Lea Thompson was born on 31st May, 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota, the daughter of Barbara, a singer and musician, and Cliff Thompson is an American actress and director.
Biography and Career
She studied ballet as a girl and would practice three to four hours every day. She was dancing professionally by the age of 14. She won scholarships to several ballet schools, including the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Thompson danced in more than 45 ballets with the American Ballet Theatre. She also danced with the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Minnesota Dance Theatre and the Ballet Repertory.
Thompson's first significant film roles came in 1983, with Jaws 3-D and All the Right Moves. That was followed by Red Dawn (1984) and The W
ild Life (1984). Her most famous role was that of Lorraine Baines McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, the first of the three films being released in 1985. Thompson's character is the mother of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox.
In April 2007, another TV movie, A Life Interrupted, premiered on Lifetime Television. It concerns a rape survivor, who overcomes her debilitating fear by working to get funding to get the terrible backlog of rape kits processed, so that other women will not have to suffer for years as she did.
She recently starred in the television movie The Christmas Clause, which received good reviews and ratings. She is also starring in the new films Splinterheads and Prettyface. She just filmed the movie I Was a 7th Grade Dragon Slayer. She is set to star in the potential television series A Town Called Malice.
Date of Birth : 31 May 1961, Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Birth Name : Lea Katherine Thompson
Height : 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Years Active : 1982â€“present
Why do we like Lea Thompson?
We like Lea Thompson for her role in Red Dawn.
Why is Lea Thompson famous?
Lea Thompson is famous for her 1990s NBC situation comedy Caroline in the City and her portrayal of Marty McFly's mother in the Back to the Future trilogy.
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