Lea Thompson
Lea Thompson
Celebrated Name: Lea Thompson
Real Name/Full Name: Lea Katherine Thompson
Gender: Female
Age: 62 years old
Birth Date: 31 May 1961
Birth Place:  Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.63 m
Weight: 61 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Howard Deutch (m. 1989)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Zoey Deutch, Madelyn Deutch)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Lea Thompson Lesbian?: No
Profession: Actress, director, and television producer
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $16 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Lea Thompson is a popular actress, director, and television producer from America. She is best known for her character as Lorraine Baines in the comedy film series Back to the Future trilogy. She also starred as Kathryn Kennish in the drama television series Switched at Birth from 2011 to 2017.

Maybe you know about Lea Thompson very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what her net worth is in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Lea Thompson’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota as the daughter of Clifford and Barbara Barry Thompson. She has four siblings, including two brothers Andrew and Barry, and two sisters Coleen Goodrich and Shannon Katona.

She started performing ballet at the age of fourteen and won various scholarships to the San Francisco Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and American Ballet Theatre.

Thompson joined the American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company at the age of twenty to perform dance professionally. At the same time, she moved to New York to pursue a career in acting.

Personal Life

Thompson met film director Howard Deutch on the set of the movie Some Kind of Wonderful (1987). The couple tied the knot in 1989, and together they have two children Madelyn (born 1991) and Zoey (born 1994).

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 31 May 1961, Lea Thompson is 62 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. Her height is 1.63 m tall, and her weight is 61 kg.


Lea Thompson made her acting debut in the movie Jaws 3-D in 1983. In the same year, she was seen as Cecily “Sissy” Loper in the video game MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone?. Later, she did various recurring roles in movies like All the Right Moves (1983), Red Dawn (1984), and The Wild Life (1984), and others.

Thompson received widespread popularity when she played the role of Lorraine Baines McFly in the film Back to the Future in 1985. The following year, she appeared in SpaceCamp, Some Kind of Wonderful, Casual Sex?, Howard the Duck, and The Wizard of Loneliness.

In 1989, she played the lead role in the TV film Night Breaker for which she was nominated for the CableACE Award.

In the early 1990s, she did various types of roles, including the mother of the eponymous character in Dennis the Menace (1993), snooty ballet instructor in The Little Rascals (1994), and villainess in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993).

Thompson became a household name when she starred in the television series “Caroline in the City,” which aired on the NBC network from 1995 to 1999. She received the People’s Choice Award for the role.

She took a sabbatical from acting and went on to appear in several Broadway plays. Thompson made her comeback starring in the movie Stealing Christmas (2003). She did guest appearances in television series like Ed, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Hallmark Channel.

In 2006, she took part in the reality television series Celebrity Duets. The following year, she starred in television films, A Life Interrupted, Head Case, Exit Speed, Adventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer, and The Christmas Clause. She played the role of Irene Steele in the movie Left Behind.

In 2014, along with her dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev, Thompson took part in the reality television dancing competition, Dancing with the Stars. She finished in sixth place and was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

Awards & Achievements

Lea Thompson has won several awards and nominations in her illustrious career. In 1987 she won the Young Artist Awards in the category of Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her work in the movie Some Kind of Wonderful. In 1990, she won the Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress.

In 1995, Thompson won the People’s Choice Awards in the category of Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series for her work in the sitcom Caroline in the City. She also won the 1996 Satellite Awards for the same television series.

In 2014, she was given the best actress award at the American Movie Awards for her movie The Trouble with the Truth. She has also been nominated for several other awards including Saturn Awards (1985), and Satellite Awards (1996).

Net Worth & Salary of Lea Thompson in 2024

Lea Thompson Net Worth
Lea Thompson Net Worth

As of April 2024, Lea Thompson has an estimated net worth of more than $16 million. She has made this huge fortune through her successful career as an actress, director, and television producer.

She has been a part of more than 50 commercially successful movies and television shows such as All the Right Moves, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Beverly Hillbillies, Fatal Secrets, Dinner in America, The Unspoken Truth, Jane Doe: Ties That Bind, and many more.

She has also directed some of the most popular movies of Hollywood, like Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall, American Housewife, Schooled, and others.

Thomson also performs at various concerts, award shows, and international tours, which helps in increasing her net worth.

Lea Thompson is one of the most renowned actresses and artists in the world. She has been able to make a name for herself through her constant hard work and dedication.


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