Lea Thompson Overview

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Born: May 31, 1961

"I'm kind of the girl next door," says Lea Thompson, who was born in Rochester, Minnesota. A professional dancer from the age of 14, Thompson continued to train through her teen years courtesy of scholarships to the Pennsylvania Ballet Company, the American Ballet Theater and the San Francisco Ballet. That was before Burger King came calling when they cast her in a TV commercial. Her big break came when she was cast along Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future, which became a huge hit. She would... See All

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