"What kind of people are you, anyway? You couldn't have been born this way, you must have to work at it!" -Matt
"Festus when you see me you'll know I'm back." - Matt
Lauri Peters was previously in the episode, "May Blossoms" (Feb. 15,1964) as Festus' cousin. She was in the films, Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962), Summer Holiday (1963) and For Love of Ivy (1968). She was also in episodes of the television series, Ford Startime, The Road West, and Ghost Story. She is as talented as she is
pretty, not only being an actress but a dancer and singer as well. She has acted on and off Broadway in such
productions as Sound of Music,with Mary Martin and Cradle Will Rock with Leonard Bernstein, and at such major
repretory companies as the Guthrie, San Diego Old Globe Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre and Theatre Company of Boston. She was co-founder in 1993 with Sanford Meisner of the Meisner Extention at
NYU (Undergraduate Drama, Tisch School of the Arts). She is Artistic Director and Master Teacher of the Extention. She now teaches the Meisner work outside of NYU.
She was married to actor Jon Voight from 1962 to 1967.