Actor, Motivator & Author
Christopher Kennedy Lawford spent 20 years in the film and television industries as an actor, lawyer, executive, and producer. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption (2005), Moments of Clarity (2009) and Recover to Live (2013). He has also published Healing Hepatitis C (2009) and What Addicts Know (2014). In October 2016 Mr. Lawford released his latest book When Your Partner has an Addiction. Read More >
Mental Health and Gun Violence
Kennedy Cousins Discuss Addiction and Recovery
Moments of Clarity
Expanding Access to Recovery Care
Family Legacy and the Pervasiveness of Addiction
"The event was a HUGE success. Christopher Kennedy Lawford was AMAZING! Honestly one of the nicest, most down to earth people you could ever hope to meet. From the excellent communication and professionalism we encountered prior to the event…To his willingness to mingle and take photos with all of our guests… to his dynamic story….We could not have asked for more!"
"I just wanted to send you a quick note that we hit a “homerun” when we decided to have Christopher join us as our guest speaker at our annual Mental Health Champions’ Banquet. He was phenomenal—his message on point and heartfelt. He made a powerful presentation that touched so many, and we are grateful he was able to join us! "
"Many people said this was our best ever; the three speakers (Patrick Kennedy, Christopher Lawford, and David Sheff) were very personable and having three perspectives instead of one was very powerful. The three speakers also did a great job at the VIP luncheon of mingling with all 31 guests. They really made that very intimate and patiently had their pictures taken as well. After the event they were all besieged with attendees wanting autographs and pictures, and they were very attentive and accommodating."
"Chris was outstanding and awesome. He was very engaging, respectful and thoughtful. He provided NAMI FC with more than we even dreamed of. His message was profound. Thank you very much for recommending Chris Lawford. He has been the best speaker that we have ever brought before our membership. Thank you again."
"The night was everything I had hoped. It was a wonderful success for Frontline and our 300 guests that night. Also, I cannot say enough about Mr. Lawford. What a nice, humble man. His speech was raw, honest, and informative about the subject of addition and recovery. Frontline also received some press in the local newspaper, so that was an added bonus."
"Everything turned out very well. He is an excellent speaker and captivated the audience, and we got many positive comments about him from our attendees. I liked the way he wove his personal experiences into his advocacy for mental health… it was very powerful."
"Chris was awesome yesterday. We are getting a ton of positive feedback. He is such a good soul."