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Lea Thompson

Actress, Director & Producer Known for "Back to the Future" Films and "Switched at Birth"; Alzheimer's Awareness Advocate

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 Lea Thompson Biography

Lea Thompson is an actress, director, and producer known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future film trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City."

Other films she is known for include All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck, Dennis the Menace, Red Dawn, and Some Kind of Wonderful.

From 2011 to 2017, she starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family series "Switched at Birth," which is about a family that realizes their 16-year-old daughter is not biologically theirs, and was, as the series' title indicates, switched at birth.

Thompson, who was born in Rochester, Minnesota, studied ballet as a girl and practiced three to four hours every day. She was dancing professionally by the age of 14. Her brother Andrew also took ballet classes and went on to become a professional.

She won scholarships to several ballet schools, including the American Ballet Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet. Thompson danced in more than 45 ballets with the American Ballet Theatre.

However, she was told by ballet legend and then American Ballet Theatre artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov that she was "a beautiful dancer, but too stocky." Due to this comment, compounded with a few nagging injuries, she decided to give up dancing in favor of an acting career.

Thompson's most famous role was that of Lorraine Baines McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, the first film of which was released in 1985. Thompson's character is the mother of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, whom Marty meets at an adolescent age after he travels back in time: he has to avoid having Lorraine fall in love with him instead of with his future father, which leads to some awkward scenes when Lorraine is clearly attracted to him.

Thompson is also an Alzheimer's awareness advocate. Both of her grandmothers eventually died of the heartbreaking disease in the 1980s, just as Thompson was achieving success as an actress. Her father-in-law and stepfather also had Alzheimer's.

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Lea Thompson

Actress, Director & Producer Known for "Back to the Future" Films and "Switched at Birth"; Alzheimer's Awareness Advocate

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Lea Thompson Biography

Lea Thompson is an actress, director, and producer known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future film trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City."

Other films she is known for include All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck, Dennis the Menace, Red Dawn, and Some Kind of Wonderful.

From 2011 to 2017, she starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family series "Switched at Birth," which is about a family that realizes their 16-year-old daughter is not biologically theirs, and was, as the series' title indicates, switched at birth.

Thompson, who was born in Rochester, Minnesota, studied ballet as a girl and practiced three to four hours every day. She was dancing professionally by the age of 14. Her brother Andrew also took ballet classes and went on to become a professional.

She won scholarships to several ballet schools, including the American Ballet Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet. Thompson danced in more than 45 ballets with the American Ballet Theatre.

However, she was told by ballet legend and then American Ballet Theatre artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov that she was "a beautiful dancer, but too stocky." Due to this comment, compounded with a few nagging injuries, she decided to give up dancing in favor of an acting career.

Thompson's most famous role was that of Lorraine Baines McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy, the first film of which was released in 1985. Thompson's character is the mother of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, whom Marty meets at an adolescent age after he travels back in time: he has to avoid having Lorraine fall in love with him instead of with his future father, which leads to some awkward scenes when Lorraine is clearly attracted to him.

Thompson is also an Alzheimer's awareness advocate. Both of her grandmothers eventually died of the heartbreaking disease in the 1980s, just as Thompson was achieving success as an actress. Her father-in-law and stepfather also had Alzheimer's.

Lea Thompson Videos

  • Zoey Deutch, Madelyn Deutch, & Lea Thompson Play 'Speaking ...
    Lea Thompson and daughters Zoey Deutch and Madelyn Deutch play a game of "Speaking Deutch" to determine which one of them knows each other best.
  • Lea Thompson Turns Director With 'Year Of Spectacular Men' | TODAY
  • 1:46 Lea Thompson at 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards (2011)

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  • How to book Lea Thompson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lea Thompson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Lea Thompson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lea Thompson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lea Thompson?

    Booking fees for Lea Thompson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lea Thompson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lea Thompson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lea Thompson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lea Thompson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lea Thompson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lea Thompson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lea Thompson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lea Thompson for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Lea Thompson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Sean Berdy, Gina Gershon, Carla Gugino, Jonathan Bennett and Marlee Matlin. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lea Thompson for an upcoming event.

Lea Thompson Speaker Videos

  • Zoey Deutch, Madelyn Deutch, & Lea Thompson Play 'Speaking ...
    Lea Thompson and daughters Zoey Deutch and Madelyn Deutch play a game of "Speaking Deutch" to determine which one of them knows each other best.
    Lea Thompson Turns Director With 'Year Of Spectacular Men' | TODAY
  • 1:46 Lea Thompson at 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards (2011)
    Lea Thompson Interview - "Switched at Birth" Book Release - YouTube

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