Lea Thompson Biography
Lea Thompson Biography - the star
In the early 90s she took small role in directed by her husband "Article 99", where Kiefer Sutherland and Ray Liotta played doctors in military hospital. In 1993 Thompson played mother of "Dennis the Menace", Laura Jackson in "The Beverly Hillbillies" and next year she appeared in "The Little Rascals" as Ms. Roberts, the ballet teacher. After that she played in three TV/cable movies, including "Stolen Babies", "The Unspoken Truth", "The Substitute Wife" with Farrah Fawcett and police story "The Right to Remain Silent" with Robert Loggia.
Besides the movie/television credits she has also made guest starring roles on the series "Tales From The Crypt" (1989), "Friends" (1995) and "The Larry Sanders Show" (1998).
In 1996, she did a commercial for the Mall of America located in Bloomington, MN, and the commercial is shown regularly in that area. Late in 1996 and throughout 1997 (and also again in late 1999/early 2000) she did a few commercials for Chevrolet.
After Warren Littlefield spotted Thompson in the television movie "The Substitute Wife", the NBC entertainment president sent her a stack of scripts he was developing for the 1995 television season. Although Thompson wanted to do movies again, he encouraged her to star in the sitcom "Caroline in the City", which enjoyed huge popularity among viewing audiences until the show ended in 1999. In that period she also made two special appearances as a host of "TV Guide Looks at Christmas" (1997) and "Celebrity Weddings: In Style" (1998). In 1998 American audience could also see the "Intimate Portrait: Lea Thompson".
Since that she played in comedy-drama "The Unknown Cyclist" (1998) and during the beginning of 2000 took some time off from TV and the movies to once again pursue her Broadway aspirations by starring in the touring production of "Cabaret" in Saenger Performing Arts Center.
During year 2001 Lea has played in comedy "Fish don't Blink" and also appeared in February in the theatre in play "Vaginas Monologues".
On year 2002 Thompson has played in three movies: "Haunted Lighthouse", "Electric" and "For the People". She was also a producer of one of them. She's expected to be also a director of her next movie, but probably in year 2003.