Laurel Holloman

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Laurel Holloman
BornLaurel Lisa Holloman
(1971-05-23) May 23, 1971 (age 41)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
OccupationPainter, actress (on hiatus as of 2010)
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Paul Macherey (m. 2002–2012) (divorced)
 
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Laurel Holloman
BornLaurel Lisa Holloman
(1971-05-23) May 23, 1971 (age 41)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
OccupationPainter, actress (on hiatus as of 2010)
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Paul Macherey (m. 2002–2012) (divorced)

Laurel Lisa Holloman[1] (born May 23, 1971) is an American painter and actress.

As an actress, Holloman is best known for her performances as Randy Dean in The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love and as Tina Kennard in The L Word.

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Early life

Holloman is the youngest child in her staunchly Republican family. She attended the University of North Carolina and appeared in numerous theater productions.

Career

Acting

After her freshman year, Holloman moved to Chicago to work with the Piven Theatre Workshop. She studied with John Lynn in Los Angeles, and was cast in David Orr's independent feature Blossom Time. She moved to New York City in early 1994 and appeared in stage productions such as Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie, Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at Theatre for the New City. Holloman also performed off-Broadway in Julia Jordan's Night Swim at Playwright's Horizons.

In 1995, Holloman began her film career with her breakout role as baby butch Randy Dean in The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love for which she received critical acclaim. She has worked steadily in a variety of mostly independent film roles, such as The Myth of Fingerprints, Boogie Nights and Tumbleweeds.

In 2005, Holloman appeared in Showtime's lesbian drama, The L Word as the bisexual Tina Kennard. For this role, she was presented with a Golden Satellite Award in 2005 as Best Actress in a Drama series.

Painting

Holloman did a special series of paintings that was auctioned off for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Fund.

In 2012, Holloman had two solo shows: Coeur libre and Free Falling.[2][3] She received favorable reviews for Free Falling,[4] which is being held at the Ateneo Veneto in Venice, Italy.

Personal life

Holloman married architect Paul Macherey on July 13, 2002. They have a daughter, Lola Reiko Macherey, who was born on November 4, 2004. They adopted a second daughter, Nala Belle (meaning 'beautiful gift') on March 25, 2008. In 2011, Holloman filed for divorce, which was finalized on June 18, 2012.[5]

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