Thora Birch Biography
|Date of Birth:||1982 , March-11|
|Age:||38 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 4 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Net Worth||$8 Million USD|
|Hair Color||Brown light|
|Body Measurements||36C-25-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)|
|Breast Size||34 in|
|Waist size||25 in|
|Hip Size||34 in|
|Weight in KG||57.6 kg|
|Awards||Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|TV Show||The Pregnancy Pact|
Thora Birch is an American actress better known for her performance in films such as All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (1995) and Alaska (1996).
Her breakthrough role came in 1999 with the highly acclaimed film American Beauty, which brought Birch to international recognition, earning her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Early Life Of Thora Birch
Thora Birch was born on 11th March 1982 in Los Angeles in California, US. In 1998 she got her first role at the age of six in a short-lived sitcom Day by Day. For which she got a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age.
Significantly her profile was raised with the major parts in the films such as All I Want for Christmas in 19991, Patriot in 1992, Hocus Pocus in 1993, Monkey Trouble in 1994, Now and Then in 1995 and Alaska in 1996.
She did an Academy Award-winning movie in 1991, American Beauty. In 2001 she also got a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress: Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Thora Birch's Career
Britch had done a lot of films in her career till the present date and won many awards for that. In 1988 she had acted in the short-lived television series Day By Day in the role of Molly. In the same year, she also did the film Purple People Eater opposite to Neil Patrick Harris and Ned Beatty.
She won the Youth In Film Award because of her performance in the film. She had played in the movie Paradise as tomboy Billie Pike. From 1991 to 1995 she had done many movies like Patriot Games, Hocus Pocus, Clear and Present Danger, All I Want For Christmas and Monkey Trouble.
In 1996 she did a leading role in a film Alaska. She had guest-starred in The Outer Limits, Touched by an Angel and Promise Land. After the guest-starring, she took a break from the acting.
Later in the same year, she played a movie American Beauty in the role of Jane Burnham and was also nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award. Later on, the movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
In 2000 Birch did a supporting role in the films The Smokers and Dungeons and Dragons. After that, she did a leading role in the horror film The Hole in 2001. Again in the same year, Birch did the leading role in the film Ghost World.
In 2003 Birch had played a film Liz Murray and in 2004 she did a film Silver City. After that in 2006, she did a low budget horror film Dark Corners. She had also played leading role in the film Train in 2008. She had also done a psychological thriller film Deadline in 2009.
In the same year, she had also starred in the mystery film Winter of Frozen Dreams. In 2010 she did Sidney Bloom in the Lifetime film The Pregnancy Pact. In 2013 she appeared as the leading character in film Petunia which she had produced.
Thora Birch's Net Worth, Salary, Awards, And Achievements
Thora Birch's net worth is $8 million at present. She has been successful in her career earning huge amount of salary.
She has won four awards for the film Ghost World: Golden Space Needle Award for best performance in 2001. in the same year, she won TFCA Award for Best Performance, Female, Deauville Film Festival Award for Best Performance and SDFCS Award for Best Actress.
Thora Birch's Personal Life
Birch is the eldest child of Jack Birch and Carol Connors. Birch’s parents were her business managers at the beginning and former actors of the adult film. They both have appeared in the adult film Deep Throat. Her ancestry is German Jewish, Italian and Scandinavian. Her family’s original surname was Biersch.
Her first name Thora was taken from the name of the Norse God of thunder and Lightning Thor. Her parents were expecting a baby boy and had planned to name their child Thor but when a baby girl was born they changed the name Thor to Thora.
She also has a younger brother whose name is Kian. Due to her parents in the same field, she was also encouraged by her parents to start the film career. She had done several advertisements for Burger King, Quaker Oats, California Raisins and Vlasic Pickles in late 80’s
Thora had dated Fred Durst in 2002 but later on, they broke up. After that Thora was seen with Bill Maher from 2004 to 2005.