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Courtney Thorne Smith

Courtney Thorne Smith
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Courtney Thorne Smith Biography

Courtney Thorne-Smith (born November 8, 1967) is an American actress. She was born in San Francisco, California and graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California. Her most notable television credit was playing Alison Parker on the nighttime drama Melrose Place (1992-1997). Other notable TV roles included Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal (1997-2000) and, currently, wife Cheryl on According to Jim. Courtney made her first film appearance in the 1986 feature film drama, Lucas. She has also starred in movies such as Summer School (1987), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), and Side Out (1990). Read Full Bio >>

Courtney Thorne Smith Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series "Ally McBeal" (1997). Nominated
1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series "Ally McBeal" (1997). Won
1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series "Ally McBeal" (1997). Nominated

Courtney Thorne Smith Trivia

  • She attended Tamalpais High School - Mill Valley, California.
  • Ex-husband, Andrew Conrad, is a genetic scientist.
  • She was engaged to Robert Andrews.
  • Once considered herself overly busty with a 32DD measurement but eschewed reduction surgery in favor of yoga which she says reshaped her figure of a C cup. "My body fat got redistributed, and my breasts got smaller."
  • Her sister Jennifer is an advertising executive.
  • She studied acting at the Ensemble Theatre Company in Northern California.
  • Courtney had an on-and-off screen romance with Andrew Shue (Billy) during the filming of "Melrose Place" (1992) but they split up split after a year.
  • In 1999 she became a spokeswoman for Almay cosmetics, being the face of their new line of make-up "Skin Stays Clean."
  • Her father was a computer market researcher and her mother a therapist. They divorced when she was 7 and she lived with both at different stages.
  • She and her husband Roger Fishman welcomed son Jacob 'Jake' Emerson. Jake weighed in at 6 lbs, 13 oz, arrived after 12 hours of labor. [January 2008]


Courtney Thorne Smith Photos

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    The 55th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Pressroom

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    The 55th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Arrivals

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    The 55th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Pressroom

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    The 55th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Pressroom

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    The 55th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Pressroom

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    ABC Televisions 75th Anniversity Celebration

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