Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA
Claim to Fame
Dumb & Dumber, NCIS
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Lauren Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & Dumber, and her relationship with Canadian actor Jim Carrey. She also portrayed Jenny Shepard on the TV series NCIS between 2005 and 2008. Holly was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Michael Ann, an art historian and Starr Director of Research and Academic Program at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and Grant Holly, a professor of literature and screenwriter, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Holly was raised in Geneva, New York, and is a 1981 graduate of Geneva High School, where she was a cheerleader.
At age 23, Holly joined the cast of the iconic ABC television soap opera All My Children as Julie Chandler (1986'“1989). She portrayed the comic book character Betty on television`s Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again in 1990. Perhaps her best known film role came as Mary Swanson, Lloyd Christmas`s love interest in the 1994 Jim Carrey comedy Dumb & Dumber. She also portrayed Linda Lee Cadwell, the wife of martial artist and actor Bruce Lee, in 1993`s Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story; a doctor in Sydney Pollack`s 1995 remake of Sabrina; and Lieutenant Emily Lake, the only woman aboard a submarine, in the 1996 Kelsey Grammer comedy Down Periscope. She also starred in the movie Any Given Sunday along with Jamie Foxx and Dennis Quaid. She also appeared in the music video for Dixie Chicks` single "Goodbye Earl", along with Jane Krakowski, Dennis Franz, Adrian Pasdar, Michael DeLuise and Evan Bernard. Holly starred as small-town Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in David E. Kelley`s TV series Picket Fences. In 2005, she joined the cast of NCIS as Director Jenny Shepard, and in doing so was reunited with her former Chicago Hope co-star Mark Harmon.
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Geneva High School, Geneva, New York (1981)
BA English, Sarah Lawrence College (1985)
Full Name at Birth
Lauren Michael Holly
Michael Ann Holly
Nick Holly, Alexander Holly (deceased)
Alexander Joseph Greco (son) (adopted 2001)
Henry Greco (son), George Greco (son)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Celebrity Talent International, Avo Talent Agency
Lauren Michael Holly (born October 28, 1963) is an American-Canadian actress. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences, as Mary Swanson in the 1994 film Dumb & Dumber, as Linda Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, and as Jenny Shepard on the TV series NCIS. She was married to comic actor Jim Carrey from 1996 to 1997.
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