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Lea Thompson
Lea Thompson S19
Celebrity Profile
Birth Date 31 May 1961 (1961-05-31) (age 63)
Hometown Rochester, Minnesota
Known For Film & Television Actress

Dancing with the Stars 19

Partner(s) Artem Chigvintsev
Valentin Chmerkovskiy (Week 5)
Placement 6/13
Highest Score 39 (Contemporary)
Lowest Score 31 (Cha-Cha-Cha)
Average Score 34.1

Lea Kathleen Thompson is one of the celebrities from Season 19 of Dancing with the Stars.

Biography[]

Originally retrieved from abc.com
Lea Thompson is perhaps best known for her role as the various incarnations of Lorraine McFly in Back to the Future I, II, and III (Kid's Choice Film Actress Award) and as the star of Caroline in the City (People’s Choice Award). Thompson has starred in more than 30 films, 25 television movies, four television series, more than twenty ballets, and starred on Broadway in Cabaret. Lea can currently be seen on ABC Family's Peabody Award-winning hit show Switched at Birth, where she acts and directs. Lea’s movie credits include: All the Right Moves, Red Dawn, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Beverly Hillbillies, Howard the Duck (star and vocals), Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar; the 2014 Sundance favorite Pong Summer; and Left Behind starring Nicolas Cage.

Lea lives in Los Angeles with her husband of twenty-five years, film/television director Howard Deutch, and their two talented daughters, Madelyn and Zoey, along with many dogs, fish, horses, chickens, a cat, tortoise, and parrot. She supports and often performs for breast cancer, mental health, and Alzheimer’s charities. Lea is currently in pre-production on The Year of Spectacular Men, a film written by her daughter Madelyn Deutch, and is writing her first book of essays.

Dancing with the Stars 19[]

She was partnered with Artem Chigvintsev. They placed 6th.

Scores[]

Week # Dance/Song Judges' Scores Result
Inaba Goodman Hough Tonioli
1 Foxtrot / "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" 8 8 8 8 Safe
2 Jive / "Land of a Thousand Dances" 9 8 9 9 Safe
3 Cha-Cha-Cha / "The Power of Love" 7 81 8 8 Safe
4 Contemporary / "Dance with My Father" 10 92 10 10 Safe
53 Broadway / "You Can't Stop the Beat" 9 84 8 9 No elimination
6 Salsa / "Sexy People (The Fiat Song)" 8 85 8 8 Safe
7 Argentine Tango / “Necessary Evil”
Team Freestyle / "Black Widow"
8
9
8
9
9
9
9
9
Safe
8 Jazz / "Something Bad"
Jive Dance-Off / "Rip It Up"
8
No
8
extra
8
points
8
awarded
Safe
9 Samba / "Animals"
Paso Doble (Trio Challenge) /"Black Betty"
8
9
9
9
8
9
9
9
Eliminated

1 Score given by guest judge Kevin Hart in place of Goodman.
2 The American public scored the dance in place of Goodman with the averaged score being counted alongside the three other judges.
3 This week only, for "Partner Switch-Up" week, Thompson performed with Valentin Chmerkovskiy instead of Chigvinstev. Chigvintsev performed with Janel Parrish.
4 Score given by guest judge Jessie J in place of Goodman.
5 Score given by guest judge Pitbull in place of Goodman.

Trivia[]

  • Her father died of cancer in the mid 2000s.

Gallery[]

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