Date of Birth : Sep 18th 1979
American actress. She became known in 2002, after a leading role in the drama White Oleander, and has since starred in several Hollywood films, including Matchstick Men, Big Fish and Flicka. She also had roles on several television shows, like 7th Heaven, Crusade, Tucker and Pasadena.
As a senior, she was an awardee of National Foundation of the Advancement of the Arts and was offered the chance to attend the Tisch School of the Arts, but declined.
In 1997, after graduating from high school, Lohman moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue her acting career. For the next few years, her work consisted of science fiction B-movies (such as Kraa! The Sea Monster and Planet Patrol), television productions (including the made-for-TV movie Sharing the Secret) and children’s films (such as Delivering Milo and The Million Dollar Kid). Also included was the dark urban drama White Boy.
Lohman starred in White Oleander, an adaptation of Janet Fitch’s novel, alongside Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright-Penn and Renée Zellweger. Though the film was a box office failure (it opened to $5.6 million in 1,510 theaters), Lohman’s performance met with wide critical acclaim and has been described as her “breakthrough role” by media sources.
The following year, she appeared in Matchstick Men, directed by Ridley Scott. She starred with Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell, and though it was not a box office success either, Lohman continued to gain praise. Later that year, she appeared in Tim Burton’s Big Fish, which continued her trend of appearing in films of high acclaim, but little success.