March 11, 1982
39 years old
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm tall
38–26–36 in | 96.5–66–91.5 cm
57 kg | 125 lbs
7 US | 37.5 EU
Thora Birch was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on March 11, 1982, is an American actress.
Young Thora Birch first started her career in television commercials, at the age of 4.
She made her big screen debut in science fiction comedy film Purple People Eater (1988) in role as Molly Johnson.
She got her television acting debut in NBC sitcom Day by Day (1988–1989) in role as Molly, at the age of 6.
Her breakthrough performance came as Jane Burnham in romantic drama movie American Beauty (1999).
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age for her role as Molly Johnson in science fiction comedy film Purple People Eater (1988).
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picturefor her role as Billie Pike in drama movie Paradise (1991).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Ten in a Motion Picture for her role as Sally Ryan in action thriller movie Patriot Games (1992).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture for her performance as Hallie O'Fallon in romantic comedy film All I Want for Christmas (1991).
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture Comedy for her performance as Dani Dennison in fantasy comedy film Hocus Pocus (1993).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress for her role as Jessie Barnes in adventure survival film Alaska (1996).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Jane Burnham in romantic drama movie American Beauty (1999), also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture.
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress for her role as Empress Savina in action adventure fantasy film Dungeons & Dragons (2000).
She won the Golden Space Needle Award and a Deauville Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her performance as Enid in comedy movie Ghost World (2001).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for her role as Elizabeth "Liz" Murray in melodrama movie Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003).
She won the Boston Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast for her role as Emily in drama film The Etruscan Smile (2018).
The Hole (2001) thriller horror opposite Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank and Laurence Fox
Silver City (2004) political satire comedy drama with Chris Cooper, Daryl Hannah and Billy Zane
Dark Corners (2006) horror thriller opposite Toby Stephens and Christien Anholt
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) drama with Jimmie Fails, Jonathan Majors and Tichina Arnold
Above Suspicion (2019) crime thriller opposite Emilia Clarke, Jack Huston and Sophie Lowe
13 Minutes (2021) action drama thriller in role as Jess, opposite Amy Smart and Anne Heche
She won the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age for her role as Molly in NBC sitcom Day by Day (1988–1989).
She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Supporting or Re-Occurring Role for a TV Series for her role as Taylor Buckman in NBC sitcom Parenthood (1990-1991).
She had recurring role as Morgan in USA Network science fiction drama television series Colony (2016).
She had recurring role as Gamma / Mary in AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead (2019-2020).
She is also trained in skiing, dancing, cycling and kayaking.
Has younger brother, Kian Bolt Birch.
Has German, Jewish, Italian and Scandinavian ancestry.
She appeared in television commercials for California Raisins (1986), Quaker Oats (1987) and Burger King (1990).
Has a Green Belt in Karate.
Featured in music videos for:
Moby "We Are All Made Of Stars" (2002)
Limp Bizkit "Eat You Alive" (2003)
She is a vegetarian.
She won the Young Hollywood Award for Talent for Charity in 2002.
She dated TV host Bill Maher (2004-2005) and musician Fred Durst (2002).
She married talent manager and philanthropist Michael Benton Adler in 2018.