Lauren Holly filmography and biography
Date of birth: 28 October 1963, Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA
Lauren Holly trivia
- Attended Sarah Lawrence College (graduated 1985 with a degree in English Literature).
- She turned down the role played by Courteney Cox in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective but, later co-starred with Jim Carrey in Dumb amp; Dumber.
- Graduated from Geneva High School in Geneva, New York with the class of 1981 where she was a cheerleader.
- Her father, Grant Holly, taught English Literature at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.
- Her mother, Michael Ann taught art history at the University of Rochester and chaired the department.
- Husband Francis Greco is an investment banker.
- Younger brother, Nick Holly, was a literary agent in Hollywood at Don Buchwald and Assoc. He is now a writing partner with Fred Goss.
- (June 2001) Adopted a baby boy named Alexander.
- Her maid of honor at her March 2001 wedding to Francis Greco was actress Amanda Peet (I)
- She named her adopted son (Alexander Joseph Greco) in honor of her 14-year-old brother Alexander who was killed in a fire in 1992.
- Shared a dressing room for three years with Robin Christopher (I) and Rosa Nevin when they worked together at All My Children.
- Has 3 adopted sons she refers to as the 3 kings: Alexander, George and Henry.
- Ex-daughter-in-law of Anthony Quinn (I) and Jolanda Addolori.
- Ex-sister-in-law of Faith Salie.
- Became a Canadian Citizen in 2008, and now holds dual US/Canadian Citizenship.
Lauren Holly quotes
- (On her worst audition) Sister Act. I get this call: they're having trouble finding the young mousy nun so they want me to go in. "But isn't this singing?" I ask. "Yes, they know you don't sing." I go in, read the scene, it goes well and the director says to me, "Will you sing a song for us?" I said, "Sing? I don't sing." "No. no, no. Lauren, it doesn't matter that you don't sing. We just want to see if you look like you can sing-do the body movements and the facial expressions and then we'll dub it." So I closed my eyes and belled out "Happy Birthday" as loud as I could and I tried to put all the feeling and body movement into it. When I finished, I opened my eyes. I've never seen such looks of horror as there were on their faces. Then I heard someone in the back of this group say, "Wow, that girl's got balls." It was horrible.