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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 & 26 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Beauty
American Beauty Jane Burnham
(1999)
Ghost World
(2001)
Hocus Pocus
(1993)

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Other Works:

TV commercial for Burger King (with Jonathan Taylor Thomas) (1990) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Thora

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her nude scene in American Beauty (1999)] It was very, very difficult for me to come to terms with it in a personal way. Creatively, I was solid. I understood the importance and significance of that scene and I had known in advance that it was going to happen. As you can imagine, I had spoken with the director, Sam Mendes, and we both agreed it was not a gratuitous scene, rather a very ... See more »

Trivia:

She bested 4,000 young hopefuls to land the role of Billie Pike in Paradise (1991). See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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