Lea Thompson

Highest Rated: 96% Back to the Future (1985)
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).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
29% Little Women Marmee 2018
24% Luis and The Aliens Actor 2018
66% The Year of Spectacular Men Actor Director 2018
64% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Mrs. Burgess 2018
25% Literally, Right Before Aaron Deb 2017
22% 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
58% 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 Emily 2012
69% The Convincer (Thin Ice) Jo Ann Prohaska $0.7M 2012
42% 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
60% 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
28% 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
74% Back to the Future Part III Lorraine McFly, Maggie McFly 1990
No Score Yet Nightbreaker Sally Matthews 1989
64% 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
40% 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

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Mom
2013
Director
  • 2018
No Score Yet American Housewife
2016
Director
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Goldbergs
2013
Producer Director
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Veronica
  • 2017
  • 2016
100% Switched at Birth
2011-2017
Director Kathryn Kennish
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
1998
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2015
64% The Muppets
2015-2016
Herself
  • 2015
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Reality cast member
  • 2014
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Jennifer Rhodes
  • 2013
70% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
Reporter
  • 2011
75% Greek
2007-2011
April
  • 2010
No Score Yet Ed
2000-2004
Liz
  • 2004
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Michelle Osborne Michele Osborne
  • 2004
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1998
  • 1996
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
Guest
  • 1992
  • 1989

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