Thora Birch
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"Thora Birch" is an American actress. She got her first role at the age of 6 in the short-lived sitcom Day by Day (TV series)/Day by Day; that role was followed by an appearance in the motion picture Purple People Eater (film)/Purple People Eater (1988), for which she received a Young Artist Award for "Best Young Actress Under Nine Years of Age". Birch's profile was raised significantly with major parts in films such as All I Want for Christmas (film)/All I Want for Christmas (1991), Patriot Games (film)/Patriot Games (1992), Hocus Pocus (1993 film)/Hocus Pocus (1993), Monkey Trouble (1994), Now and Then (film)/Now and Then (1995), and Alaska (1996 film)/Alaska (1996).

Her breakthrough role came in 1999 with the Academy Award winning film, American Beauty (1999 film)/American Beauty. Her performance was well received by both critics and audiences and brought Birch to international recognition. She later played the lead role in Ghost World (film)/Ghost World (2001) for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy/Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She has since appeared in independent films such as Dark Corners (2006), Train (2008 film)/Train (2008) and Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009).

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