Thora Birch Got Fired Because of Her Father

Thora Birch

Thora Birch rose to prominence as an actress in films such as Clear and Present Danger (1994) and American Beauty (1995)- (1999)

Thora disappeared from the big screen after appearing in 2001’s Ghost World. She had been one of Hollywood’s shining young stars for nearly a decade before abruptly leaving the spotlight.

Thora had gone unnoticed for many years. She didn’t make headlines again until the end of 2010, and not for a good reason. Thora was scheduled to play Lucy Seward in an off-Broadway revival of Dracula.

However, she was fired from the stage production after her father allegedly threatened another actress.

Thora Birch was fired as a result of her father’s actions

According to ABC News, Dracula’s director, Paul Alexander, revealed that Thora was withdrawn from the production after her father, Jack Birch, objected to an actor caressing Thora’s back during a scene.

When the actor tried to explain that he had been told to do so by Alexander, Jack warned him, saying, “Listen, man, I’m trying to make this easier on you – don’t touch her.”

Alexander elaborated on his choice, stating that he had to let Thora go for his cast and crew’s safety. Birch’s father denied making threats, telling the New York Times that he was “trying to express Thora’s uneasiness.”

Thor’s father, according to Alexander, accompanied her to the set for most rehearsals to provide support and assistance. His behavior on the scene, on the other hand, was obtrusive.

During one of the rehearsals, he has seen peeping through one of the set’s windows.

“It felt like a scene from ‘Nightmare on Elm Street,'” Alexander remarked. “It was strange. He also insisted on spending time in the females’ locker room.

And all of the girls are involved. Including individuals other than his daughter!”

When his activities were misinterpreted as him gazing through the glass, Jack claimed he was studying “a loose, highly unsteady platform that Thora and others had to go on.”

Thora’s understudy took her position. Regarding losing her role in Dracula, she stated that she was shocked and found it difficult to believe. She also mentioned that her father was her most ardent supporter.

Thora Birch

            Thora Birch discusses her first performing roles with Great Big Story.


Parents and Thora Birch

Thora was born on March 11, 1982, in Los Angeles, California, to parents Jack Birch and Carol Connors. Throughout the 1970s, both her parents worked as adult film actors and met during the production of the 1972 adult film Deep Throat.

Thora’s parents had already moved away from making pornographic films by the time she was born.

During one of her appearances on WTF with Marc Maron, the actress said that her parents were “quite conservative,” but not “religiously conservative.”

She explained that her parents were conservative, health-conscious, and wouldn’t allow her to watch much television. However, they let her babysitter take her to commercial auditions.

Thora began her career the same way, by appearing in advertising when she was just four years old. Thora has since appeared in a slew of films. She has lately appeared in The Walking Dead (2019-2020) and 13 Minutes (2021).