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Thora Birch

For some people, oatmeal starts the day off right - for Thora Birch, it launched a healthy career in front of the camera. It's hard to believe that the actress, who slunk into stardom with her turn as the disillusioned daughter in American Beauty (1999), is even related to the apple-cheeked blonde who once gazed up at Quaker Oats (R) spokesman ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 16 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Colony (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (2016) ... Morgan
- Episode #1.10 (2016) ... Morgan
 2015 World Gone Water (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Pregnancy Pact (TV Movie)
Sidney Bloom
 2009/I Deadline
 2008/I Train
 2006 Dark Corners
Susan Hamilton / Karen Clarke
 2005 My Life as a Teenage Robot (TV Series)
- Escape from Cluster Prime (2005) ... Vega (voice)
 2005 Escape from Cluster Prime (TV Movie)
Vega (voice)
 2005 Slingshot
 2004 The Dot (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Silver City
Karen Cross
 2003 Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (TV Movie)
Liz Murray
 2002 Night Visions (TV Series)
Susan Thornhill
- The Maze (2002) ... Susan Thornhill
 2002 Shadow Realm (TV Movie)
Susan Thornhill
 2001 Ghost World
 2001 The Hole
 2000 The Smokers
Lincoln Roth
 1999 Anywhere But Here
Mary (uncredited)
 1999 Night Ride Home (TV Movie)
Clea Mahler
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- The Pact (1997) ... Erin
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Allison Rhodes
- Running Scared (1997) ... Allison Rhodes
 1995 Blackbird Hall (TV Movie)
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Aggie Travers
- The Choice (1995) ... Aggie Travers
 1994 Monkey Trouble
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Ann Sherman
- Here Comes the Son (1994) ... Ann Sherman
 1993 Hocus Pocus
 1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Short)
Little Girl (voice)
 1991 All I Want for Christmas
Hallie O'Fallon
 1991 Paradise
Billie Pike
 1991 Amen (TV Series)
- Nothing Says Lovin'... (1991) ... Brittany (as Thora)
 1990 Married People (TV Series)
- To Live and Drive in New York (1990) ... Emily (as Thora)
 1990 Dark Avenger (TV Movie)
Susie Donovan (as Thora)
 1989 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series)
- Vinnie Video Vici (1989) ... Megan (as Thora)
 1988-1989 Day by Day (TV Series)
- Father Knows Best (1989) ... Molly (as Thora)
- The Lost Weekend (1989) ... Molly (as Thora)
- The Reunion (1989) ... Molly (as Thora)
- Foul Play (1989) ... Molly (as Thora)
- Three Men and a Babe (1989) ... Molly (as Thora)
 1988 Purple People Eater
Molly Johnson (as Thora)
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TV commercial for Eclipse Flash Strips Gum (2002) See more »

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10 Interviews | 14 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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If I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I look in the mirror and see the most vile creature. But if I'm feeling comfortable about myself, then I'm more accepting. I'm not like, "Oh my God! look at that gorgeous person." It's just like, "Yeah, okay. That's doable." See more »


Has co-starred with Chris Cooper in two movies, Silver City (2004) and American Beauty (1999), but has never appeared onscreen together with him. See more »

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