Christopher Lawford

About Christopher Lawford

Who is it?: Actor, Producer
Birth Day: March 29, 1955
Birth Place:  Santa Monica, California, United States
Other names: Chris Lawford
Education: St. Martin of Tours Elementary School Middlesex School
Alma mater: Tufts University (B.A.) Boston College Law School (J.D.) Harvard University
Occupation: Author, actor, activist
Years active: 1988–present
Spouse(s): Jeannie Olsson (m. 1984; div. 2000) Mercedes Miller (m. 2014)
Children: 3
Parent(s): Peter Lawford Patricia Kennedy Lawford
Relatives: See Kennedy family
Website: christopherkennedylawford.com

Christopher Lawford

Christopher Lawford was born on March 29, 1955 in  Santa Monica, California, United States, is Actor, Producer. Christopher Lawford is the first child of Peter and Pat Kennedy Lawford, born on March 29, 1955. Lawford attended Tufts and Georgetown Universities, and went to Boston College Law School, graduating in 1983. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, a drug problem put Lawford in a clinic for a time, but he was able to straighten out his life and continue with his education. While living in the Boston area, he set up a clinic to treat opiate dependency. He has also served as a lecturer in psychiatry for Harvard Medical School.
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Popular As Christopher Lawford
Occupation Actor
Age 68 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 29, 1955 ( Santa Monica, California, United States)
Birthday March 29
Town/City  Santa Monica, California, United States
Nationality United States

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Christopher Lawford’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Christopher Lawford was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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Famous Quotes:

[...] I left the Catholic Church when I was 13 years old after my Uncle Bobby was assassinated, saying I would never go back, and I didn't really have a need for God and I didn't really believe in God. He wasn't useful to me. But I had gotten an understanding that there were spiritual people. My grandmother, Rose Kennedy, was a devout Catholic, but she was also a very spiritual person. She walked and meditated every day of her life. Her faith and spirituality got her through enormous trauma. That was not lost on me. My grandmother was this beacon of equilibrium in a world that was crazy. [...]That's [Roman Catholicism] just not something that speaks to me. I have my own tradition. I go to an ashram. I meditate. I chant. I do all that kind of stuff [...]

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Lawford supports Women in Recovery, Inc., a non-profit organization offering a live-in, 12-step program of rehabilitation for women in need, based in Venice, California. This charity, which was founded by a longtime resident of Venice, Sister Ada Geraghty, annually honors those who have made a difference in helping women overcome substance abuse problems. Lawford was the 2006 honoree for Women in Recovery at their Gala; past honorees have included Jamie Lee Curtis, Angela Lansbury, and Anthony Hopkins.

Biography/Timeline

1923

Lawford was born in Santa Monica, California at Saint John's Health Center. He is the eldest child and only son of actor Peter Lawford (1923–1984) and socialite Patricia "Pat" Kennedy Lawford (1924–2006). His three younger sisters are Sydney McKelvy (born 1956), Victoria Pender (born 1958), and Robin Lawford (born 1961). Lawford is a nephew of President John F. Kennedy and former cousin-in-law of actor/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger (appearing in two of his films, including Terminator 3). Peter and Patricia Lawford divorced in 1966 after which Patricia raised the children in New York City.

1962

Lawford told Australian interviewers that he has been trying to make a film about the 1962 Cuban missile crisis from Cuba's perspective but that he has been stymied by the U.S. embargo.

1970

Lawford began taking drugs while attending the Middlesex School. By the late 1970s, he had developed a serious drug abuse Problem. He briefly attended Fordham Law School but dropped out after several months due to his dependency on heroin (he later contracted Hepatitis C due to his drug use). In 1980, he was arrested in Aspen, Colorado for impersonating a Doctor in order to get prescription medication. The charges were later dropped when Lawford completed his probation.

1977

Before his parents' divorce, Lawford attended St. Martin of Tours Elementary School in Los Angeles. Upon moving to New York City with his mother, he attended the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. He later earned a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 1977. In 1983, he earned a J.D. from Boston College Law School, and a master's certificate in Clinical Psychology from Harvard University where he gained an academic appointment as a Lecturer in Psychiatry.

1984

In November 1984, Lawford married Jeannie Olsson, a sales advertising assistant for New York magazine. They have three children: David Christopher Lawford, Savannah Rose Lawford, and Matthew Kennedy Lawford. They divorced in 2000.

1988

In 1988, Lawford decided to pursue a career in acting. He spent over fifteen years in the film and television Business as an actor, Lawyer, executive, and Producer. He began his career in Universal Studios' Independent Film Acquisitions where he was responsible for the acquisition of American Graffiti, one of the highest-grossing films of the early 1970s. As an independent Producer Lawford arranged financing for and produced films including Kiss Me Guido & Drunks; both films were selections in the Sundance Film Festival.

2001

Lawford told the Australian newspaper that he sat next to Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana during a 2001 screening of Thirteen Days, a film about the missile crisis. "It was incredible. I went there and sat next to the guy my uncles were trying to kill. But President Castro believes if President Kennedy had lived, the embargo would have been lifted and they would have normalized relations." In a separate interview with ABC, Lawford said Castro "got up at the end of the film and he said, 'You've made a great film, but you've ignored Cuba, now you have to make a film of what was happening here in Cuba during those thirteen days." Lawford said that he had returned to Cuba six times in an effort to do just that "but as you know we have an embargo against Cuba, which is one of the greatest foreign policy tragedies in the history of the United States."

2005

In September 2005, Harper Collins Publishers released Lawford's memoir Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption (William Morrow 2005, ISBN 0-06-073248-2), which immediately became a New York Times Bestseller. In 2009, he released Moments of Clarity: Voices from the Front Lines of Addiction and Recovery, a series of essays by public figures, athletes and entertainers who have struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol. Almost every interviewee sought help from a twelve-step program such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous or another spiritually based means of support for recovery. In his own life, Lawford battled a drug and alcohol addiction for much of his early life, and has been in recovery for more than 24 years.

2006

Lawford supports Women in Recovery, Inc., a non-profit organization offering a live-in, 12-step program of rehabilitation for women in need, based in Venice, California. This charity, which was founded by a longtime resident of Venice, Sister Ada Geraghty, annually honors those who have made a difference in helping women overcome substance abuse problems. Lawford was the 2006 honoree for Women in Recovery at their Gala; past honorees have included Jamie Lee Curtis, Angela Lansbury, and Anthony Hopkins.

2009

Lawford was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. In a 2009 interview, Lawford admitted that he left the church in 1968 stating:

2010

In March 2010, Lawford sold at auction a 1965 Picasso painting, Femme au Grand Chapeau. Buste. The painting was estimated to sell at Sotheby's for between $8 million to $12 million and ended up bringing $8.2 million, or $9.3 million with Sotheby's buyer's commission.

2014

In May 2014, Lawford married Mercedes Miller, a yoga Teacher, in Maui, Hawaii.

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