Noley Thornton

Noley Thornton is a former television and film actress who was active from 1990 through 1998.

Noley S. Thornton
Born (1983-12-30) December 30, 1983 (age 37)
Years active1990–1998
Spouse(s)Donald Bunnin

In the early 1990s, Thornton was nominated for a Young Artist Award twice. Once in the category of "Best Youth Actress in a TV Miniseries, Movie-of-the-Week, or TV Movie” for her lead role as the title character of the Disney Channel mini-series Heidi (1993) and the following year in the category “Best Performance: Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series" at the 16th Youth in Film Awards for her starring role in The Martin Short Show.[1]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes Reference(s)
1990 Fine Things Jane O'Reilly Television film based on the novel of the same name [2]
1991 The Giant of Thunder Mountain Amy Wilson Film [3]
1991 Defending Your Life Victorian Girl Film [4]
1991 Quantum Leap Lea Episode: "Dreams" [5]
1992 It's Spring Training, Charlie Brown Frieda (voice) Voice role; television film
1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation Clara Sutter Episode: "Imaginary Friend" [5][6]
1992 A Private Matter Carol Callaghan Television film [7]
1993 Heidi Heidi Television adaptation (Disney Channel) [8]
1994 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Taya Episode: "Shadowplay" [5]
1994 The Martin Short Show Caroline Short Television series [5]
1994-1995 Beverly Hills, 90210 Erica Recurring role [5]
1996 The Little Riders Joanne Hunter Television film [9]


  1. ^ "Sixteenth Annual Youth in Film Awards". Sportsmen's Lodge: Youth in Film Association. 1995-03-19. Archived from the original on 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2011-04-03.
  2. ^ "Fine Things (1990)". Atlanta: Turner Classic Movies. Archived from the original on 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  3. ^ "The Giant Of Thunder Mountain". TV Guide. New York City: CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  4. ^ "Defending Your Life (1991)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango. Archived from the original on 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Noley Thornton: Credits". TV Guide. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  6. ^ "Imaginary Friend". Star Trek: The Next Generation. Season 5. Episode 22. 1992-05-04. first-run syndication.
  7. ^ "Noley Thornton Filmography". Fandango. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  8. ^ "Heidi (1993)". Yahoo! Movies. Yahoo, Inc. Retrieved 2008-02-02.
  9. ^ "The Little Riders (1996)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2018-02-05.

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