Born on September 6, 1953 in New York, NY, to parents June Lockhart and Dr. John Maloney, Anne Lockhart was raised in Brentwood, California. She is a fourth generation performer; Her great-grandfather, John Coates Lockhart, was a professional concert singer, and was once in the 48th Highlanders' regimental band as well as the Kilties Band in Canada. Her grandfather, Gene Lockhart and grandmother, Kathleen Lockhart both acted as well. They appeared together along with her mother June Lockhart in the original 1938 MGM classic, A Christmas Carol. Her mother is best known from the television series Lassie and Lost in Space.
In 1986 she married assistant director Adam C. Taylor, the son of actor Buck Taylor (Gunsmoke), and grandson of actor Dub Taylor. They had two children, Carly and Zane. Adam died in an accident in 1994.
Lockhart's career started at a very young age. Her first role was at age four, when she starred in T is for Tumbleweed. This short subject film was nominated for an Academy Award. She spent time with her mother around the set, where she would learn about the workings of the business. Lockhart even appeared in several episodes of Lassie.
She was initially chosen by Glen Larson, who sent her a very preliminary script, for a role in the 1978 television series Battlestar Galactica. She rejected the role initially, as the character wasn't that strong. Later, Glen wrote a new part just for her, with a much stronger character named "Sheba". After reading the first 25 pages of the script "The Living Legend", she accepted immediately. The show ran for one season.
She was a favourite of Glen Larson, and appeared in many of his other television series including The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, B.J. and the Bear, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (where she played two characters, "Jennifer/Leila Markeson"), The Fall Guy, Knight Rider and Airwolf. She did two episodes of Magnum P.I.: in one episode she plays the younger version of her mother's character, in the other she plays a younger version of herself.
She is highly in demand providing voice work, having done over 100 television shows and movies. The movies include The Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, Back to the Future I and II, Antz, Prince of Egypt, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Predator II, Project X (where she impersonates chimps), The Rocketeer, The Three Musketeers, Lethal Weapon 3, Scenes From a Mall and Turner and Hooch. Television voicework include West Wing, the 2003 series Dragnet, The Cosby Mysteries, Diagnosis Murder, Goldie Gold, Spider Man and His Amazing Friends, Thundarr the Barbarian, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Anne is an expert equestrian. She was won championships in cutting, reining, team penning, and barrel racing. In 1983, she helped found Pro-Celebrity Rodeos, a children's charity that now has raised millions of dollars.
She currently lives in Southern California. Most of her time is now spent with family, doing voice work, and raising money for her children's charity though rodeos and convention appearances. She appears regularly with the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival in Thousand Oaks, California, which she helped found in the 1990's as well as with the Santa Susana Repertore Theatre Company. She has said that she loves live acting, and really enjoys doing Shakespeare. Some of her favourite roles were "Mrs. Cratchit" in A Christmas Carol, "Calpurnia" in Julius Caesar, "the Nurse" in Romeo and Juliet, "Mistress Quickly" in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and "Queen Margaret" in King Richard III.