Lauren Holly is an accomplished Hollywood actress. Even though her career has been largely limited to small roles in big productions and leading roles in small indie productions, she has still managed to acquire an impressive filmography. She has also endeared herself to fans with some memorable characters including Director Jenny Shepherd on the long-running TV series, NCIS. Get to know more about Holly here including her age, body measurements as well as her love life.
Lauren Holly Bio (Age)
Lauren Michael Holly was born on the 28th of October 1963 in Bristol Pennsylvania. She hails from a family of distinguished scholars; her father, Grant Holly, is a professor of literature while her mother, Michael Ann Holly is also a college professor. Holly’s family background is not restricted to her parents. She also has two brothers named Nick and Alexander.
Lauren Holly grew up in New York and attended Geneva High School graduating in 1981. She also attended the Sarah Lawrence College (New York) where she studied English and graduated in 1985. Lauren Holly fell in love with acting when she was just a child. This was due to the influence of her great grandmother who was a stage actress in London and Liverpool. She encouraged her love for the arts and Holly studied flute and drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.
Lauren Holly commenced her Hollywood career in 1984. Her debut role came with an appearance in two episodes of the TV show, Hill Street Blues. After that, she went on to appear in TV series such as All My Children (1986), My Two Dads (1990), Spenser: For Hire (1986), Love Lives On (1985) and The Antagonists (1991).
She also garnered roles in several movies including Seven Minutes in Heaven (1986), Band of the Hand (1986), The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990), and Live Wire (1992). The Bristol native got a well-deserved big break in 1992 on the crime drama – Picket Fences. In the series, she played the role of Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart and featured in 87 episodes of the show. Picket Fences ran from 1992 to 1996 and Holly earned two SAG award nominations for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.
Husband and Children
Lauren Holly has been married on three occasions. This indicates that she is a woman who is not afraid to love again no matter the heartbreak. Her first marriage was to Mexican-Italian actor – Danny Quinn. They tied the knot in 1991 and divorced after two years. Holly’s second marriage was to the popular comic actor – Jim Carrey. They got married in September 1996 but the union did not last up to a year as they divorced in 1997.
The actress got married again in 2001 to Canadian-Italian Investment banker, Francis Greco. The union lasted for 13 years and the couple adopted three sons (Henry, George, and Alexander) in the course of the marriage. The couple divorced in 2014 and Holly moved on with her life. She now resides in Canada with her three sons and her new beau – Jerome Ruffin. She loves her sons very much and refers to them as her kings.
Lauren Holly is 5 feet 4 inches (1.65m) tall and weighs 54 kg or 119 lbs. She has light brown hair and hazel coloured eyes. Other additional measurements are chest size – 37 inches, waist size – 23.5 inches and hips size – 35 inches. There have been insinuations that the actress has done plastic surgery in order to enhance her looks. She has however refuted this saying that that particular ship has sailed for her. She has also disclosed that even though she has not done any plastic surgeries, she has no issues with people who decide to go that route.
Lauren Holly has a net worth of $14 million. Her fortune stems from the numerous productions she has featured in. Since her big break on Picket Fences, Holly has featured in several movies and TV series. On the small screen, she has appeared in CSI: Miami, Bounty Hunters, Covert Affairs, Designated Survivor, and The Adventures of Chuck & Friends. On the big screen, the Bristol native has featured in several movies such as The Final Storm, Fatwa, Turbulence, Sabrina, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and Dumb and Dumber.