Lea Thompson

Lea Katherine Thompson ( born May 31, 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota, USA) is an American actress.

Life and achievements

Lea Thompson was born in Rochester and was the youngest of five children. Her parents were Barbara Thompson, a singer and musician, and Cliff Thompson. At the age of 14, she began a career as a professional ballet dancer. Later, she also studied ballet and dance training for that daily 3 to 4 hours. She won scholarships for the American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet. At 20, she gave up on her ballet career and moved to New York, hoping to become an actress, where she had her first television appearance in 1980 in a Burger King commercial.

Your cinema debut Thompson in the film Jaws 3 -D 1982. After her performance opposite Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves counted as Brat Pack of the great hopes of Hollywood. Her breakthrough achieved Thompson in Back to the Future trilogy, in which they represented the mother of Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox). For five years she played the title role in the sitcom Caroline in the City. In 2005, she played the lead role in the multi-part feature film series Jane Doe about a former secret agent. In 1996, she made ​​a small break in the film industry and acted in several Broadway shows with.

Since 1989 she is married to film director Howard Deutch, she Is not she wonderful at the filming of the movie? had met. With him she has two daughters, Madeline and Zoey Deutch. Before that, she spent three years with the actor Dennis Quaid (Frequency, DOA) engaged.

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