Courtney Thorne-Smith

Actor
Though she made her professional debut on the big screen, actress Courtney Thorne-Smith made her career on television starring in a number of popular long-running series that turned her into a household name. After ... Read more »
Born: 11/08/1967 in San Francisco, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (33)

Two and a Half Men 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

According to Jim 2001 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1997 - 2000, 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Norm 1989 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ally 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Jack's Place 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

L.A. Law 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Melrose Place 1991 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Partners 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Spin City 1989 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chairman of the Board 1998 (Movie)

Natalie (Actor)

The Lovemaster 1997 (Movie)

Deb Memet (Actor)

Fox Fall Preview Party 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Springfield's Most Wanted 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Day in the Lives of Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Side Out 1990 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Day By Day 1987 - 1989 (TV Show)

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Infidelity 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Revenge of the Nerds II 1987 (Movie)

Sunny (Actor)

Summer School 1987 (Movie)

Pam (Actor)

Fast Times 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Lucas 1986 (Movie)

Alise (Actor)

Welcome to 18 1986 (Movie)

Lindsey (Actor)

Beauty's Revenge (TV Show)

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Breach of Conduct (TV Show)

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Sorority Wars (TV Show)

Actor

The Thanksgiving Promise (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though she made her professional debut on the big screen, actress Courtney Thorne-Smith made her career on television starring in a number of popular long-running series that turned her into a household name. After breaking in to the business with roles in forgettable movies like "Revenge of the Nerds II" (1987) and "Summer School" (1987) as well as the touching coming-of-age film "Lucas" (1986), Thorne-Smith was catapulted to superstardom as one of the standouts on the wildly popular primetime soap, "Melrose Place" (Fox, 1992-99), where she did battle with Heather Locklear while romancing Andrew Shue. But instead of being typecast as a blonde vixen, Thorne-Smith displayed her charm and wit on the quirky dramedy, "Ally McBeal" (Fox, 1997-2002), though she allegedly left due to behind-the-scenes turmoil in 2000. She jumped right into a straight sitcom with her next hit series, "According to Jim" (ABC, 2001-09), where she played the smart and sophisticated wife to Jim Belushi's buffoonish oaf. After eight seasons on the series, Thorne-Smith moved on to more guest starring appearances and a recurring role on "Two and a Half Men" (CBS, 2003), a testament to both her talent and ability to delight fans for over 20 years.

Relationships

Robert Andrews

Companion
Met on a blind date were engaged on Thanksgiving 2002 called off engagement February 2004, just four months before they were going to be married

Andrew Conrad

Husband
Announced engagement November 1998 Married June 1, 2000 Separated a few months after wedding Divorced Jan. 19, 2001

Roger Fishman

Husband
Married New Year's Day 2007

Jacob Fishman

Son

Andrew Shue Actor

Companion
Co-starred on "Melrose Place" (Fox) Dated c. 1993

Walter Smith

Father
Divorced Thorne-Smith's mother in 1975

Lora Thorne-Smith

Mother
Divorced Thorne-Smith's father in 1975

Jennifer Thorne-Smith

Sister
Worked in the marketing and advertising department at Disney

EDUCATION

Menlo-Atherton High School

Atherton , California

Tamalpais High School

Mill Valley , California
Graduated in 1985

Milestones

2007

Wrote debut novel, Outside In

2001

Cast in lead role opposite Jim Belushi in the ABC sitcom "According to Jim"

1999

Signed modeling contract with Almay cosmetics to be spokesperson for "Skin Stays Clean"

1997

Appeared as laywer Georgia Thomas on the Fox series "Ally McBeal"; created by (also writer) David E Kelley

1992

Played Alison Parker on the Fox nighttime drama "Melrose Place"

1990

Had recurring role as a love interest to Harry Hamlin's Michael Kuzak on the NBC legal drama "L.A. Law"; first collaboration with David E Kelley

1990

Co-starred with C. Thomas Howell and Peter Horton in "Side Out"

1987

Cast in the comedy "Summer School"

1987

Featured as regular on NBC sitcom "Day By Day"

1986

Made her film debut in "Lucas"

1986

Made her TV debut in the short lived series "Fast Time"

Started acting with The Ensemble Theatre Company in Northern CA during her senior year

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