Lea Thompson is an American actress. Her Hollywood career started in the early 1980s. During her beginnings, she appeared in the films Jaws 3-D, All the Right Moves, and Red Dawn. Her first significant role was as Lorraine Baines McFly in the movie Back to the Future. She has since reprised her role in the sequels Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. In the ’90s, she starred in the films Dennis the Menace and The Beverly Hillbillies. During this period, she also gained fame for her lead role in the TV series Caroline in the City. In the 2000s, she starred in the show For the People. More recently, she played Kathryn Kennish in the series Switched at Birth.