While for many people Lea Thompson is an actress, television producer, dancer, and director, she is also a wife and mother. The American actress has appeared in many well-known films and television series since the 1980s. These include A Will of their Own, For The People, Head Case, Greek, etc.
Lea Thompson Bio (Age)
Lea Katherine Thompson is an American-born actress known for her role in the Back to The Future trilogy as Lorraine Baines. She was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America. Lea has been an actress since 1982, she attended Marshall University High School in Minneapolis and is one of the five children of Clifford and Barbara Barry Thompson.
It is known that her mother is of Irish descent and that her parents divorced when she was six years old. Lea has four siblings, two sisters – Coolen Goodrich and Shannon Katona – and two brothers – Andrew and Barry. As a girl, she was a ballet student and started dancing professionally at the age of 14. As a ballet dancer, she won scholarships for the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
At the age of 20, Thompson learned from Mikhail Baryshnikov, a Latvian-born Russian and American dancer, choreographer, and actor, that although she was a wonderful dancer, she was too stocky and did not have the right body to become a prima ballerina. Lea then changed her focus to acting. She made her first film in 1983, in Jaw 3-D, an American horror-thriller movie. Later that year, in 1984, she starred in “All the Right Moves”, “Red Dawn” and “The Wild Life”. Lea’s most famous role is that of Lorraine Baines McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy. Since 1986 Thompson has starred in “Spacecamp”, “Howard the Duck”, “Some Kind of Wonderful”, “Casual Sex” and “The Wizard of Solitude”.
In the 1990s, Lea appeared in many television films, including “The Substitute Woman” and “The Right to Silence” (1994 and 1996). In 1996 she won a People’s Choice Award for her favorite actress in a new television comedy series, and the series itself won the award for the most popular new television comedy series. A few years later (2003) she played Sarah Gibson in “Stealing Christmas” and appeared in several episodes of “Ed”, an hour-long comedy-drama on NBC television. From 2011-2017, Thompson starred in the ABC Family series “Switched At Birth,” a series about a family who realizes that their 16-year-old daughter is not theirs biologically, but was switched with another baby at birth in the hospital. Thompson was cast in “Little Woman” where she played Marmee March, the mother who helps her daughters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy juggle through the struggles and heartaches of adolescence and adulthood.
Lea has been nominated for many awards and has won a number of them since 1985. In 1985 she was nominated for the Saturn Awards as best supporting actress in Back To The Future. Two years later (1987) she won the Young Artist Award for Best Up-and-Coming Actress in a feature film drama. This prize was awarded to her for her performance in Some Kind of Wonderful. That’s not true, Lea Thompson won the 1990 Kid’s Choice Award as a favorite actress with the film Back to the Future II. In 1995 she won the People’s Choice Awards for her favorite actress in a new television series. Lea was nominated for the Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy in 1996 and in 2014 she won the American Movie Awards for Best Actress; this was for her role in the movie “The Trouble With The Truth”.
Her Net Worth
Lea Thompson’s net assets from 2018 are estimated at $14 million. This is very reasonable considering what a good actress she is and how long she has been acting. She was once listed among the 35 richest actresses in the world.
Lea’s Husband And Daughter
This actress is married to Howard Deutch since 1989. This is impressive considering the frequent and frequent divorces among celebrities. Howard Deutch is an American film and television director who has worked with the filmmaker John Hughes. He has worked as a director since 1986. Howard was born on September 14, 1950, in New York City, United States. At the age of 67, he is still directing film productions, and when he is not directing, he teaches the advanced acting and directing class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse on Saturdays.
Deutch met Lea during the shooting of Some Kind of Wonderful. He once directed four episodes of Caroline In The City with his wife. Deutch and Lea have two daughters – Madelyn and Zoey Deutch. Madelyn (born 1991) is an American actress, model, writer, and musician. She appeared alongside her mother and her sister Zoey in the film “Mayor Cupcake”. Madelyn is also popular in the American television series “Outcast” and “Texas Rising”.
Zoey Deutch is also an actress known for her roles as Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway in “Vampire Academy” (2014), Samantha Kingston in “Before I Fall” (2017), and Erica Vandross in “Flower” (2017). Zoey is also involved in modeling and fashion.
Height and Body Features
Lea Thompson is 1.63 m tall (5′ 4″) and weighs 54 kg (119 lb). She has the shape of an hourglass and is slim built. Her body measurements are 34-26-34 inches (86-66-86 cm). Yes, she has a bust size of 34 inches (86 cm), a waist size of 26 inches (66 cm), and a hip size of 35 inches (89 cm). The actress has light brown eyes and is a blonde.