Lea Thompson

Actress of Film and Theatre + Director of Several Television Series and Made-for-tv Movies.
Born May 31, 1961

Lea Kathleen Thompson is an American actress, television director and television producer. She is known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films she is known for include All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck, Jaws 3-D, Red Dawn, and Some Kind of Wonderful.… Read More

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    Huffington Post - Nov 12, 2013
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1961 Birth Born on May 31, 1961.


1982 21 Years Old Thompson made her home-media screen debut in 1982 as Cecily "Sissy" Loper in the interactive live-action video game "MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone?" and her movie significant debut in 1983, with Jaws 3-D. … Read More
1985 24 Years Old Thompson's most famous role is that of Lorraine Baines McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, with the first film released in 1985. … Read More
1986 25 Years Old In 1986, Thompson starred in SpaceCamp and Howard the Duck. … Read More
1989 28 Years Old She also had a prominent role in the 1989 TV film Nightbreaker, for which she was nominated for a CableACE Award. … Read More


1995 34 Years Old Thompson found moderate critical and popular success as the star of the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City from 1995 to 1999.
1996 35 Years Old In 1996, Thompson received a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series, while her show won for Favorite New TV Comedy Series.
1998 37 Years Old Thompson also starred in a A Will of their Own, a 1998 American television mini-series directed by Karen Arthur. The film follows six generations of females within one family, and their struggle for power and independence in America. The film debuted on October 18, 1998 on the NBC network to strong critical reviews. … Read More


2004 43 Years Old Thompson also appeared in several episodes of the dramedy series Ed and in a guest role for one episode in 2004 on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit; she played a woman whose embryos were stolen.
2005 44 Years Old In 2005, Thompson began a series of made-for-TV films for the Hallmark Channel, in which she plays Jane Doe, an ex-secret agent turned housewife, who helps the government solve mysteries. … Read More
2006 45 Years Old Thompson was a featured singer on Celebrity Duets and the second contestant eliminated in 2006.
2007 46 Years Old In April 2007 she starred in another TV film, A Life Interrupted, which premiered on Lifetime television.
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Thompson guest-starred on the show Head Case in January 2008.


2014 53 Years Old In 2014, Thompson was a competitor on Dancing with the Stars: season 19. … Read More
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