May 31, 1961
59 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm
35-23.5-35 in | 89-60-89 cm
56 kg | 123.5 pounds
7.5 US | 38 EU
Lea Katherine Thompson was born in Rochester, Minnesota, United States, on May 31, 1961, is an American actress.
Young Lea Thompson first started performing as a ballerina, she danced in more than 45 ballets with the American Ballet Theatre.
She made her big screen debut in horror thriller film Jaws 3-D (1983) in role as Kelly Ann Bukowski.
She got her television debut in HBO horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt (1989) in episode "Only Sin Deep", in role as Sylvia Vane.
Her breakthrough performance came as Lorraine Baines in science fiction film Back to the Future (1985), for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress.
10 Tricks (2021) comedy in role as Grace, opposite Sam Hennings and Raymond Cruz
Mark, Mary & Some Other People (2021) comedy with Hayley Law, Ben Rosenfield and Odessa A'zion
Unplugging (2021) romantic comedy in role as Perkins, opposite Eva Longoria and Keith David
She played Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy:
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future Part II (1989) for which she won the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
She won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her role as Amanda Jones in romantic drama movie Some Kind of Wonderful (1987).
She won the American Movie Award for Best Actress for her role as Emily in romantic drama film The Trouble with the Truth (2011).
Red Dawn (1984) action opposite Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and C. Thomas Howell
All the Right Moves (1983) sports drama with Tom Cruise, Craig T. Nelson and Chris Penn
Howard the Duck (1986) superhero sci-fi comedy opposite Jeffrey Jones and Tim Robbins
SpaceCamp (1986) space adventure with Kate Capshaw, Joaquin Phoenix and Kelly Preston
The Wild Life (1984) comedy drama opposite Christopher Penn, Rick Moranis and Ilan Mitchell-Smith
Dennis the Menace (1993) family comedy with Mason Gamble, Walter Matthau and Christopher Lloyd
Article 99 (1992) comedy drama opposite Kiefer Sutherland, Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker
The Year of Spectacular Men (2017) comedy drama with Zoey Deutch and Madelyn Deutch
Little Women (2018) drama opposite Sarah Davenport, Melanie Stone and Allie Jennings
Dinner in America (2020) dark comedy with Kyle Gallner, Emily Skeggs and Brittany Sheets
She won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series for her role as Caroline Duffy in NBC sitcom Caroline in the City (1995-1999).
For the People (2002-2003) Lifetime legal drama series in role as Chief Dep. Dist. Atty. Camille Paris
Ed (2004) NBC comedy drama series in role as Liz Stevens
She played Cathy Davis in made-for-television film series Jane Doe (2005-2008).
Switched at Birth (2011-2017) ABC teen family drama series in role as Kathryn Kennish
Scorpion (2016-2017) CBS action drama series in role as Veronica Dineen
Attended the Marshall-University High School.
Studied at the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
Has two brothers: Andrew, Barry and two sisters: Coleen Goodrich and Shannon Katona.
Has Irish, English, Scots-Irish, German and Dutch ancestry.
She voiced Lorraine Baines in video game CR: Back to the Future (2008).
Good friends with Amy Pietz.
Lives in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States.
She dated Eric Stoltz (1986).
Has been engaged to actor Dennis Quaid (1984-1986).
She married film director Howard Deutch in 1989, they have two daughters, Madelyn Deutch and Zoey Deutch.