Being a fine actress, Lori Loughlin’s TV shows are some of the best to watch. She started her career as a print model when she was only 11 and four years later in 1980, she made her first TV appearance playing the role of an aspiring dancer in the mystery series titled The Edge of Night. Since then, the New York-born actress has been a part of a lot of successful show which has essentially made her a household name in America and other parts of the world. Her most recent work on TV had her play Maddie Finley in Homegrown Christmas, a 2018 Television film. Let’s check out the rest of her television roles and find out if the actress is ever coming back to TV.
What Are Lori Loughlin’s TV Shows?
Lori Loughlin has no fewer than 13 film credits and the figure is way higher for television. While playing the regular role of Jody Travis in The Edge of Night which lasted from June 1980 to December 1983, she got to appear as Sue Landa in an episode of Matt Houston, a crime drama series that aired from 1982 to 1985. The next year (1983), Lori portrayed Linda Craig in The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour, a TV film. This was followed by another television film of 1985 titled North Beach and Rawhide where she played Candy Cassidy and yet another the following year; she was Christie in 1986’s Brotherhood of Justice.
Between 1986 and 1987, the actress who was once married to an investment banker named Michael R. Burns played Jenny Morrow in two episodes of The Equalizer, a crime drama series. Within the same time, in 1986 and 1988, she as well played Kelly / Sally in two episodes of an anthology series for teenagers – CBS Schoolbreak Special. The next television film that featured Lori Loughlin is 1987’s A Place to Call Home; wherein she portrayed Jenny Gavin. She would soon be a part of more TV films but not until she had her big break and appeared as Kay Cork and Tammy in 1988’s Great Performances and CBS Summer Playhouse, respectively.
The actress’ big bang came in 1988 when she landed the role of Rebecca “Becky” Donaldson-Katsopolis in the sitcom that Jeff Franklin created for ABC. Initially, Lori played Becky as a recurring character in Full House; she became a regular in the third season and all the way to the eight. Full House is arguably the work the actress is most known for. Her stint here lasted from 1988 to 1995.
From 1992 to 1997, the woman now married to the fashion designer who created the Mossimo clothing line played a handful of roles in TV films like Medusa’s Child, Tell Me No Secrets, and In the Line of Duty: Blaze Glory, all in 1997. You will also find her in 1995’s Abandoned and Deceived as Gerri Jensen, in 1994’s One of Her Own as Toni Stroud, as Jill Castle and Jane Morgan respectively in 1993’s A Stranger in the Mirror and Empty Cradle, as well as Allison in 1992’s Doing Time on Maple Drive.
From 1995 to 1996, Loughlin played the main role of Melanie Clifford in the ABC sitcom titled Hudson Street. The next time she appeared in a sitcom was in 2001 when she was seen in an episode of Cursed as Natalie Keith and 3 episodes of Spin City as Michelle. Not slowing down a bit, 2002 had the actress portraying Sukie Ridgemont, Robin, and Caroline Lance / Black Canary respectively in Eastwick, The Drew Carey Show, and Bird of Prey. Nothing was heard of the actress the next year but in 2014, she got to voice Dr. Tracy Simmons in an episode of Justice League Unlimited. From that year to the next, she took on the lead role of Ava Gregory in Summerland.
Other Lori Loughlin’s TV shows include Missing (2005), Jake in Progress and Ghost Whisperer (2006), In Case of Emergency (2007), 90210 (2008 – 2012), Addicts Anonymous, Psych and A Mother’s Rage all in 2013. She played Tina Giannulli in an episode of The Neighbors in 2014, a major role as Abigail Stanton in When Calls the Heart (2014 – 2019) and Grace Edwards in Blue Bloods (2016). That’s not all; the actress reprised her role as Becky in Fuller House, the sequel to Full House. She also played various roles in other Television films like Every Christmas Has a Story (2016), Northpole: Open for Christmas (2015), Garage Sale Mystery (2013 – 2018), A Mother’s Rage (2013), and Meet My Mom (2010).
Is She Coming Back To TV?
In 2019, Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli found themselves on the wrong side of the law for a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. It was alleged that the couple made a donation of $500,000 so that their two daughters would be admitted by the University of Southern California. They were arrested sometime in March 2019 but were later released for a $1 million bail each. As one would expect, the incident has affected Lori’s career in negative ways. While Netflix kicked her out from Fuller House, Hallmark Channel did the same by deleting her scenes from the 6th season of When Calls the Heart.
As such, people have been wondering if the scandal has marked the end of Lori’s career. Anyway, the actress hasn’t said anything about abandoning the profession. Granted that it may be difficult for her to land roles now, it’s totally possible that she would bounce back and return to acting when the scandal quietens.