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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 17 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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(2001)
(1993)
Patriot Games Sally Ryan
(1992)

Filmography

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 2018 Above Suspicion (completed)
Jolene
 2018 Affairs of State
Callie
 2018 The Etruscan Smile
Emily
 2018 The Competition
Lauren
 2016 Colony (TV Series)
Morgan
- Gateway (2016) ... Morgan
- Zero Day (2016) ... Morgan
 2015 World Gone Water (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2012 Petunia
Vivian Petunia
 2010 Pregnancy Pact (TV Movie)
Sidney Bloom
 2009/I Deadline
Lucy
 2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams
Barbara Hoffman
 2008/I Train
Alex
 2006 Dark Corners
Susan Hamilton / Karen Clarke
 2005 My Life as a Teenage Robot (TV Series)
Vega
- Escape from Cluster Prime (2005) ... Vega (voice)
 2005 Escape from Cluster Prime (TV Movie)
Vega (voice)
 2005 Slingshot
April
 2004 The Dot (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 2004 Silver City
Karen Cross
 2003 Limp Bizkit: Eat You Alive (Video short)
Woman
 2003 Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (TV Movie)
Liz Murray
 2002 Night Visions (TV Series)
Susan Thornhill (segment "The Maze")
- The Maze/Harmony (2002) ... Susan Thornhill (segment "The Maze")
 2002 Shadow Realm (TV Movie)
Susan Thornhill
 2002 Moby: We Are All Made of Stars (Video short)
Thora Birch
 2001 Ghost World
Enid
 2001 The Hole
Liz
 2000 Dungeons & Dragons
Empress Savina
 2000 The Smokers
Lincoln Roth
 1999 Anywhere But Here
Mary (uncredited)
 1999 American Beauty
Jane Burnham
 1999 Night Ride Home (TV Movie)
Clea Mahler
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Erin
- The Pact (1997) ... Erin
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Allison Rhodes
- Running Scared (1997) ... Allison Rhodes
 1996 Alaska
Jessie Barnes
 1995 Blackbird Hall (TV Movie)
 1995 Now and Then
Teeny
 1995 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Aggie Travers
- The Choice (1995) ... Aggie Travers
 1994 Clear and Present Danger
Sally Ryan
 1994 Monkey Trouble
Eva
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Ann Sherman
- Here Comes the Son (1994) ... Ann Sherman
 1993 Hocus Pocus
Dani
 1992 The Itsy Bitsy Spider (Short)
Little Girl (voice)
 1992 Patriot Games
Sally Ryan
 1991 All I Want for Christmas
Hallie O'Fallon
 1991/I Paradise
Billie Pike
 1990-1991 Parenthood (TV Series)
Taylor Buckman
- Fun for Kids (1991) ... Taylor Buckman (as Thora)
- Gil vs. the Deck (1990) ... Taylor Buckman (as Thora)
- Take My Parents, Please (1990) ... Taylor Buckman (as Thora)
- Small Surprises (1990) ... Taylor Buckman (as Thora)
 1991 Amen (TV Series)
Brittany
- Nothing Says Lovin'... (1991) ... Brittany (as Thora)
 1990 Married People (TV Series)
Emily
- 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)
Megan
- Vinnie Video Vici (1989) ... Megan (as Thora)
 1988-1989 Day by Day (TV Series)
Molly Farrell
- Father Knows Best (1989) ... Molly Farrell (as Thora)
- The Lost Weekend (1989) ... Molly Farrell (as Thora)
- The Reunion (1989) ... Molly Farrell (as Thora)
- Foul Play (1989) ... Molly Farrell (as Thora)
- Three Men and a Babe (1989) ... Molly Farrell (as Thora)
 1988 Purple People Eater
Molly Johnson (as Thora)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Quaker Oats (1987). See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 17 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Facebook | Official Site | See more »

Alternate Names:

Thora

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I pissed a lot of people off over a long period of time and they found a way to upset me, hoping that upset would bring a change in my behavior. Like a distancing ... But I'm done, I'm done. People wanted me to be not fine. A lot of it was bullshit. See more »

Trivia:

Her maternal grandmother was the daughter of Polish immigrants, and her maternal grandfather was of French-Canadian, Irish, and German ancestry. See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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