|Date of Birth:
March 11, 1982
Place of Birth:
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5' 4"
Thora's father Jack, and mom Carol, named her after the Norse god Thor
("Thora" being the feminine), the god of thunder; she has a younger brother
named Bolt. Thora appeared in one of the "classic" California raisin
commercials in 1986 (at age 4). At age 6, Thora appeared in "Purple
People Eater" and won a Youth in Film Award for her performance.
Then she appeared in the television series "Parenthood," which costarred
a not-yet-discovered Leonardo DiCaprio. Thora's breakout movie was
"Paradise" with bona fide stars Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith; Thora
bested 4,000 young hopefuls to land the role, and she again got great reviews.
Thora got real recognition by having a starring role in "Monkey Trouble"
(1994), in which her affection for her pet (and sometimes scene-stealing)
monkey basically carried the entire movie (she and the monkey did their
own stunts). All grown up, this petite beauty (5'4") with green eyes
had a major role in "American Beauty" (1999) which won 5 Oscar awards.
Thora delivered a strong, effective performance as the alienated daughter
of parents whose mid-life crises drive them to affairs and destruction;
her acting was convincing and inspired, and once again received good reviews.
A down-to-earth young woman in real life, she loves Italian food and diet
root beer. At 18, Thora has two dozen movie and TV credits, and has
worked with top name stars, and been in a 5-Oscar winning movie.
Thora lives on her family's East L.A. ranch, where she recently finished
high school through a computer-based correspondence course. She still
hopes to try her hand at directing someday, but for now she's content to
continue blossoming in front of the camera. She was fired from Election
due to differences with the director.
Ghost World (2001) ..as Enid
The Hole (2001) ..as Liz Dunn ... aka After
the Hole (2001) (USA)
Dungeons & Dragons (2000) ..as Empress
Savina ... aka Dungeons & Dragons: The Movie (2001) (UK: promotional
The Smokers (2000) ..as Lincoln Roth
Anywhere But Here (1999) (uncredited) ..as
American Beauty (1999) ..as Jane Burnham
Night Ride Home (1999) (TV) ..as Clea Mahler
"Touched by an Angel" (1997) TV Series
..as "Erin" in episode: "The Pact" (episode # 4.6)
"Promised Land" (1997) TV Series ..as "Allison
Rhodes" in episode: "Running Scared" (episode # 1.15)
Alaska (1996) ..as Jessie Barnes
"The Outer Limits" (1995) TV Series ..as
"Aggie Travers" in episode: "Choice, The" (episode # 1.6)
Now and Then (1995) ..as Young Tina 'Teeny'
"Monty" (1994) TV Series ..as "Ann Sherman"
Monkey Trouble (1994) ..as Eva Boylan ...
aka Pet (1994)
Clear and Present Danger (1994) ..as Sally
Hocus Pocus (1993)..as Dani Dennison
The Itsy Bitsy Spider (1992) (voice)
The Secret World of Spying (1992) (TV)
..as Sally Ryan
Patriot Games (1992) ..as Sally Ryan
All I Want for Christmas (1991) ..as Hallie
Paradise (1991) ..as Billie Pike
"Parenthood" (1990) TV Series (as Thora)
..as Taylor Buckman
"Doogie Howser, M.D." (1989) TV Series
Purple People Eater (1988) (as Thora) ..as
"Day by Day" (1988) TV Series (as Thora)