Lauren Holly Biography

Lauren Holly is a well-known American-Canadian actress, recognized for her roles in popular TV series such as ‘Picket Fences’, ‘Motive’, and ‘NCIS’. She has also made a mark in the film industry with notable performances in movies like ‘Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story’, ‘Dumb and Dumber’, and ‘What Women Want’. Additionally, Holly has showcased her talent in television dramas and movies, earning her numerous prestigious awards and nominations. Her contributions to the American and Canadian entertainment industry have solidified her status as a highly acclaimed actress.

Quick Facts

  • Canadian Celebrities Born In October
  • Also Known As: Lauren Michael Holly
  • Age: 60 Years, 60 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Francis Greco (m. 2001), Danny Quinn (m. 1991–1993), Jim Carrey (m. 1996–1997)
    • Father: Grant Holly
    • Mother: Michael Ann Holly
    • Children: Alexander Joseph Greco, George Greco, Henry Greco
  • Born Country: United States
  • Actresses
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’5″ (165 cm), 5’5″ Females
  • U.S. State: Pennsylvania
  • Ancestry: American Canadian
  • Notable Alumni: Geneva High School
  • Education: Sarah Lawrence College, Geneva High School


Lauren Holly began her acting career in 1984 with appearances in two episodes of ‘Hill Street Blues’. She then went on to star in the films ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven’ and ‘Band of the Hand’. Following this, she joined the cast of the drama series ‘All My Children’. In 1990, she appeared in the television movie ‘Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again’ and the film ‘The Adventures of Ford Fairlane’. Two years later, Holly landed the role of Maxine Stewart in the drama ‘Picket Fences’. She also starred in the comedy film ‘Dumb and Dumber’. From 1996 to 1998, she appeared in several movies including ‘Beautiful Girls’, ‘Down Periscope’, ‘Turbulence’, ‘A Smile Like Yours’, and ‘No Looking Back’. She also had roles in the drama series ‘Chicago Hope’ and the film ‘Any Given Sunday’. In the following years, Holly appeared in various television movies such as ‘Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot’, ‘King of Texas’, ‘Living with the Dead’, ‘Just Desserts’, and ‘Caught in the Act’. In 2005, she joined the cast of ‘NCIS’ as Director Jenny Shepard. She also had roles in the films ‘Fatwa’, ‘The Pleasure Drivers’, and ‘Raising Flagg’. Holly then had a voice role in the TV series ‘The Adventures of Chuck & Friends’. From 2013 to 2016, she played the role of Betty Rogers in the drama series ‘Motive’. During this time, she also appeared in the film ‘Field of Lost Shoes’ and starred in Hallmark movies ‘A Country Wedding’ and ‘My Summer Prince’.

Personal Life

Lauren Holly was born on October 28, 1963, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA. She is the daughter of Michael Ann Holly and Grant Holly, and has two brothers named Nick and Alexander Innes Holly. She attended Geneva High School and later earned her undergraduate degree in English from Sarah Lawrence College. Holly has been married three times, first to Danny Quinn, then to Jim Carrey, and currently to Francis Greco. She is currently single. The American-Canadian actress also has three children from her previous relationships.

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