Lea Thompson

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Lea Thompson (born May 31, 1961, Rochester, Minnesota) is an American actress, television director, and television producer. She is best 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. Since 2011 she has co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family series Switched at Birth.

Age: 54
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Lorraine in Back To The Future (1985)

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Lea Thompson is married to Howard Deutch.
Howard Deutch
  • Commenced Dating: 1989
  • Date Married: 1989
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2016 Stars Are Already Dead Sophia
2015 The Wrong Side of Right Liz
2014 Ping Pong Summer Crandall Miracle
2014 Left Behind Irene Steele
2014 My Mother's Future Husband Rene
2014 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Vonnie Zero
2014 A to Z Lea Thompson
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Julia
2012 Love at the Christmas Table Elissa Beth Dixon
2012 Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake Cassandra Williams
2011 Mayor Cupcake Mary Maroni



[2012, on Article 99 (1992)] Wow, that's a crazy movie. That movie was interesting because I was eight months pregnant when I did it. My husband directed it, and there was another actress in that part, but the studio didn't like her, so they said, "You picked the wrong person, so get your wife to do it for very little money, 'cause she's already there on location in Kansas, anyway". So, yeah, I stepped in for some poor actress who was fired, and it was a really great cast. Luckily, I was wearing a lab coat, so I could hide my big baby bulge, but I remember I did a lot of frantic scenes with Forest Whitaker, and, y'know, he's a big guy, so I was always afraid I was going to get smashed by him. But I was really proud of that movie. I really loved it. It was ahead of its time in a lot of ways. Now we're going to be having more and more issues with all of the veterans coming home, how we're going to treat them, and the state of health care in this country. I liked what that movie said, and I was really proud of Howard for making it. And sad that it didn't do better... It had an amazing score. Danny Elfman did the score, I remember that. And, you know, both my dad and my husband's dad were veterans, so it felt really powerful to do something for them, something about veterans. I was really proud of that. And, again, I was very pregnant. Poor Kiefer Sutherland had to kiss me. Or maybe just flirt with me. I don't remember if he actually kissed me, but either way, he's got to do this when I'm eight months pregnant... and in front of my husband, no less!


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Nominated for 6 Awards | Won 4

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