Lauren Holly - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 8, 2022

Lauren Holly
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: NCIS (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $8 million

Personal Details

Born on : October 28, 1963 (age 59)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Lauren Michael Holly
Birth Place: Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA
Horoscope: Scorpio
Father's Name: Grant Holly
Mother's Name: Michael Ann Holly
Siblings: 2

Nick Holly (younger brother)
Alexander Innes Holly  
(younger brother)

High School: Geneva High School
University: Sarah Lawrence College
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Nationality: American, Canadian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Jerome Ruffin

Danny Quinn (1991-1993)
Jim Carrey (1996-1997)
Francis Greco (2001-2014)

Children: 3

Alexander Greco (adopted son)
George Greco (adopted son)
Henry Greco adopted son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.65 meter (5 feet 5 inch)
Weight: 55 kg (121.25 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 23 inch
Hip Size: 33 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Lauren Holly?

Lauren Holly is an actress by profession and American-Canadian by nationality. She is best known for starring in Picket Fences, NCIS (as Director Jenny Shepard), Motive, Dumb and Dumber

Lauren Holly – Age, Parents, Siblings

Lauren Holly’s birth took place on October 28, 1963, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA. She was born as Lauren Michael Holly to father Grant Holly, a screenwriter, and professor of literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and mother Michael Ann Holly, an art historian, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s Starr Director of Research and Academic Program, and former professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. 

She is not the only child of her parents and has two siblings- younger brothers Nick Holly and Alexander Innes Holly (July 1977– April 1992). Alexander was killed in a fire.

Lauren Holly with her younger brother (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

Growing up in Geneva, New York, Lauren Holly graduated from Geneva High School, where she was a cheerleader. She went on to study at Sarah Lawrence College, earning an undergraduate degree in English. Her ethnicity is Caucasian.

Lauren Holly – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce

Lauren Holly has been married and divorced three times. Her first husband is Danny Quinn whom she tied the knot in 1991. This marriage was short-lived and the pair finalized their divorce in 1993.

She went on to date actor Jim Carrey and got married to her boyfriend on 23 September 1996. It lasted only a year and their divorce was finalized on 29 July 1997. They did not have any children together.

Holly’s third husband was Francis Greco. Their wedding had taken place on 10 March 2001 and ended in 2014. Although the couple was married for more than 12 years, they did not any biological children together. But they did adopt three sons -Alexander Joseph Greco (born April 21, 2001), George Greco (born August 2, 2003), and Henry Greco (born December 2, 2004).  

She is currently in a relationship with Jerome Ruffin and resides together in Toronto.

Lauren Holly with her sons (Image: Instagram- posted Jan 2016)

Lauren Holly – Career

Early Days

Holly started her professional career as an actress at the age of 20. Her debut role was as Carla Walicki in two episodes of Hill Street Blues (1984). This was followed by roles in the TV series Spenser: For Hire (1986) and in the films Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985), and Band of the Hand (1986).

Finally, in 1986 Lauren Holly was cast as Julie Chandler in the series All My Children (1986-1989) for which she earned a nomination for 1988’s Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

Movies, Series

Over the years Lauren Holly has starred in dozens of TV series as well as movies. Some movies in which she has portrayed character(s) are Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), Dumb and Dumber (1994), A Smile Like Yours (1997), What Women Want (2000), Raising Flagg (2006), Tammy's Always Dying (2019), among others.

She is also known for starring in TV series Picket Fences (1992-1996) as Maxine Stewart, Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001) as Ethel Kennedy, Chicago Hope (1999-2000), NCIS (2005-2008) as Director Jenny Shepard, Motive (2013-2016) among others. In recent years Holly has worked with Hallmark Channel in the TV films A Country Wedding (2015), My Summer Prince (2016), etc.

Lauren Holly as Director Jenny Shepard, Motive in NCIS (Image: Daily Express)


On A Country Wedding, Lauren Holly worked alongside fellow actors Jesse Metcalfe, Autumn Reeser, Laura Mennell, and Aaron Craven.

Lauren Holly – Awards, Nominations

She has won MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (1994; with Jim Carrey), Viewers for Quality Television Award (1994), and has earned nominations for Daytime Emmy Award (1988), Screen Actors Guild Award (1994, 1995), Satellite Award (2001).

Lauren Holly – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth is estimated to be around $8 million while the figure for her annual salary is unknown.

Lauren Holly – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Lauren Holly is followed by thousands of followers and counting. She also has an official website -

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