Lea Thompson is an American actress, director, and television producer who is best known for her portrayal of Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy, as the titular character in Caroline in the City, and as Kathryn Kennish in Switched at Birth.

Born Name

Lea Katherine Thompson

Nick Name

Lea

Sun Sign

Gemini

Born Place

Rochester, Minnesota, United States

Residence

Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

Education

Lea earned scholarships to study at the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet.

Other than that, Lea also attended Marshall-University High School.

Occupation

Actress, Dancer, Director, Producer

Family

  • Father – Clifford Thompson
  • Mother – Barbara Barry Thompson
  • Siblings – Coleen Goodrich (Sister), Shannon Katona (Sister), Andrew (Brother) (Ballet Dancer), Barry (Brother)

Manager

Lea is represented by Innovative Artists and Gilbertson Entertainment.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 3 in or 160 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Lea’s name has been linked to –

  1. (1983-1989)
  2. (1987)
  3. Howard Deutch (1987-Present) – She married film director Howard Deutch on July 23, 1989. The couple has 2 daughters named (b. 1991) and (b. 1994), both of whom are well-known writers and actresses.

Race / Ethnicity

White

She has Irish, English, Scottish-Irish / Northern Irish, Swiss-German, and far-ff Dutch ancestry.

Hair Color

Blonde

She often tends to dye her hair light brown.

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled cheeks
  • Thin lips

Brand Endorsements

Lea has appeared in commercials for various brands such as –

  • Chevrolet (1996)
  • Mall of America (1996)
  • Twix (1984)
  • Burger King (1982)

Lea Thompson Favorite Things

  • Theatrical Work – Sally Bowles in the Sam Mendes’ revival of Cabaret on Broadway

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Lea Thompson Facts

  1. She is 1 of 5 children born to Clifford and Barbara Thompson and was brought up in a Christian environment.
  2. Lea started taking ballet lessons at an early age and also took part in several dance competitions. She even bagged several scholarships in prestigious dance schools such as the American Ballet Theater.
  3. Her passion for dance came crashing down after Russian dancer and choreographer Mikhail Nikolayevich Baryshnikov revealed to her that she did not possess the desired body to become a prima ballerina. However, in an interview, Lea stated that she was glad he told her because it helped her make the difficult decision to quit dancing.
  4. At the age of 20, Lea relocated to New York and began working in commercials.
  5. She got her big break in the film industry with her role as Lorraine in Back to the Future in 1985.
  6. Besides her hit televised appearances, Lea is also is notably known for her appearances in various films such as All the Right Moves (1983), Red Dawn (1984), Howard the Duck (1986), Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993).

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Facts of Lea Thompson 

  • full nameLea Thompson 
  • Date of Birth May 31, 1961
  • Age 60 years 6 months
  • Horoscope Gemini
  • Lucky Number 8
  • Lucky Stone Agate
  • Lucky Color Yellow
  • Best Match for Marriage Leo, Aquarius, Libra
  • weight57 kg
  • height5 ft 3 in

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