Lauren Holly

Biography: A fetching actor with a penchant for changing hair colors, Holly has only occasionally fulfilled her early promise. After a three-year stint on the soap All My Children, which netted her a Daytime Emmy nod, she became a familiar prime-time face as a sheriff's deputy on the eccentric small-town crime drama Picket Fences. During her tenure on that CBS series, Holly made a bid for the big screen, playing Bruce Lee's wife in the biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and the object of desire opposite future husband Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber. But her subsequent features failed (Down Periscope, A Smile Like Yours), as did her marriage to Carrey. Although Holly continued to work steadily, she was generally relegated to supporting roles in big movies or large parts in indies. She reentered the spotlight in 2005 when she signed on to the hit crime series NCIS, playing NCIS Director Jenny Shepard for several seasons. Holly has since kept busy with other TV work, guest-starring on TNT'sA fetching actor with a penchant for changing hair colors, Holly has only occasionally fulfilled her early promise. After a three-year stint on the soap All My Children, which netted her a Daytime Emmy nod, she became a familiar prime-time face as a sheriff's deputy on the eccentric small-town crime drama Picket Fences. During her tenure on that CBS series, Holly made a bid for the big screen, playing Bruce Lee's wife in the biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story and the object of desire opposite future husband Jim Carrey in Dumb & Dumber. But her subsequent features failed (Down Periscope, A Smile Like Yours), as did her marriage to Carrey. Although Holly continued to work steadily, she was generally relegated to supporting roles in big movies or large parts in indies. She reentered the spotlight in 2005 when she signed on to the hit crime series NCIS, playing NCIS Director Jenny Shepard for several seasons. Holly has since kept busy with other TV work, guest-starring on TNT's Leverage and appearing in TV-movies like Before You Say 'I Do' and Too Late to Say Goodbye. Expand

Lauren Holly's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 45
Highest Metascore: 68 The Blackcoat's Daughter
Lowest Metascore: 24 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 7 out of 17
17 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
53 The Cuban Jul 31, 2020 Nurse Baker tbd
55 Tammy's Always Dying May 1, 2020 Ilana Wiseman / Ilana Wiseman tbd
68 The Blackcoat's Daughter Mar 31, 2017 Linda 6.5
39 How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town May 13, 2016 Mauren Cranston tbd
39 After the Ball Apr 24, 2015 Elise tbd
28 Field of Lost Shoes Sep 26, 2014 Mrs. Clinedinst 4.7
31 The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Aug 5, 2011 Liza Genson 2.8
tbd The Godfather of Green Bay Mar 24, 2006 Molly Mahoney tbd
45 Down and Derby Apr 15, 2005 Kim Davis 8.3
47 What Women Want Dec 15, 2000 Gigi 7.4
52 Any Given Sunday Dec 22, 1999 Cindy Rooney 6.7
39 Down Periscope Mar 1, 1996 Emily tbd
64 Beautiful Girls Feb 9, 1996 Darian Smalls / Darian Smalls 5.9
56 Sabrina Dec 15, 1995 Elizabeth Tyson 7.3
41 Dumb and Dumber Dec 16, 1994 Mary Swanson / Mary Swanson 4.5
24 The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Jul 11, 1990 Jazz / Jazz tbd
34 Band of the Hand Apr 11, 1986 Nikki tbd