Thora Birch was a household name in the 90s, she was a cute and adorable child star who captured our hearts with movies like Monkey Business and Alaska. Then she lit up the screen, and charmed as Teenie playing an adolescent version of Melanie Griffith in the hit movie Now and Then. Since then she has played opposite some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
She was an adorable child star who was working her way to mega stardom. She hit the big time when she landed a role appearing with iconic actors Kevin Spacey and Annette Benning in the Academy award-winning movie American Beauty. It seemed she could only go up from there.
She later showed up in the Hole opposite Desmond Harrington and Keira Knightly. Then she joined Scarlett Johannsen and Steve Buschemi in the cute indie coming of age story Ghost World. Then it was like she just disappeared. You did see her in a few short lived television shows here and there but hardly any movies since. What happened to Thora?
Thora was making her second made for tv movie on Lifetime, Winter of Frozen Dreams. Apparently there were issues with her parent's especially her Dad trying to control everything. He was threatening cast and crew. He was constantly on set and even more so when Thora had sex scenes. And he always mad trouble during production.He became a big problem. Thora's parents were both porn stars. They both had roles in one of the most popular porn movie 1970s Deep throat.
Thora was recently cast on the Broadway show of Dracula. She got fired four days before the opening because her dad threatened another actor. It seems Thora needs to leave dear old dad at home from here on out otherwise she may get shunned by Hollywood completely. It explains a lot as to why we have not seen or heard much from Thora. Parents can ruin child stars' lives. Hollywood shun them just to not have to deal with their parents.