Courtney Thorne-Smith

Courtney Thorne-Smith

Born Nov 8, 1967

Courtney Thorne-Smith is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Alison Parker on Melrose Place, Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal, and Cheryl Mabel in According to Jim, as well as her recurring role on Two and a Half Men as Lyndsey McElroy.… Read More

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  • Testing True Grit
    NYTimes - Mar 04, 2016
  • D.B. Sweeney Is Just A Regular Guy On Two And A Half Men
    Boom Tron - Sep 23, 2013
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    Huffington Post - Mar 11, 2013
  • Congrats In Order: Gbs Honor Roll
    Glenview Patch - Apr 27, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Courtney Thorne-Smith.


1967 Birth Born on November 8, 1967.


1985 17 Years Old She attended Menlo-Atherton High School, in Atherton, California, and graduated from Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley, California, in 1985. … Read More
1986 18 Years Old Thorne-Smith made her first film appearance in the 1986 feature film drama Lucas, alongside Winona Ryder, Corey Haim, and Charlie Sheen. … Read More


1990 22 Years Old …  In 1990, she was featured in six episodes of L.A. Law as Laker Girl Kimberly Dugan.
1992 24 Years Old Her first notable starring television role was as Alison Parker on Melrose Place from 1992 to 1997.
1995 27 Years Old During this time, in 1995, she starred in a made-for-television movie Beauty's Revenge which was also marketed in CD and DVD form as "Midwest Obsession".
1997 29 Years Old Following this, she went on to play Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal from 1997 to 2000. … Read More


1998 30 Years Old In 1998, she starred in the box office flop Chairman of the Board with Carrot Top.
2000 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Her character was written out of Ally McBeal at the beginning of season four in 2000, though she returned for occasional guest appearances afterwards.
2001 33 Years Old From 2001 to 2009, she starred as Cheryl on According to Jim.
2007 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2007, her real-life pregnancy was hidden on the show at first, but was then written into the plot.


2008 40 Years Old On January 11, 2008, aged 40, she gave birth to their first child, Jacob Emerson Fishman.
2009 41 Years Old In 2009, she appeared in Sorority Wars.
2010 42 Years Old On February 18, 2010, she signed on to play Alan Harper's girlfriend, Lyndsey McElroy, in season seven of Two and a Half Men.
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