Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson is an American actress and director. Her breakthrough role was in Back to the Future (1985) as Lorraine Baines McFly. She also starred in the franchise's two sequels. Following the Back to the Future trilogy, she starred in a number of other movies and TV shows, including Dennis the Menace (1993), The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) and Caroline in the City (1995-1999). Thompson also directed a selection of TV episodes for shows including Switched at Birth, The Goldbergs and Young Sheldon.

In 1989, Thompson married director Howard Deutch. The couple has two daughters, Zoey Deutch (born in 1994) and Madelyn Deutch (born in 1991). Both of Thompson's daughters are also actresses.
Lea Thompson
Full Name
Lea Katherine Thompson
Rochester, Minnesota
Notable Projects
Back to the Future


How old was Lea Thompson in 'Back to the Future'?

Lea Thompson was 23 years old when 'Back to the Future' was filmed. It was released July 3, 1985.

What Broadway shows has Lea Thompson been in?

Lea Thompson starred as Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret' on Broadway and on tour.

Most Recent

Hallmark Channel's 2021 Holiday Movie Lineup Features Candace Cameron Bure, Tamera Mowry and More
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' "Miracles of Christmas" launch Oct. 22
How Lea Thompson Met Her Husband While Making John Hughes' Classic '80s Teen Romance Some Kind of Wonderful
Some Kind of Wonderful is debuting on Blu-ray with four other John Hughes classics on Feb. 23 in time for the 35th anniversary of Pretty in Pink
Lea Thompson Reveals She Took Home Her Prosthetic Breasts from Back to the Future Part II
"I didn't want [them] to fall into the wrong hands, because it's actually a cast of my actual breasts inside," the actress tells PEOPLE
Lea Thompson Responds to Brad Garrett's Claims About Ellen DeGeneres: 'True Story'
Brad Garrett tweeted Thursday night that he knows "more than one who were treated horribly by" Ellen DeGeneres
Lea Thompson & Howard Deutch's Very Romantic 30th Anniversary Plans: 'We're Going to Meetings!'
Thompson and Deutch have been married since 1989 and share two children together, actress Zoey Deutch and filmmaker Madelyn Deutch
Lea Thompson Just Found Out Who's Playing Lorraine in Back to the Future Musical: 'She's Cute!'
A new musical version of Back to the Future is casting now for 2020 world premiere in the U.K.

More Lea Thompson

Zoey Deutch's Inner Circle 'Vies' to Go with Her on Work Trips, According to Mom Lea Thompson
PLUS: Lea Thompson reveals what her daughters Madelyn and Zoey Deutch have taught her about the entertainment industry
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WATCH: Lea Thompson Opens Up About a Possible Back to the Future Remake

Lea Thompson also reveals what it was like to work with her two daughters, Madelyn and Zoey Deutch, on the film The Year of the Spectacular Men