Lauren Holly first appeared in the 1984 police procedural television series ‘Hill Street Blue,’ where she portrayed ‘Carla Walicki.’ The following year, she made her big-screen debut in the Linda Feferman-directed teen film ‘Seven Minutes in Heaven.’ In 1986, she joined the cast of the television soap opera ‘All My Children’ as ‘Julie Chandler’ which earned her a ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ nomination. Holly remained a part of the show till 1989. After appearing in television films and series like ‘Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again’ (1990), ‘My Two Dads’ (1990), ‘The Antagonists’ (1991), and ‘Fugitive Among Us’ (1992), she grabbed the role of ‘Maxine Stewart’ in the family drama series ‘Picket Fences’ in 1992. The show ran for 4 years, from September 1992 to June 1996.
In 1994, Holly starred as ‘Mary Swanson’ in the American buddy comedy film ‘Dumb and Dumber,’ directed by Peter Farrelly. Even though the film received mixed reviews from critics, it was a phenomenal success at the box office and developed a cult status in the coming years. She was next seen in films like ‘Sabrina’ (1995), ‘Beautiful Girls’ (1996), ‘Turbulence’ (1997), ‘No Looking Back’ (1998), ‘Any Given Sunday’ (1999), ‘What Women Want’ (2000), ‘In Enemy Hands’ (2004), and ‘The Godfather of Green Bay’ (2005).
In 2005, she joined the main cast of the American police procedural television series ‘NCIS.‘ She played the role of NCIS Director ‘Jenny Shepard’ and remained on the show till 2008. Holly became a part of the computer-animated television series ‘The Adventures of Chuck and Friends’ in 2010, where she voiced the character ‘Haulie.’ She continued to make brief appearances in series like ‘Rookie Blue’ (2011), ‘Lost Girl’ (2012), and ‘Alphas’ (2012), before starring as ‘Dr. Betty Rogers’ in the Canadian police procedural crime drama television series ‘Motive’ in 2013. The show aired its final episode in August 2016.
Lauren is currently playing the role of ‘Joanne Kowalski’ in the Canadian drama television series ‘Family Law.’
The iconic screwball comedy movie features two dimwitted best friends, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne. Lloyd falls in love with Mary Swanson while driving her to the airport. The movie revolves around the duo's adventures as their friendship is put to test when they try to return a briefcase full of money to Mary and escape her husband’s kidnappers.
Beautiful Girls is a romantic comedy drama film, which tells the story of a few small-town friends who meet at their high-school reunion, and discuss their lives and their relationships.
Veteran football coach, Tony D'Amato, who took the Miami Sharks to the top, is struggling now with an aging team and is at odds with new young team owner Christina Pagniacci. Following repeated team injuries, when third-string quarterback Willie Beamen steals the show with his offensive display, D'Amato is forced to reevaluate his professional and personal decisions.
This is fictionalized version of the story of Bruce Lee, the famous martial arts star. Bruce Lee goes to America to have a successful life, after his father convinces him to. Although he begins by working as a dish-washer, due to the strength of his character, he soon begins receiving bigger opportunities.
Troy Johnson, a high school student, supplies prescription drugs to his fellow students. However, when he suddenly commits suicide, the lives of the other students slowly start crumbling and descending into chaos and misery.
Playboy chauvinistic advertising executive Nick Marshall finds out, following an accident, that he can hear women's thoughts. Despite being irritated to learn how many people around him dislike him, he uses his newfound power to repair his relationships and advance his career at the expense of his boss, Darcy McGuire, until he falls in love with her.
Sabrina Fairchild, the Larabee family chauffeur's daughter, loves David, the younger Larrabee son. Linus, his older brother, has business interests in David's marriage to a billionaire. In a bid to save it, Linus diverts Sabrina's affections to himself and ends up falling in love with her.
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a mystery action adventure comedy film which tells the story of a private detective who is hired for a case, after a musician dies in the middle of a concert. He soon finds himself in the middle of a complex mystery involving a series of murders that are tied to the music industry.
Chev Chelios, an ex-hitman, falls out of a helicopter and is abducted by Chinese gangsters who replace his heart with an artificial one. With very limited time in his hand, Chev rushes to get his heart back from gangsters with the help of Eve, Ria, and Venus. But all the time, he has to keep his artificial heart charged with electricity.
In order to prove his worth to his seniors in the navy, Lt. Commander Thomas Dodge, is put in charge of an old submarine which is being manned by few untrained misfits of the Navy.
The Blackcoat’s Daughter is a horror thriller film which tells the story of two girls stranded in a boarding school during the winter. Things take a turn when they realize that in order to survive, they will need to battle against a sinister mysterious force.
Turbulence is an action thriller film which tells the story of Ryan Weaver, who is an accused serial killer and rapist. He is arrested in New York City, and he is soon sent for trial, despite his claims of innocence. Along with a bank robber named Stubbs, they are escorted by four US Marshals on a commercial flight. But things get ugly when Stubs and Weaver manage to take over the plane.
Ten year old Chihiro and her parents find themselves in a deserted amusement park. Overruling their daughter’s objections, her parents eat at an empty restaurant and turn into pigs. Chihiro, with the help of Haku, realises that she has entered a world inhabited by demons, spirits and evil gods. She must now figure out a way to rescue her parents and return to human world.
Lauren Holly Awards
|Dumb and Dumber||Best Kiss||1995|