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Lauren Holly

Biography

Actress who all became recognized on her behalf role seeing that Jenny Shepard on the tv screen series NCIS. She also performed Mary Swanson within the strike humor Dumb and Dumber. She helped within the establishment from the “A” Finance at Hobart and William Smith Schools, which was honoring her sibling. She appeared within the music video for the melody “Goodbye Earl” with the Dixie Chicks. She was wedded to her previous co-star Jim Carrey from 1996 to 1997. She actually is mom of professional Azer Greco. She caused Tag Harmon on NCIS and Chicago Wish.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lauren Holly
Date Of Birth October 28, 1963
Place Of Birth Bristol, PA
Height 1.65 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Sarah Lawrence College, Geneva High School
Nationality American, Canadian
Spouse Francis Greco, Jim Carrey, Danny Quinn
Children Alexander Joseph Greco, George Greco, Henry Greco
Parents Michael Ann Holly, Grant Holly
Siblings Nick Holly, Alexander Innes Holly
Awards MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Movies Dumb and Dumber, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Down Periscope, What Women Want, A Smile Like Yours, Any Given Sunday, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, The Final Storm, Beautiful Girls, No Looking Back, Band of the Hand, After the Ball, Field of Lost Shoes, Spirited Away, Scream of the Banshee, You're So Cupid, The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll, The Godfather of Green Bay, Sabrina, King of Texas, The Pleasure Drivers, Call Me Mrs. Miracle, Down and Derby, Changing Hearts, Raising Flagg, The Last Producer, The Blackcoat's Daughter, The Women of Camelot, In Enemy Hands, Too Late to Say Goodbye, Just Desserts, Santa Jr., Before You Say I Do, The Least Among You, The Chumscrubber, Chasing 3000, The Town That Came A-Courtin', Hoovey, Fatwa, How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town, A Country Wedding, Seven Minutes in Heaven, Money Kings, Turbulence, Marshall's Miracle, Entropy, Pavement, Sounds Like a Revolution, Layover, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, Masque
TV Shows Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again, Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, King of Texas, Motive, NCIS, The Adventures of Chuck and Friends, The Antagonists, Jackie, Ethel, Joan: Women of Camelot
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Credits Tom Skerritt as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2She named her adopted son (Alexander Joseph Greco) in honor of her 14-year-old brother Alexander Innes Holly (B. July 11, 1977) who was killed in a fire on April 10, 1992.
3Has 3 adopted sons she refers to as the 3 kings: Alexander, George and Henry.
4Has 3 adopted sons with her ex-husband Francis Greco: Alexander Joseph Greco (b.2001), George Greco (b.2003) and Henry Greco (b.2004).
5In 2014, she was reunited with her ex-Picket Fences (1992) series' star, Tom Skerritt, to star in the movie Field of Lost Shoes (2014).
6Best known by the public for her role as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart on Picket Fences (1992).
7Her acting mentor was Tom Skerritt.
8Appeared in the infomercial, hosted by Susan Lucci, for Susan's "Youthful Essence" personal microdermabrasion kit. [2008]
9Played "Mary Ann", best friend of abused wife, "Wanda" (played by Jane Krakowski) in The Dixie Chicks' 2000 video, "Goodbye Earl", with Dennis Franz as "Earl".
10Has been tapped to join the CBS production of NCIS (2003) and will debut in the first episode of the season as "Jenny Shepard", the new boss of the Naval criminal investigative unit where Gibbs works. [August 2005]
11Ex-stepmother of Jane Carrey.
12Became a Canadian citizen in 2008, and now holds dual US/Canadian citizenship.
13Ex-sister-in-law of Faith Salie, Alex A. Quinn, Melissa Quinn, Francesco Quinn, Lorenzo Quinn and Valentina Quinn.
14Ex-daughter-in-law of Anthony Quinn and Jolanda Addolori.
15Shared a dressing room for three years with Robin Christopher and Rosa Nevin when they worked together at All My Children (1970).
16Her maid of honor at her March 2001 wedding to Francis Greco was actress Amanda Peet
17Younger brother, Nick Holly, was a literary agent in Hollywood at Don Buchwald and Assoc. He is now a writing partner with Fred Goss.
18Ex-husband Francis Greco is an investment banker.
19Her mother, Michael Ann, taught art history at the University of Rochester and chaired the department.
20Her father, Grant Holly, taught English Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.
21Graduated from Geneva High School in Geneva, New York with the class of 1981 where she was a cheerleader.
22She turned down the role played by Courteney Cox in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), but later co-starred with Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber (1994).
23Attended Sarah Lawrence College (graduated 1985 with a degree in English Literature).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stepchild2016TV MovieBeth
How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town2015Mauren Cranston
The Blackcoat's Daughter2015/ILinda
Marshall's Miracle2015Susan Weaver
A Country Wedding2015TV MovieMargaret
NCIS2005-2015TV SeriesJenny Shepard
Field of Lost Shoes2015Mrs. Clinedinst
After the Ball2015Elise
Hoovey2015Ruth
The Town That Came A-Courtin'2014Abby Houston
The Dark Corner2013TV Mini-SeriesDr. Betty Rogers
Masque2012Grace
Layover2012TV MovieSuzanne Hollingsworth
Alphas2012TV SeriesSenator Charlotte Burton
Do No Harm2012TV MovieDr. Thorne
Lost Girl2012TV SeriesSadie
Overwatch2012ShortOsiris
The Adventures of Chuck & Friends2010-2012TV SeriesHaulie
Rookie Blue2011TV SeriesSuperintendent Elaine Peck
Scream of the Banshee2011TV MovieProfessor Isla Whelan
Call Me Mrs. Miracle2010TV MovieLindy Lowe
The Town Christmas Forgot2010TV MovieAnnie Benson
Flashpoint2010TV SeriesJill Hastings
Covert Affairs2010TV SeriesMadeline Jarvis
Chasing 30002010Marilyn
The Final Storm2010Gillian Grady
You're So Cupid!2010Audrey Valentine
Too Late to Say Goodbye2009TV MovieHeather
Crank: High Voltage2009Psychiatrist (uncredited)
The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll2009Liza Genson
Before You Say 'I Do'2009TV MovieMary Brown
Leverage2009TV SeriesMs. Tobey Earnshaw
The Least Among You2009Kate Allison
Raising Flagg2006Rachel Purdy
The Pleasure Drivers2006Daphne Widesecker
Fatwa2006Maggie Davidson
Bounty Hunters2005TV MovieTess
Untitled Camryn Manheim Pilot2005TV MovieAndrea
The Godfather of Green Bay2005Molly Mahoney
Down and Derby2005Kim Davis
The Chumscrubber2005Boutique Owner
Caught in the Act2004TV MovieJodie Colter
In Enemy Hands2004Mrs. Rachel Travers
Just Desserts2004TV MovieGrace Carpenter
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesHayley Wilson
Pavement2002TV MovieBuckley Clarke
Santa, Jr.2002TV MovieSusan Flynn
Providence2002TV SeriesDarla Rosario
Living with the Dead2002TV MovieJames's (Danson) wife
Changing Hearts2002Amber Connors
King of Texas2002TV MovieMrs. Rebecca Lear Highsmith
Becker2001TV SeriesLaura
Spirited Away2001Chihiro's Mother (English version, voice)
Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot2001TV MovieEthel Kennedy
Destiny2001TV Movie
What Women Want2000Gigi
The Last Producer2000Frances Chadway
Chicago Hope1999-2000TV SeriesDr. Jeremy Hanlon
Any Given Sunday1999Cindy Rooney
Entropy1999/IClaire
Fantasy Island1999TV SeriesHeather Finn
Vig1998TV MovieMarybeth
No Looking Back1998Claudia
A Smile Like Yours1997Jennifer Robertson
Turbulence1997Teri Halloran
Picket Fences1992-1996TV SeriesMaxine Stewart
Down Periscope1996Emily
Beautiful Girls1996Darian Smalls
Sabrina1995Elizabeth Tyson
Dumb and Dumber1994Mary Swanson
Dangerous Heart1994TV MovieCarol
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story1993Linda Lee
The Making of 'Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story'1993ShortLinda Lee
Live Wire1992Suzie Bryant - Channel 7 newsreporter (uncredited)
Fugitive Among Us1992TV MovieSuzie Bryant
The Antagonists1991TV SeriesKate Ward
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane1990Jazz
Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again1990TV MovieBetty Cooper
My Two Dads1990TV SeriesAllison Novack
All My Children1987TV SeriesJulie Chandler
Spenser: For Hire1986TV SeriesEmily Brown
Band of the Hand1986Nikki
Seven Minutes in Heaven1985Lisa
Love Lives On1985TV MovieTracy (as Holly Lauren)
Hill Street Blues1984TV SeriesCarla Walicki / Carla
Ultra Low2018filmingLauren
Dead Shack2017post-productionNeighbor
The JugglerannouncedIda (rumored)
Motive2013-2016TV SeriesDr. Betty Rogers
My Summer Prince2016TV MovieDeidre Kelly

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Town That Came A-Courtin'2014executive producer
Promises of Home2012Short executive producer
Fatwa2006executive producer
Caught in the Act2004TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NCIS: Cast Roundtable2007Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
Katie Chats2014TV SeriesHerself
The Hour2013TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
Extra NCIS: Michael Weatherly LiveCam2007TV ShortHerself
Loose Women2007TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2007TV SeriesHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006TV SeriesHerself
2005 Radio Music Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2004TV SeriesHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002-2004TV SeriesHerself
Cold Pizza2004TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The Art of 'Spirited Away'2003Video documentary shortHerself
The 30th Annual International Emmy Awards2002TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2002TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1995-2001TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1999-2000TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1993-1999TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHerself
Very Important Pennis1996TV SeriesHerself
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards1996TV SpecialHerself
1995 MTV Movie Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration1994TV MovieHerself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
NCIS2010-2014TV SeriesJenny Shepard
American Masters2009TV Series documentary
¿De qué te ríes?2006TV MovieMary Swanson
Celebrities Uncensored2003TV SeriesHerself
Biography1996TV Series documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Best EnsembleCanadian Filmmakers' FestivalHow to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2015)· Jewel Staite
· Ennis Esmer
· Lauren Lee Smith
· Katharine Isabelle
· Mark O'Brien
· Jonas Chernick
· Tommie-Amber Pirie
· James McGowan
· Natalie Brown
· Kristian Bruun
· Gugun Deep Singh
2003Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmKing of Texas (2002)· Robert Halmi Sr. (executive producer)
· Patrick Stewart (executive producer/principal actor)
· Art Levinson (producer)
· Wendy Neuss (producer)
· Uli Edel (director)
· Stephen Harrigan (writer)
· Marcia Gay Harden (principal actor)
· Julie Cox (principal actor)
· David Alan Grier (principal actor)
· Roy Scheider (principal actor)
1995MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissDumb & Dumber (1994)· Jim Carrey
1994Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Maverick Movie AwardMaverick Movie AwardsBest Actress: ShortMasque (2012)
2012Best ActressBurbank International Film FestivalMasque (2012)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionJackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001)
1998Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActressA Smile Like Yours (1997)
1997Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst ActressTurbulence (1997)
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)· Amy Aquino
· Kathy Baker
· Don Cheadle
· Kelly Connell
· Fyvush Finkel
· Costas Mandylor
· Marlee Matlin
· Justin Shenkarow
· Tom Skerritt
· Ray Walston
· Adam Wylie
1995ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)· Kathy Baker
· Don Cheadle
· Holly Marie Combs
· Kelly Connell
· Robert Cornthwaite
· Fyvush Finkel
· Costas Mandylor
· Justin Shenkarow
· Tom Skerritt
· Leigh Taylor-Young
· Ray Walston
· Adam Wylie
1995Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1993American Television AwardAmerican Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Dramatic SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1993Q AwardViewers for Quality Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesPicket Fences (1992)
1989Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Heroine: DaytimeAll My Children (1970)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Ingenue in a Drama SeriesAll My Children (1970)


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#Quote
1[on her worst audition] Sister Act (1992). I get this call: they're having trouble finding the young, mousy nun, so they want me to go in. "But isn't this singing?" I asked. "Yes, they know you don't sing". I go in, read the scene, it goes well and the director says to me, "Will you sing a song for us?" I said, "Sing? I don't sing". "No, no, no, Lauren, it doesn't matter that you don't sing. We just want to see if you look like you can sing - do the body movements and the facial expressions and then we'll dub it", So, I closed my eyes and belled out "Happy Birthday" as loud as I could and I tried to put all the feeling and body movement into it. When I finished, I opened my eyes. I've never seen such looks of horror as there were on their faces. Then, I heard someone in the back of this group say, "Wow, that girl's got balls". It was horrible.


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