Lauren Holly was born in 1963 in Briston, Pa. She went to Sarah Lawrence College and graduated in 1985 with an arts degree in English literature.
After moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, she landed a role in All My Children. From there she got a role in her first big made-for-TV movie, Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again. Since then she has starred in movies such as Dumb and Dumber, where she met Jim Carrey.
Holly and Carrey married in 1996, but divorced a year later. Holly remarried in 2001 to investment banker Francis Greco, and they have three children together.