Her mother is of Irish descent. It was a wonderful moment because I could've been banging my head against the wall for another 10 years. She recalled the film as "the very first movie I ever got, but I lied and said I had done a couple of other movies, so when I showed up, I really knew absolutely nothing. Also, I had said that I knew how to water ski. And I did not. So I had, like, five days to learn really, really complicated water-skiing things, because I had to fit into the Sea World water-skiing show.
Fox , whom Marty meets when she is a s adolescent age after he travels back in time; he has to avoid having Lorraine fall in love with him instead of with his future father, George Crispin Glover , which leads to awkward scenes where Lorraine is attracted to him.
For the latter film, she sang several songs on the soundtrack in character, as musician Beverly Switzler , who was the lead vocalist for a band called Cherry Bomb. The recordings appeared on the soundtrack album and on singles.
In the early s, Thompson starred as the mother of the eponymous character in Dennis the Menace , the villainess in The Beverly Hillbillies , and a snooty ballet instructor in The Little Rascals Thompson found moderate critical and popular success as the star of the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City from to The film follows six generations of females within one family, and their struggle for power and independence in America.
The film debuted on October 18, , on the NBC network to strong critical reviews. After a break from acting, Thompson went on to star in several Broadway plays.
She later appeared in a TV series called For the People, which only lasted one season. Special Victims Unit ; she played a woman whose embryos were stolen. In , Thompson began a series of made-for-TV films for the Hallmark Channel , in which she plays Jane Doe , an ex-secret agent turned housewife, who helps the government solve mysteries.
Thompson directed two films from the Jane Doe series — Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder. Thompson was a featured singer on Celebrity Duets and the second contestant eliminated in In April , she starred in another television film, A Life Interrupted , which premiered on Lifetime television. She starred in the television movie The Christmas Clause, which received good reviews and ratings. Thompson stars in Mystery Case Files: From , Thompson starred in the ABC Family series Switched at Birth, about a family realizing their year-old daughter is not biologically theirs and was switched with another baby at the hospital.
In , Thompson was a competitor on the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars. She was paired with professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev. Thompson is set to portray Marmee March, the mother who helps her daughters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy navigate the struggles and heartbreaks of adolescence and adulthood. The film will be released in to coincide with the book's th-anniversary publishing date.
They met on the set of Some Kind of Wonderful