Many would probably know Lauren Holly as the stylish actress of Canadian-American nationality with a proclivity for altering her hair color. Lauren is best known for the role she played in the television series titled Picket Fences. The Hollywood star has also played notable roles in television series like NCIS – where she was cast as Jenny Shepard, and Motive – wherein she played Dr. Betty Rogers.
Apart from the aforementioned, Lauren Holly has been featured in a few notable movies like; Dumb and Dumber, Any Given Sunday, A Country Wedding, Dangerous Heart, My Summer Prince, King of Texas, Before You Say I Do, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, What Women Want, and Beautiful Girls. Her work in TV dramas like The Adventures of Chuck & Friends and Chicago Hope has been described as excellent. As such, she has earned her share of awards and nominations with her work in both the Canadian and American entertainment industry.
While she has been nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as the Satellite Awards, her role in Picket Fences earned her a Viewers for Quality Television Award.
Who Is Lauren Holly?
The Canadian-American entertainer was born as Lauren Michael Holly on the 28th of October 1963 in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Her place of birth is an indication of her American citizenship, but she also became a citizen of Canada in 2008.
The actress’ art historian mom, Michael Ann Holly, works at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as the Director of Research and Academic Program. Ann Holly was formally at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she served as a professor. On the other hand, her dad Grant Holly is a competent screenwriter as well as a professor with Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he teaches literature.
Lauren grew up with two brothers (Nick and Alexander Holly) but unfortunately, Alexander passed away at the young age of 14 from a fire incident which happened on the 10th of April 1992. Her younger brother Nick earned a living as a literary agent in Hollywood, working with Don Buchwald and Associates but presently, he is with Fred Cross as a writing partner.
Lauren Holly graduated from Geneva High School where she was a cheerleader. She then joined Sarah Lawrence College located in Bronxville, New York, graduating with a degree in English in 1985. It is important to note that when the young actress was 12, she enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to study drama and flute.
In memory of her late brother Alexander, the Holly family joined hands together to set up the “A” Fund at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. According to Lauren, her late brother was a lad with big dreams and plans. Although he did not live beyond 14, Alexander accomplished a lot of things with his extensive travels through Europe and Central America. He developed a keen interest in archaeology and architecture as a result of his traveling experiences.
Why Did She Leave NCIS?
There have been several speculations regarding the reason behind Lauren’s exit from NCIS. Many attributed her departure to the terminal disease she is believed to have while others have assumed she left because of her family commitments.
Whether these assertions are true or false is yet to be confirmed because the real reason behind the actress’ withdrawal from the show was never disclosed.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Although the details of her annual income are not known to the public, the famed actress has amassed a huge amount of money as her estimated net worth. Her wealth which has been pegged at $14 million is expected to grow in the nearest future since Lauren is still very much active in the business of entertainment.
Lauren Holly’s Husband, Is She Married or Dating?
A closer look at her relationship status shows that Lauren Holly has already gone through three failed marriages, her foremost marriage was with Danny Quinn – an actor of Italian origin. Their union lasted from 1991 to 1993. Next in line was Jim Carrey, a Canadian American producer, actor, screenwriter, and comedian. Their marriage endured from 1996 to 1997. Her last husband, investment banker Francis Greco was with her from 2001 to 2014, the longest she has stayed with a spouse.
Lauren has three adopted sons namely: Alexander, Henry and George Greco. The movie star is currently dating Jerome Ruffin.