Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson

Highest Rated: 100% Dinner in America (2020)

Lowest Rated: 1% Left Behind (2014)

Birthday: May 31, 1961

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, USA

A small, delicate-looking, perky actress, Thompson studied dance as a child, and was dancing professionally by age 14; she won scholarships to the Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet. However, she felt she was too short to become a prima ballerina and gave up dance in favor of acting. After moving to New York she appeared in some 20 Burger King TV commercials, then debuted onscreen in Jaws 3-D (1983). Shortly thereafter she got her first important role, opposite Tom Cruise in the hit All the Right Moves (1983). She is best known for her multiple roles in the three Back to the Future movies; aside from those highly successful movies, she has not gone on to appear in any hit productions. She also appeared in the TV movies Nightbreaker (1989), Montana (1990), and the PBS playhouse co-production The Wizard of Loneliness (1988).


Highest Rated Movies



100% Dinner in America Actor 2020
27% Little Women Marmee 2018
24% Luis and The Aliens Actor 2018
67% The Year of Spectacular Men Actor Director 2018
61% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Mrs. Burgess 2018
25% Literally, Right Before Aaron Deb 2017
20% The Dog Lover Liz Holloway 2016
No Score Yet Back In Time Actor 2015
1% Left Behind Irene Steele $10.7M 2014
94% Bound By Flesh Actor 2014
59% Ping Pong Summer Mrs. Miracle 2014
No Score Yet My Mother's Future Husband Rene 2014
No Score Yet Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Julia 2013
No Score Yet Love At The Christmas Table Elissa Beth 2012
94% The Trouble with the Truth Producer 2012
68% The Convincer (Thin Ice) Jo Ann Prohaska $0.7M 2012
43% J. Edgar Lela Rogers $37.4M 2011
No Score Yet Mayor Cupcake Mary Maroni Executive Producer 2011
No Score Yet The Cabin Lily MacDougal 2011
No Score Yet Rock Slyde Master Bartologist 2010
No Score Yet Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer Laura 2010
No Score Yet The Christmas Clause Sophie 2009
27% Splinterheads Susan Frost 2009
No Score Yet Senior Skip Day Cathleen Harris 2008
No Score Yet Exit Speed Maudie McMinn 2008
No Score Yet Fatal Secrets Rebecca 2008
No Score Yet Final Approach Alicia Bender 2008
No Score Yet Spy School (Doubting Thomas) Claire Miller 2008
No Score Yet California Dreaming (Out of Omaha) Ginger Gainor 2007
No Score Yet Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Cathy Davis/Jane Doe 2007
No Score Yet A Life Interrupted Actor 2007
No Score Yet Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Cathy Davis/Jane Doe Director 2006
No Score Yet Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well Cathy Davis/Jane Doe 2006
No Score Yet Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Cathy Davis/Jane Doe 2005
No Score Yet Come Away Home Carol 2005
No Score Yet Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Cathy Davis/Jane Doe 2005
No Score Yet Jane Doe: Vanishing Act Cathy Davis/Jane Doe 2005
No Score Yet Unspoken Truth Actor 2005
No Score Yet Stealing Christmas Sarah Gibson 2003
No Score Yet Haunted Lighthouse (R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse) Actor 2003
No Score Yet A Will of Their Own Amanda Steward 1998
No Score Yet The Unknown Cyclist Melissa Cavatelli 1998
No Score Yet The Unspoken Truth Brianne 1995
No Score Yet The Right To Remain Silent Christine Paley 1995
23% The Little Rascals Ms. Roberts 1994
No Score Yet The Substitute Wife Amy Hightower 1994
22% The Beverly Hillbillies Laura 1993
27% Dennis the Menace Alice Mitchell 1993
No Score Yet Stolen Babies Annie Beales 1993
43% Article 99 Dr. Van Dorn 1992
No Score Yet Final Approach Actor 1991
No Score Yet Le Dernier Cow-Boy Peg 1990
79% Back to the Future Part III Lorraine McFly, Maggie McFly 1990
No Score Yet Nightbreaker Sally Matthews 1989
65% Back to the Future Part II Lorraine 1989
No Score Yet The Wizard of Loneliness Sybil 1988
No Score Yet Going Undercover Marigold de la Hunt 1988
No Score Yet Casual Sex? Stacy 1988
No Score Yet Undercover Actor 1988
81% Some Kind of Wonderful Amanda Jones 1987
15% Howard the Duck Beverly Switzler 1986
45% SpaceCamp (Space Camp) Kathryn Fairly 1986
96% Back to the Future Lorraine Baines $3M 1985
No Score Yet The Wild Life Anita 1984
46% Red Dawn Erica 1984
52% All the Right Moves Lisa 1983
10% Jaws 3 Kelly Ann Bukowski 1983


No Score Yet Mom
Director 2018
No Score Yet American Housewife
Director 2018
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
Producer Director 2018
No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud
Appearing 2017
61% Scorpion
Veronica 2017
100% Switched at Birth
Director Kathryn Kennish 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Cupcake Wars
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
Appearing Guest 2016
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Appearing 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
Guest 2015
64% The Muppets
Herself 2015
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
Reality cast member 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Jennifer Rhodes 2013
71% Family Guy
Voice 2013
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
Reporter 2011
75% Greek
April 2010
No Score Yet Ed
Liz 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Michelle Osborne Michele Osborne 2004
No Score Yet Caroline in the City
Caroline Duffy 1999
100% The Larry Sanders Show
82% Tales from the Crypt
Guest 1992


Lorraine Baines says: He's an absolute dream!

Biff Tannen says: Mr. McFly! Mr. McFly, this just arrived. Oh, hi, Marty. I think it's your new book.

Lorraine Baines says: Oh, honey! Your first novel.

George McFly says: Like I've always told you, you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything.

Biff Tannen says: Oh, Marty. Marty, here's your keys. You're all waxed up, ready for tonight.

Marty McFly says: Keys?

Lorraine Baines says: Marty, will we ever see you again?

Marty McFly says: I guarantee it.

Biff Tannen/Griff says: LORRAINE!!

Biff Tannen/Griff says: LORRAINE!

Lorraine says: Oh, my god, it's you father.

Marty McFly says: My father?

Biff Tannen/Griff says: You're supposed to be in Switzerland, you little son of a bitch!

Marty McFly says: My FATHER?!

Marty McFly says: My FATHER?

Biff Tannen/Griff says: Did you get kicked out of another boarding school?

Howard T. Duck says: Where am I?

Beverly Switzler says: Oh, well...the bus stop is on the corner of Powell, and...

Howard T. Duck says: No, no no...I'm asking 'what is this place'?

Beverly Switzler says: Uhhh...Cleveland?

Howard T. Duck says: CLEVE-LAND? Uh huh! That's a perfect name for this WEIRD planet!

Beverly Switzler says: No, no...you...you don't know the name of the planet? Well, the planet's called Earth...I think. And I'm obviously in some weird nightmare.

Howard T. Duck says: Oh yeah? YOUR nightmare...or MINE?

Beverly Switzler says: Good point.

Lorraine Baines says: ...What was it George, birdwatching?

Lorraine Baines says: What was it George, birdwatching?