Lea Thompson Biography
At the age of 20, after deciding to quit ballet she moved to New York where she landed several ads including the ones for Burger King. Her first important role was in 1983 movie All The Right Moves. The film was followed the following year by Red Dawn and Wild Life. Her most significant and famous role was in the trilogy of Back to the Future. She appeared as Lorraine Baines Mc Fly and she played opposite Michael J. Fox.
In 1986, she was also seen in the movie Space Camp and in the movie Howard the Duck. In 1993, she was in the movie Dennis the Menace. She won the Peoples Choice award and was nominated for the ACE Award for her acclaimed performance in the Nightbreaker. Her performance opposite Farrah Fawcett in The Substitute Wife was also praised highly by the critics.
In 1995, she landed the role in Caroline in the City. Her old and new fans loved the NBC sitcom that lasted from 1995 to 1999. In 2005, she landed the lead in the Jane Doe in the movie made for television by the Hallmark Channel. The previous year she appeared in Law and Order: Special Victims Unit as guest star. In 2006, she appeared in Celebrity Duets.
Lea is married to Howard Deutch. She met him in the filming of Some Kind of Wonderful. She has two daughters with Deutch. Before him she was once engaged to Dennis Quaid.
Lea has other films and television appearances to her credits including Doubting Thomas, Out of Omaha, A Life Interrupted, Senior Skip Day, 10 Tricks, Come Away Home, "Ed", Stealing Christmas, Haunted Lighthouse, "For the People", Fish Don't Blink, Electric, "A Will of Their Own, The Unknown Cyclist, The Right to Remain Silent, "Friends", The Unspoken Truth, The Little Rascals, The Substitute Wife, The Beverly Hillbillies, Stolen Babies, Article 99, Montana, "Tales from the Crypt", Nightbreaker, The Wizard of Loneliness, Yellow Pages, Casual Sex?, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Wild Life, Jaws 3D and MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone?