LEA THOMPSON is perhaps best known for her role as the various incarnations of Lorraine McFly in Back to the Future I, II, and III (Kid’s Choice Film Actress Award) and as the star of Caroline in the City (People’s Choice and TV Guide Award).
Thompson’s more than 30 films include: Some Kind of Wonderful; All the Right Moves; The Beverly Hillbillies; Space Camp; Dennis the Menace; Article 99; Red Dawn; The Little Rascals; The Wild Life; The Unknown Cyclist (acting and vocals); Exit Speed; Splinterheads; Mayor Cupcake (star and producer); the now infamous Howard The Duck (star and vocals); Thin Ice; The Trouble with the Truth (star and producer); Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar; The 2014 Sundance favorite Ping Pong Summer; and soon to be released Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage.
Lea’s 25 television movies include: The Substitute Wife; Stolen Babies; The Right to Remain Silent; The Unspoken Truth; Nightbreaker (Cable Ace Best Actress nominee); the NBC miniseries, A Will of Their Own; Stealing Christmas; The Debbie Smith Story; The Cabin; Call Me Crazy: A Five Film; My Mother’s Future Husband. TV guest spots include: Friends; The Larry Sanders Show; Tales from the Crypt; Ed; Law and Order: SVU; Leno and Letterman.
Television series include: ABC Family’s Peabody award winning hit show going into their 4th season, Switched at Birth (actor and director); Hallmark’s Mystery Movies series, Jane Doe (star and director); NBC’s Caroline in the City (star and producer); Lifetime’s For The People; a new animated series soon to air on Disney, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, and the new comedy A to Z airing soon on NBC.
Thompson’s theatre works include: Over 20 ballets, The Little Mermaid; Bus Stop; The Illusion; Vagina Monologues; I Love My Wife; Caroline in Jersey; and her personal favorite, as Sally Bowles in the Sam Mendes’ revival of Cabaret on Broadway.
Lea lives in Los Angeles with her husband of twenty five years, film and television director Howard Deutch, and their two talented daughters, Madelyn and Zoey, along with lots of dogs, fish, horses, chickens, a cat, a land tortoise, and a parrot. She can often be seen around LA performing for breast cancer, mental health, and Alzheimer’s charities. She is currently in pre-production on a film written by Madelyn Deutch, writing a book of essays, and doing Dancing with the Stars!