An American actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is widely known for portraying her roles on Melrose Place as Alison Parker, on Ally McBeal as Georgia Thomas, in According to Jim as Cheryl, and for her recurring role as Lyndsey McElroy on Two and a Half Men.
She is the native of San Francisco, California, United States. She came into this world on 8th November of the year 967 which has now made her 48 years old. She has been active in the acting field since 986 and since then, she has been so popular and gained a large number of fans following.
She was grown up in Menlo Park, a suburb South of San Francisco. She is the daughter of Walter Smith and wife Lora Thorne. Her father was a computer market researcher whereas her mother was a therapist. Her parents got divorced when Courtney was just 7 years old. She then lived with both of her parents at different stages.
Her family members also include her elder sister who is named as Jennifer and she is an advertising executive. She went to get her education from the Menlo-Atherton High School located in Atherton, California. She then attended the Tamalpais High School located in Mill Valley, California and got graduated from there in 1985.
In addition to that, she also performed with Ensemble Theater Company in Mill Valley while she was attending the high school.
Thorne-Smith made her first film appearance in 996 feature film drama known as Lucas along with Winona Ryder, Charlie Sheen, and Corey Haim. Courtney was also involved in a number of the movies in late 1980s such as Welcome to 18, Revenge of the Nerds II: nerds in Paradise, summer School, and Side Out.
After that, she starred in box office flop called Chairman of the Board in 1998 with Carrot Top. Later, in 2009, she made her appearance in Sorority Wars. Additionally, she also appeared on few mid-1980s TV series such as Growing Pains and short-lived Fast Times and made-for-Television movies which also include The Thanksgiving Promise and Infidelity before she landed a regular role in a short-lived sitcom called Day by Day with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Linda Kelsey, and Douglas Sheehan.
In 1990, she was also featured as Laker Girl Kimberly Dugan in the six episodes of L.A. Law. She has got the net worth of $8 million. Courtney had her first notable starring TV role as Alison Parker on Melrose Place from 1992 till 1997. During that time, she starred in a made-for-TV movie called Beauty’s Revenge which was also marketed in the CD and DVD from as Midwest Obsession.
After that, she went to play as Georgia Thomas on Ally McBeal. She originally auditioned for the title role in the show that ultimately went to Calista Flockhart. The character of her was written out of Ally McBeal at the beginning of season four in 2000.
A beautiful actress Courtney is married to her husband Roger Fishman who is the president of marketing firm The Zizo Group and is also an author of a book titled as What I Know. The pair tied their knot on 1st January of 2007 and became wife and husband.
Additionally, she also has one child whom she gave birth on 11th January 2008 and they have named their child as John Emerson Fishman. Besides that, to know more about her bio, she can be followed on Instagram and Twitter.