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Thora Birch

Thora Birch
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story

Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)


Role: Liz Murray
Screen Time: 75%
Age: 20 years old
Ghost World

Ghost World (2001)


Role: Enid
Screen Time: 75%
Age: 18 years old
American Beauty

American Beauty (1999)


Role: Jane Burnham
Screen Time: 65%
Age: 16 years old
Now and Then

Now and Then (1995)


Role: Young Tina 'Teeny' Tercell
Screen Time: 80%
Age: 12 years old
Hocus Pocus (1993)

Hocus Pocus (1993)


Role: Dani
Screen Time: 80%
Age: 10 years old
Paradise (1991)

Paradise (1991)


Role: Billie Pike
Screen Time: 70%
Age: 8 years old
Purple People Eater (1988)

Purple People Eater (1988)


Role: Molly Johnson
Screen Time: 40%
Age: 5 years old

 

Thora Birch

Rating: 8.67 (9 votes)
Birth: 3/11/1982
Current Age: 34 years old


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Thora Birch Biography

From Monkey Trouble (1994) to American Beauty (1999)-- that's Hollywood "Hocus Pocus"! Thora Birch was born on Thursday (as in Thor's Day) March 11, 1982. Her father Jack, and mom Carol, named her after the Norse God Thor ("Thora" being the feminine), the God of thunder; she has a younger brother named Bolt. Thora appeared in one of the "classic" California raisin commercials in 1986 (at age 4), and later did other commercials. At age 6, Thora appeared in Purple People Eater (1988) and won a Youth in Film Award for her performance. Then she appeared in the television series "Parenthood" (1990), which co-starred a not-yet-discovered Leonardo DiCaprio. Thora's breakout movie was Paradise (1991) with bona fide stars Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith; Thora bested 4,000 young hopefuls to land the role, and she again got great reviews. Thora appeared in Hocus Pocus (1993) with major stars; however, she got real recognition by having a starring role in Monkey Trouble (1994), in which her affection for her pet (and sometimes scene-stealing) monkey basically carried the entire movie (she and the monkey did their own stunts). All grown up, this petite beauty (5' 4") with green eyes had a major role in American Beauty (1999) which won 5 Oscar awards. Thora delivered a strong, effective performance as the alienated daughter of parents whose mid-life crises drive them to affairs and destruction; her acting was convincing and inspired, and once again received good reviews. A down-to-earth young woman in real life, she loves Italian food and diet root beer.

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