It was a wonderful moment because I could've been banging my head against the wall for another 10 years." Moving to New York at age 20, she performed in a number of Burger King advertisements in the 1980s along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Elisabeth Shue, her eventual co-star in Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. So I had, like, five days to learn really, really complicated water-skiing things, because I had to fit into the Sea World water-skiing show. " She followed this with All the Right Moves (1983), Red Dawn (1984), and The Wild Life (1984).
The recordings appeared on the soundtrack album and on singles.
Rounding out film appearances in the late 1980s, Thompson starred in Some Kind of Wonderful, Casual Sex? She also had a prominent role in the 1989 TV film Nightbreaker, for which she was nominated for a Cable ACE Award.
Lee Thompson Young, who starred in Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson” and most-recently in TNT’s “Rizzoli & Isles,” committed suicide, his manager told FOX411. Young’s body was discovered by his landlord, according to TMZ, after his co-stars from “Rizzoli & Isles” requested someone check in on the actor when he did not show up for work.
"Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young," a rep for the show said in statement.
Thompson found moderate critical and popular success as the star of the NBC sitcom Caroline in the City from 1995 to 1999.
In 1996, Thompson received a People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series, while her show won for Favorite New TV Comedy Series.
Thompson directed two films from the Jane Doe series – Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall and Jane Doe: Eye of the Beholder.
Thompson was a featured singer on Celebrity Duets and the second contestant eliminated in 2006.
She is known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the Back to the Future trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom Caroline in the City.
Other films for which she is known include All the Right Moves (1983), Red Dawn (1984), Howard the Duck (1986) Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), and The Beverly Hillbillies (1993).
She starred in the television movie The Christmas Clause, which received good reviews and ratings.