Thora Birch, 2006
|Born||March 11, 1982 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Years active||1988 — present|
Thora Birch (born March 11, 1982) is an American actress. Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works She was one of the leading child actors of the 1990s, starring in movies such as Hocus Pocus (1993), Now and Then (1995), and Alaska (1996). Hocus Pocus is a children's 1993 Halloween -themed film released by Disney, and directed by Kenny Ortega (known mainly for his Now and Then is a 1995 Film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie Alaska is a 1996 film directed by Fraser Clarke Heston starring Charlton Heston (as Colin Perry Thora Birch (as Jessie Barnes Since the 1990s she has moved on to more mature roles, with notable performances in films such as American Beauty (1999) and the acclaimed cult film Ghost World (2001). American Beauty is a 1999 Drama film set in modern American Suburbia. Ghost World is a 2001 Film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a Graphic novel by Daniel Clowes.
Birch was born in Los Angeles, California, the eldest child of Jack Birch and Carol Connors. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Carol Connors (born November 13, 1952) is an American Porn star and Erotic actress. Both her parents (who have managed her career and remain her managers right up to the present day) were former adult film actors and her mother appeared in the notorious pornographic film, Deep Throat. Pornographic films are Motion pictures with the purpose of promoting sexual arousal in the viewer often featuring depictions of sexual activity Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Deep Throat is an American Pornographic film released in the summer of 1972, written and directed by Gerard Damiano (listed in the  Birch, who has a brother named Bolt Birch, is of Jewish, Nordic, and Italian descent. American Jews, or Jewish Americans The Nordic countries make up a region in Northern Europe called the Nordic region, consisting of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship The family's original surname was "Biersch", coming from her German Jewish ancestors. The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as PLEASE TAKE NOTE************  The name 'Thora' is a feminized form of the name Thor, the God of the Sky and of Thunder in Norse mythology. Thor ( Old Norse: Þórr) is the red-haired and bearded God of Thunder in Germanic paganism and its subset Norse paganism God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. Norse mythology comprises the indigenous pre-Christian religion, beliefs and Legends of the Scandinavian peoples including those who settled on Iceland From an early age, Birch was encouraged by her parents to audition for commercials. She landed several parts representing companies such as Quaker Oats and Vlasic Pickles. The Quaker Oats Company is an American food conglomerate based in Chicago. In 1988, she broke into acting when landing the role of Molly in the short-lived television series Day By Day in which she was billed simply as "Thora. Day by Day is a television Sitcom starring Douglas Sheehan, Linda Kelsey, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Thora Birch, " That same year she played an important role in the movie Purple People Eater opposite Ned Beatty and Neil Patrick Harris for which she won a Youth In Film Award for her performance. Ned Thomas Beatty (born July 6, 1937) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor. Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15 1973 is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -nominated Actor.
Birch's breakthrough role came in 1991 when she was cast as 'tomboy' Billie Pike in the movie Paradise which also starred Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith and Elijah Wood. Paradise is a 1991 film written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue. Don Johnson (born Donnie Wayne Johnson, December 15 1949 Personal life Relationships and family At 22 Johnson began a four-year liaison Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an Academy Award nominated Golden Globe winning American Film actress Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28 1981) is an American Actor. To obtain the role, she had to compete with more than 4,000 other young hopefuls who auditioned for it. Birch received enormous praise for her performance and her career thereafter went from strength to strength.
Thora's ability to portray herself as a young tomboy landed her several parts during the period 1991-1995, including the role of Dani in Hocus Pocus (1993). Hocus Pocus is a children's 1993 Halloween -themed film released by Disney, and directed by Kenny Ortega (known mainly for his Her acting ability moreover continued to attract much praise and she won leading roles in such films as All I Want For Christmas (1991) and Monkey Trouble (1994). All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American Comedy movie that stars Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch and Ethan Randall. Monkey Trouble is a 1994 Family film directed by Franco Amurri and starring Thora Birch. She also appeared in two big-budget blockbuster Harrison Ford films, Patriot Games (1992) and its sequel, Clear and Present Danger (1994). Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an Academy Award - and BAFTA -nominated as well as Golden Globe -winning American Patriot Games ( 1987) is a Novel by Tom Clancy. It is chronologically the second book (after Without Remorse) featuring Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on the book of the same name by Tom Clancy.
Birch's performance in the 1995 film Now And Then is generally regarded as one of her best performances to date. Now and Then is a 1995 Film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie It also starred Gaby Hoffmann, Christina Ricci, Demi Moore and Melanie Griffith. Gabriella Mary Hoffmann (born January 8, 1982 in New York New York) is an American actress. Christina Ricci (born February 12 1980 is an Emmy Award -nominated American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Wednesday Addams in Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11 1962 is an American Actress. Melanie Griffith (born August 9, 1957) is an Academy Award nominated Golden Globe winning American Film actress Directed by Lesli Linka Glatter, the film is about four friends who have been so preoccupied with their own lives that they have not seen one another for some time until the impending birth of one of their babies reunites them. Upon reuniting, they reminisce about events during the summer of 1970 when they were 12 which were ultimately influential in shaping their lives. It was during that summer, a mixture of both happy and sad events, that they realized that adulthood was fast approaching, that they began to work out what life was about and what they wished to do with their own lives. They also promised to be there for another, hence the reason why they were reuniting for the birth of the baby. The film, a female take on the film Stand By Me, was an enormous success and Birch won great critical acclaim for her performance. Stand by Me is a 1986 adventure - Drama film directed by Rob Reiner.
By 1996, Thora was one of leading child actresses of her generation. She consolidated her position with a leading role in the adventure film, Alaska (1996) in which she plays the role of Jessie Barnes who has moved to Alaska with her father (played by Dirk Benedict) and brother after the death of her mother. Alaska is a 1996 film directed by Fraser Clarke Heston starring Charlton Heston (as Colin Perry Thora Birch (as Jessie Barnes Dirk Benedict (born Dirk Niewoehner on March 1, 1945) is an American movie, television and stage Actor, Her father is a former airline pilot and upon moving to Alaska, he starts earning a living by delivering supplies to small towns in the Alaskan wilderness in his light aircraft. Whilst making a delivery, his plane crashes into a mountainside. Concluding that not enough was being done to locate him, Jessie and her brother set out on a successful attempt to find him with the help of a baby polar bear.
After guest-starring appearances in the The Outer Limits, Promised Land and Touched By An Angel, Thora took a break from acting for a couple of years. For the album by Progressive Metal band Voivod see The Outer Limits (album. Promised Land is a Television series which ran on CBS from 1996 to 1999. Touched by an Angel is an American Drama Television series that chronicles the missions of a group of Angels sent by God In 1999, she returned in the made-for-TV movie Night Ride Home and also took a small uncredited role in the Natalie Portman film Anywhere But Here. Natalie Portman (נטלי פורטמן born Natalie Hershlag June 9 1981 is an Israeli American Actress. She also was initially cast in the role of Tammy Metzler in the dark-comedy Election, but ended up leaving after only the third day of filming after disagreements with director/writer Alexander Payne. Election is a 1999 film adapted from a critically acclaimed 1998 Novel of the same title by Tom Perrotta. Constantine Alexander Payne (born February 10 1961 is an American Film director and Screenwriter. Jessica Campbell was then given the role of Metzler.
Later in 1999, Birch won enormous critical praise playing the role of Jane Burnham in American Beauty and was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award. American Beauty is a 1999 Drama film set in modern American Suburbia. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA is a British charity that hosts annual awards shows for film television television craft video games and forms of animation The movie itself went on to win the Oscar (i. e. Academy Award) for Best Picture. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. As Birch was barely 17 at the time she made the film, and thus classified as a minor in the United States, her parents had to approve her brief topless scene in the movie and they and child labor representatives were on the set for the shooting of it. In law the term minor (also infant or infancy) is used to refer to a person who is under the age in which one legally assumes Adulthood and is legally Child labor is the employment of Children at regular and sustained labour
After leading roles in The Smokers (2000), Dungeons & Dragons (2000), and The Hole (2001), Birch landed the leading role in Ghost World alongside Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi and Brad Renfro and was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress for her performance. The Smokers is a 2000 Film directed and written by Kat Slater. Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 Live-action Film directed by Courtney Solomon and based on the role-playing game of the The Hole is a 2001 Psychological horror - thriller film directed by Nick Hamm, based on the novel After the Hole Ghost World is a 2001 Film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a Graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Scarlett I Johansson (born November 22 1984 is an actress and Singer, of dual American and Danish citizenship Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi (bʊˈsɛmi born December 13, 1957) is an Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated American Brad Barron Renfro (July 25 1982 – January 15 2008 was an American actor
Birch's most notable roles since 2001 have been that of Liz Murray in Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003) and April in Slingshot (2005). Elizabeth "Liz" Murray, born, is an American Inspirational speaker who is best known as having been Homeless in her youth and as having overcome Recent films include Dark Corners (in which she appeared in the lead role as a woman who wakes up one day as a different person and ends up being stalked by gruesome creatures), Tainted Love, and Winter of Frozen Dreams. Dark Corners is a 2007 horror - Thriller film starring Thora Birch.
Birch will next star in the film Train alongside her brother Bolt Birch. The movie entails a trip to Europe for a group of American college athletes who unknowingly board a train that is occupied by a brutal killer. Birch has also been negotiating to have a part in the 2009 film Frail. She will reportedly play Chloe, a mysterious young, naive girl from the Midwest. In the film, the Chloe character and a private-eye struggle to come to terms with their dark pasts.
Birch has indicated that she aspires to become a director and has recently begun directing short video sketches for a sketch comedy troupe called The Doomed Planet. The sketches can be seen on her official website.
|2007||Dark Corners||Karen/Susan||Production Completed|
|2006||Shamrock Boy||Nulla McGarvey||Announced. Wesley Cook Bentley (born September 4, 1978) is an American Film Actor. MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. Train is a 2008 horror film which is currently set to be released first with it's NC-17 cut in October at the Screamfest Festival according to Bloody Disgusting Dark Corners is a 2007 horror - Thriller film starring Thora Birch. Start of production|
|Boomerang Deal||Announced. Start of production|
|Silver City||Karen Cross|
|2003||Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story||Liz Murray||Television movie|
|2002||Shadow Realm||Susan Thornhill||Television movie|
|2001||The Hole||Liz Dunn|
|2000||Dungeons & Dragons||Empress Savina|
|The Smokers||Lincoln Roth|
|1999||Anywhere but Here||Mary||uncredited|
|American Beauty||Jane Burnham|
|Night Ride Home||Clea Mahler||Television movie|
|1995||Now and Then||Young Tina "Teeny" Tercell|
|1994||Clear and Present Danger||Sally Ryan|
|1993||Hocus Pocus||Dani Dennison|
|1992||Patriot Games||Sally Ryan|
|The Itsy Bitsy Spider||(voice)|
|1991||All I Want for Christmas||Hallie O'Fallon|
|1990||Dark Avenger||Susie Donovan||Television movie|
|Parenthood||Taylor Buckham||Television series|
|1988||Day by Day||Molly||Television series|
|Purple People Eater||Molly Johnson|
From the album 18, released in 2002. Silver City is a 2004 political Satire and Drama film written and directed by John Sayles. Elizabeth "Liz" Murray, born, is an American Inspirational speaker who is best known as having been Homeless in her youth and as having overcome The Hole is a 2001 Psychological horror - thriller film directed by Nick Hamm, based on the novel After the Hole Ghost World is a 2001 Film by Terry Zwigoff, based on a Graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Dungeons & Dragons is a 2000 Live-action Film directed by Courtney Solomon and based on the role-playing game of the Her Imperial Majesty the Empress Savina of Izmer is a character that appears in the fictional movie ' Dungeons & Dragons ' (2000 with the part being played by actress The Smokers is a 2000 Film directed and written by Kat Slater. Anywhere but Here is a 1999 Drama film The film is based on the novel by Mona Simpson, the screenplay was written by Alvin Sargent and American Beauty is a 1999 Drama film set in modern American Suburbia. Alaska is a 1996 film directed by Fraser Clarke Heston starring Charlton Heston (as Colin Perry Thora Birch (as Jessie Barnes Now and Then is a 1995 Film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith, Rosie Clear and Present Danger is a 1994 film directed by Phillip Noyce, based on the book of the same name by Tom Clancy. Monkey Trouble is a 1994 Family film directed by Franco Amurri and starring Thora Birch. Hocus Pocus is a children's 1993 Halloween -themed film released by Disney, and directed by Kenny Ortega (known mainly for his Patriot Games is a 1992 film based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. "Itsy Bitsy Spider" (also known as "Eensy Weensy Spider") is a popular Nursery rhyme that describes the adventures of a Spider as it All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American Comedy movie that stars Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch and Ethan Randall. Paradise is a 1991 film written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue. Parenthood is a 1989 film starring Steve Martin, Dianne Wiest, Dennis Dugan, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Day by Day is a television Sitcom starring Douglas Sheehan, Linda Kelsey, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Thora Birch, "The Purple People Eater" was a Novelty song, written and performed by Sheb Wooley (1921-2003 that reached #1 in the Billboard pop charts Richard Melville Hall, also known as Moby (born September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York) is an American DJ
From the album Results May Vary, released in 2003. Limp Bizkit is an American Nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. " Eat You Alive " is a song by the band Limp Bizkit from their fourth studio album Results May Vary. Results May Vary is the fourth album by Limp Bizkit, released on September 23, 2003 through Interscope Records.
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 11, 1982|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Los Angeles, California, United States of America|
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