Lauren Holly biography

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

Lauren Holly

Date of Birth: October 28, 1963

Lauren Holly was born in Bristol, Pennsylvania. The daughter of two professors, Holly was educated at Sarah Lawrence College where she roomed with actress Robin Givens while studying for a degree in English literature. She got her start in acting with the 1985 film Seven Minutes in Heaven which led to a role on daytime TV's All My Children. Holly stayed with the soap for three years and was honored with an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Julie Chandler. She later put in four seasons with CBS's Emmy-winning series Picket Fences before making her big screen breakthrough in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993).

Lauren admitted that turning down the female lead in Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994) was not the best decision she's ever made. So when she was offered another opportunity to star with Canadian actor Jim Carrey in Dumb and Dumber (1994), she wasn't going to make the same mistake twice. Holly and Carrey walked down the aisle together in 1996, but cited "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for divorce ten months later.

Most recently, she starred in the Canadian crime drama series Motive and in the feature film After the Ball (2015).

Lauren Holly Filmography


  • How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2016)
  • The Blackcoat's Daughter (2016)
  • After the Ball (2015)
  • Hoovey (2015)
  • Field of Lost Shoes (2014)
  • Marshall the Miracle Dog (2014)
  • The Town That Came A-Courtin’ (2014)
  • Chasing 3000 (2010)
  • The Final Storm (2010)
  • You’re So Cupid! (2010)
  • The Least Among You (2009)
  • The Perfect Age of Rock’n’Roll (2009)
  • Fatwa (2006)
  • Raising Flagg (2006)
  • The Pleasure Drivers (2006)
  • Down and Derby (2005)
  • The Chumscrubber (2005)
  • The Godfather of Green Bay (2005)
  • In Enemy Hands (2004)
  • Changing Hearts (2002)
  • Miyazaki's Spirited Away (Dubbed)
  • What Women Want (2000)
  • Any Given Sunday (1999)
  • Entropy (1999)
  • No Looking Back (1998)
  • Smile Like Yours (1997)
  • Beautiful Girls (1996)
  • Down Periscope (1996)
  • Turbulence (1996)
  • Sabrina (1995)
  • Dumb and Dumber (1994)
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
  • The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
  • Band of the Hand (1986)
  • Seven Minutes in Heaven (1985)
  • Crank: High Voltage
  • Miyazaki's Spirited Away (voice) (2002)
  • Motive (TV series)

How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: May 13, 2016 - Calgary, Halifax, Toronto - May 13, 2016 - Toronto, Halifax, Calgary & VOD
VOD: May 13, 2016

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Cast: Jewel Staite, Ennis Esmer, Lauren Lee Smith, Katharine Isabelle, Mark O'Brien, Jonas Chernick, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Kristian Bruun, Lauren Holly, Christine Horne