Lea Thompson Biography, Daughters, Movies, Goldbergs, Jane Doe Series, Look-alike

Lea Thompson Biography

 Lea Thompson is an American actress, director, and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy. She was the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City.

Lea Thompson

Other films for which she is known include All the Right Moves Red Dawn Howard the Duck, Some Kind of Wonderful and The Beverly Hillbillies From 2011 to 2017, she co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family-turned Freeform series Switched at Birth.
She studied ballet as a girl and danced professionally by the age of 14. She  won scholarships to the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Mikhail Baryshnikov told her that she did not have the right body to become a prima ballerina and by that she changed her focus to acting.
She moved to New York at age 20. She performed in a number of Burger King advertisements in the 1980s along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Elisabeth Shue. Her eventual co-star in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III.

Lea Thompson Age

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. She is 57 years old as per now.

Lea Thompson Parents | Mother

Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin “Cliff” Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel, all the kids sharing a room. Things began to look up for the family when Lea’s father got a job in Minneapolis, where the family moved.

Lea Thompson Howard Deutch |  Children

Lea Thompson and Howard Deutch met while filming Some Kind of Wonderful—he the director, she the lead actress—and 30 years later, their marriage is just that: wonderful On summer 1989, the couple was married. Lea and Howard welcomed their daughter Madelyn in 1991, followed by Zoey in 1994. Madelyn and Zoey are both actresses and even collaborated with their parents on the 2017 independent film The Year of Spectacular Men. The sisters co-star in the movie, which was written and scored by Madelyn, co-produced by Zoey and Howard, and directed by Lea.

Lea Thompson Goldbergs

Adam F. Goldberg created a series The Goldbergs He decided to collect a few new mementos from his adolescence. Namely Lea Thompson (Back to the Future) and Joanna Kerns (Growing Pains).
He loved their work back in the day, and now he’s hired them as Goldbergs. Thompson has starred in Switched at Birth and is marking her first broadcast directorial debut.
This is after multiple episodes of her Freeform series as well as a pair of Hallmark TV movies. She first spoke with Goldberg a year ago, when The Goldbergs did an episode involving her ’80s film Space Camp. The conversation led to Goldberg inviting Thompson to direct the upcoming Thanksgiving episode, airing Nov. 16.

Lea Thompson Jane Doe Series

Jane Doe is the name of a series of nine.It is made for television mystery films released by the Hallmark Channel. It later appearing regularly on the Hallmark Movie Channel. It was created by Dean Hargrove. Lea Thompson stars as Cathy Davis, a soccer mom who is secretly Jane Doe and also an agent for the federal “Central Security Agency”.The films focus on her efforts to keep her lives separate while solving mysteries. Thompson also made her directorial debut with the sixth film in the series, called Jane Doe: The Harder they Fall and went on to also direct Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder.
In ‘I remember it well’ the story line is about a famous mentalist who possesses the names of secret foreign agents in the middle east is about to give up this information to kidnappers unless a hefty ransom is paid within 24 hours.
In Vanishing Act Lea Thompson acts as a Former secret agent Cathy Davis who is called back into service to investigate the disappearance of top secret computer software, and the man who was carrying it, from an aeroplane in mid-flight.
In I ‘Now You See It, Now You Don’t A housewife’ (Lea Thompson) who secretly works for the government must help solve the theft of the Declaration of Independence.
‘Til Death Do Us Part’ ,the story line tells of  when a ruthless arms kingpin stages an ingenious escape from prison bent on a vengeance killing, undercover agent Jane Doe faces a race against time to protect the intended victim.

Lea Thompson Interview

CableFAX: You’ve worked with Hallmark before and done other TV. What intrigued you about this particular role?
Thompson: Well, I’d never done a romantic-comedy movie and so I was really excited to do that. And I really thought it was a funny idea—the whole Scottish theme—and I was really excited to do a movie in Ireland, even though it was supposed to be Scotland. I just thought it was a cute idea. I love tackling different forms—adventure, sit-coms, musicals. I love doing all sort of different things, and I’d never done this before, so I was really excited to be asked.
CableFAX: So “Casual Sex” doesn’t count as a rom-com?
Thompson: It wasn’t supposed to be. It was supposed to be a girl buddy movie, but it kind of ended up as a rom-com.
CableFAX: In “The Cabin,” you and your kids are stuck in a cabin with a guy you don’t like very much and his kids because the resort screws up the reservation. Have you ever faced a situation like that in real life? One in which you’re thrown together with random strangers?
Thompson: [LAUGHS]. Well, every movie is kind of like that. So I can definitely relate to it. I’ve been married for 22 years, so I can’t relate to it romantically. But I have a big family, and we’re always smashed in together at some point. We take a vacation, and we’re all too cheap to get lots of rooms—which I think is part of the fun. I always think it’s weird when people buy these huge vacation homes so they can not be together.
CableFAX: You’re keeping pretty busy these days. You just finished shooting Clint Eastwood’s new “J Edgar” movie about the controversial FBI chief.
Thompson: I don’t have a big part in the J. Edgar movie, but I shot that, and it was a great experience. I always wanted to work with Clint Eastwood. And Leonardo DiCaprio is such an inspiring actor. It was real fun to all of the sudden be in the 30s. It was really exciting. And I just finishing my new series “Switched at Birth,” which is a big hit on cable. It had the biggest debut ever for ABC Family. So that did really great. And that’s a really interesting character: An uptight housewife who just thinks her whole life is perfect, and then she finds out that she’s been raising someone else’s kid for 16 years.
CableFAX: I hate when that happens.
Thompson: I know. Me too. But it’s a really great series, and it’s being received well critically. I’m having to learn sign language, which is really interesting because one of my daughters is deaf in the show. We really have to learn it. There’s experts on the set all the time making sure we do it right. It’s a really fun thing for an actor/dancer to learn sign language. It’s really amazing.
CableFAX: You could create your own sign language dance.
Thompson: I know. We were thinking of doing the all-silent musical version. [LAUGHS].
CableFAX: And of course you are a trained ballerina. I think I caught you doing a few ballet moves in “The Cabin,” actually.
Thompson: Yeah. They let me do a little dancing. It was fun doing that, and it was fun doing all the Scottish games and everything. I love doing physical things in movies. I really do. It was quick, and because of the rain a lot of times we had to sit there and wait because of that… I just really had a good time. It was such an international cast and crew. And the food in Dublin was so good. You don’t think of food in Ireland as being good, but it has been such a renaissance. I literally can’t wait to get back and eat the Irish food.
CableFAX: You’ve also done some directing on Hallmark with the “Jane Doe” series.
Thompson: Yes, and I’d love it if they gave me the chance to direct again. I had a great time doing those. It just seems to be the natural conclusion of all the work I’ve done in my life—all the different styles of acting and singing and dancing and comedy and drama. So I’m hoping that in the next few years, I can do some more directing.
CableFAX: What attracts you more these days: Acting or directing.
Thompson: I definitely find directing much more interesting… It uses a multitasking part of my brain. You reach a certain point in your life where it’s time to give back and to teach. I think that’s a graceful way to pass things on. It keeps you young and in touch, and not bitter. Directing can be about teaching…
CableFAX: So you’re definitely hoping to do more directing?
Thompson: I hope they’ll let me do that on my series… And also I produced this movie that’s coming out on DVD called “Mayor Cupcake,” and my daughters are both in that. So that was a lovely experience.
CableFAX: Have they got the acting bug now?
Thompson: Yeah, my oldest daughter just graduated from college, so she’s just starting acting. But my youngest daughter has been acting for a year, and she’s done extremely well for herself. She’s extremely talented. They’re kind of following in my footsteps, which is fun.
CableFAX: You started with light comedies in the 1980s, but you’ve been involved with so many genres since then. Do you have a favorite?
Thompson: I really like doing different things—sometimes I think to my detriment. When I was a dancer, I did all kinds of styles of dance, so I think that bled over to my whole artistic life. I like doing dramas. I like doing musicals. I feel blessed that I’ve been able to do that, because sometimes people try to pigeonhole you into one kind of style. So I’ve been really lucky.
CableFAX: You also had a nice run in the sit-com world with “Caroline in the City.” That was a broadcast show, and you’ve done a good mix of broadcast TV and cable since then. Any difference at this point?
Thompson: You know, it’s really evening out. It’s really evening out in terms of how many people watch it. What’s been great about the cable channels is that they open worlds for people because of the specificity. Because they’re specifically designed for a specific audience, they actually open up jobs for actors… ABC Family is designed for mothers and their teenaged daughters. That’s the audience they’re going for, and that’s perfect for me… The networks seem to be really about actors in their early 30s. So younger people can get jobs on Nickelodeon and The Disney Channel, and older people can work on other networks. So cable has been a real blessing for our industry. There’s just more work. Usually about 2 million people watch a Hallmark movie, and that’s a good number for the CW. So it’s kind of evening out.
CableFAX: Are the budgets keeping up on cable?
Thompson: Well, the best budgets are on HBO.
CableFAX: Sure. I wasn’t counting the premiums.
Thompson: Yeah, well HBO is the place to work. They put so much money in those shows, and they have such quality work. They’re not even making movies like that. The business is changing a lot, but luckily they still need actors.
CableFAX: Until they get computers to replace us all—including writers.
Thompson: Exactly. But really what I notice are that movies are an incredibly hand crafted project. It’s the most hand crafted export that America has. When you’re working on it, you realize how many people work on it, how each scene is totally unique and will never be recreated. And it takes so many artists to do it. It’s kind of awesome. It’s an awesome industry.
CableFAX: You do so much family-friendly fare these days. Would you ever look at edgier material a la Showtime, HBO, FX, etc?
Thompson: I’m a modern dancer at heart. I’m an experimental theater person at heart… And if you look at the parts I’m known for, “Back to the Future” was an incredibly subversive part. So I’m totally into that. It’s just not usually the parts that come my way. I have a wholesome image, even though I’m known as the woman who wanted to seduce her son. I think people don’t generally think of me first for those types of parts, but I would love to do that.
CableFAX: You just need to get involved in a good scandal.
Thompson: I think that’s the real problem. I’ve been married for so long, with two wonderful kids. I’m not really known for my scandals.
CableFAX: Such a horrible problem to have.
Thompson: Isn’t it? It’s actually a detriment, actually, to have a quiet life. But I’m really happy I do.

Lea Thompson On Dancing With The Stars

Actress Lea Thompson was voted off “Dancing With the Stars” Monday night just one week of the semifinals. Thompson, 53, said she was proud of what she had accomplished on the show, including losing 10 pounds and getting back in shape.
“It was really great to feel like my body was my body again. “I never worked out and I got so much stronger. I feel so much better than I’ve felt in 15 years. I’ve got to keep doing it.”
Each contestant had to perform two dances during Monday’s show. In the first dance, they performed with their pro partner to a style of dance, music and costume all chosen by viewers. In the second routine, they included a third dancer who was either an eliminated pro dancer or a member of the show’s troupe. At the end of the night, Thompson and reality TV star Sadie Robertson were both in jeopardy of going home.

Lea Thompson Look Alike

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Lea Thompson Scorpion

She will portray Veronica Dineen, an accomplished con artist who comes back into Paige’s (Katharine McPhee) life after years behind bars during the upcoming Thanksgiving-themed episode.
After getting mixed up in a real estate deal gone wrong, some dangerous colleagues are on Veronica’s tail in the wake of her uncovering a secret and a forgotten nuclear reactor. Eager to reconnect with her disapproving daughter and the genius grandson she’s never met, Veronica brings the team a surprising case, but still has a few secrets of her own she’d like to hide. The team is skeptical at first, but soon discover that the nuclear material in the facility is rapidly heating and threatening to explode.

Lea Thompson Christmas Movie

The movie is about a stressed out lawyer and mother of three gets her yuletide wish when she wishes to see what her life would be like if she had chosen to pursue her career in Law rather than marrying and becoming a working mother with Lea Thompson as the starring.

Lea Thompson Hairstyles

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Lea Thompson Today | Lea Thompson Director

Lea Thompson is moving to the other side of the camera as the director of the new movie “The Year of Spectacular Men,” starring her daughters Madelyn Deutch and Zoey Deutch.“There’s not enough projects for young women,” Thompson says.

Lea Thompson Twitter

Lea Thompson Movies and tv shows.




1989 Nightbreaker Sally Matthews
Tales from the Crypt Sylvia Vane
1990 Montana Peg Guthrie
1993 Stolen Babies Annie Beales
1994 The Substitute Wife Amy Hightower
1995 The Unspoken Truth Brianne Hawkins
Friends Caroline Duffy
1995–99 Caroline in the City Caroline Duffy
1996 The Right to Remain Silent Christine Paley
1998 A Will of their Own Amanda Steward
2002 Electric Geri Meyers
2002–03 For the People Chief Dep. Dist. Atty. Camille Paris
2003 Stealing Christmas Sarah Gibson
2004 Ed Liz Stevens
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Michelle Osborne
2005 Jane Doe: Vanishing Act Cathy Davis
Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don’t Cathy Davis
Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part Cathy Davis
Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Cathy Davis
2006 Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well Cathy Davis
Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Cathy Davis
2007 Jane Doe: Ties That Bind Cathy Davis/Jane Doe
A Life Interrupted Debbie Smith
Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Cathy Davis
Final Approach Alicia Bender
2008 Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Cathy Davis/Jane Doe
Head Case Herself
The Christmas Clause Sophie
2010 Greek April
Uncle Nigel Abby Wells
2011 Robot Chicken Lorraine Baines
The Cabin Lily MacDougall
Game of Your Life Abbie
2011–2017 Switched at Birth Kathryn Kennish
2012 Love at the Christmas Table Elissa Beth Dixon
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Julia
Family Guy Lorraine McFly
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jennifer Rhodes
2014 My Mother’s Future Husband René Henderson
2014–2017 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero Vonnie Zero
2014 A to Z Herself
2015 The Muppets Herself
2016 Whose Line is it Anyway? Herself
‘’American Dad!’’ Caroline Duffy
2016-17 Scorpion Veronica Dineen

Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.