Lauren Holly was born on the 28th October 1963 in Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1985 with a B.A. degree in English Literature. At the age of twenty-three, she joined the cast of the iconic ABC television soap opera, All My Children, as Julie Chandler (1986-1989). The actress portrayed the comic book character, Betty, on television's Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again in 1990. One of her best-known film roles was as Mary Swanson, Lloyd Christmas' love interest in the movie Dumb & Dumber. She is also well-known for portraying Linda Lee Cadwell, the wife of legendary martial artist and actor Bruce Lee in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993). She also achieved popularity as Police Officer Maxine Stewart in the long-running TV series Picket Fences. In 2005 she joined the cast of NCIS as Director Jenny Shepard. She has been married three times, her current husband is Frances Greco, they married in 2001, with whom she has three children. In her career she has appeared in twenty-six movies and fourteen TV shows.