Bio / Info
Thora Birch got her first role at the age of 6 in the sitcom Day by Day, followed by an appearance in the motion picture PURPLE PEOPLE EATER, for which she received a Young Artist Award for "Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age". As a child actor, she later appeared in films like PATRIOT GAMES, HOCUS POCUS.
Her big breakthrough came in 1999 with the Academy Award winning film AMERICAN BEAUTY. Her performance as the troubled young daughter of a disillusioned suburbanite was well received by both critics and audiences and brought Birch to international recognition. She later played the lead role in the Terry Zwigoff film GHOST WORLD, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress. She has since appeared in independent films such as DARK CORNERS, TRAIN and WINTER OF FROZEN DREAMS.