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Lea Thompson

American actress

Born
31 May 1961
in RochesterMinnesotaUnited States

Born as Lea Katherine Thompson - American actress, television director and television producer. Best known for Back to the Future trilogy, NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films she is known for include All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck, Jaws 3-D, Red Dawn, and Some Kind of Wonderful. She studied ballet as a girl and practiced three to four hours every day. She was dancing professionally by the age of 14, but later she decided to give up dancing in favor of an acting career. She has been married to film director Howard Deutch since 1989. She has starred in more than 30 films, 25 television movies, 4 television series, more than 20 ballets, and starred on Broadway in "Cabaret". Lea is currently in pre-production on "The Year of Spectacular Men", a film written by her daughter Madelyn Deutch, and is writing her first book of essays.


1982

MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone?

as Cecily "Sissy" Loper

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1982

A little bit "Clue"-like movie / video game. Derrick Reardon has been killed in his huge mansion on Long Island and every person present on the crime scene is suspected.

1983

All the Right Moves

as Lisa Litski

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1983

Small town in Pennsylvania with only two ways for young Stef to start his adult life - work in steel-factory like his father or win scholarship in football.

1983

Jaws 3

as Kelly Ann Bukowski

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Another incarnation of original Jaws - this time huge shark is attacking tourists in amusement park in Florida.

1984

Red Dawn

as Erica

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Cuban and Russian forces land in small town in Colorado. While the national defence collapses the group of teenagers turn into partisans to fight the occupants and save their families.

1984

The Wild Life

as Anita

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Group of teenagers at the edge of adult life have to face the adult problems.

1985

Back to the Future

as Lorraine Baines

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1985

Teenager Marty McFly travels back in time with a help of eccentric scientist Doc Brown to the moment, in which his parents first met. What he does in the past can change the present reality.

1985

Going Undercover

as Marigold de la Hunt

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Private investigator Henry Brilliant is hired by Miss de la Hunt to protect her step-daughter Marigold during her trip to Denmark. The daughter happens to be a seductive young woman, who doesn’t really want to be protected.

1986

Howard the Duck

as Beverly Switzler

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1986

Howard, a duck-like creature from another world, is dropped to Earth, where he has to save our planet from alien invaders.

1986

Space Camp

as Kathryn Fairly

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Young people arrive to a summer camp with space travel as main theme. During their training unusual circumstances lead to their actual flight in space.

1987

Some Kind of Wonderful

as Amanda Jones

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A young tomboy, Watts, finds her feelings for her best friend, Keith, run deeper than just friendship when he gets a date with the most popular girl in school. Unfortunately, the girl’s old boyfriend, who is from the rich section of town, is unable to let go of her, and plans to get back at Keith.

1988

The Wizard of Loneliness

as Sybil

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Young boy have to move to his aunt’s house when his father is going on World War II. Lonely and unhappy he has to grow up and face the reality.

1988

Casual Sex?

as Stacy

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Light comedy about men-women relationships - Stacy and her friend Melissa took a trip to health resort in order to find a partner for life. Their efforts are giving strange results, but in the end they gain more knowledge about themselves.

1989

Nightbreaker

as Sally Matthews

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1989

Based on a true facts story about first US Army experiments with nuclear bombs - in 1950s as part of scientific research large groups of American soldiers were deliberately exposed to radiation after atomic bomb explosion.

1989-1996

Tales From the Crypt

as Sylvia Vane

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1989

Episode: Only Sin Deep. Lea Thompson as a high class prostitute is trying to find the way to keep her youth, but it turnes out to be a dead end...

1989

Back to the Future II

as Lorraine Baines

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Second part of Back to the Future - same story, same concept, same characters.

1990

Montana

as Peg Guthrie

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1990

Back to the Future III

as Lorraine Baines

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Another part of Back to the Future - this time Marty McFly is moving back in time to 19th century, where he meets his grand-grandparents.

1992

Article 99

as Dr. Robin Van Dorn

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This movie shows a reality of Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Kansas City where war veterans are treated by the heartless bureaucracy like unneeded corps.

1992-1998

The Larry Sanders Show

as Lea Thompson

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Sitcom centered around host of a late night talk show.

1993

The Beverly Hillbillies

as Laura Jackson

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Movie based on TV-series "Beverly Hillbillies' popular in the 1960s - the Clampett family gets very rich thanks to oil discovered on their land and they move to Beverly Hills. Comedy is based on the differences between previous and current lifestyle.

1993

Stolen Babies

as Annie Beales

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Movie based on a true story. Set in Tennessee in 1940 where welfare worker discovers that head of a local adoption agency is actually selling babies in black-market deals.

1993

Dennis the Menace

as Alice Mitchell

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Movie created on Hank Ketcham’s long-running comic strip, cartoon show, and television comedy. Dennis Mitchell, the hell-of-a-kid is terrorizing all animals in the neighborhood and also older man living next door).

1994-2003

Friends

as Caroline Duffy

1492: Conquest of Paradise 1994

School time friends begin to live together in two flats in New York City, but their emotions from the past begin to affect their present love and career choices.

1994

The Substitute Wife

as Amy Hightower

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Wife and mother of four children is ill and expects to die soon. She decides to find a new wife for her husband, who will take her of the family in future. She doesn’t have too much choice and decides to teach a prostitute named Pearl how to be a wife and good mother.

1994

Little Rascals

as Ms. Roberts

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Children’s comedy based on characters from "Our Gang" shorts of the 1920s and 1930s.

1995-1998

Caroline in the City

as Caroline Duffy

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Successful New York cartoonist Caroline Duffy, author of comic strip called Caroline in the City, hires an uptight artists Richard as the colorist. With her midwest approach she just can’t help trying to change his cynical mind.

1995

The Unspoken Truth

as Brianne Hawkins

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Young woman involved in shooting other man is sent to prison, but her family is convinced that she is innocent.

1996

The Right to Remain Silent

as Officer Christine Paley

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Young police offices starts the duty and on the first night faces cases that only on the surface seem to be simple.

1997

TV Guide Looks at Christmas

as host

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Lea Thompson was a host for TV Guide Christmas program.

1998

Television: The First Fifty Years

as host

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Lea Thompson was one of the hosts (along with Walter Cronkite, Tom Selleck, Tom Arnold, Milton Berle and Art Linkletter) for program showing the first steps of television as a entertainment media.

1998

Intimate Portrait: Lea Thompson

as herself

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TV program dedicated to Lea Thompson - interviews with her, her family, friends and co-workers.

1998

The Unknown Cyclist

as Melissa Cavatelli

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In his last will man dying of AIDS asks his closest friends to take part in a 450-miles bike-a-thon along the California coast to raise money for the foundations that are looking for cure. His ex-wife, ex-lover and long strained twin brother have to face the loss and realize what is important in their lives.

1998

A Will of Their Own

as Amanda Steward

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Miniseries telling long story of women living all through the 20th century - immigration to USA, fight for women rights, World War I, times of Great Crisis, World War II...

1998

Celebrity Weddings: In Style

as host

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Lea Thompson was a host for this TV program presenting buzz around the celebrity weddings.

2000-2003

Ed

as Liz Stevens

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Ed Stevens, a lawyer in New York City firm, after finding his wife in bed with mailman decides to change his lie. He moves back to his hometown - Stuckeyville - and opens his own legal practice in bowling alley that he bought.

2002

Fish Don’t Blink

as Clara

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Nautilus is a rundown restaurant in the middle of the desert, miles from the nearest highway. Jimmy, who runs it together with his sister Clara, plans to sell it and finally see the world, but young couple that arrives one day will shake up the Nautilus.

2002

Haunted Lighthouse

as Peg Van Legge

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2002-2002

For the People

as Camille Paris

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Camille Paris is a liberal-minded Los Angeles deputy district attorney. Her professional world is turned upside down when a conservative African-American district attorney is elected and becomes her new boss.

2003

Stealing Christmas

as Sarah Gibson

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Jack Clayton can only escape after his partner in crime Harry Zordich messes up a Christmas sales department sore robbery in a Santa suit. Stuck in a rural small town, he finds himself forced to accept a menial job under the alias Oscar Burton as Santa in Sarah Gibson’s nursery.

2004

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

as Michelle Osborne

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The series shows the work of Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually oriented crimes.

2005

Come Away Home

as Carol Lamm

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Family movie about friendship between 12-year-old girl and her grandpa.

2005

Jane Doe

as Cathy Davis

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Cathy Davis is typical housewife taking care of house anf family. But sometimes she also has to take care of the criminals.

2006

10 tricks

as Grace

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In one night, a madam at a brothel makes plans to get pregnant, while a magician working across the street makes a drastic move to change his life.

2007

Final Approach

as Alicia Bender

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A group of terrorists hijack a passenger plane and threaten to detonate a nuclear device over L.A. On board there is an ex FBI negotiator that does his best to save the people.

2007

Out of Omaha

as Ginger Gainor

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Ginger plans the family road trip from Omaha to California in an RV. Her family is reluctant and would prefer to spend the time other way, but Ginger doesn’t want to give up her dream.

2007

Senior Skip Day

as Cathleen Harris

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Teenage Adam Harris falls in love with Cara, the most popular girl in school.

2007

A Life Interrupted

as Debbie Smith

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Case of Debbie Smith, a rape victim, that changed the use of DNA testing in investigations.

2008

Exit Speed

as Maudie McMinn

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Group of passengers on a bus traveling across Texas are terrorized by the gang of bikers.

2008

Spy School

as Claire Miller

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The story of a 12-year-old boy known for telling tall tales who overhears a plot to kidnap the President’s daughter. When he goes public with his story, no one believes him, and he is forced to save her on his own.

2008

The Mrs. Clause

as Sophie

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Woman makes a wish her life were completely different and the wish becomes truth, but she learns some wishes should remain just wishes.

2009

Rock Slyde

as Master Bartologist

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Private detective Rock Slyde begins new investigation, in which he will have to face the cult leader Bart that is for some reason determined to force Slyde of his office.

2009

Splinterheads

as Susan Frost

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A traveling carnival rolls in to town for the summer and changes the life of young man Justin Frost.

2009

The Check

as Darla

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Two couples have dinner in a restaurant. Everything goes smoothly until the check arrives.

2009

Balancing the Books

as Rebecca

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Attractive woman raped by a man she was dating seeks help of her friends to get even.

2010

Adventures of a Teenage Dragonslayer

as Laura

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Arthur Lyle miraculously discovers the secret to stopping an evil dragon named Lord Darksmoke who threatens to destroy all civilization.

2010

Uncle Nigel

as Abby Wells

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A police detective takes his incompetent nephew as a partner.

2011

Game of Your Life

as Abbie

1492: Conquest of Paradise 2011

When industrious high school gamer Zach Taylor lands a prized scholarship to the prestigious Digital Institute of Game Design (DIGD), his future breaks wide open. The opportunity to study under gaming legend Marcus Bentton and alongside the country’s most creative minds will certainly propel him into a successful career as a video game designer.

2011

J. Edgar

as Lela Rogers

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J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the FBI for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

2011

The Trouble with the Truth

as Emily

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Musician and starving artist Robert reconsiders his own failed marriage to Emily after his daughter announces that she’s engaged.

2011

The Cabin

as Lily MacDougal

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A pair of single parents, who have each brought their children to a remote Scottish resort for an annual family-and-games event, are accidentally booked into the same cabin. Naturally, they can’t stand each other... at first.

2011

Mayor Cupcake

as Mary Maroni

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A hard-working cupcake maker is inadvertently elected mayor of a small town burdened with debt. Uneducated, she relies on her street smarts to clean up the town.

2011

Thin Ice

as Jo Ann Prohaska

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Dishonest insurance salesman gets involved in the plot to earn some money quick, but ends up with a dead body.

2011-2016

Switched at Birth

as Kathryn Kennish

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Switched at Birth tells the story of two teen girls who discover that they were accidentally switched at birth.

2012

Love at the Christmas Table

as Elissa Beth Dixon

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Family friends Sam and Kat spend every Christmas Eve at the Children’s Table. They grow up together, sharing the highs and lows of young adulthood. And at thirty, Sam realizes that Kat is the one for him... But he’s afraid that the past will get in the way.

2012

Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake

as Cassandra Williams

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2013

Ping Pong Summer

as Crandall Miracle

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A family vacation during the summer of 1985 changes everything for a teenage boy obsessed with ping pong.

2013

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film

as Julia

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Movie centers around the reality of mental illness and families of those suffering from them.

2014

Left Behind

as Irene Steele

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When people begin to disappear without a trace, even on board of an airplane, people try to find the answer to what is going on and they find it in God.

2014

My Mother’s Future Husband

as Rene Henderson

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Fifteen-year-old Headly and her mother Rene are not only mother and daughter, they are also the best friends, especially since Headly’s father died. When she experienced her first romantic crush she wants her mother to find love again.

2014

Dancing with the Stars

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