Lea Katherine Thompson is an American actress, director, and television producer.
Lea Katherine Thompson is an American actress, director and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and for the lead character on the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City.
Moving to New York at the age of 20 and appeared in a number of Burger King commercials in the 1980s along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Elisabeth Shue, her eventual co-star in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future. future part III.
Thompson made her home media debut in 1982 as Cecily “Sissy” Loper in the live interactive video game MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone? and her film debut in 1983, with Jaws 3-D.
She has been married to director Howard Deutch since 1989. Thompson and Deutch have two daughters, Madelyn (born 1991) and Zoey (born 1994), with whom she sang onstage in the Bye Bye Birdie production for the 16th annual Alzheimer’s Association’s “A Night at Sardi’s” in March 2008.
On April 27, 2017, Thompson was cast in Little Women, the seventh adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel of the same name, written and directed by first-time director Clare Niederpruem.