WHY COURTNEY LIVES ATKINS
SHE’S ONE OF TELEVISION’S
MOST ENDURING TALENTS.
In the Hollywood world, “triple threat” refers to a
person who can sing, dance and act. To us, Courtney
Thorne-Smith is a triple threat of a different
type – actress, philanthropist and all-around good person.
Here’s Courtney’s official bio.
As one of television’s most enduring talents, Courtney
Thorne-Smith has done the near impossible three times over;
anchoring consecutive hit TV shows for the past fifteen years.
On ABC’s “According to Jim,” Courtney played the charismatic
wife opposite Jim Belushi for eight seasons. Previously, her role
as Georgia in Fox Television’s Emmy-winning series, “Ally
McBeal” solidified her as a top television personality. With her
portrayal of Allison Parker in the much-loved primetime drama
“Melrose Place,” Courtney first gained international attention.
Currently she can be seen on the #1 comedy hit “Two and a Half
Men” in the recurring role of Lyndsey opposite Jon Cryer.
Courtney has set out to conquer the literary world as well; her
first novel titled “Outside In” was published by Broadway Books.
As a writer, Courtney has spoken out about core women’s
issues such as body image and healthy living in feature
articles for InStyle, Allure, and SELF magazine, for
which she served as a contributing editor.
Courtney is no stranger to the big screen either. After being discovered in an open casting
call in her native San Francisco, she starred as Charlie Sheen’s girlfriend in her first film, the
much-loved “Lucas.” She then moved to Los Angeles and went on to appear in such films
as “Summer School,” “Revenge of the Nerds II,” and “Side Out” among others. Additional
television credits include starring roles in the NBC series “Day by Day,” and the series version
of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” She also played a recurring role on “LA Law,” guest
starred on “Spin City,” and “Anything But Love,” and starred in the television films “Beauty’s
Revenge,” “Tour of Duty,” First Flight,” and “Infidelity.”
Serving as a celebrity spokesperson, Courtney was honored to represent the Susan G. Komen
Cancer Foundation for two years through a variety of activities, including appearing on the cover
of “Special K” and “Smart Start” cereals. In addition, Courtney has collaborated with various
animal rescue organizations as well as PAWS/LA, a group dedicated to helping HIV patients to
keep and care for their pets. With her philanthropic work in women’s issues and animal rights,
Courtney’s commitment to pro-social causes is a cornerstone of her public identity.
All of us at Atkins are proud to have such a successful, passionate partner to help us
spread the word and change lives, forever.