Lea Katherine Thompson is an American actress, television director, and television producer. She is best known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City. Other films she is known for include All the Right Moves, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck, Jaws 3-D, Red Dawn, and Some Kind of Wonderful. Since 2011 she has co-starred as Kathryn Kennish in the ABC Family series Switched at Birth... (wikipedia)
One of things I like about looking at pictures when you're young and also meeting back with old friends you haven't seen in a long time is, for me, it's a glimpse of who I was.
And I definitely gravitate toward people who use laughter to pull themselves out of the abyss.
'Red Dawn' was very resonant with a lot of people - they love that movie. I always thought it was a little hysterical.
'Howard The Duck' has a lot of fans, and usually when they come up to me, I just think they're the coolest. Because it takes a lot of strength, a lot of perseverance to love 'Howard the Duck.'
I have to read something positive every single day. I have to have faith that the day is unfolding in a way that is going to be useful to somebody else... For me, living every day in gratitude has been profound for me.
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.
Of course, I'd like to produce and direct a blockbuster, but you gotta build up to that. So now I'm learning from a bunch of little movies. And it's more fun with smaller pictures. It's more creative.
The whole experience of doing a sitcom is... Telling jokes with such precision is really exciting, but it's also terrifying.
I think it's really hard to understand the depths and the power of the love that someone has for their children unless you really have children.
I love really crappy carnivals, where you think the ride is going to break. There's something so seedy about them.