Facts of Courtney Thorne-Smith
|Full Name:||Courtney Thorne-Smith|
|Age:||51 years 9 months|
|Birth Date:||November 08, 1967|
|Birth Place:||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Father's Name:||Walter Smith|
|Mother's Name:||Lora Smith|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Roger Fishman|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Waist Size:||27 inch|
|Bra Size:||37 inch|
|Hip Size:||36 inch|
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Courtney Thorne-Smith is a wonderful American actress who has been active in the entertainment field for the last 30 years. She started off at the age of 19 years and went on to do some really memorable roles. Some of the roles which gave her fame include Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, and According to Jim. She also has other portrayals to her credit. She is a married lady with a child and is continuing to do TV acting. So how was her life before fame and how did she end up in this career? Let us find out more about her life today!
Courtney Thorne-Smith’s birth and childhood
Courtney Thorne-Smith’s life starts on 8 November 1967 when she was born in San Francisco, California to Walker Smith and Lora Thorne. Her father was a computer market researcher while her mother worked as a therapist. Courtney was raised in Menlo Park, South to San Francisco. When Courtney was seven years old, her parents divorced and were awarded joint custody of their child. Courtney had stayed with both her parents are different times. She also has an older sister named Jennifer who works as an advertising executive.
Courtney studied at the Menlo Park High School situated at Atherton in California. She completed her school graduation from Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA in 1985. While she was doing her high school, she also was involved with the local theater of Mill Valley which was called Ensemble Theater Company.
Courtney’s entry into films
Courtney Thorne-Smith kept trying for roles in films and in 1986 she bagged the role in the feature film called Lucas. She got a chance to act alongside great actors such as Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, and Corey Haim. She also got opportunities to act in movies such as Welcome to 18 (1986), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), Summer School (1987), and in Side Out (1990). She also starred in Chairman of the Board but this movie flopped at the box office. In 2009, she was seen in Sorority Wars.
Courtney also ventured into the television and did acting in Growing Pains, Fast Times, and in TV films such as The Thanksgiving Promise and Infidelity. She was also cast in 6 episodes of LA Law. In this, she played the character of Laker Girl named Kimberly Dugan.
But her fame came when she played the role of Alison Parker in Melrose Place (1992-1997). She was also cast in 1995 in Beauty’s Revenge. From 1997 to 2000, Courtney was cast as Georgia Thomas in Ally McBeal. From 2001 to 2009, she appeared as Cheryl in According to Jim. While on this show, in 2007, she was pregnant with her child. Initially, the writers and directors tried to hide the pregnancy but it was later written into the show. She also played Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men. She has also penned a book called Outside In which was launched in 2007. She is the face of Almay Cosmetics. She is also the spokeswoman for Atkins diet.
Her work has been appreciated by means of various nominations and awards.
Courtney Thorne-Smith’s relationships
Courtney Thorne-Smith is a married woman. She dated Roger Fishman who is President of the marketing firm The Zizo Group and has authored the book called What I Know. The couple married on 1 January 2007. They have a child together who is called Jacob Emerson Fisherman. The family is happy and this relationship has not hit headlines for any marital discord.
Earlier, Courtney Thorne-Smith was married to geneticist Andrew Conrad for mere 6-7 months. They married in June 2000 and divorced in January 2001. In the early 1990s, she was dating and was intimate with her on-screen lover from Melrose Place. His name was Andrew Shue but this relationship soon ended. She was also in between engaged to cardiologist Robert Andrews.