She has two younger brothers: Nick Holly, a literary agent who was born in 1971, and Alexander Holly, who died in 1992 in home fire.Growing up in Geneva, Holly went to Geneva High School, where she joined the school cheerleading team and graduated in 1981.Academic Lauren On October 28, 1963, Lauren Michael Holly was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, but raised in upstate Geneva, New York.
She also becomes the mother of her two other adopted sons: William and Henry.
Dumb & Dumber The offspring of college professors, Lauren Holly made the hazardous decision to relocate to Hollywood to become an actress upon receiving a B. With little TV experience, including spots on two episodes of Hill Street Blues (1984), and an episode of Spenser: For Hire, as well as the TV movie Love Lives On (1985), Holly earned her first break when she was invited to join the cast of the ABC daytime soap All My Children in 1986 in the regular role of teen heroine Julie Rand Chandler, a role that brought her a 1988 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series.
Its funny to this day, Ill be out to dinner or out shopping and someone will yell, Its Julie from All My Children. Lauren Holly on her character Julie on All My Children Award-winning American actress Lauren Holly is one of the few performers who can claim justifiable triumph on both the small and wide screen.
Rebecca Lear Highsmith in the made-for-TV film King of Texas (2002).
The actress now stars as the Director Jenny Shepard in the series Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2005-? On the silver screen, the doe-eyed beauty who earned her breakout role as the tough and smart wife Linda Lee in the Rob Cohen-helmed shockingly biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) received major success and worldwide fame with the blockbuster smash hit Dumb and Dumber (1994), playing Jim Carreys girlfriend Mary Swanson.
Additionally, Holly is known for her impressive turns in films like Sydney Pollacks Sabrina (1995), Ted Demmes Beautiful Girls (1996), Edward Burns No Looking Back (1998), Oliver Stones Any Given Sunday (1999) and Mel Gibson and Helen Hunts What Women Want (2000).
Background: (All My Children) was great acting experience because I got to do it all. Jeremy Hanlon in David E Kelleys Chicago Hope (1999-2000) and won a Bronze Wrangler Award for her bright turn as Mrs.
In more recent programs, she gained additional fame for playing plastic surgeon Dr.
A year after starting her four-year successful turn in the show, Holly delivered her film breakthrough with her first feature lead role, as the steely and quick-witted Linda Lee, in Rob Cohens surprisingly romantic biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993).
Starring opposite Jason Scott Lee who was cast in the title character, Holly turned in a convincing and touching performance as the Swedish-American spouse of the besieged Chinese actor/martial artist.
After making her debut with a small part in the comedy Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985), which starred Jennifer Connelly and Byron Thames, she got a larger role as Nikki in the Paul Michael Glaser-directed Band of the Hand (1986), where she shared the screen with her first husband, Danny Quinn.