Birthplace: San Francisco
Thorne-Smith was one of the original members of the Melrose Place cast (1992–97). She left to join another successful Fox show, Ally McBeal (1997–2000). Her other television appearances include a recurring role on L.A. Law (1986), and her feature films include Summer School (1987) and Chairman of the Board (1998). She plays Jim Belushi's wife in the sitcom According to Jim (2001– ).