Lauren Holly is a Canadian-American performer best known for her role as Corinne Hofman in the award-winning movie Finding Nemo. She has also played the recurring role of Deputy sheriff Maxine Stewart on the television show Picket Fences. Additionally, she has also appeared in a number of movies and television shows such as The Perfect Score, Raising Helen, The Perfect Score (DVD), Gossip Girl, Glee, Justified, House of Lies, Brides, Vegas Vacation, Criminal Mind, and many others. Her recent notable acting roles also include CSI: NY and Chuck & Mary Lynn.
In her life, Lauren Holly has portrayed characters with common names like Max, Dave, Peter, and Bobby. She grew up in Abington, Massachusetts and earned a bachelor’s degree at age twenty-three from Hampshire College. She then continued to study acting at the University of Maine, where she pursued a degree in drama. Later in her career, she went on to play different supporting characters in films and television including Crazy Heart, L.J. Smith’s Daddy, and Edward Scissorhands.
Lauren Holly was married to Mark Appel in 2021. The two shared a ten-year marriage, during which the two had three children. Lauren Holly is currently separated from her husband. In addition, she has also been married to fellow professional athlete turned politician John McCain, for approximately fourteen years.
Lauren Holly was born to parents who were both teachers. Her father, Mark, was a teacher while her mother, Beth, was a talented singer, actress, and pianist. Lauren’s older half-brother, Jacob, became famous as a member of the Highwaymen. Lauren grew up in Washington D.C. as the daughter of an artist and classical music lover. She was inspired by the work of many famous writers and musicians including: John Coltrane, Woody Allen, Yo-Yo Ma, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, and many more.
Lauren Holly’s first and most notable acting role was in Ford Fairlane, a drama series that debuted on MTV in 1996. Ford Fairlane featured Lauren Holly as a teenage girl who was known for being rebellious and cutting-edge. She went on to star as a main character in four other episodes before being dropped by MTV. During the fourth season, however, she was asked to voice the lead character in a spin-off entitled: American Pie, which was centered around a spin-off of American Pie written by David Michael Slater. Lauren Holly did not participate in either film.
Lauren Holly has made quite a name for herself acting in movies, musicals, and TV dramas such as: American Pie, American Bull, Dumb and Dumber, I Know, Pretty Woman, and more. Her acting career also includes appearances on Law & Order, CSI, X Files, Men in Black, Bridesmaids, and more. She is currently developing a movie starring alongside Zac Effron and Tiffany Grant. Lauren Holly also has a line of sunglasses featuring the same name, as well as an assortment of other products.