Lauren Holly

Actor
A striking and intelligent leading lady, Lauren Holly found success as an actress in both television and film. Known first as the tough but sensitive Deputy Maxine Stewart on the Emmy Award-winning "Picket Fences" (CBS ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1963 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (61)

After the Ball 2015 (Movie)

Elise Kassell (Actor)

Fatwa 2014 (Movie)

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Field of Lost Shoes 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Clinedinst (Actor)

Motive 2012 - 2014 (TV Show)

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Pavement 2014 (Movie)

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Pleasure Drivers 2014 (Movie)

Daphne (Actor)

The Final Storm 2014 (Movie)

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Alphas 2012 (Tv Show)

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All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll 2011 (Movie)

Liza Genson (Actor)

The Town Christmas Forgot 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Too Late to Say Goodbye 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

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Anime: Drawing a Revolution 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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NCIS 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000, 2006 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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The Least Among You 2008 (Movie)

Kate Allison (Actor)

Raising Flagg 2007 (Movie)

Rachel Purdy (Actor)

The 2005 Radio Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Down and Derby 2005 (Movie)

Kim Davis (Actor)

In Enemy Hands 2005 (Movie)

Rachel Travers (Actor)

The Chumscrubber 2005 (Movie)

Boutique Owner (Actor)

A Home For The Holidays 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Caught in the Act 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Santa Jr 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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Changing Hearts 2002 (Movie)

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Spirited Away 2002 (Movie)

of Chihiro's Mother (English language) (Voice)

The Last Producer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Chicago Hope 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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Picket Fences 1995 - 1996, 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

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What Women Want 2000 (Movie)

Gigi (Actor)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

Cindy Rooney (Actor)

Entropy 1999 (Movie)

Claire (Actor)

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Vig 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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No Looking Back 1998 (Movie)

Claudia (Actor)

A Smile Like Yours 1997 (Movie)

Jennifer Robertson (Actor)

Turbulence 1997 (Movie)

Tari Halloran (Actor)

Beautiful Girls 1996 (Movie)

Darian Smalls (Actor)

Comedy Central Spotlight: Kelsey Grammer 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Down Periscope 1996 (Movie)

Lt Emily Lake (Actor)

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

Elizabeth Tyson (Actor)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

Mary (Actor)

Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story 1993 (Movie)

Linda Lee (Actor)

The American Television Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Fugitive Among Us 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Antagonists 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

Jazz (Actor)

Band of the Hand 1986 (Movie)

Nikki (Actor)

Blind Justice 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Seven Minutes in Heaven 1986 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

A Country Wedding (TV Show)

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Before You Say I Do (TV Show)

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Dangerous Heart (TV Show)

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Just Desserts (TV Show)

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King Of Texas (TV Show)

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Love Lives On (TV Show)

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Scream of the Banshee (TV Show)

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Biography

A striking and intelligent leading lady, Lauren Holly found success as an actress in both television and film. Known first as the tough but sensitive Deputy Maxine Stewart on the Emmy Award-winning "Picket Fences" (CBS, 1992-96), Holly garnered critical acclaim for her refined performance in "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (1993) and drew raves for her comedic prowess opposite the then new comedy giant, Jim Carrey in the less-than-sophisticated hit, "Dumb & Dumber" (1994). Their relationship off screen propelled her to heretofore undreamed of heights, with the tabloids following their every move throughout their tempestuous romance and marriage in the mid 1990s. The spotlight was so firmly fixated on the Carrey connection or what hair color Holly would debut next, that it was often forgotten that the actress was a smart and charismatic leading and supporting player. In 2006, she returned to her television roots as NCIS Director Jenny Shepard on the CBS series "Navy NCIS" (CBS, 2003- ), putting to rest any doubts that her past onscreen success, both on the big and small screen, was a fluke.

Relationships

Ed Burns Actor

Companion
Began relationship during filming of "No Looking Back"; both reportedly claimed they were "just friends"

Jim Carrey Actor

Husband
Met in 1991 when she auditioned for his film "Ace Ventura" Became involved during filming of "Dumb and Dumber" (1994) Separated briefly in 1996 Reconciled and married on Sept. 23, 1996 She filed for divorce in July 1997 Divorce finalized on July 29, 1997

Frank Greco

Husband
Met 2000 Announced engagement January 2001 Married March 10, 2001 in Canada

Alexander Greco

Son
born in May 2001 adopted by Holly and her husband in June 2001 at age five weeks

George Greco

Son
adopted by Holly and her husband Francis Greco

Henry Greco

Son
adopted on Dec 2, 2003, by Holly and her husband Francis Greco

Todd Gustawes

Companion
dated from October 1998 to summer 1999

Grant Holly

Father
formed Hollycould Productions with daughter

Michael Holly

Mother
chair of the department of fine arts at the University of Rochester

Alexander Holly

Brother
died in 1992 fire in home at age 14

Nick Holly

Brother
born c. 1971

Danny Quinn Actor

Husband
Co-starred in "Band of the Hand" (1986) Married 1991 Filed for divorce July 1993 Divorced 1993; Holly had to pay alimony after marriage ended

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville , New York 1985
roommate was actress Robin Givens

studied in the Junior Program

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Milestones

2007

Cast opposite Alan Arkin in director Neal Miller's character-driven comedy drama, "Raising Flagg"

2005

Co-starred in Arie Posin's ensemble "The Chumscrubber," a darkly satiric story about life crumbling in the midst of a seemingly idyllic suburbia

2005

Joined the cast of "NCIS," (CBS) as Jenny Shepard, the head of the NCIS unit

2000

Cast as an aspiring actress in "The Last Producer"; screened at Cannes; aired on USA Network in 2001

1999

Played Dennis Quaid's wife in "Any Given Sunday", directed by Oliver Stone

1999

Appeared with Peter Falk and Timothy Hutton in "VIG"; film premiered on Cinemax

1999

Had role alongside Stephen Dorff in Phil Joanou's autobiographical "Entropy"; released direct-to-video in 2000

1999

Returned to series TV playing a plastic surgeon on "Chicago Hope", overseen by David E Kelley

1998

Starred opposite Ed Burns in Burns' "No Looking Back"

1997

Reteamed with Kinnear for the romantic comedy "A Smile Like Yours"

1996

Acted in Ted Demme's "Beautiful Girls"

1995

Played Greg Kinnear's fiance in "Sabrina"

1994

Acted with future husband Jim Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber"

1993

First feature lead role, "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story"; played Lee's wife Linda

1991

Co-starred in the short-lived series, "The Antagonists" (CBS)

1990

Had female lead opposite Andrew Dice Clay in "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane"

1990

TV-movie debut, as Betty in "Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again" (NBC)

1989

Had recurring role on the NBC sitcom "My Two Dads"

1986

Portrayed teen heroine Julie Chandler on the ABC daytime soap, "All My Children"

1986

TV acting debut, a guest appearance in an episode of "Spenser: For Hire"

1986

Feature acting debut, "Band of the Hand"; appeared opposite first husband Daniele Quinn

Grew up in Geneva, New York

Portrayed sheriff's deputy Maxine 'Max' Stewart on the CBS drama series "Picket Fences"; initial TV collaboration with David E Kelley

Formed Hollycould Productions

Bonus Trivia

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Jim Carrey's press release at time of his marriage to Holly: "Despite the sometimes mind-boggling excitement I now face on a day-to-day basis, I am striving to live a loving and honorable life. Lauren is my proof and my reward; not to mention a fantastic beard to conceal my raging homosexual lifestyle. Okay . . . the second part was a joke."

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