Sarah Lawrence College (arts degree in English Literature)
Lauren Holly Trivia -
Attended Sarah Lawrence College (graduated 1985 with a degree in English Literature).
She turned down the Courteney Cox role in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).
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 is a literary agent in Hollywood at Don Buchwald and Assoc.
Adopted a baby boy named Alexander. [June 2001]
Her maid of honor at her March 2001 wedding to Francis Greco was actress Amanda Peet
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 3 years with Robin Christopher and Rosa Nevin when they worked together at "All My Children" (1970).
Has 3 adopted sons she refers to as the 3 kings: Alexander, William and Henry.
Lauren Holly Detailed Biography -
Lauren Michael Holly was born in Bristol but raised in Geneva, New York by her parents who are both professors.
Her only brother Alexander was killed in a fire at age 14.
While other girls think they are "too fat" Lauren thought she was too thin and attempted to eat her way into feminine form. In her own words though, that only lead to a big behind.
Lauren had minor modeling jobs but her film debut in "Seven Minutes in Heaven" and "Band of the Hand" led to her role as Julie Chandler on "All My Children", for which she received a daytime Emmy Nomination.
Lauren has appeared in many films which received little critical acclaim including "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" and "Archie: To Riverdale and Back", a made-for-TV-movie.
That all changed when Lauren Holly got the role of Deputy Maxine Stewart on CBS' Emmy-Winning Series "Picket Fences". Lauren has gained the dramatic respect as an actress that she deserves.
Lauren's breakthrough performance came in 1993's "Dragon:The Bruce Lee Story", in which she played Linda Lee Cadwell, the wife of martial arts legend Bruce Lee. In an interview with Movieline Magazine Lauren seemed ecstatic to have shed her tomboy image to take on sexier leading roles.
Lauren defintely wasn't satisfied with her decision to turn down a role she was offerred - costarring in a movie starring a little known television comedian: Jim Carey: "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective". Courtney Cox was the lucky one who got the role.
Lauren learned her lesson and jumped on board at Jim's third straight hundred million dollar film "Dumb and Dumber".
Jim and Lauren also began dating on the set and have been married (meanwhile they are divorced).
Seeing her star power growing Lauren has been working her tail off since "Dumb and Dumber". Later costarring in a made-for-TV-movie with Tim Daley called "Dangerous Heart".
Her latest works include a supporting role in the remake of "Sabrina"(1995) in which she played Elizabeth Tyson, a doctor and daughter of a wealthy Electronics mogule. In "Beautiful Girls" she played Darian Smalls, a married woman who has an affair with Matt Dillon's character.
Lauren Holly has already worked with Hector Elizondo in "Turbulence" where she plays the stewardess who is forced to take over the plane after the captain is killed by Ray Liotta's character.