Thora Birch Biography
Thora Birch is a well-known American actress for the big and small screen. She was born in the year 1982 and celebrates her birthday on March 11, every year. She is best known for her work in films such as All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (1995), Alaska (1996), American Beauty (1999) and Ghost World (2001).
She is a native of Los Angeles, California, United States of America. She was welcomed to the family of adult film actors Jack Birch and Carol Connors as the eldest child. Thora has a younger brother named Kian and a younger sister Bolt Birch. Birch has German Jewish, Scandinavian, and Italian descent. Due to their own experiences in the acting industry, Birch's parents were reluctant to encourage her in the profession, and needed much persuasion. As a result, they agreed and Thora appeared on had several advertisements for Quaker Oats, California Raisins, Burger King, and Vlasic Pickles.
At the age of 6, she appeared in the 1988 short-lived TV series Day By Day, playing the role of Molly. That same year, landed a part in the film Purple People Eater which won her a Youth In Film Award. During the remaining of the 90s decade, she was seen in movies such as in All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (1992) and its sequel, Clear and Present Danger (1994), Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Alaska (1996). Then she took a break from acting and on returning back to acting in 1999, she gave her breakthrough performance as Jane Burnham in the film American Beauty. The role earned her critical acclaims and she was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award. Her success followed suit in the 2000s with movies like The Smokers (2000), Dungeons & Dragons (2000), The Hole (2001), Ghost World (2001), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Silver City (2004), Dark Corners (2006), Deadline (2009), Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009), and many others. Birch has since then decided to take a break and concentrate on her studies.
The gorgeous actress, Thora is among those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal lives under the wraps. She has not yet revealed any of her past relationships. Also, it is hard to know if she is dating someone or has a boyfriend. From what we know, she hasn’t married till date and therefore never had a husband or divorce. She came into the media attention when she was in a serious love relationship with Fred Durst. After that, she was seen dating with Bill Maher for a year. Their love relation ended in 2005. When it comes to her private life, she stays tight lips about it and leaves it to be speculated by the media and people. Despite that, rumors come flying down linking her with one person or the other, but she carefully refrains from making any comments about it. Birch seems to be focusing so much on her professional life that she has little time left for her personal life. She has a Green Belt in Karate and does her own stunts. She is a vegetarian.
Birch is not only talented, she is also very beautiful. She stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches and has a matching weight. She is a proud owner of a sensual body and does not hesitate to reveal it often in bikinis and sensual photo shoots. She has even done nude scenes for a few of her movies. Her good work over the years has not only made her famous but also fortunate.
The renowned and talented actress has earned estimated net worth amount of $8 million. By now, she has garnered a huge number of fans and followers all over the world. More on her can be found on her biography on the Wikipedia and the IMDb website. She is also an active user of popular social media pages like Facebook and Twitter where she frequently updates her pages in both sites. Thora was recently seen making red carpet appearance at the premiere event of ‘Cake’ on 14th Jan, 2015.