- Actress Leah Thompson: biography
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Lea Thompson is a film and television director, producer and actress. She started her career with such projects as Back to the Future, Picnic in Space, Howard the Duck, Miracles of Kindred, etc. Now her filmography includes more than 80 films and series. In the article we will get acquainted with it in more detail.
Actress Leah Thompson: biography
Leah was born in 1961 in Rochester, Minnesota to Clifford and Barbara Thompson. She started ballroom dancing at the age of seven. She trained for 4 hours a day and was very successful in this. By the age of 14, she managed to perform on many theater stages in her native state, as well as win scholarships from the American Ballet Company and the San Francisco Ballet Company. And she would have gone further, but the dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov advised her to change direction, calling her "too stocky for this."
In 1987, during the filming of the melodrama Miracles of a Kind, she met the director of the film, Howard Deutsch, for whomgot married 2 years later. Two daughters were born in the marriage - Zoe and Madeline. And Zoe, looking at her mother, also decided to become an actress.
So, when Leia's dream of becoming a ballerina collapsed, she began to look for a new path for herself. To begin with, she moved to New York, where she got a job as a waitress, and a little later she began acting in commercials for the Burger King fast food restaurant chain and the Twix chocolate bar. And then the aspiring actress began to be invited to films. Lea Thompson got her first role in the thriller Jaws 3D, filmed in 1983 by American director Joe Alves.
In the same year, the actress played one of the main characters in Michael Chapman's sports drama All the Right Moves. A little later, she appeared in the action movie Red Dawn by John Milius (1984). And in 1985, 1989 and 1990, Lea Thompson took part in the filming of three parts of Robert Zemeckis' sci-fi comedy Back to the Future, where she played Marty McFly's mother Lorraine.
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In Harry Weiner's adventure film "Picnic in Space" (1986), the actress played the role of Catherine Fairley, who dreams of becoming the first female commander of a spaceship. She played a rock band member and Howard's girlfriend in Willard Huyck's fantasy comedy Howard the Duck (1986). The role of Amanda Jones, the most popular girl in school, she got in Howard Deutsch's melodrama Miracles of a Kind (1987). And as Stacey - the main character, Lea Thompson (Lea Thompson) appeared in the comedy GenevieveRobert "Just Sex" (1989).
After 4 years, the actress got the lead role in Eric Laneville's drama Stolen Children. She starred in Peter Warner's western "Instead of a Wife" (1994). From 1995 to 1999, she played the role of Caroline Duffy, an artist from Manhattan, in the NBC comedy series Carolina in New York. And in 2002, she starred in the Chuck DeBas comedy Fish Don't Blink.
In Linda Vouris' 2007 comedy California Dreams, the actress played real estate agent Ginger. Debbie Smith, the victim of a rapist, played in Stefan Pleszczynski's television drama Life Break (2007). And in the image of Claire Miller - the mother of the protagonist, Lea Thompson (Lea Thompson) appeared in Mark Blutman's comedy detective "Doubting Thomas" (2008).
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One of the main roles the actress received in Scott Zeal's thriller "Speed: at the last line" (2008). She played the main character in George Ershbeymer's television fantasy drama Mrs. Claus (2008). And she played the role of Laura, the mother of twelve-year-old Arthur, in the fantasy film by Andrew Lauer "The Adventures of the Dragon Hunter" (2010).
In 2011, Brian Trenchard-Smith's romantic comedy Vacation Home was filmed, starring Lea Thompson. The filmography of the actress in the same year was replenished with the drama of Jim Hemphill "Trouble with the truth." A year later, she played the main character in Leslie Zemeckis's documentary Siamese Twins (2012).
Together with Nicolas Cage, the actress starred in Vic Armstrong's thriller The Leftovers (2014). She played one of the main characters in Alexa Ranarivelo's drama Dog Lover (2016). And from 2011 to 2017, the actress played the recurring role of Katherine Kennish, a housewife and Daphne's biological mother, in the ABC family drama Mixed at the Maternity Hospital.
And now, as for future projects in which Lea Thompson will appear. Films with her participation will be released in 2017. We are talking about comedies: “Literally before Aaron” and “Year of an Impressive Man”. Moreover, the director of the latest project is Lea Thompson herself. She also starred in Claire Niederpruem's drama Little Woman (2017) and Jan Samuels' comedy Sierra Burgess is a Loser (2018).