Courtney Thorne-Smith was born November 8, 1967, in San Francisco, California. She grew up in Menlo Park. Her father, Walter Smith, was a computer market researcher and her mother was a therapist. Both of them were divorced when she was just 8. She studied from Menlo-Atherton High School in Atherton, California, and graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, California, in 1985.
Career-The well-known American actress was very shy in her childhood. She made her first appearance in movies in1986, by a feature film drama “Lucas” alongside Winona Ryder, Corey Haim, and Charlie Sheen. She was also part of Television series. Her first notable role on television was as Alison Parker on the night time drama “Melrose Place” from 1992-1997.