Lori Loughlin is an American actress who is admired for her versatility as a thespian. Over the years, she has risen to become one of the very popular faces on television in the USA, stunning fans with her unique acting skills. A very creative and artistic person, she has also co-created and produced a TV series and is considered to be one of the very hardworking Hollywood stars who knows what she wants and understands how to get her goals achieved.
Lori is a prolific actress. In fact, since her debut as an actress, she has starred in nearly 90 movies and TV series. She is now best known for her portrayal of Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on Full House, an American TV sitcom that caused quite some buzz while it lasted in the ’80s and ’90s. She is also known for her work on The Edge of Night, an American television mystery series in which she played the role of Jody Travis. If you have been curious about her background, we have gathered some juicy details about the life of this actress for your reading pleasure.
Lori Loughlin Biography
Lori Loughlin, whose full name is actually Lori Anne Loughlin, was given birth to on the 28th day of July 1964. The actress was born in Queens, a borough of New York City, USA. However, she grew up in Hauppauge, another town in New York on Long Island after her family moved there when she was just one year old. It is noteworthy that even though she is clearly an American woman, Loughlin also has Irish roots.
Lori was born to a father called Joseph Roy Loughlin and a mother called Lorellee Loughlin. According to reports, her father worked for the New York Telephone Company as a foreman. The actress grew up with one younger brother who has been identified as Roy Loughlin.
Growing up, she had her elementary education at the Oaks School #3 Elementary School located in Oceanside, New York. She then proceeded to have her high school education at the Hauppauge High School.
How Loughlin’s Acting Career Began
Lori Loughlin developed an interest in acting when she was a very young girl and eventually got the chance to become a participant in the entertainment industry at the age of 11 when she became a print model. Being a beautiful young girl, it was not difficult for Loughlin to land modeling gigs at all and she was quite impressive in her outings.
Loughlin’s modeling soon opened doors for her and she eventually kick-started her acting career in 1971, with a small role in The Smith Family, a TV series. In 1979, she scored an uncredited role in Too Far to Go, a TV movie. These roles helped to give her the necessary experience she needed for bigger exploits onscreen.
Eventually, in 1980, Loughlin began to get wide attention as an actress to watch out for when she starred as Jody Travis in The Edge of Night, a mystery series that aired from 1980 to 1984. She went on to star in other series and feature movies before finally getting her big break in 1988 when she was cast to play Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on Full House. Her role in the series got her international exposure and she became a household name.
Lori Loughlin has since gone on to land roles in other well talked-about projects including The Night Before in 1988, A Stranger in the Mirror in 1993, Hudson Street (1995-1996), Summerland (2004-2005), 90210 (2008-2012), Old Dogs in 2009, Fuller House (2016-2018) and many more.
Her Husband and Children
Lori Loughlin is married to a man called Mossimo Giannulli. Giannulli is a popular American fashion designer who is the owner of the famous Mossimo clothing line. The couple met in 1995 and got married in 1997. They now have two daughters together called Isabella Rose Giannulli and Olivia Jade Giannulli.
Their two daughters are doing well for themselves at the moment. Isabella Rose is an actress who has appeared in movies like Alone Together and Every Christmas Has a Story. On the other hand, Olivia Jade is a social media celebrity; a YouTuber.
Lori Loughlin’s Cheating Scandal
In 2019, fans of Lori were shocked when she and her husband were indicted in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal.
Subsequently, they were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. The two were arrested on March 12, 2019, but were soon released on bail. The couple later pleaded not guilty to the charges.