(May 23, 1971 - living) U.S.A.
Laurel Holloman was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended the University of North Carolina and appeared in numerous threater productions while in college. After her first year of college, she moved to Chicago to work with the Piven Theatre 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 appeared in stage productions such as Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie, Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter at Theatre for the New City. Holloman also performed off-Broadway in Julia Jordan's Night Swim at Playwright's Horizons.
In 1995, she began her 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. She has worked steadily in a variety of mostly independent film roles, 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 the bisexual Tina Kennard. For this role, she was presented with a Golden Satellite Award in 2005 as Best Actress in a Drama series.
She identifies herself as a bisexual but she has been married to production designer Paul Macherey since July 13, 2002; they have a daughter, Lola Reiko Macherey, who was born on November 4, 2004. They adopted a second daughter in April 2008.
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