Unlike most professions where you only need a chance and a good performance in your first rodeo and you can work in the industry forever, acting is a fickle profession that does not rely only on your skills but also on factors beyond your control, e.g. your looks and likeability, a fact that leaves several talented actors unable to make it out of the ground floor of the industry, but a very small minority do, and they go on to rack up several credits to their name – Lauren Holly is among the few.
If you watch television at all, or a big of movies, chances are in the past three decades, you have seen Lauren Holly in a TV show or a film. Her career is one that features several popular films and TV shows, with examples like NCIS and Dumb and Dumber.
We explore the life and career of Lauren Holly a little deeper below. Read on to learn more.
Lauren Holly’s Biography (Age)
Lauren Holly has crafted a life that several people, both in her chosen profession and in other professions will be proud of. Her life as an accomplished actress is the culmination of a journey that began on the 28th of October, 1963 in Bristol, Pennsylvania when she was born to Michael Ann Holly, an art historian, and Grant Holly, a screenwriter, and professor.
She was raised along with two younger siblings, Nick, and Alexander Innes Holly (the latter died at the age of 14). Lauren completed high school from Geneva High School and attended college at Sarah Lawrence College, all based in New York.
Lauren Holly studied English at the college level but she found her calling in acting at the age of 20, making her debut in the TV show, Hill Street Blues in 1984, starring in two episodes. Since then, she has been able to appear in over 90 films and television shows, including Picket Fences, one of her significant projects, where she starred as Maxine Stewart between 1992 and 1996.
She has also starred in films like Dumb and Dumber, where she met one of her husbands, Jim Carrey, and earned one of her awards, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss. Over the course of her career, she has been nominated for over 10 awards, including the SAG Awards and the Daytime Emmy Awards. So far, she has won awards like Best Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama Series for Picket Fences and Best Ensemble for How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town.
Lauren Holly has starred in over 95 films and television shows, she has carried the multiplicity into her personal life as she has also been married three times.
Her first marriage was to Danny Quinn, whom she was married to between 1991 and 1993, and then to the famous comedic actor, Jim Carrey between 1996 and 1997. Her last marriage was her longest and her chance at a long and loving marital life – it started with Francis Greco in 2001, ending in 2014 after 13 years together as husband and wife.
Over the course of her marital journey, Lauren Holly had three children – three sons, all of which were adopted with her last husband, Francis Greco. They are Henry, George and Alexander Holly-Greco.
Lauren Holly has also been in relationships with Edward Burns, Ingrid Casares, Fred Durst, and Jim Fitzpatrick but at the moment, the thespian is currently single, living her life with her children in Canada.
Lauren Holly’s Net Worth
When you have an onscreen presence that has resulted in multiple appearances on screen, and a reputation that allows you to demand the big salaries across films and TV Shows where you earn per episode, being a millionaire is the ground floor. Lauren Holly, along with income from her appearances onscreen and her investments, has been able to accrue a net worth in the region of $14 million.
Lauren Holly is a talented actress, but while her talent has been an important factor in ensuring her longevity in the industry, her physical profile has also played a role. She has a body with a height of 5 feet 5 inches and a weight of 54kg.
Her body measurements, which define her curves, are 37-23.5-35 inches for her bust, waist, and hips respectively. Other noticeable body features include her light brown hair and hazel colored eyes.