Lauren Holly Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Lauren Holly is an American-Canadian actress born on October 28, 1963. She is known for her roles as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV show “Picket Fences” NCIS Director Jenny Shepard in “NCIS” and Dr. Betty Rogers in “Motive.” In movies she played Mary Swanson in “Dumb and Dumber,” Linda Lee, Bruce Lee’s wife, in “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story,” Darian Smalls in “Beautiful Girls,” and Gigi in “What Women Want.”

Full NameLauren Michael Holly
Date of BirthOctober 28, 1963
Place of BirthBristol, Pennsylvania, USA
Height5 feet 4 inches (165 cm)
SpouseFrancis Greco (m. 2001–2014)
Jim Carrey (m. 1996–1997)
Danny Quinn (m. 1991–1993)
ChildrenAlexander, George, and Henry
Net Worth$8 million

Lauren Holly’s Early Life and Education

Lauren Holly Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Lauren Holly was born in Bristol Pennsylvania. Her mother Michael Ann Holly works as an art historian and holds a prominent position at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. She was also a professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Holly’s father Grant Holly was a screenwriter and literature professor at the same college. She has two younger brothers: Nick Holly and Alexander Innes Holly. Holly studied at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.


Lauren Holly Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Lauren Holly started her acting career at 20, appearing in “Hill Street Blues.” At 23, she joined “All My Children.” She played Betty Cooper in “Archie: To Riverdale” and “Back Again” in 1990.

Her big break came in 1992 on “Picket Fences” as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart. She played Bruce Lee’s wife in “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story” and was Mary Swanson in “Dumb and Dumber.” She also appeared in “Sabrina” and “Down Periscope.”

In 1999, she starred in “Any Given Sunday.” Holly appeared in Dixie Chicks’ “Goodbye Earl” video. She was NCIS’s Director Jenny Shepard from 2005 to 2008 and starred in CTV’s “Motive” as Dr. Betty Rogers.

She reunited with Tom Skerritt in Field of Lost Shoes and starred in “The Blackcoat’s Daughter.” In 2018, she joined Designated Survivor’s third season as Lynn Harper.

Net Worth

Lauren Holly has an estimated net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Lauren Holly’s net worth comes from her successful career as an actress. She gained fame for her roles in popular TV shows like “Picket Fences” and “NCIS,” as well as in movies like “Dumb and Dumber” and “Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.”

In addition to her acting, Holly has also earned money through various endorsements and appearances. Her long and diverse career in the entertainment industry has been the primary contributor to her wealth.

Personal life

Lauren Holly Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Lauren Holly has been married three times. Her first marriage was to actor Danny Quinn in 1991 but they divorced in 1993. Soon after in 1994, she met Jim Carrey during auditions for “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” Although she didn’t get the role they began a relationship while filming “Dumb and Dumber” together.

They married in 1996 but divorced just a year later in 1997. In 2001, she married Francis Greco an investment banker from Canada. They adopted three children together: Henry, George, and Alexander Holly-Greco. While married to Greco she became a Canadian citizen in 2008 but they divorced in 2014.

Today, Holly lives in Oakville Ontario with her three children.

In 1992, Lauren Holly, her father Grant, and their families set up the “A” Fund at Hobart and William Smith Colleges to honor her late brother Alexander. Holly described him as a young boy full of dreams and aspirations.

Despite passing away at just 14 Alexander had traveled extensively in Europe and Central America lived in major cities like New York City and Los Angeles and developed a keen interest in architecture and archaeology.