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Lea Thompson

Lea Katherine Thompson (born May 31, 1961) is an American actress and director. She is best known for her 1990s NBC situation comedy Caroline in the City and her portrayal of Lorraine Baines McFly, Marty McFly's mother, in the Back to the Future trilogy. As a staple in big budget/high profile blockbusters of the 1980s and '90s, other roles include Red Dawn, Howard the Duck, Jaws 3-D, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Beverly Hillbillies and All the Right Moves. Thompson was born in Rochester, Minnesota, the daughter of Barbara, a singer and musician, and Cliff Thompson. She studied ballet as a girl and would practice three to four hours every day. She was dancing professionally by the age of 14. She won scholarships to several ballet schools, including the American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Thompson danced in more than 45 ballets with the American Ballet Theatre.

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'Howard the Duck' Star Lea Thompson -- Yeah, That Movie SUCKED

'Howard the Duck' Star
Yeah, That Movie SUCKED

It's widely regarded as the WORST MOVIE OF ALL TIME -- and even Lea Thompson, star of the 1986 catastrophe, agrees ... "Howard the Duck" was a steaming pile of animatronic crap.The 51-year-old… READ MORE >

For Your Consideration ... Why Is Lea Thompson at the Oscars?

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ...
Why Is Lea Thompson at the Oscars?

For some reason, former "Caroline in the City" star Lea Thompson was one of the first to arrive at the Oscars today.Perhaps she is getting an honorary Academy Award for her stellar work in "Howard… READ MORE >

- 914 days ago
Great Scott! A 'Back to the Future' Reunion

Great Scott! A 'Back to the Future' Reunion

Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson -- or Doc Brown and Lorraine, as they are sometimes better known -- posed for a pic together in London last night.This is heavy. READ MORE >

- 1146 days ago
Lea Thompson: 'Memba Her?!

Lea Thompson
'Memba Her?!

In the '80s, Lea Thompson became famous for starring in films like "Back to the Future" and "All the Right Moves." She then starred on the mediocre '90s TV series, "Caroline in the City." Guess… READ MORE >

- 2338 days ago

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