Many would probably know Lauren Holly as the stylish actress of Canadian-American nationality with a penchant for changing her hair color. Lauren Holly is best known for her role in the television series Picket Fences. The Hollywood star has also played remarkable roles in television series such as NCIS – where she was cast as Jenny Shepard, and Motifs – where she played Dr. Betty Rogers.
In addition, Lauren Holly has starred in some notable movies like Dumb and Dumber, Any Sunday, A Wedding in the Country, 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 such as The Adventures of Chuck & Friends and Chicago Hope has been considered excellent. As such, her work has earned her share of awards and nominations in both the Canadian and American entertainment industries.
While she has been nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Satellite Awards, her role in Picket Fences earned her a viewer’s choice award for quality television.
Who Is Lauren Holly?
The Canadian-American entertainer was born Lauren Michael Holly on October 28, 1963, in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Her birthplace is a reference to her American citizenship, but since 2008 she has also been a Canadian citizen.
The actress’ mother, the art historian Michael Ann Holly, works at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute as Director of Research and Academic Program. Ann Holly was formally at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she was a professor. On the other hand, her father Grant Holly is a competent screenwriter and professor at Hobart and William Smith College, where he teaches literature.
Lauren grew up with two brothers (Nick and Alexander Holly), but unfortunately, Alexander died at the young age of 14 as a result of a fire that occurred on April 10, 1992. Her younger brother Nick earned his living as a frahling in Hollywood, where he worked with Don Buchwald and Associates, but he is currently with Fred Cross as a writing partner.
Lauren Holly graduated from Geneva High School, where she was a cheerleader. She then entered Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where she graduated in English in 1985. It is important to note that the young actress enrolled at the age of 12 in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts to study acting and flute.
In memory of her late brother Alexander, the Holly family joined together to establish the “A” Fund at Hobart and William Smith College. According to Lauren, her late brother was a boy with big dreams and plans. Although he did not live beyond the age of 14, Alexander achieved much on his extensive travels through Europe and Central America. As a result of his travel experiences, he developed a strong interest in archaeology and architecture.
Why Did She Leave NCIS?
There have been several speculations about the reason for Lauren’s departure from NCIS. Many attributed her departure to the incurable disease she presumably has, while others assumed that she left because of her family responsibilities.
Whether these allegations are true or false remains to be confirmed, as the real reason for the actress’ withdrawal from the show has never been revealed.
Lauren Holly’s Husband, Is She Married or Dating?
A closer look at her relationship status shows that Lauren Holly has already had three failed marriages, her most important marriage being with Danny Quinn – an actor of Italian origin. Their union lasted from 1991 to 1993, followed by Jim Carrey, a Canadian-American producer, actor, screenwriter, and comedian. Her marriage lasted from 1996 to 1997, and her last husband, investment banker Francis Greco, was with her from 2001 to 2014, the longest time she spent with a spouse.
Lauren has three adopted sons: Alexander, Henry, and George Greco. The movie star is currently dating Jerome Ruffin.
What Is Her Net Worth?
Although the details of her annual income are not known to the public, the famous actress has accumulated a huge amount of money as her estimated net worth. It is expected that her fortune, estimated at $14 million, will continue to grow in the near future as Lauren is still very active in the entertainment business.