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Lea Thompson



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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Literally Right Before Aaron
  • Actor
2017
22% The Dog Lover
  • Liz Holloway
2016
No Score Yet Back In Time
  • Actor
2015
2% Left Behind
  • Irene Steele
2014
93% 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
2012
43% J. Edgar
  • Lela Rogers
2011
No Score Yet Mayor Cupcake
  • Executive Producer
  • Mary Maroni
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 Television: The First Fifty Years
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet TV Guide Looks At Christmas
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet The Unspoken Truth
  • Brianne
1995
No Score Yet The Right To Remain Silent
  • Christine Paley
1995
25% The Little Rascals
  • Ms. Roberts
1994
No Score Yet The Substitute Wife
  • Amy Hightower
1994
23% The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Laura
1993
23% Dennis the Menace
  • Alice Mitchell
1993
46% 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
63% 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
80% 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
1985
No Score Yet The Wild Life
  • Anita
1984
53% Red Dawn
  • Erica
1984
53% All the Right Moves
  • Lisa
1983
11% Jaws 3
  • Kelly Ann Bukowski
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
63% The Muppets
2015-2016
  • Herself
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
  • Appearing
  • Guest
No Score Yet Scorpion
2014
  • Veronica
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Jennifer Rhodes
No Score Yet Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • Appearing
  • Actor
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Michelle Osborne Michele Osborne
No Score Yet Greek
2007-2011
  • April
No Score Yet Switched at Birth
2011-2015
  • Director
  • Kathryn Kennish
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
  • Reporter

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