Lauren Holly

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Lauren Holly
Holly, with her red-gold hair cut just above her shoulder and her bangs pushed to her right, wearing a red top and dangling earrings ending in a red bead. She's glancing to her left and smiling slightly.
Holly at Still Thankful, Still Giving charity event, November 2007
BornLauren Michael Holly
(1963-10-28) October 28, 1963 (age 50)
Bristol, Pennsylvania,
United States
NationalityAmerican & Canadian
CitizenshipAmerican & Canadian
OccupationActress
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Danny Quinn (1991–1993)
Jim Carrey (1996–1997)
Francis Greco (2001–present; 3 children)
Website
www.laurenholly.com
 
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Lauren Holly
Holly, with her red-gold hair cut just above her shoulder and her bangs pushed to her right, wearing a red top and dangling earrings ending in a red bead. She's glancing to her left and smiling slightly.
Holly at Still Thankful, Still Giving charity event, November 2007
BornLauren Michael Holly
(1963-10-28) October 28, 1963 (age 50)
Bristol, Pennsylvania,
United States
NationalityAmerican & Canadian
CitizenshipAmerican & Canadian
OccupationActress
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Danny Quinn (1991–1993)
Jim Carrey (1996–1997)
Francis Greco (2001–present; 3 children)
Website
www.laurenholly.com

Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & Dumber, and as Jenny Shepard on the TV series NCIS. She was married to comic actor Jim Carrey from 1996 to 1997.

Personal life[edit]

Holly was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Michael Ann Holly, is an art historian and the Starr Director of Research and Academic Program at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute,[1] and former professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her father, Grant Holly, is a screenwriter and professor of literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.[2] She has two younger brothers: Nick and Alexander Innes Holly (1978-1992). Holly was raised in Geneva, New York, and is a 1981 graduate of Geneva High School, where she was a cheerleader. In 1985, Holly earned an undergraduate degree in English from Sarah Lawrence College in New York.[3] Holly, who now lives primarily in Canada with her husband and their three children, became a Canadian citizen in 2008.[4]

In 1992, Holly, her father Grant, and their families established the 'A' Fund at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in memory of her brother, Alexander Holly, whom Holly said "was a boy filled with dreams, hopes, and plans. Although he was only fourteen when he died, he had traveled extensively in Europe and Central America, lived in New York City and Los Angeles, and these experiences produced in him a fascination for architecture and archaeology."[5]

Career[edit]

Her acting career began at the age of 20 when she appeared in Hill Street Blues as Carla Walicki for two episodes. At age 23, Holly joined the cast of the ABC television soap opera All My Children as Julie Rand Chandler (1986–1989). She portrayed the comic book character Betty on television's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again in 1990.

She appeared as Mary Swanson, Lloyd Christmas's love interest in the 1994 Jim Carrey comedy Dumb & Dumber. She portrayed Linda Lee Cadwell, the wife of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, in 1993's Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story; a doctor in Sydney Pollack's 1995 remake of Sabrina; and Lieutenant Emily Lake in the 1996 comedy Down Periscope with Kelsey Grammer. She starred in the movie Any Given Sunday (1999) along with Jamie Foxx and Dennis Quaid. She appeared in the music video for Dixie Chicks' single "Goodbye Earl" (2000), along with Jane Krakowski, Dennis Franz, Adrian Pasdar, Michael DeLuise and Evan Bernard. Holly starred as small-town Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in David E. Kelley's TV series Picket Fences (1992–1996). She was a member of the cast of NCIS as Director Jenny Shepard from 2005–2008, reuniting with her former Chicago Hope co-stars Mark Harmon and Rocky Carroll.

Filmography[edit]

Lauren Holly (right) with Holly Marie Combs (left) at the 1993 Emmy Awards

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1985Love Lives OnTracyTelevision movie
1985Seven Minutes in HeavenLisa
1986Band of the HandNikki
1990Archie: To Riverdale and Back AgainBetty CooperTelevision movie
1990The Adventures of Ford FairlaneJazz
1992Fugitive Among UsSuzie BryantTelevision movie
1992Live WireSuzie BryantUncredited
1993Dragon: The Bruce Lee StoryLinda Lee
1994Dangerous HeartCarolTelevision movie
1994Dumb and DumberMary SwansonMTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (with Jim Carrey)
1995SabrinaElizabeth Tyson
1996Beautiful GirlsDarian Smalls
1996Down PeriscopeLt. Emily Lake
1997TurbulenceTeri HalloranNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actress
1997Smile Like Yours, AA Smile Like YoursJennifer RobertsonNominated—Razzie Award for Worst Actress
1998No Looking BackClaudia
1998VigMarybethTelevision movie
1999EntropyClaire
1999Any Given SundayCindy Rooney
2000Last Producer, TheThe Last ProducerFrances Chadway
2000What Women WantGigi
2001Spirited AwayChihiro's MotherVoice
2001DestinyUnknownTelevision movie
2001Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of CamelotEthel KennedyTelevision movie
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2002Changing HeartsAmber Connors
2002King of TexasMrs. Rebecca Lear HighsmithTelevision movie
2002Living with the DeadJames's WifeTelevision movie
2002PavementBuckley Clarke
2002Santa, Jr.Susan FlynnTelevision movie
2004In Enemy HandsMrs. Rachel Travers
2004Just DessertsGrace CarpenterTelevision movie
2004Caught in the ActJodie ColterTelevision movie
2005Chumscrubber, TheThe ChumscrubberBoutique Owner
2005Bounty HuntersTessTelevision movie
2005Down and DerbyKim Davis
2005Godfather of Green Bay, TheThe Godfather of Green BayMolly Mahoney
2006FatwaMaggie Davidson
2006Pleasure Drivers, TheThe Pleasure DriversDaphne Widesecker
2006Raising FlaggRachel Purdy
2009Least Among You, TheThe Least Among YouKate Allison
2009Crank: High VoltagePsychiatristUncredited
2009Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll, TheThe Perfect Age of Rock 'n' RollLiza Genson
2009Before You Say 'I Do'Mary BrownTelevision movie
2009Too Late to Say GoodbyeHeatherTelevision movie
2010You're So Cupid!Audrey Valentine
2010Final Storm, TheThe Final StormGillian Grady
2010Chasing 3000Marilyn
2010Town Christmas Forgot, TheThe Town Christmas ForgotAnnie BensonTelevision movie
2010Call Me Mrs. MiracleLindy LoweTelevision movie
2011Scream of the BansheeProf. Isla WhelanTelevision movie
2012MasqueGraceShort film
2012LayoverSuzanne HollingsworthTelevision movie
2013AbductedSuzanne Hollingsworth
2013Field of Lost ShoesFilming
2014The Town That Came A-Courtin'Abby Houston

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1984Hill Street BluesCarla Walicki2 episodes
1986Spenser: For HireEmily BrownEpisode: "Home Is the Hero"
1986–1989All My ChildrenJulie ChandlerUnknown episodes
1990My Two DadsAllison Novack2 episodes
1991The AntagonistsKate WardEpisode: "Con Safos"
1992–1996Picket FencesMaxine Stewart87 episodes
Viewers for Quality Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (1995-96)
1999Fantasy IslandHeather FinnEpisode: "The Real Thing"
1999–2000Chicago HopeDr. Jeremy Hanlon22 episodes
2001BeckerLauraEpisode: "The Buddy System"
2002ProvidenceDarla RosarioEpisode: "The Heart of the Matter"
2003CSI: MiamiHayley WilsonEpisode: "Grand Prix"
2005–2008/2012NCISNCIS Director Jenny Shepard66 episodes (2005-2008) 1 episode (2012)
2009LeverageMs. Tobey EarnshawEpisode: "The Juror #6 Job"
2010Covert AffairsMadeline JarvisEpisode: "Houses of the Holy"
2010FlashpointJill HastingsEpisode: "Acceptable Risk"
2010–2012Adventures of Chuck & Friends, TheThe Adventures of Chuck & FriendsHaulie14 episodes
2011Rookie BlueSuperintendent Elaine PeckEpisode: "In Plain View"
2012Lost GirlSadieEpisode: "Midnight Lamp"
2012AlphasSenator Charlotte Burton3 episodes
2013–presentMotiveDr. Betty Rogers14 episodes

Music videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Research & Academic Program". The Clark (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute). 
  2. ^ "Grant I. Holly - Professor of English". Hobart and William Smith Colleges. 
  3. ^ "Lauren Holly Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved July 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lauren Holly Official Website Career". LaurenHolly.com. Retrieved 2011-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Lauren Holly Official Website". 

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