Andrea Thompson


Andrea Thompson Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Her height is 5' 8" (1.73 m).

    • Andrea lists her pastimes as reading, gardening, gourmet cooking, scuba-diving, sailing, water-skiing, horse-back riding, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.

    • In order to explain her four-month hiatus from "Babylon 5," Andrea told fans, "I've been having a mad, passionate affair with Bester!" Bester was her character's nemesis on B5.

    • Andrea's Birthdate : There is some confusion as to Ms. Thompson's birthday. Some state it is January 6, 1960; others believe it is May 22, 1959, as listed here. The discrepancy is likely due to her listing at IMDB with the 1960 date. However, her official web site lists her birthday as in 1959.

  • Quotes

    • Andrea Thompson [on acting]: Acting is a sense of wonder and magic and mystery for me and when life takes me on a new journey, I simply remember the smile my first ballet recital put on my face and I move forward.

    • Andrea Thompson: It's only a house when it's filled with people you love.

    • Andrea Thompson (on B5 and Talia, Ivanova): The way it was written and the way it was done was that we had an affair. I figured that if it had been a man there wouldn't have been a problem with playing a big kiss, but they didn't want to do it with a woman. ....There was a sexual relationship between Talia and Commander Ivanova. It was edited so that it was not blatant. But that was exactly what happened. It had been talked about from the very beginning.

    • Andrea Thompson (on B5 and Claudia Christian): So they rolled the first take, and I walk out, and I say, "I'm Talia Winters, licensed commercial psychopath!" Claudia just roared and broke into laughter. The whole crew did, and I had to join them because it was really kind of funny. That really broke the ice, and we went on to shoot the scene. I went on to be very close with Claudia. We spent many afternoons drinking champagne after that.

    • Andrea Thompson (on Talia and Ivonova): I think with Pat (Patricia Tallman, who played the first telepath on B5), they actually planned for her character to be gay, so when I started on the show, the cast was all sitting around talking, and somebody said 'Oh, by the way, did you know your character was gay?' I said really, that's news to me, so when Joe was next on set, I said 'Joe, I hear I'm gay'. he said, 'No, actually you're going to be bisexual' .... I have no problem with it. I don't look on homosexuality as an aberration. It's just they way they're born, and how could any relationship between two people in a committed relationship be wrong, regardless of gender?

    • Andrea Thompson (on Talia and Ivonova): Once I started thinking about it, the more I thought it could be really, really interesting if they actually explored it as though two women are in love, instead of doing it gratuitously. Would they do it with some dignity and make it real, or would it just be kind of sensationalistic? It doesn't bother me at all and I would happily do a love story. Those relationships certainly should be recognised, and it's ridiculous that we're still dickering around with the issue.

    • Andrea Thompson: I did pose for Black and White magazine, a prestigious, artistic publication, several years ago ... I did this as a piece of art and make no apologies for the creative decisions I've made as an artist in my 20-year career.

    • Jade: How can I hold anything against you when you hold me against you?

    • Sinclair: Problem with the transfer tube?

      Talia: No, not really. It seems like every time I get into the tube, Mr. Garibaldi is there. It's like he knows.

      Sinclair: Talia, Mr. Garibaldi is many things, but he's not omniscient.
      [Garibaldi appears]

      Talia: I think I'll take the stairs.

      Sinclair: I think I'll join you.

      Backstory: The actor who plays Garibaldi was Andrea's real life husband. On the show his character seems to stalk her by always appearing where she goes. Ironically later in Andrea's real life, she was threatened by a stalker.

    • Andrea Thompson (first sentence as CNN anchor): Hi, I'm Andrea Thompson -- and unless you've been living in a cave, you probably already know that.

    • Andrea Thompson: If you're going to paint this homosexual relationship, let's do it with dignity.