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Thora Birch

Thora BirchBorn: 11-Mar-1982
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Enid from Ghost World

As a 4-year-old, Birch made commercials for oatmeal, with Wilford Brimley playing her grandfather. At 5, she made her film debut in Purple People Eater with Neil Patrick Harris and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In her first sitcom she was one of the tots in the daycare comedy Day By Day. She later played one of Ed Begley, Jr.'s kids on the TV series of Parenthood.

As a kid, she got good reviews opposite Elijah Wood in Paradise, and played Harrison Ford's daughter in Patriot Games and Clear and Present Danger. In more grown-up roles, she played Kevin Spacey's daughter in American Beauty, and the alienated student in Daniel Clowes's Ghost World.

She was 17 when she filmed her topless scene for American Beauty, but in California that is legal, so long as the Child Labor Board approves. Thora Birch's mother played the nurse in the porn classic Deep Throat, and both her parents co-starred in the sex western Bad Girl of the West and the tasty Candy Goes to Hollywood.

Father: Jack Birch (pornstar)
Mother: Carol Connors (pornstar)
Brother: Kian Bolt Birch (b. 3-Oct-1990, actor, Monster Mountain)

    High School: dropped out, earned diploma through correspondence school

    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Parenthood Taylor Buckman (1990-91)
    Day by Day Molly (1988-89)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Pregnancy Pact (23-Jan-2010)
    Capitalism: A Love Story (6-Sep-2009) · Herself
    Deadline (7-Feb-2009) · Lucy
    Train (16-Oct-2008) · Alex
    Dark Corners (10-May-2006)
    Slingshot (26-Apr-2005)
    Silver City (27-Aug-2004) · Karen Cross
    Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (7-Apr-2003)
    Ghost World (16-Jun-2001) · Enid
    The Hole (20-Apr-2001) · Liz
    Dungeons & Dragons (8-Dec-2000)
    The Smokers (5-Mar-2000)
    American Beauty (8-Sep-1999)
    Night Ride Home (7-Feb-1999)
    Alaska (14-Aug-1996) · Jessie Barnes
    Now and Then (20-Oct-1995)
    Clear and Present Danger (3-Aug-1994)
    Monkey Trouble (18-Mar-1994) · Eva
    Hocus Pocus (16-Jul-1993)
    Patriot Games (5-Jun-1992)
    All I Want for Christmas (11-Nov-1991) · Hallie O'Fallon
    Paradise (12-Sep-1991) · Billie Pike
    Purple People Eater (Dec-1988)

Official Website:
http://www.thora.org/


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