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Courtney Thorne Smith

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Occupation  Actress
Children  Jacob Emerson Fishman
Role  Actress

Name  Courtney Thorne-Smith
Years active  1986–present
Books  Outside In
Courtney Thorne-Smith smiling with hands on her hips, an American actress with medium-length blonde hair with bangs, has light gray eyes, a silver heart-shaped pendant necklace, wearing a pink knitted-sleeveless top.

Born  November 8, 1967 (age 53) (1967-11-08) San Francisco, California, U.S.
Movies  Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Spouse  Roger Fishman (m. 2007), Andrew Conrad (m. 2000–2001)
TV shows  According to Jim, Two and a Half Men, Melrose Place, Ally McBeal, Ally

Similar  Kimberly Williams Paisley, Jim Belushi, Jennifer Taylor (actress)

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Courtney Thorne-Smith (born November 8, 1967) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Alison Parker on Melrose Place, Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal, Cheryl in According to Jim, and her recurring role on Two and a Half Men as Lyndsey McElroy.


Courtney Thorne-Smith smiling, an American actress with medium-length wavy blonde hair, has earrings, braless, wearing a light blue low-round neck one-piece with visible cleavage.

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Early life

Courtney Thorne-Smith smiling, an American actress with a blonde layered haircut styled straight with side-swept bangs at the John Varvatos 7th Annual Stuart House Benefit in L.A. on March 8, 2009. She has light-gray eyes, wearing a  pair of pearl earrings, a silver pendant necklace, a black inner blouse, and a chocolate-brown coat.

Thorne-Smith was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Menlo Park, a suburb south of San Francisco. Her father, Walter Smith, was a computer market researcher, and her mother, Lora Thorne, was a therapist. They divorced when Courtney was seven years old and she lived with both parents at different stages. She has an older sister, Jennifer, who is an advertising executive. She attended Menlo-Atherton High School, in Atherton, California, and graduated from Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley, California, in 1985. She also performed with the Ensemble Theater Company in Mill Valley while attending high school.


Courtney Thorne-Smith smiling, an American actress with medium-length wavy blonde hair, has earrings, braless, wearing a light blue low-round neck one-piece with visible cleavage.

Thorne-Smith made her first film appearance in the 1986 feature film drama Lucas, alongside Winona Ryder, Corey Haim, and Charlie Sheen. She was also involved in a number of movies in the late 1980s, such as Welcome to 18 (1986), Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987), Summer School (1987), and Side Out (1990). In 1998, she starred in the box office flop Chairman of the Board with Carrot Top. In 2009, she appeared in Sorority Wars.


Courtney Thorne-Smith, smiling, an American actress, during the ABC Press Tour Party in Huntington Gardens, Pasadena C.A. on July 23, 2001, with a short hair styled with side-swept bangs, gray eyes, wearing a silver pendant necklace and a maroon round-neck blouse.

She appeared on a few mid-1980s television series such as Growing Pains and the short-lived Fast Times, as well as made-for-television movies including The Thanksgiving Promise and Infidelity before landing a regular role in the short-lived sitcom Day by Day with Douglas Sheehan, Linda Kelsey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In 1990, she was featured in six episodes of L.A. Law as Laker Girl Kimberly Dugan.

Courtney Thorne-Smith, smiling, an American actress with a medium straight golden blonde hairstyle attending the Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries 2019 Winter TCA Tour in Pasadena, California. She has light-gray eyes, wearing a pair of round charm earrings, and a white printed deep-V neckline with a visible cleavage.

Her first notable starring television role was as Alison Parker on Melrose Place from 1992 to 1997. During this time, in 1995, she starred in a made-for-television movie Beauty's Revenge which was also marketed in CD and DVD form as "Midwest Obsession". Following this, she went on to play Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal from 1997 to 2000. Thorne-Smith originally auditioned for the title role in the show, which ultimately went to Calista Flockhart. Her character was written out of Ally McBeal at the beginning of season four in 2000, though she returned for occasional guest appearances afterwards.

From 2001 to 2009, she starred as Cheryl on According to Jim. In 2007, her real-life pregnancy was hidden on the show at first, but was then written into the plot. On February 18, 2010, she signed on to play Alan Harper (Jon Cryer)'s girlfriend, Lyndsey McElroy, in season seven of Two and a Half Men. She appeared in 52 episodes from season seven through twelve.


On September 18, 2007, Thorne-Smith's novel, Outside In, was published by Broadway Books in New York.


In 1997, she became a spokeswoman for Almay cosmetics, being the face of their new "Skin Stays Clean" line of make-up. She is also a spokeswoman for the Atkins diet.

Personal life

In the early 1990s, Thorne-Smith dated Andrew Shue, her on-screen lover from Melrose Place. In June 2000, the actress married geneticist Andrew Conrad; the couple divorced in January 2001.

On January 1, 2007, she married Roger Fishman, president of the marketing firm the Zizo Group and author of the book "What I Know." On January 11, 2008, aged 40, she gave birth to their first child, Jacob Emerson Fishman.


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