Courtney Thorne-Smith

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Courtney Thorne-Smith

Born

11/8/1967, San Francisco, California, USA

Birth Name

Courtney Thorne Smith

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Courtney Thorne Smith
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9.1
out of 10
User Rating
176 votes

Biography

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Courtney Thorne-Smith has become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actresses. After first gaining international attention on the phenomenal primetime soap opera, Melrose Place, she catapulted to further acclaim playing Georgia in Fox Television's Emmy-winning series, Ally McBeal. This fall, she returns to ABC's According to Jim, co-starring Jim…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Courtney: To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight - and thank God for that.

    • Courtney: There's so many young women today who look so lost. And I feel like, of course they're lost. They have no one around them to give them real, authentic reflection.

    • Courtney: I understand that it would be smart, career-wise, to line up something, but it wouldn't be smart for my personal life or my sanity. Some people thrive when they're working. I thrive when I'm hanging out with my friends and doing yoga.

    • Courtney: I really have always wanted to be a parent, and when I hit 36 and had just ended a relationship, I remember thinking how much I still wanted it. But I thought I'd adopt.

    • Courtney: I got out of autobiography because my story is, I was famous, it was hard for me, I got into therapy. I had trouble with food, I got a nutritionist. There's no story there.

    • Courtney: A lot of women are in a crazy exercise cycle; they're so afraid they'll gain weight if they stop, and it's especially hard when they get pregnant. What they need to realize is that if you're not exercising so much, you don't have to eat so much, and your body adjusts. It sounds so simple, but you really do have to listen to your body.

    • Courtney: Well, I used to be a compulsive exerciser, but I'm over that.

    • Courtney: My hope is that if I take good care of my skin and use Botox, I won't have to use anything else.

    • Courtney: It's incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business.

    • Courtney: I thought, I hate the thought of a 12, 13 or 14 year-old girl seeing a picture of me and thinking she'll do what I did.Source: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/courtney_thornesmith.html

    • Courtney: I hope I will be a calm mother; I do yoga and I meditate, and those should help.

    • Courtney: I always want to look like myself - that's key for me. I don't want to look like a different person, I don't want my face frozen.

    • Courtney: One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships.

    • Courtney: I used to be a compulsive exerciser, but I'm over that.

    • Courtney: I love kids; I think they are fun and funny.

    • Courtney: Never say never. I always want to look like myself - that's key for me. I don't want to look like a different person, I don't want my face frozen.

    • Courtney: If it's not working before you get married, marriage isn't going to fix it.

    • Courtney: You need to eat normally and healthfully, and you need to exercise. I'm so passionate about this because I think people spend their lives not happy in their bodies.

    • Courtney: You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.

    • Courtney: (on her surprise pregnancy) It's such an amazing moment for both of us, because we both sort of had to say, 'I don't know if this is going to happen for me.' The fact it's happening is just astounding!

      Once I realized that I didn't care if it was a boy or a girl, I got into the adventure of not knowing.

    • Courtney: I understand that it would be smart, career-wise, to line up something, but it wouldn't be smart for my personal life or my sanity. Some people thrive when they're working. I thrive when I'm hanging out with my friends and doing yoga.

    • Courtney: You know, true love really matters, friends really matter, family really matters. Being responsible and disciplined and healthy really matters.

    • Courtney: One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships.

    • Courtney: To be totally honest, if I could be thinner without it causing a lot of pain and anxiety in my life, I would be. But today the reality is my life is more important to me than my weight - and thank God for that.

    • Courtney: What happened, is that all of my dreams came true, and it didn't fix anything. I was still scared, and still sad. You need the same things to make you truly happy and fulfilled when you're famous as you do when you're not, but they're more difficult to find, because you forget to look.

    • Courtney: Don't suffer in silence, you don't have to, go to the doctor.

    • Courtney: It's incredibly difficult to keep a healthy body image in this business.

    • Courtney: When I'm feeling sorry for myself, I'll eat Lucky Charms cereal. I like having sugar when I'm in that mood.

    • Courtney: (on her character on Melrose Place) Allison has been through so much. I was sexually harassed, carjacked, had an affair with a married man -- who then tried to rape me, and shot himself while he was on the phone with me. I was drunk, sober -- well, getting sober, then I got to have an affair.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • She is talented.

    8.5
    I will admit that Courtney Thorne-Smith is the only reason why I even bothered watching According to Jim. I only watched it once or twice. But when I did watch it, I thought that she was hot! I really wondered how could an overweight slouch get a smokin' hot wife like that? I have to say I could barely contain myself. I think she is a good actress and a good supporting star for any show. I don't know if she could carry a show all by herself, but I guess it would be interesting. Overall, she is pretty decent. Thank you.moreless
  • Courtney Thorne-Smith is not only beautiful but also talented. She was great as Alison Parker on Melrose Place. On According to Jim, she is hilarious, but I prefer her in a dramatic role. Courtney is definitely one of tv's most beautiful actresses.moreless

    10
    I think Courtney Thorne-Smith was best as Alison Parker on Melrose Place. She fit the role perfectly as the good girl amongst all the vixens. I think she is a genuine, talented actress and one of the most captivating on tv today. I liked her teenage movie roles in Summer School and Revenge of the Nerds II. I hope Courtney continues to get great roles in primetime tv. She deserves to be more recognized for her talent! According to Jim is a nice family show, but I prefer to see Courtney in a more adventurous role, i.e. in a soap opera/dramedy. She sure is stunning and beautiful.moreless
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