Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson

Highest Rated: 96% Who We Are Now (2017)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: May 31, 1961

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Lea Thompson became a cinematic darling of the 1980s, thanks to her star turns in such movies as "Back to the Future" (1985) and "Some Kind of Wonderful" (1987). A native Midwesterner who fell in love with dance at an early age, Thompson broke into the arts as a ballerina. When a career en pointe did not pan out, undaunted, she moved to New York and in relatively short time began raising eyebrows. Her fresh-scrubbed, all-American good-looks won her largely teen parts in a series of archetypal Eighties films, such as "All the Right Moves" (1983), and "Red Dawn" (1984). In 1995, she crossed over into series television as lead with the sitcom, "Caroline in the City" (NBC, 1995-99). In the 2000s, she re-established a serial presence on cable in the Hallmark Channel "Jane Doe" movie franchise, playing a suburban housewife drawn back into her old profession as a government agent. Known for a sparkling, dimpled smile, Thompson etched a lasting imprint as an accessible, Ivory Girl-esque dreamboat for young male moviegoers of the 1980s, going on to create a template for successfully shifting career gears later on.

Highest rated movies

Who We Are Now Back to the Future Dinner in America
The Trouble With the Truth
Back to the Future Part III Some Kind of Wonderful
Thin Ice
The Year of Spectacular Men

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
17% 29% Unplugging Perkins (Character) - 2022
58% 50% Mark, Mary & Some Other People Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Next Stop, Christmas Evelyn (Character) - 2021
94% No Score Yet Dinner in America Betty (Character) - 2020
30% 69% Little Women Marmee (Character) $1.4M 2018
61% 30% Sierra Burgess Is a Loser Mrs. Burgess (Character) - 2018
24% 57% Luis and the Aliens Ms. Diekendaker (Voice) $154.2K 2018
65% 63% The Year of Spectacular Men Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2017
96% 69% Who We Are Now Alana (Character) $18.3K 2017
25% 47% Literally, Right Before Aaron Deb (Character) - 2017
20% 52% The Dog Lover Liz Holloway (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 47% Back in Time Self - 2015
0% 2% Left Behind Irene Steele (Character) $14.0M 2014
No Score Yet 27% My Mother's Future Husband Rene (Character) - 2014
59% 31% Ping Pong Summer Mrs. Miracle (Character) $31.9K 2014
No Score Yet 62% Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Unknown (Character) - 2013
94% 55% Bound by Flesh Unknown (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 63% Love at the Christmas Table Elissa Beth (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 37% Mayor Cupcake Mary Maroni (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2011
94% 74% The Trouble With the Truth Emily (Character),
Producer
- 2011
69% 51% Thin Ice Jo Ann Prohaska (Character) $789.8K 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Game of Your Life Abbie (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cabin Lily MacDougal (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 16% Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer Laura (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 21% Balancing the Books Rebecca (Character) - 2009
27% 50% Splinterheads Susan Frost (Character) $16.4K 2009
No Score Yet 30% The Christmas Clause Sophie (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 29% Exit Speed Maudie McMinn (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 44% Doubting Thomas: Lies and Spies Claire Miller (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 25% Senior Skip Day Cathleen (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder Cathy Davis/Jane Doe (Character),
Director
- 2008
No Score Yet 17% Out of Omaha Ginger Gainor (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 54% A Life Interrupted Debbie Smith (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Approach Alicia Bender (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 40% Jane Doe: How to Fire Your Boss Cathy Davis (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Ties That Bind Cathy Davis/Jane Doe (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Yes, I Remember It Well Cathy Davis (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 56% Come Away Home Carol (Character) $71.6K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: 'Til Death Do Us Part Cathy Davis (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: The Wrong Face Cathy Davis (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 29% Jane Doe: Vanishing Act Kathy Davis/Jane Doe (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 11% Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall Cathy Davis (Character),
Director
- 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don't Cathy Davis (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 45% Stealing Christmas Sarah Gibson (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 38% Fish Don't Blink Clara (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 20% The Unknown Cyclist Melissa Cavatelli (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Right to Remain Silent Christine Paley (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unspoken Truth Brianne Hawkins (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 47% The Substitute Wife Amy Hightower (Character) - 1994
24% 32% The Beverly Hillbillies Laura Jackson/Laurette Voleur (Character) $42.2M 1993
27% 38% Dennis the Menace Mrs. Alice Mitchell (Character) $50.2M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stolen Babies Annie Beales (Character) - 1993
43% 54% Article 99 Dr. Robin Van Dorn (Character) $6.2M 1992
80% 78% Back to the Future Part III Maggie McFly/Lorraine McFly (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Montana Peg Guthrie (Character) - 1990
64% 85% Back to the Future Part II Lorraine Baines/McFly/Tannen (Character) $116.4M 1989
No Score Yet 67% Nightbreaker Sally Matthews (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wizard of Loneliness Sybil (Character) - 1988
31% 29% Casual Sex? Stacy (Character) $9.2M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Going Undercover Marigold de la Hunt (Character) - 1988
75% 80% Some Kind of Wonderful Amanda Jones (Character) $17.1M 1987
14% 38% Howard the Duck Beverly Switzler (Character) $15.0M 1986
46% 50% SpaceCamp Kathryn Fairly (Character) $9.1M 1986
96% 94% Back to the Future Lorraine Baines McFly (Character) $247.0K 1985
No Score Yet 41% The Wild Life Anita (Character) - 1984
46% 65% Red Dawn Erica (Character) - 1984
11% 17% Jaws III Kelly Ann Bukowski (Character) - 1983
63% 39% All the Right Moves Lisa (Character) - 1983

TV

Credit
86% 41% Star Trek: Picard Director 2022
94% 75% DC's Stargirl Director 2020-2021
No Score Yet 79% The Goldbergs Fran (Guest Star),
Director
2016-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Expedition: Back to the Future Self 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Josh Gates Tonight Guest 2020
73% 74% Schooled Director 2019-2020
No Score Yet 80% Young Sheldon Director 2020
82% 97% The Kids Are Alright Director 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018
No Score Yet 82% American Housewife Director 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2017
No Score Yet 82% Switched at Birth Kathryn Kennish (Character),
Director
2011-2015 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012 2017
61% 77% Scorpion Unknown (Guest Star) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 90% American Dad! Caroline Duffy (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 96% Whose Line Is It Anyway? Guest 2016
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2015
64% 73% The Muppets Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 64% Family Guy Teenaged Girl in Diner (Guest Voice) 2013 2015
No Score Yet 42% Dancing With the Stars Contestant 2014
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mortified Sessions Guest 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
75% 65% Greek April (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Final Approach Alicia Bender (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Head Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
78% 89% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Michelle Osborne (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ed Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet For the People Unknown (Character) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Caroline Duffy (Character) 1995-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Union Square Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
79% 94% Friends Caroline Duffy (Guest Star) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Unknown (Character) 1989