On 23rd of July 1989, Lea got married to Howard Deutch. Howard Deutch is a renowned name in the Hollywood as he is a film and television director. They met each other for the first time on the set of Some Kind of Wonderful. They have been parents twice from this married life. Her nationality is American.
When Lea was aged 14 years old, she began dancing professionally. She grew up as a ballet dancer. She studied ballet at American Ballet Theatre, the San Francisco Ballet, and the Pennsylvania Ballet after she won a scholarship. After Mikhail Baryshnikov made a comment on her body as her body is not made to be a prima ballerina, she decided to become an actress. She began appearing in several ads like in Burger King Advertisements. In 1982, she appeared in the video MysteryDisc: Murder, Anyone? playing the role of Cecily 'Sissy' Loper. In the early 1980s, she appeared in the movies like Jaws 3-D, All the Right Moves Red Dawn and The Wild Life. In 1985, she starred in the movie Back to the Future and this role made her acclaimed all over the role. She became one of the renowned actresses in the late 1980s and early 1990s by appearing in the movies like Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, The Beverly Hillbillies and so on. Till date she has appeared in several movies and TV shows. Her height is five feet and four inches tall. Her net worth is $14 million.