- Laurel Holloman
- Chapell Hill NC
- United States
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Laurel Holloman attended the University of North Carolina and appeared in numerous theater productions while in college. After her first year of college, she moved to Chicago to work with the Piven Theater Workshop. She studied with John Lynn in Los Angeles; was cast in David Orr's independent feature Blossom Time. She moved to New York City in early 1994 and set her eye on the theater and enjoyed success on the stage including roles in Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie, Carson McCullers's The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at Theater for the New City. Holloman also performed off-Broadway in Julia Jordan's Night Swim at Playwright's Horizons.
In 1995, she kicked off a successful film career with her breakout role as baby butch Randy Dean in The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love for which she received critical acclaim and became an icon for many lesbians. After her success in The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love she has worked steadily in a variety of mostly independent film roles that showcased her range, such as The Myth of Fingerprints, Boogie Nights, Tumbleweeds, and more.
Nearly 10 years later, she took over the small screen in Showtime's lesbian drama, The L Word. As Tina Kennard, she's had many ups and downs – from a tumultuous breakup with Bette (Jennifer Beals) and a return to dating men to being back at the top of her game in the entertainment world while balancing being a mom to her and Bette's daughter.
Holloman has won praise from fans and critics alike for her performance as the complex and misunderstood Tina Kennard. Her peers recognized Holloman for her beautifully nuanced and powerful performance in S1 and honored her with a Golden Satellite Award in 2005 as Best Actress in a Drama series. She remains the only actress on The L Word to be recognized for her work on the show.
Laurel Holloman Filmography
* The Price of Love (1995) as Roxanne * The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995) as Randy Dean * Blossom Time (1996) as Francis Bodean * Dalva (TV) (1996) as Karen * Boogie Nights (1997) as Sheryl Lynn * The Myth of Fingerprints (1997) as Leigh * Dying to Belong (TV) (1997) as Shannon * Prefontain (1997) as Elaine Finley * The Clearing (1997) * The First to Go (1997) as Carrie * Stamp and Deliver (1998) * Cherry (1999) as Evy Sweet * Chapter Zero (1999) as Jane * Loving Jezebel (1999) as Samantha * Tumbleweeds (1999) as Laurie Pendleton * Loser Love (1999) as Lily Delacroix * Tide (1999) as Lilly * Lush (1999) as Ashley 'Ash' Van Dyke * Committed (2000) as Adelle * Morning (2000) as Shelly * Popcorn Shrimp (2001) as Cop #1 * Last Ball (2001) as Cathy * The Rising Place (2001) as Emily Hodge * Libery, Maine (2001) * Angel (TV) (2001 – 2002) as Justine Cooper * Alone (2002) as Charlotte * Without a Trace (TV) (2003 in television) as Joan Wilson * The L Word (TV) (2004 - present) as Tina Kennard