About Lea Thompson
It has been reported that Lea Thompson net worth amounts to $14 million dollars. I am sure that most of you know this actress for her performance on Back to the Future trilogy, but Lorraine Baines is not the only prominent character she has created. Lea is also famous for doing the leading role on a popular television sitcom Caroline in the City. She has also featured in movies All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Some Kind of Wonderful, Howard the Duck, Jaws 3-D and Red Dawn. One of the most important roles she has done recently was on television series Switched at Birth. This is a brief overview of her career, but let‘s examine her path to stardom more carefully.
Although acting has boosted Lea Thompson net worth to millions of dollars, this was not her first career choice. Ever since she was a little girl Lea has been dancing ballet. And this was not just her hobby: the girl used to spend 3 to 4 hours practicing every day and started performing professionally by the age 14. At first it seemed like Thompson really has a bright future in this field: she easily won the scholarship to American Ballet Theatre and a several other schools. With American Ballet Theatre the teenager has performed in 45 plays. However, around the time she has turned 20 Lea decided to switch a career to acting. One of her reasons had to do with money. In an interview years later the star has revealed: „I had been a ballet dancer and never could make a living, and just being so excited that I got to, all of a sudden, live as an actor”. Second, she has received some rather disappointing critique from Mikhail Baryshnikov. To be more particular, Mikhail, who was the artistic director at American Ballet Theatre, said she was “a beautiful dancer, but too stocky.”
Lea Thompson net worth started to grow soon after she started to pursue career in movies. Her first role was on Jaws 3-D. Soon the actress ascended to stardom as Lorraine Baines on Back to the Future. For the performance on this comic science fiction film Lea was nominated for Saturn Awards as Best Supporting Actress. Her next critically acclaimed role was on Some Kind of Wonderful. For the portrayal of Amanda Jones on this movie the actress has garnered Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. While filming for Some Kind of Beautiful the actress has also met her husband of 26 years, film director Howard Deutch. Speaking about the more recent sources of Lea Thompson net worth, in 2011 she joined the cast of American teen/family drama television series Switched at Birth.