Thora Birch is an American actress and producer who is most known for starring in the extremely successful movies American Beauty and Ghost World. She won a BAFTA nomination (Best Supporting Actress) for the former film and a Golden Globe nomination (Best Actress) for the latter. She also won an Emmy Award nomination for playing the lead role in the biopic television movie Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story. Thora Birch started her career at the age of four working in commercials and ended up becoming a child and teen star. Some of her other movies of the time include Patriot Games, Now and Then and Alaska. After achieving fame, she appeared in a series of unnoticed films and then took a break from acting. Since making her comeback, she has appeared in numerous movies including The Etruscan Smile, The Competition and Above Suspicion. She also did a cameo role in The Last Black Man in San Francisco and became a part of the tenth season of the television series The Walking Dead.