Lauren Holly is one striking and intelligent Hollywood personality who has achieved great success in her roles in the movies and TV series such as the 1992 TV drama Picket Fences, where she played the role of a sensitive but tough Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart.
The American-Canadian is also known for featuring as Dr. Betty Rogers in the Canadian series Motive. Her contributions to the Canadian and American entertainment industry are immense and as a reward, she has received many notable awards including a ‘Viewers for Quality Television Award’ for her performance in Picket Fences.
Lauren Holly’s Biography, Age
The well-known producer and actress was born on October 28, 1963, in Bristol, Pennsylvania but was raised in Geneva, New York. Lauren is the oldest of three children born to her mother Michael Ann Holly an art historian and a former professor; and her father, Grant Holly, a screenwriter and a professor of literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Her younger siblings are Nick and Alexander Innes Holly. She attended Geneva High School and graduated in 1981 and in 1985, she went to Sarah Lawrence College in New York from where she earned her undergraduate degree in English.
Lauren’s career in acting started when she was 20 years old and it was with the serial police drama Hill Street Blues where she featured in two episodes. When she was 23 years old, more acting opportunities came her way. She featured as Julie Rand Chandler in ABC TV opera All My Children and as Betty Cooper in the movie Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again.
Lauren’s big break in the entertainment industry came in 1992 when she was cast as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the four seasons of CBS’s Picket Fences. It was then followed by her portrayal of Linda Lee Cadwell, in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and her appearance as Mary Swanson in the 1994 comedy Dumb and Dumber; and many more. Her latest movie as at 2018 is My Perfect Romance where she appeared as Adele, while her latest TV appearance as at 2017, is the reality-drama, Ultra Low, where she was cast as herself.
American actress Lauren Holly is worth $14 million, an amount she garnered from her successful roles on both the small and big screen. While the Emmy Award-winning drama series Picket Fences earned her a massive recognition in the entertainment world, her performance in the action movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story gave her the first critical acclaim. Moreso, her classy role in 1994’s Dumb and Dumber helped in elevating her to star status in the Hollywood.
In 2004, the star actress bought a five-bedroom house in North Barrington, Illinois, worth $1,100,000 but she sold off her house in Lake Forest, Illinois for $2,650,000. Actress Holly is still busy with her acting career, engaging herself in more TV series like Too Late to Say Goodbye and Before You Say ‘I Do.
Who is Lauren Holly’s Husband?
Lauren appears not to have been lucky with relationships as she is with her acting career. Her first marriage was with a Mexican-Italian actor, Danny Quinn, best known for his role in a cult film titled Band Of The Hand. Quinn is the son of a Mexican actor, painter, and writer, Anthony Quinn. Lauren and Danny got married in 1991 and they stayed married only for two years before separating in 1993.
Lauren’s second marriage was with a renown Canadian-American actor, comedian, screenwriter, musician, painter, and producer Jim Carrey who co-starred with Lauren in the comedy film Dumb and Dumber got married to her on September 23, 1996. Unfortunately, their marriage only lasted for a few months after which he got engaged with his co-star Renée Zellweger.
Lauren Holly was not in any relationship with anyone until she met Francis Greco, a Canadian investment banker and businessman who has once served as the Managing Director of Sagent Advisors. The two met at a blind date and about eleven months after, they were engaged but the marriage came only two years after, They got married on March 10, 2001, in Toronto, Canada. Lauren was at that time 42 years and her groom was 37 years old.
After their marriage, Holly and Greco lived together at their Chicago home where they raised their three adopted children- Henry, George, and Alexander Joseph Greco.
Despite being born in a family of affluence and having achieved great success in his a business career, Francis has always tried to keep away from the public spot but it appeared difficult especially as his wife is a successful actress. The couple’s union finally crumbled in 2014.
Where Is She Now?
Lauren Holly is still in her acting business. In 2008, she moved with her family to Toronto where she became a citizen and began her acting career, this time, in the Canadian entertainment industry. After her separation from Francis Greco, Lauren is seen with her new partner Jerome Ruffin and together they raise her three children.
Lauren is 5 ft 7 inches tall and her body weighs 59kg. Her breast, waist, and hips measure 33, 22, and 33 inches respectively.