Thora Birch

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Thora Birch Wiki Biography

Thora Birch is a multiple-awarded actress born on 11th March 1982, in Los Angeles, California USA, of German, Jewish, Scandinavian and Italian descent. She is probably best known for her breakthrough role in the Academy Award-winning film “American Beauty”(1999), and later in “Ghost World”(2001), “Dark Corners”(2006), “Train”(2008) and “Winter of Frozen Dreams”(2009).

Have you ever wondered how rich Thora Birch is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Thora Birch’s overall net worth is $8 million, acquired through a successful acting career which she started while still a child. She has appeared in numerous films and television shows, which significantly increased her net worth. Since she is still very active in the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.

Thora was the eldest child of former adult film actors Jack and Carol Birch, who have managed her career since the start. As a child during the late ‘80s, Birch began appearing in advertisements for “Burger King”, “Quaker Oats” and “California Raisins” among others, then made her film debut in “Purple People Eater” in 1988, in a role which brought her a Youth In Film Award. She then appeared in “Paradise” with Don Johnson, Melanie Griffith and Elijah Wood, and continued acting during the ‘90s, starring in “All I Want for Christmas”, “Hocus Pocus”, “Monkey Trouble”, “Patriot Games”, “Clear and Present Danger” and “Now and Then”, all of which helped establish her net worth.

In 1996 she was cast in the leading role in the action-adventure film “Alaska”, after which she took a break from acting. She returned three years later, portraying the role of Jane Burnham in “American Beauty”, and being nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award, and earning several accolades including the Screen Actors Guild Award and Young Artist Award. Thora next appeared in supporting roles in “The Smokers” and “Dungeons and Dragons”, and in 2001 landed the lead role alongside Keira Knightley in the horror film “The Hole”.

The same year, she was cast opposite Scarlett Johansson in another lead role in “Ghost World”, and her performance brought her a nomination for a Golden Globe Award. Thora’s Emmy Award nomination came in 2003 for playing in “Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story”. She again appeared in horror films in “Dark Corners” and then in the 2008 slasher “Train”, portraying the leading role. Her net worth continued to rise.

When it comes to her more recent ventures, Birch played the lead character and produced the comedy-drama film “Petunia” in 2012, and after dedicating some time to her academic studies, she returned to acting three years later with a recurring role in the TV series “Colony”. During 2017, Thora is set to star in four films, including “The Etruscan Smile” and “Above Suspicion”.

Thora manages to keep her private life away from the public eyes, so there aren’t many details known. However, when it comes to her love life, she has had two public relationships, one with singer Fred Durst and the other with Bill Maher.

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Thora Birch Quick Info

Full NameThora Birch
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 11, 1982
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, United States
Height1.63 m
ProfessionActress
NationalityAmerican
ParentsCarol Connors, Jack Birch
SiblingsBolt Birch
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/1107miss
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000301/
AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Young Hollywood Award for Best Onscreen Chemistry, Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress, Young Hollywood Talent for Charity Award
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, MTV Movie Award for Best Dressed, MTV Movie Award for Best Line, Satellite Award for Best…
MoviesAmerican Beauty, Ghost World, Hocus Pocus, Now and Then, Monkey Trouble, The Hole, Patriot Games, Winter of Frozen Dreams, Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story, Clear and Present Danger, All I Want for Christmas, Dungeons & Dragons, Dark Corners, The Pregnancy Pact, Alaska, Petunia, Purple Peop…
TV ShowsParenthood, Day by Day

Thora Birch Quotes

  • I just felt like I was making people angry, because I wouldn’t wear the frilly bows. I just didn’t take advice and I think people got pissed off at me for not taking advice.
  • (On being fired from Election (1999)) I read the script one way and it became clear that he (Alexander Payne) had seen something else, so that was it. I just thought, this is ridiculous: why is it written this way?
  • I pissed a lot of people off over a long period of time and they found a way to upset me, hoping that upset would bring a change in my behavior. Like a distancing … But I’m done, I’m done. People wanted me to be not fine. A lot of it was bullshit.
  • I tried to walk a fine line between being alluring and somewhat glamorous but maintain a strong identity and pursue things that were a little more thoughtful, and I guess nobody really wanted women to do that at that time.
  • [on her nude scene in American Beauty (1999)] It was very, very difficult for me to come to terms with it in a personal way. Creatively, I was solid. I understood the importance and significance of that scene and I had known in advance that it was going to happen. As you can imagine, I had spoken with the director, Sam Mendes, and we both agreed it was not a gratuitous scene, rather a very realistic moment in Jane and Ricky’s relationship.
  • If I wake up on the wrong side of the bed, I look in the mirror and see the most vile creature. But if I’m feeling comfortable about myself, then I’m more accepting. I’m not like, “Oh my God! look at that gorgeous person.” It’s just like, “Yeah, okay. That’s doable.”
  • For me, romance isn’t an over-the-top act. It’s someone offering to help and to support me. Or if that person thinks I’m making the wrong decision, he’ll tell me. I want him to be honest, because being that honest takes a lot of guts.
  • I admire Jodie Foster. Her head is screwed on really well. It’s not loose at all.

Thora Birch Important Facts

  • She was scheduled to make her NY stage debut in an off-Broadway revival of “Dracula”. Four days before the play was supposed to open, Birch was fired and asked to leave the theater immediately, due to interference from her manager/father. He had been supervising every detail of his daughter’s performance during rehearsals. When he saw another actor giving Birch a back rub, he demanded that the actor stop. The actor in question explained that he was following directions from the play’s director. Reportedly, he told the actor, “Listen, man, I’m trying to make this easier on you – don’t touch her”. The actor felt that Birch’s tone was threatening. This led to her being terminated.
  • She was originally cast as Tammy Metzler in Election (1999), but was fired due to creative differences with Alexander Payne. Jessica Campbell replaced her.
  • She was originally cast in the lead role in The Quiet (2005), but dropped out. Camilla Belle replaced her.
  • She auditioned for the role of Natalie in Evil Dead (2013).
  • She bested 4,000 young hopefuls to land the role of Billie Pike in Paradise (1991).
  • Her parents, Jack Birch and Carol Connors, both appeared in supporting roles in Deep Throat (1972).
  • She got her first role at the age of 6 in the short-lived sitcom Day by Day (1988).
  • The family’s surname was originally “Biersch,” coming from their German Jewish ancestors.
  • Appeared in Moby’s video “We Are All Made Of Stars” (2002) and “Eat You Alive” by Limp Bizkit (2003).
  • Was a contributing director for sketch comedy group The Doomed Planet.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • She is of German, Scandinavian, and Italian descent.
  • Has co-starred with Chris Cooper in two movies, Silver City (2004) and American Beauty (1999), but has never appeared onscreen together with him.
  • Was actually only 16 years old at the time she was filmed nude for a scene in American Beauty (1999). She told TV talk show host Craig Kilborn when she appeared on his show in 2002 that her parents didn’t have a problem with her doing a nude scene, despite her being under age, and they encouraged her to go ahead and do it. They agreed that her character’s nude scene was so important to the development of her character that they gave their approval.
  • Gained 20 pounds for her role in Ghost World (2001).
  • Older sister of Bolt Birch.
  • Was fired from Election (1999) due to differences with director Alexander Payne.
  • Used to live on her family ranch in East Los Angeles.
  • Does her own stunts.
  • Her parents, Jack Birch & Carol Connors, thought that she would be a boy, and planned on naming the child Thor, after the Norse God of Thunder and Lightning. When she was born, however, her parents feminized the name and called her Thora.
  • Has a Green Belt in Karate.

Thora Birch Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
The Etruscan Smile2017post-productionEmilyActress
Above Suspicion2017completedJoleneActress
Public Affairs2017post-productionActress
3 Livespre-productionEmmaActress
The Competitionpost-productionLaurenActress
Colony2016TV SeriesMorganActress
World Gone Water2015ShortNarrator (voice)Actress
Petunia2012Vivian PetuniaActress
Pregnancy Pact2010TV MovieSidney BloomActress
Deadline2009/ILucyActress
Winter of Frozen Dreams2009Barbara HoffmanActress
Train2008/IAlexActress
Dark Corners2006Susan Hamilton / Karen ClarkeActress
My Life as a Teenage Robot2005TV SeriesVegaActress
Escape from Cluster Prime2005TV MovieVega (voice)Actress
Slingshot2005AprilActress
The Dot2004ShortNarrator (voice)Actress
Silver City2004Karen CrossActress
Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story2003TV MovieLiz MurrayActress
Night Visions2002TV SeriesSusan ThornhillActress
Shadow Realm2002TV MovieSusan ThornhillActress
Ghost World2001EnidActress
The Hole2001LizActress
Dungeons & Dragons2000Empress SavinaActress
The Smokers2000Lincoln RothActress
Anywhere But Here1999Mary (uncredited)Actress
American Beauty1999Jane BurnhamActress
Night Ride Home1999TV MovieClea MahlerActress
Touched by an Angel1997TV SeriesErinActress
Promised Land1997TV SeriesAllison RhodesActress
Alaska1996Jessie BarnesActress
Blackbird Hall1995TV MovieActress
Now and Then1995TeenyActress
The Outer Limits1995TV SeriesAggie TraversActress
Clear and Present Danger1994Sally RyanActress
Monkey Trouble1994EvaActress
Monty1994TV SeriesAnn ShermanActress
Hocus Pocus1993DaniActress
The Itsy Bitsy Spider1992ShortLittle Girl (voice)Actress
Patriot Games1992Sally RyanActress
All I Want for Christmas1991Hallie O’FallonActress
Paradise1991Billie PikeActress
Parenthood1990-1991TV SeriesTaylor BuckmanActress
Amen1991TV SeriesBrittanyActress
Married People1990TV SeriesEmilyActress
Dark Avenger1990TV MovieSusie Donovan (as Thora)Actress
Doogie Howser, M.D.1989TV SeriesMeganActress
Day by Day1988-1989TV SeriesMolly FarrellActress
Purple People Eater1988Molly Johnson (as Thora)Actress
3 Livesproducer pre-productionProducer
The Competitionproducer post-productionProducer
Petunia2012producerProducer
Day by Day1988-1989TV Series performer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
i, WITNESS2006Video shortDirector
Art and Dialogue2017Video documentary shortHerselfSelf
[email protected]2017TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Cinerama Dome’s 50th Anniversary Celebration2013Video shortHerselfSelf
Petunia LA Premiere at OUTFEST 20122012TV MovieHerselfSelf
Tom Green’s House Tonight2006TV SeriesHerself / Karen Clarke / Susan HamiltonSelf
Headline News2006TV SeriesHerselfSelf
50 Cutest Child Stars: All Grown Up2005TV Movie documentaryHerself / Little GirlSelf
The Girls Next Door2005TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Punk’d2005TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Hollywood Greats2005TV Series documentaryHerselfSelf
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself – NomineeSelf
The John Walsh Show2003TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)Self
Making of ‘Ghost World’2002Video documentary shortHerself / EnidSelf
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years2002TV MovieHerselfSelf
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2002TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)Self
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards2002TV Special documentaryHerself – Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or ComedySelf
The Big Show2001TV MovieHerselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman2001TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Politically Incorrect2001TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2000-2001TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Live Lunch2001TV SeriesHerself – IntervieweeSelf
7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2001TV SpecialHerself – Presenter (uncredited)Self
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored2001Video documentaryHerselfSelf
MTV Europe Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself – Presenter (uncredited)Self
American Beauty: Look Closer…2000Video documentary shortHerself / Jane BurnhamSelf
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHerself / Jane BurnhamSelf
Entertainment Tonight2000TV SeriesHerselfSelf
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself – PresenterSelf
Brit Awards 20002000TV SpecialHerself – PresenterSelf
The Martin Short Show1999TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHerself / Jane BurnhamSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1999TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards1997TV SpecialHerselfSelf
Late Night with Conan O’Brien1996TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
The Rosie O’Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself – GuestSelf
Hocus Pocus: Begin the Magic1994TV Movie documentaryHerselfSelf
Movie Magic1994TV Series documentaryHerself / DaniSelf
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHerselfSelf
Samsung AACTA Awards2012TV SpecialSally RyanArchive Footage
Forbes 20 Under 25: Young, Rich and Famous2007TV MovieEnid (uncredited)Archive Footage
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryJane BurnhamArchive Footage
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
Celebrities Uncensored2004TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
Patriot Games: Up Close2002TV MovieSally Ryan (uncredited)Archive Footage
The Making of ‘Dungeons and Dragons’2001Video documentaryEmpress Savina (uncredited)Archive Footage
Gomorron2000TV SeriesHerselfArchive Footage
The Secret World of Spying1992TV MovieSally RyanArchive Footage

Thora Birch Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2007Nellie Tayloe Ross AwardJackson Hole Film FestivalWon
2004Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Movie or MiniseriesHomeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)Won
2003Young Hollywood AwardSavannah Film FestivalWon
2002Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsTalent for CharityWon
2001Acting PrizeDeauville Film FestivalGhost World (2001)Won
2001SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressGhost World (2001)Won
2001Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActressGhost World (2001)Won
2001TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, FemaleGhost World (2001)Won
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureAmerican Beauty (1999)Won
2000Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young ActressAmerican Beauty (1999)Won
2000Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest On-screen ChemistryAmerican Beauty (1999)Won
2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture DramaAmerican Beauty (1999)Won
1999SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressAmerican Beauty (1999)Won
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture ComedyHocus Pocus (1993)Won
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a Motion PictureParadise (1991)Won
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Under Nine Years of AgePurple People Eater (1988)Won
2007Nellie Tayloe Ross AwardJackson Hole Film FestivalNominated
2004Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Movie or MiniseriesHomeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story (2003)Nominated
2003Young Hollywood AwardSavannah Film FestivalNominated
2002Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsTalent for CharityNominated
2001Acting PrizeDeauville Film FestivalGhost World (2001)Nominated
2001SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActressGhost World (2001)Nominated
2001Golden Space Needle AwardSeattle International Film FestivalBest ActressGhost World (2001)Nominated
2001TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Performance, FemaleGhost World (2001)Nominated
2000ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion PictureAmerican Beauty (1999)Nominated
2000Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young ActressAmerican Beauty (1999)Nominated
2000Young Hollywood AwardYoung Hollywood AwardsBest On-screen ChemistryAmerican Beauty (1999)Nominated
2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture DramaAmerican Beauty (1999)Nominated
1999SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressAmerican Beauty (1999)Nominated
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Actress Leading Role in a Motion Picture ComedyHocus Pocus (1993)Nominated
1992Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a Motion PictureParadise (1991)Nominated
1989Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Under Nine Years of AgePurple People Eater (1988)Nominated