62 years old (Born on May 31, 1961)
American actress of film and theatre, and director of several television series and made-for-TV movies.; She is famous from Lorraine in Back To The Future (1985).Wanted nothing more when she was at the American Ballet Theatre than to dance with the star dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov. She was heartbroken when he remarked that she was "a beautiful dancer, but too stocky." Shortly after, she left the company. Met husband Howard Deutch when he directed her in Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). Attended Marshall-University High School (Minneapolis) Claims she was one of the few ballerinas at the American Ballet Theatre that didn`t have an eating disorder. Has two daughters, Madeline and Zoey.
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Fun Facts About Lea Thompson
Her character`s name in Back to the Future (1985) underwent numerous changes when the script was being written. In an early draft her character was called Mary Ellen and in later drafts she was called Eileen before it finally became Lorraine.
Won scholarships to the School of American Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre.
It took approximately four hours to apply the makeup that would make her and co-stars Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson appear to be middle-aged adults in Back to the Future (1985).
Was engaged to Dennis Quaid for about 3 years before marrying Howard Deutch. She met Quaid on the set of her first movie Jaws 3-D (1983).
Danced in more than 45 ballets with the ABT.
Has appeared in "Friends" (1994) as her character from "Caroline in the City" (1995). "Friends" star Matthew Perry has appeared in "Caroline in the City" as his character Chandler Bing.
Spouse: Howard Deutch (1989 - present) 2 children
Was a ballet dancer until Mikhail Baryshnikov told her she was too stocky.
Her brother, Andrew Thompson, was also a modern ballet dancer with the Colorado Ballet. They both took ballet classes throughout their youth and he helped her pay for her classes later on in life.