Allison Munn

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Allison Munn
Born(1974-10-07) October 7, 1974 (age 40)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Scott Holroyd (m. 2007)
Children1
 
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Allison Munn
Born(1974-10-07) October 7, 1974 (age 40)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)Scott Holroyd (m. 2007)
Children1

Allison Munn (born October 7, 1974) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her roles as Caroline from That '70s Show and as Tina Haven in The WB sitcom What I Like About You and Lauren in One Tree Hill.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Munn was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, the daughter of Russell and Nadine Munn. Her mother, an elementary school teacher, encouraged her daughter in the arts by letting her take dance and singing lessons at an early age. Munn graduated from AC Flora High School and The College of Charleston. From there, she moved to New York, where she won a role in the Off-Broadway classic, The Fantasticks.

Career[edit]

Munn's further auditions led to small roles in Hollywood productions; most notably in the drama White Oleander opposite Alison Lohman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright-Penn and Renee Zellweger, based on the Janet Fitch novel of the same name and in Cameron Crowe's tragicomedy Elizabethtown opposite Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.

Munn's biggest break came in September 2003 when she got a co-starring role, opposite Amanda Bynes and Jennie Garth, on The WB sitcom What I Like About You, as Holly Tyler's new best friend, Tina Haven. Although their characters are the same age, Munn is eleven-and-a-half years older than her co-star Bynes. Munn remained on the show for three seasons until the show ended on April 24, 2006.

Munn also has a level of notoriety for a recurring role as Caroline, Fez's borderline stalker girlfriend on That '70s Show.

Munn appeared in the ABC sitcom Carpoolers.

In 2009, Munn began a recurring role on One Tree Hill as Lauren, Jamie Scott's teacher. Lauren begins dating Skills Taylor at the end of season 6. They broke up in season 7, because Skills got a job offer in Los Angeles. She later forms a close friendship with Mouth after they both split from their partners. After forming this bond, they begin a brief relationship, not wanting to hold his friendship with Skills against them. Skills soon discovers their relationship and but they are able to move on attempt to continue their relationship but it is short-lived. In the final season, Lauren starts a relationship with friend Quinn's ex-husband David Fletcher (played by Munn's real-life husband Scott Holroyd).

Personal life[edit]

Munn began dating her childhood friend, actor Scott Holroyd in 2004. They became engaged in Paris in December 2006 and married on November 17, 2007, at the French Huguenot Church in Charleston, South Carolina. They reside in Los Angeles with their pet terrier, Buster Keaton.[1] In November 2011 Munn announced, via her Twitter account, that she and Holroyd welcomed their son Nathan Powell Holroyd.[2][3]

Political activism[edit]

Munn lends her name and support to the non-profit political organization Rock the Vote, where she is actively involved in encouraging young people to register to vote.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Local BoysAllison
White OleanderHannah
2005ElizabethtownDesk Clerk Charlotte
Couple of Days and Nights, AA Couple of Days and NightsTequila
2007Farm Girl in New YorkMary
2010Successful AlcoholicsDianneShort film
2011I'm Having a Difficult Time Killing My ParentsKayteShort film

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999Now and AgainGretchenEpisode: "A Girl's Life"
2000Now and AgainGretchenEpisode: "The Bugmeister"
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitEmily HarlinEpisode: "Russian Love Poem"
2001–06That '70s ShowCarolineRecurring role (10 episodes)
20012getherCindyEpisodes: "The Launch", "Kiss"
2002St. SassKimmyTV film
Inside SchwartzJackieEpisode: "Kissing Cousin"
JAGSue Ellen NewtonEpisode: "Odd Man Out"
Boston PublicJanice ScottEpisode: "Chapter 38"
2003Sweet Potato QueensTV film
CharmedWendyEpisode: "Sand Francisco Dreamin'"
2003–06What I Like About YouTina HavenMain role (59 episodes)
2007–08CarpoolersCindyMain role (13 episodes)
2008OverkillCarrieTV series
2009Untitled Family PlotJillianTV pilot
2009–12One Tree HillLauren(21 episodes)
2010Wright vs. WrongTami ManlyTV film
2013Family ToolsClarissaEpisode: "Waiting for Mrs. Bichette"
DadsAnneEpisode: "Funny Girl"
2014Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & DawnAnne Harper

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