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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 November 1967San Francisco, California, USA
Birth NameCourtney Thorne Smith
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Courtney Thorne-Smith was born on November 8, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA as Courtney Thorne Smith. She is an actress, known for According to Jim (2001), Melrose Place (1992) and Ally McBeal (1997). She has been married to Roger Fishman since January 1, 2007. They have one child. She was previously married to Andrew Conrad.

Spouse (2)

Roger Fishman (1 January 2007 - present) (1 child)
Andrew Conrad (2 June 2000 - 19 January 2001) (divorced)

Trade Mark (5)

Piercing blue eyes
Box-heart shaped face
Deep, sultry voice
Voluptous figure
Perky, bubbly image

Trivia (15)

Attended Tamalpais High School - Mill Valley, California.
Ex-husband, Andrew Conrad, is a genetic scientist.
Was engaged to cardiologist Robert Andrews.
Once considered herself overly busty with a 32DD measurement but eschewed reduction surgery in favor of yoga which she says reshaped her figure of a C cup. "My body fat got redistributed, and my breasts got smaller."
Her sister Jennifer is an advertising executive.
Studied acting at the Ensemble Theatre Company in Northern California.
Courtney had an on-and-off screen romance with Andrew Shue (Billy) during the filming of Melrose Place (1992) but they split up after a year.
In 1999 she became a spokeswoman for Almay cosmetics, being the face of their new line of make-up "Skin Stays Clean."
Her father was a computer market researcher and her mother a therapist. They divorced when she was 7 and she lived with both at different stages.
She and her husband Roger Fishman welcomed son Jacob 'Jake' Emerson on January 14th, 2008. Jake weighed in at 6 lbs, 13 oz, arrived after 12 hours of labor.
Is a vegetarian.
Writing her first novel, "Outside In", which is due to be released in September, 2007. [February 2007]
Currently pregnant with her first child (due January 2008). [June 2007]
Appeared in a commercial for "Atkins" diets.
Release of her novel, "Outside In". [September 2007]

Personal Quotes (18)

It's incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business.
Never say never. I always want to look like myself - that's key for me. I don't want to look like a different person, I don't want my face frozen.
You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I'm so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies.
You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.
To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight - and thank God for that.
I really have always wanted to be a parent, and when I hit 36 and had just ended a relationship, I remember thinking how much I still wanted it. But I thought I'd adopt.
I got out of autobiography because my story is, I was famous, it was hard for me, I got into therapy. I had trouble with food, I got a nutritionist. There's no story there.
There's so many young women today who look so lost. And I feel like, of course they're lost. They have no one around them to give them real, authentic reflection.
My hope is that if I take good care of my skin and use Botox, I won't have to use anything else.
Well, I used to be a compulsive exerciser, but I'm over that.
I hope I will be a calm mother; I do yoga and I meditate, and those should help.
One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships.
I always want to look like myself - that's key for me. I don't want to look like a different person, I don't want my face frozen.
I thought, I hate the thought of a 12, 13 or 14 year-old girl seeing a picture of me and thinking she'll do what I did.
A lot of women are in a crazy exercise cycle; they're so afraid they'll gain weight if they stop, and it's especially hard when they get pregnant. What they need to realize is that if you're not exercising so much, you don't have to eat so much, and your body adjusts. It sounds so simple, but you really do have to listen to your body.
If it's not working before you get married, marriage isn't going to fix it.
I understand that it would be smart, career-wise, to line up something, but it wouldn't be smart for my personal life or my sanity. Some people thrive when they're working. I thrive when I'm hanging out with my friends and doing yoga.
I love kids; I think they are fun and funny.

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