You may have seen Courtney Thorne-Smith in her long-running role as Alison Parker on the 90s primetime soap opera “Melrose Place,” and if you’re like some of us who find it difficult to imagine that she is now 54 years old, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Thorne-Smith has one of the most successful and illustrious careers in Hollywood, and she has hardly aged since the 90s. In honor of the timeless actress’s 1954th birthday, here is everything you need to know about Courtney Thorne-Smith now at 54.

Who is Courtney Thorne-Smith? Novinote

Courtney Thorne-Smith is a multi-talented actress, best known for her long-running role as Alison Parker on the 90’s primetime soap drama, “Melrose Place.” Thorne-Smith was born in San Francisco, California, and grew up in Los Altos Hills. She graduated from Menlo-Atherton High School in 1982 and went on to study English literature at Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges.

Early Career

Thorne-Smith began her career as a model, appearing in advertisements for Clairol, Maybelline, and Diet Coke. She was also featured in several magazine editorials, including People, Vogue, and Self. Her first major acting break came in 1986 when she was cast in the dark comedy film “Summer School” as a student named Chrissy DeWitt.

Though she initially started her career as a comedic actress, Thorne-Smith quickly landed more serious roles in dramas such as the ABC television film “The Boy Who Loved Trolls” and the 1989 “film Dangerous Curves” with Sean Young. She then earned a recurring role on “L.A. Law” as Georgia Lowrey, and her performance impressed executive producer Steven Bochco so much, that he then cast her in “Melrose Place” in 1993 as the infamous Alison Parker.

Television, Film and More

Melrose Place was undoubtedly Thorne-Smith’s most successful television project; she starred as Alison Parker for seven seasons and earned an Emmy nomination. After “Melrose Place” ended in 1999, she went on to star in the hit comedy “Ally McBeal” as Georgia Thomas, and then a two-season comedy, “According to Jim.”

In 2008, the actress appeared in the film “What Just Happened” alongside Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis. She also launched her own production company, Tenth House in 2011, through which she has produced television and digital projects.

Recent Works

In 2014, she starred in the indie film, “The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best” and in 2018, she was cast in the ABC comedy, “Splitting Up Together.” The show earned numerous awards and nominations, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

Most recently, Thorne-Smith starred in the Netflix romantic comedy movie “The Holiday Calendar” in 2018, and in the buddy comedy “Plus One.” She will soon appear in the upcoming quirky “body-swapping” comedy, “The Switch” on Netflix.

Awards and Accolades

In addition to her Emmy nomination for Melrose Place, Thorne-Smith has also been nominated for two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards and a Saturn Award. In her career, she has won a Prism Award for her performance in “Cheaters,” as well as the Los Angeles Women in Film Crystal Award for Outstanding Television Series and TV Movie Actress.

Personal Life

Thorne-Smith is married to Roger Fishman and the couple has a daughter named Colette.

Celebrating Courtney Thorne-Smith Now at 54

Courtney Thorne-Smith has had a storied and successful career, and her credentials look even more impressive when you consider that she is now 54. As we spend this special day celebrating Thorne-Smith’s birthday, let’s look back at some of the accomplishments she has achieved in her life and career.

For starters, Thorne-Smith gained recognition early on as a model and appeared in several magazine editorials and ads. She then moved into acting and scored her first big break with the dark comedy “Summer School.”

The actress is best known for her long-running role as Alison Parker in the 90’s primetime hit drama “Melrose Place,” and she has also starred in television projects such as “L.A. Law,” “Ally McBeal,” “According to Jim,” and “Splitting Up Together.”

Thorne-Smith has also appeared in several films, including “What Just Happened” alongside Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis, the indie film “The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best,” the Netflix romantic comedy “The Holiday Calendar,” and the buddy comedy “Plus One.” She is also set to appear in the upcoming Netflix body-swapping comedy “The Switch.”

The actress has earned numerous awards and nominations throughout her career, including an Emmy nomination for her role in “Melrose Place,” two Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, a Saturn Award, a Prism Award and the Los Angeles Women in Film Crystal Award.

Now 54, Thorne-Smith is still as stunning as ever and continues to lead an amazing career in Hollywood. Here’s to hoping that she finds continued success and has many more birthdays to come. Happy 54th birthday Courtney Thorne-Smith!