Andrea Thompson Undressed
Rebecca Andrea Thompson (born on January 6 1960) is an American actress, best known for her roles on the television series ''Falcon Crest'', ''Babylon 5'', and ''NYPD Blue''.
Born in Dayton, Ohio|Dayton, Ohio, Thompson spent much of her childhood in Australia, returning to the United States to pursue an acting and modeling career. Her first significant film role was in the 1987 film ''Wall Street''. In 1989 she was cast on the soap opera ''Falcon Crest'' as the scheming Genele Ericson during the show's final season and in 1993 on the science fiction television series ''Babylon 5'' as telepath Talia Winters.
Thompson married ''Babylon 5'' co-star Jerry Doyle in 1995, shortly before leaving the series at the end of its second season; they had one son, Alec Doyle, but divorced in 1997. Thompson moved on to appear as "Detective Jill Kirkendall" on three seasons of crime drama ''NYPD Blue'', leaving in 2000 to pursue a career in journalism.
After working for only a year as a reporter and backup anchor on CBS affiliate KRQE in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Thompson was scouted and hired by CNN as an evening anchor for ''CNN Headline News'' in August of 2001. Her first words on-screen as anchor were "Hi, I'm Andrea Thompson, and unless you've been living in a cave, you probably already know that." Her hiring generated a great deal of controversy, mostly because Thompson was a high school drop-out whose journalism experience to that point had only consisted of the one year in Albuquerque. Nude pictures and videoclips of Thompson taken from her 1980s-era movies also began circulating on the Internet, causing some embarassment for CNN.[http://www.thestandard.com/article/0,1902,24061,00.html] Thompson left the network only a few months later, in March of 2002. [http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=&contentId=A29544-2002Mar14] She stated at the time of her departure that she had grown bored with the nightly news routine.
After leaving CNN, she went to work for Court TV introducing episodes of NYPD Blue and Forensic Files, as well as narrating the documentary series "The System". [http://www.courttv.com/archive/press/thompson.html]
More recently, Thompson had a recurring guest role on the third season of ''24''.
Also starred in television series JAG