed September 3, 2015.
  6. ^ "EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: An Officer and a Gentleman Star Lisa Blount Lived in Excruciating Pain, Says Mom". Retrieved September 3, 2015.