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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
Ghost World
Hocus Pocus


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 2017 3 Lives (pre-production)
 2016 Colony (TV Series)
- Gateway (2016) ... Morgan
- Zero Day (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 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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For me, romance isn't an over-the-top act. It's someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I'm making the wrong decision, he'll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts. See more »


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