Andrea Thompson Biography

Andrea Thompson is an American actress known for her role in the TV show ‘Falcon Crest’. Check out this biography to know about her birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about her.

Quick Facts

Birthday: January 6, 1960

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 60 Years, 60 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Rebecca Andrea Thompson

Born Country: United States

Born in: Dayton, Ohio, United States

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females


Spouse/Ex-: David Guc (m. 1987–1990), Jerry Doyle (m. 1995–1997)

U.S. State: Ohio

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Andrea Thompson is an American actress best known for her appearances on the TV shows ‘Falcon Crest’, ‘24’ and ‘Babylon 5’. She is also known for her voice work in many films and TV shows. Born in Dayton, Ohio, she grew up alongside three siblings. At the age of six, she moved with her family to Australia. Following graduation from high school and travelling the world for five years, Thompson moved to New York to pursue a career in modeling. A successful modeling career paved her way for acting. After studying acting at Strasberg Studio and Herbert Berghof Studios, she began her professional acting career. From doing voice work as a guest in the beginning to becoming a successful actress in her own right, she has come a long way. Her unique voice and brilliant acting skills inspire many young talents in the show business. Married and divorced twice, she is the mother of two children.

Acting Career
  • Andrea Thompson made her acting breakthrough with a role in the 1987 drama film ‘Wall Street’. This was followed by a guest appearance in an episode of the TV series 'Monsters'. In 1989, she was cast as Genele Ericson in the soap opera ‘Falcon Crest’. Two years later, she played the role of Nurse Helen Caldwell in the movie ‘Delirious’. Featuring John Candy, Emma Samms, Mariel Hemingway and Raymond Burr in lead roles, the film didn’t do well at the American box office.
  • In 1992, the actress had a guest role in the drama series 'Civil Wars'. Two years later, she joined the cast of the sci-fi drama ‘Babylon 5’ as telepath Talia Winters. She left the drama at the end of season 2.
  • Thompson moved on to join the cast of the legal drama ‘JAG’ as Commander Alison Krennick. The recurring role she played between 1996 and 2004 earned her appreciation from the masses. Also in 1996, she was cast as Detective Jill Kirkendall in the crime drama series ‘NYPD Blue’. She left the show in 2000 to pursue a career in journalism. However, the actress made a comeback to acting in 2003 with a recurring role in the series ‘24’. In 2007, she featured in an episode of the TV series ‘Bones’. Thompson has also contributed to the TV shows ‘Nowhere Man’, ‘The Wild Thornberrys’ and ‘Arli$$'.
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Career As a Journalist
  • Andrea Thompson began her journalistic career as a general assignment correspondent with CBS affiliate KRQE in New Mexico. In 2001, she joined CNN as an evening anchor for ‘Headline News’. She, however, left the network the following year due to several controversies.
  • After leaving CNN, Thompson went to work for Court TV, contributing to the shows ‘Forensic Files’ and ‘NYPD Blue’, as well as the documentary ‘The System’. In 2003, she started hosting ‘Psychic Detectives,’ a TV program showcasing real-life cases where psychics were involved in solving crimes.
Family & Personal Life
  • Andrea Thompson was born on January 6, 1960, in Dayton, Ohio, USA. She grew up with three siblings. Information regarding her parents is unavailable.
  • In 1987, the actress married David Guc, who she divorced in 1990. Thompson had a son, Alec, in 1992. His father remains unidentified till date. She went on to marry actor Jerry Doyle in 1995. The couple has a son named Al. They divorced in 1997.

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