While Lea Thompson is an actress, tv producer, a dancer and a director for many people, she is equally a wife and a mum. This American actress has performed 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 Back to The Future trilogy as Lorraine Baines. She was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Lea has been an actress since 1982, she attended Marshall-University High School, Minneapolis and is one of the five children of Clifford and Barbara Barry Thompson.
It is known that her mum is of an 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. She was a ballet student as a girl and danced professionally by the time she was 14. As a ballet dancer, she won scholarships to the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.
At 20 years old, Thompson was told by Mikhail Baryshnikov, a Latvian-born Russian and American dancer, choreographer, and actor, that even though she was a lovely 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 acted her first movie in 1983, in Jaw 3-D, an American horror-thriller film. Later that year, she featured in ‘All the Right Moves’, ‘Red Dawn’, and ‘The Wild Life’ in 1984. 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 Loneliness’.
Through the 1990s, Lea has appeared in many TV films including ‘The Substitute Wife’ and ‘The Right To Remain Silent’, 1994 and 1996, respectively. In 1996, she won a People’s Choice Award for Favourite Female Performer in a New TV Comedy Series, and the series itself won the Favourite New TV Comedy Series. Several years later (in 2003), she played Sarah Gibson in ‘Stealing Christmas’ and appeared in several episodes of ‘Ed’, an NBC television hour-long comedy-drama. From 2011-2017, Thompson starred in the ABC Family series ‘Switched At Birth,’ a series about a family realizing that their 16-year-old daughter is not biologically theirs but was switched at the hospital with another baby at birth. 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 heartbreaks of adolescence and adulthood.
Lea has been nominated for many awards and has won a good number of them since 1985. In 1985, she was nominated as Best Supporting Actress in Back To The Future for Saturn Awards. Two years later (in 1987), she won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama. This was for her performance in Some Kind of Wonderful. That’s not, Lea Thompson won the Kid’s Choice Awards in 1990 for Favourite Movie Actress with the movie Back To The Future II. In 1995, she won the People’s Choice Awards for Favourite Female Performer In a New TV Series. Lea was nominated as the Best Actress in a TV Series-Musical or Comedy in 1996 for the Satellite Awards and in 2014, she won the American Movie Awards’ Best Actress; this was for her role in the movie ‘The Trouble With The Truth’.
Her Net Worth
Lea Thompson’s net worth as of 2018, is estimated at $14 million. That’s very reasonable, considering how good an actress she’s been and how long she’s been acting. She was once listed among the top 35 World’s Richest Actresses.
Lea’s Husband And Daughter
This actress has been married to Howard Deutch since 1989. That’s impressive, considering the common and frequent divorces seen among celebrities. Howard is an American film and television director who worked with filmmaker John Hughes. He’s been active as a director since 1986. Howard was born in New York City, United States on 14th September 1950. At 67, he still directs film productions, and when he’s not directing, he’s teaching the Saturday advanced acting and directing class at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Deutch met Lea during the filming of Some Kind of Wonderful. He has once directed his wife in four episodes of Caroline In The City. Deutch and Lea have two daughters – Madelyn and Zoey Deutch. Madelyn (born in 1991) is an American actress, model, writer, and musician. She made an appearance alongside her mother, and sister, Zoey, in the film ‘Mayor Cupcake’. Madelyn is also popular in the American TV 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 into modeling and fashion.
Height and Body Features
Lea Thompson is 1.63 m in height (5′ 4″) and weighs 119 lb (54 kg). She has an hourglass body shape with a slim build. Her body measurements are 34-26-34 inches (86-66-86 cm). Yeah, she has a bust size of 34 inches (86 cm), a waist size of 26 inches (66 cm), and hip size of 35 inches (89 cm). The actress has a light brown eye color and is a blondie.